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21.11.2023

How To Prepare For a Facial

Facials are a great way to pamper yourself and give your skin the care it needs.

But, like with any other beauty treatment, preparation is key. You can’t just walk into a spa and expect to have a flawless facial experience without proper preparation. If you want to get the most out of your facial, you need to prepare your skin and mind beforehand. That’s why we have put together this comprehensive guide on how to prepare for a facial treatment.

Choose the Right Facial for Your Skin Type

Before your facial, it’s important to ensure that you have chosen the right facial for your skin type. There are many different types of facials offered at the Spa by ProMD Health, each catering to different skin types and concerns. Whether you have acne-prone skin, dry skin, or aging skin, there is a facial treatment that is perfectly suited for you. Do some research and talk to your esthetician to find out which facial is the best fit for you.

Avoid Waxing or Shaving Before Your Facial

If you’re looking to get rid of unwanted hair, avoid waxing or shaving your face at least 24 hours before your facial. This will allow enough time for your skin to heal from any redness, bumps, or irritation that might occur as a result of waxing or shaving. Also, by avoiding these hair removal methods, you will prevent any potential infections from occurring during your facial treatment.

Cleanse Your Skin and Remove Makeup

It’s important to arrive at your facial appointment with a clean slate. This means that you should cleanse your skin and remove any makeup or product buildup before your appointment. You want to give your esthetician a clear view of your skin and avoid any interference with the facial products. This should be done a few hours before your appointment to give your skin a chance to “breathe” and recover from the effects of makeup and cleansing products.

Drink Plenty of Water

Hydration is key to healthy skin, and this rule applies to preparing for a facial as well. Drink plenty of water before your facial to make sure your skin is hydrated both inside and out. This helps to flush out any toxins from your system and also allows your skin to better absorb the benefits of the facial treatment.

Relax and Enjoy Your Treatment

Finally, when it’s time for your facial, make sure to relax and enjoy the experience. Don’t stress about your day or any personal issues. Take the time to focus on your skin, your breathing, and the pampering experience. Your esthetician is trained to make your experience as enjoyable and relaxing as possible, and the more relaxed you are, the better your facial treatment will be.

Facial treatments can be a great way to take care of your skin. The preparation before the actual facial is as important as the treatment itself. Choosing the right facial for your skin, avoiding waxing or shaving, cleansing your skin, drinking plenty of water, and relaxing before and during the treatment are all important steps towards a successful facial experience. With this guide, you can arrive at your facial appointment confident, relaxed, and ready to enjoy the benefits of this pampering treatment. If you are interested in booking a facial at the Spa by ProMD Health, reach out to us today. 

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Kelly Cochran a licensed esthetician with over 20 years of hands-on experience. Kelly has dedicated her career to quality outcomes and providing a luxury service to every patient she sees. As a ZO Skin Health Expert, Kelly works with her patients using in office services and at home treatments to award them the best results available. Come see Kelly for her personally designed custom Hydrafacials! In her spare time, Kelly enjoys ballroom and professional dancing and spending time with her friends and family.