(Closed) Question about spa facials

posted 8 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
2090 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I think with a month of time you should be fine. I get facials on a regular basis (to help clear up my skin, apparently my skin hasn’t gotten the memo that I haven’t been a teenager for *many* years now!), and they generally do not make me break out more after them.

Just make sure you tell the practitioner doing the facial what your specific concerns are – both for your skin (clearing it up, etc.), and for having your month only a month away. They should definitely be able to tailor the facial for your needs, good luck and have fun! 🙂

Post # 4
573 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I think a month is enough time to heal, but you might try going with new facial products since your skin is going through some changes with the stress. Try mario badescu, if you fill out their consultation survey they’ll send you free samples.

Post # 5
192 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

1 month before should be OK, but keep in mind that one session is probably not going to make a difference so if you are very concerned, a short series every 2 weeks or ever week starting 3-4 months before wedding should do the trick.

go to an esthetician you trust, and home care is also very important to maintain the results of the facial. 

and also, if you are concerned about breaking out after a facial, request not to receive more than 60 seconds or so of extractions.  Especially if they extract with a lancet (the sharp pointy thing) as it can potentially damage the cell walls and the structure of the cells, and cause future breakouts~ just think of a dent in the skin, and how oil/bacteria can easily take up that area when you are stressed again, and the acne might reappear on the same spot over and over!  

proper exfoliation (which your esthetician will help you), right products (like no granulated exfoliation products, which might spread the bacteria, if breakouts is your concern), and home care, your skill can look amazing for your big day! 

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