Common Facial Treatment Steps

If you have never had a facial before, you might be wondering about the experience? While facials can vary somewhat in products used, techniques, and even the personal treatment style of the aesthetician, there are several common elements you can expect at your appointment.


Expect your aesthetician to spend some time talking with you about your overall health and skincare concerns, answering your questions, and assessing your skin to determine the best treatment plan. Facials can be tailored to your needs, whether that’s resolving imperfections like blackheads, anti-aging, or rejuvenation. The steps and products in your facial can vary depending on whether your facial is a single skincare event or part of an on-going treatment plan.


The first step in nearly any facial is to cleanse your skin of all products that may be on it, from moisturizers to sunscreen or cosmetics. Cleansing is done gently, usually with cotton pads, wipes, or other soft materials. As part of this cleaning step, the aesthetician will carefully analyze your skin and its needs and offer you their recommendations.

Exfoliate and Extract

An aesthetician will take away dead skin cells with an exfoliating product. It may feel sandy and physically scrub away these dull cells, or it could be a chemical exfoliator that breaks down the dead skin cells. An exfoliating treatment is often combined with steam to remove whiteheads and blackheads.


The final step is to care for your skin with a gentle massage followed by a nourishing mask. After the mask treatment is complete, the aesthetician will apply products such as a toner or moisturizer to soothe and pamper skin.

Contact Vasu Skin Solutions Today

A facial can be a relaxing and good-for-you experience that leaves you with refreshed and renewed skin. Consider getting facials monthly for best results. Special facials can address specific needs, like Silkpeels for acne skincare or express facials without extractions that can be completed in as little as 30 minutes, perfect for a lunch break. Are you in need of a facial treatment? Contact Vasu Skin Solutions Today!

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