A woman covered with a black towel and headband getting a facial at a salon

Don't you just think of getting a facial every time you want to relax and rejuvenate? That's often the popular choice, as facials are a great way to pamper yourself. However, given the variety of facials available at spas and salons today, deciding which is best for you is not always easy.

Here's a guide for you that shares insight into different types of facials and the benefits of the treatment so you can make the right choice for your facial care.

Different Types of Facials

1.   Regular Facial

The basic regular facial is designed to gently cleanse, nourish and rejuvenate your skin. With a regular facial, you can look forward to clearer skin that appears fresher. This type of treatment heavily depends on massage and the use of appropriate skin care products to deliver the desired results.

To get the most benefits of regular facials, it’s best to incorporate them as part of your routine monthly skincare regime.

2.   Aromatherapy Facials

Aromatherapy facials are quite similar to regular facials. However, they involve aromatherapy oils for additional benefits to the mind and skin. The use of aromatic oils helps you relax and unwind. Moreover, as these oils seep into the skin, they help you eliminate dead skin cells and stimulate cell growth for a renewed and improved skin appearance.

3.   Hydra Facial

One of the other popular facials known to cleanse, exfoliate and hydrate your facial skin is hydra facial. This type of skin care involves using special equipment that can hydrate and relax your skin at a deeper level.

Hydra facials may involve extractions of whiteheads and blackheads using vacuum suction and a mild chemical peel to give your skin a rejuvenated and radiant appearance.

4.   Chemical Peel

Unlike a regular facial, a chemical peel is a facial skin care treatment that involves the removal of the uppermost surface of the facial skin to promote the growth of new cells from within.

The treatment involves using mild abrasive chemical products that gently remove the upper skin surface, so the skin appears noticeably softer. Your skincare expert can recommend multiple treatment sessions involving gentle to medium chemical peels that provide the desired results.

The facial care solution is typically recommended to individuals struggling with skin concerns like discoloration, scarring and wrinkles. Chemical peels can be used as a standalone treatment to deal with the mentioned skin concerns or can be used alongside treatment with other types of facials to produce lasting and more pronounced results.

5.   Microdermabrasion

Similar to chemical peels, microdermabrasion is a facial care procedure designed to remove the upper layer of the facial skin. The procedure involves the use of minimally abrasive tiny crystals that remove the top layer of the facial skin. Moreover, the procedure also helps remove any dry or accumulated skin that may hamper the growth of new skin cells.

With microdermabrasion, you can look forward to improved collagen generation and new skin growth that can positively contribute to your facial skin’s suppleness and elasticity.

6.   LED Light Therapy Facials

One of the latest additions to facial care procedures is LED light therapy. This skin care methodology is becoming increasingly popular among dermatologists as it helps heal scars by fighting off the bacteria in the skin. Moreover, it also promotes collagen production, which helps rejuvenate the skin.

The procedure involves the use of different types of light with varying wavelengths that can penetrate through the skin at varying depths which means that the procedure is helpful in treating a variety of skin concerns that may persist at different levels of the skin.

Skin care professionals typically rely on the use of blue or red light wavelengths as they can help treat a variety of skin concerns, including acne and signs of aging.

Benefits of Facials

While different types of facials have different modes of action, primarily, all types of facial care revolve around relaxing the mind and body and bring benefits to facial skin. Some of the benefits of getting facial care include the following.

Cleansing of Your Skin

Facial care helps you thoroughly cleanse your skin, something you cannot do at home without an expert. Skin experts know the specific demands of your skin based on your skin type and will use this knowledge and their experience to provide the right care for your facial skin.

Exfoliation of Your Skin

The other significant benefit of getting facial care from a professional is the exfoliation of your skin. Getting a facial from an expert allows you to get rid of the dead skin on your face that contributes to the formation of whiteheads and blackheads. Apart from the removal of dead skin, facial care also involves the extraction of whiteheads and blackheads that improves your overall skin tone and appearance.

Improved Blood Circulation

Since massage is often an integral part of the facial and is known to improve blood circulation in the body, you get the same benefit when you get a facial. The massage in the facial care process improves blood circulation, so your facial cells receive an improved oxygen supply and more nutrients that help keep your skin fresh and radiant.

Enhanced Skin Suppleness

When you regularly get facial care at a spa, your skin gets a fresh supply of nutrients and oxygen that helps keep your skin soft and supple. Moreover, certain types of facials also provide intense hydration and nourishment that aids in making your skin more elastic and less prone to wrinkles.

Stress Reduction

While facial care brings numerous benefits to your facial skin, it's also known to bring stress reduction benefits to mind and body. Since it involves the use of massage and creams often in a relaxing environment, it soothes your mind and body, so you feel less stressed.

Wrapping Up

Taking care of your facial skin isn't a one-off event. Make sure you schedule facials as part of your regular skincare regimen so you can look forward to soft, supple and rejuvenated facial skin.

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