(Closed) Facials… Do they work?

posted 5 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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270 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

I don’t get them very often, but I do notice a very very significant difference. You have to find a very good aesthetician though.   My natural face after a good facial, is the face I try to achieve artificially with makeup.  I normally have dry, dull, very tired, almost grayish skin, but after a facial, my skin looks bright and my cheeks have a sligh flush to them for about a week.  My pores are also smaller temporarily.  Since they massage your face, i also find it easier to move my cheek muscles to smile.  I know that sounds really bizarre, but my smile is just better, and I have less lines on my face.

The one I usually get is fairly simple, no harsh chemicals.  Pretty much a routine of cleanser, scrub, toner, moisterizer, and actually the exact same products I use at home.  I also like the ones where they remove all of your blackhead.  For me personally, the most important part is the massaging of facial muscles.  

Of course, there’s always a slight risk of allergic reactions that could turn it into a nightare…

Post # 4
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1006 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I’ve had exactly 2 in my life so I am no expert.

The first one I noticed a huge difference for even up to 2-3 months. This was a full on fancy hour long facial with all kinds of products and tools and what not. She also did the extraction stuff which was awesome because she pretty much got out every single blackhead on my entire face. My face was pretty red for the rest of the day but it was awesome after that.

The second facial I had was more of a massage I guess because she did a basic clean, scrub, moisturize, massage thing. Aside from feeling really good and mositurizing my face, it didn’t really have any lasting effects.

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Yes they absolutely make a difference, if you are going to getI one though dont do your first one too close to the wedding just in case you find out your skin reacts badly to it. Definitely try it out though!

ETA: looks like you’re already married so disregard that whole part, just go for it!

Post # 7
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1006 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@MrsPom:  Your face will be irritated and sensitive for the rest of the day and possibly the next day or two but it’s worth it. So be sure to have it at least a week before the wedding.

Post # 10
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1006 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Oops! I didn’t see the date 🙂

Post # 11
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1999 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I used to get facials once a month, but this hasn’t been in the budget for a while.  You definitely notice the difference though.  I haven’t had a facial in about 5mos., and I’m dying!  I have naturally oily skin & really huge pores.  After my facials I usually notice that my face is much less oily & my pores are smaller. My skin is also very soft, and it seems to have a bit of a glow about it.   I normally just get a 1 hour facial that involves extractions.  I don’t pay much attention to the fancy names that the spas make up.  I just seek out the treatment that will  likely get me the results I’m looking for.  This is normally acheived through just talking with the aesthetician about the best treatment for my skin type & what I want the facial to achieve. 

Post # 12
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299 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I freaking LOVE facials, I get one every month.  My skin definitely looks good afterwards but I’ll admit, I do it for the relaxation factor more than for the skin care factor.  If you’re going to get a facial you need to get one with extractions, though.  Otherwise, you’re simply paying someone a lot of money to wash your face and apply a mask.

Post # 13
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311 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I’ve never had them, but I feel as though you could achieve many of the same results at home. Set up a good skin routine. In the morning, use a light cleanser, moisterizer, and anti-ageing serum. At night, cleanse once (or twice) using a cleanser best suited to you skin type. Also use a more-heavy moisterizer and possibly an over-night brightening cream.

Post # 15
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1079 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Have any of you ever broken out from a facial?  I’ve only ever had one (at a student clinic) and while I enjoyed it, I broke out afterwards.  I’ve been scared to get one ever since.

Post # 16
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1999 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

@SimpleGifts:  I’ve personally never experienced a breakout after a facial, and I have fairly sensitive skin. I do, however; always breakout a little after any type of facial waxing.

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