How to Get a Great Facial

Getting a facial can be a wonderfully pampering experience, even while getting serious work done on your complexion. Here's how you can help me help you.


How to get the most out of your facial and your money and the spa

Where else can you relax for an hour and improve your complexion all at the same time? As the esthetician, it’s my job to do the worrying about your skin, but you have an important role too… especially if you want to get the best results for your time and money.

  • Make sure to arrive a few minutes early. Having those few extra minutes can not only give you time to check in and fill out any necessary paperwork, but it also gives you a few minutes to breathe and escape the stress of the day. Plus, if you’re ready when I am ready (and I run on time as much as I possibly can), you will actually end up with more hands on time and a better facial all around.
  • Know what you are using on your skin. I build my treatment around you and your skin concerns. If you are using aggressive products or prescriptions regularly, it affects the decisions I make about products I use in the facial and how I should best treat your skin. I also look at how you’re treating your skin at home to figure out if you’re using products that will address your concerns, as well as the things that I notice on your skin. Your skin is like a puzzle, and how you are treating it every day is a huge piece that I need in order to solve any problems.
  • Speak up if you are uncomfortable. I have plenty of ways to make sure that you are more comfortable. I can add or remove blankets. I can redirect steam so that it’s not as intense. I can adapt my massage pressure to work through tender spots. I watch closely for visual cues, but ultimately, I am not psychic. Of course, extractions may not be the most pleasant part, but I can adapt my pressure to make it a little easier to bear. I also need to know if something is stinging, burning, or itching your skin to prevent irritations and adverse reactions. Make sure to let me know.
  • Ask questions if you have them. Curious about what I’m using? Why I chose it? Why your skin is doing something weird? Ask away. This is your time to get my undivided attention. If you want to get the best results for your skin, you have to use the right products. This is a great time to find out what those might be.
  • Relax and zone out if you want. You don’t have to feel obligated to talk to me. I understand if this hour is the only nap time you get. I don’t mind if you snore. If you stop talking, I promise I will stop too.
  • But, if I ask you a specific question about your skin, please answer. If I’m concerned about a reaction, I may need to ask you questions. Not answering my questions may lead to an adverse reactions, post treatment irritation, or any number of undesirables that neither of us want.

I decided to go for my esthetics license because I loved getting facials so much. I’d still prefer a facial over any other spa treatment! But now that I’m on the other side, I know absolutely that the most important part of any spa treatment is communication. My ultimate goal is to help you reach yours… whether that’s clearing out your blackheads, rediscovering your glow, or even just getting an hour break.



More Posts

get my posts in your inbox

Stay in Touch

Sign up for my regular newletter packed with skincare tips and tricks to help you feel more confident when shopping, as well as deals and promotions I only share in email.