(Closed) Facials…what has been your experiences? What kind is best?

posted 10 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
44 posts
  • Wedding: July 2008

Aveda spas approach facials as a "full body" service. So a foot soak, hand and foot rub are included with your hour facial. Aveda is all natural so there are less chances of any type of reactions. I work with Aveda.. but I’m not an Avedaite like a lot of people.

My FAVOURITE product to use for facials is the Plantogen line. It’s also all natural based but I find i have better results with my skin. They do the facial massage with manuka honey.. which is incredible. 

I’d make sure you get extractions every time. A lot of spas don’t do extractions anymore.. but that is the whole point of the facial. If you do get extractions done don’t freak if you break out a few days later. Extractions bring so much to the surface so after a few facials your face with feel amazing. Make sure your last facial before your wedding is at least a month to 3 weeks before so you won’t risk any wedding day breakouts!!

Other skin care lines are bioelements, dermological, oxygen and.. so many many more. 

Post # 4
388 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

You don’t want to take any chance w/ your face, especially heading into your wedding.  Find a reputable spa/skincare specialist in your area, the price is worth it.  Cheaper is not better in this case.

I usually pay $80-$90 for a spa-style facial.  They apply steam to your face to open up the pores, cleanse your skin, apply a mask, and while you wait for it to set, they massage of your arms, neck & feet.  This is a good basic facial to try to see how your skin reacts to it, before you start trying more intensive or specific treatments.

The one big thing you have to decide is whether you want the facialist to perform "extractions", which is essentially squeezing the bad stuff out of your pores.  Some people like it because your skin looks amazing afterwards, but some hate it because it can be painful and causes some redness & puffiness.  How high is your pain threshold?

Also, some people experience breakouts after a facial.  So try one now and see how your skin reacts.  If it works for you, just make sure you don’t have one too close to the wedding, have at least 5-7 days in between to ensure your face looks its best.  Good luck!

Post # 5
438 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2008

facials are my favorite thing ever!!!  I used to go get them once in a while, but every time I made the appointment I would ask for something specific and thats what I’d get….my skin always had different reactions.  WHen you make an appointment, request that the facialist examines your skin first.  This way, you’ll get what is right for your skin.  Now, I finally found a fantastic facialist, and she usually customizes it to what my skin needs each time, and my skin has been amazing ever since!!  But enjoy – they are really the best thing ever!

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