Post # 1
I am considering starting facials when I am about 6 months out from our wedding. It helps that my birthday is in Feb and our anniversary is in April so 2 months will be paid for (maybe 3 if I can get mom on the wagon)! But I am curious, are they worth the money? I go to an Aveda salon for my waxing and I love the girl who does my stuff. She seems to really understand my sensitive skin and I feel she would make sure I didn’t get bad results but it is still a huge chunk of money. Any suggestions or tips?
Post # 3
oh god yeah… my skin really suffers if i dont have a facial every month PLUS i find a regular facial schedule MAKES me take care of my skin better every day
my suggestion is if you start using their products, ask for samples first so you dont invest hundreds into a product that might not be the right one for you
Post # 4
My skin isn’t terrible without them. But when I get them, I just glow!
Post # 5
sooooo worth it. make sure that your facials include extraction. that’s when they extract all the gunk from your pores. It’s a bit painful and you might be red and splotchy for a day or two but it’s SO worth it. Your skin will look smoother and more radiant. My other biggest skin recommendation is to try Philosophy’s MicroDelivery Peel. Ask for a sample at Sephora. It totally transformed my skin.
Post # 6
my facialist doesnt do extractions, i would like if they do but they believe it does more damage than good and their treatment/masks do clean the pores so i cant complain
definately smoother skin – im in the ocean 3 times per week so my skin can get rough and some of the masks makes my skin feel so smooth and fresh
Post # 7
I had a bad experience with a facial – probably because my fair skin is also crazy sensitive. I just make sure to use great facial products and exfoliate!
Post # 8
I think it depends on your skin type. I was actually suprised when my dermetologist said he wasnt a fan of facials. I have sensitive dry skin, and he said its not good for someone to be picking at it. He only recommended them if i was using them to relax ,and was not going to have extractions.
Post # 9
@Eloping, I think they are right about the extractions – when I’ve gotten them done they leave big red bumps on my face for days, and sometimes they scab. Eeeewww…
Personally, I only see a difference in facials if they do something a little more intense like a microderm abrasion treatment or a mild chemical peel (this sounds more extreme than it is – a ‘peel’ can mean a mild citric acid all the way up to an intense peel.)
You’ll want to be sure that whatever they do is appropriate for your skin type, though – also be SURE to ask if you should expect peeling or redness afterwards. This can be a sign that your skin is really regenerating, but you don’t want to do this too close to the big day, of course!
Post # 10
Highly recommend it. I got 4 before my wedding (with extractions) and also changed all my facial products from over the counter (Neutragena, etc) to Cosmedix/Phytomer. Huge difference!! Depending on how your skin reacts, get your last facial 1-2 wks before your wedding. My skin tended to look best at 1 wk post facial.
The only problem is that you get addicted and it’s hard to continue to justify the expense after the wedding : )
Post # 11
I have really sensitive skin and the one time I tried a facial it actually made me breakout so I haven’t tried it since. But since you already have a person who knows your skin and how sensitive it is and since you have plenty of time before the wedding, it wouldn’t hurt to try one now and see how it goes. If it goes well, you can keep it up and if not, you can just scrap the idea. No harm in trying!
Post # 12
Aveda is a good choice, I went there for a few facials in the months leading up to my wedding and it was definitely worth it!
Post # 13
I think they are great! I get blackheads really bad on my nose and extractions are the only way to get them out, I’ve tried every product including prescriptions. I do get redness and some breakouts right after but after about a week I look great! I would definitely recommend trying it about six weeks before your wedding, and if you like the results, go back about a week and a half out from the wedding day, to make sure any irritation goes down. The results of the facial definitely last longer if you use high quality skin care and make sure to do your full routine at night. I know I get really lazy about that and my pores fill right back up with blackheads overnight if I don’t take good care of my skin after a facial.