Common Facial Treatment Steps

If you’ve never had a facial before, you might be wondering what the experience is like. 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 skin care 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 skin care event or part of an on-going treatment plan.


You may be offered a robe to change into a robe or wrap. The aesthetician will also usually wrap your hair in a towel, both to protect your hair and your face. 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. This 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 her recommendations.

Exfoliate and Extract

An aesthetician will life 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 these cells to be wiped away. Exfoliating care is often done as part of a steam treatment. Afterward, whiteheads and blackheads are removed.


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 like 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 photofacials for anti-aging skin care 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!

Vasu Skin Solutions in Boulder
2490 Junction Place
Suite 102
Boulder, CO 80301

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