For many, their knowledge of popular facial skin care treatments begins and ends with the classic face mask everyone knows – think cucumber slices. However, there’s quite a bit to know when it comes to using facials to effectively care for your skin. For example, mask or a peel? Also, what benefit do facial treatments provide to your skin and what are the consequences of not using them properly? And finally, what is the difference between seeing a professional, using an at-home facial, and using a homemade facial? Let’s find out.

The Basics
Simply put, a facial is designed to cleanse, moisturize, and rejuvenate the face. Many suggest they can help you relax while improving the look and feel of your skin.

Some of the benefits of regular facials include a healthier complexion, fewer breakouts, and smoother skin. I mean, who doesn’t love to feel pampered every now and then?

Types of Facial Treatments
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One aspect of facial treatments that are less frequently discussed are extractions. Typically done by a qualified and well trained therapist, extractions involve a professional removing blackheads and whiteheads from your skin. While this process is beneficial for your skin, it is crucial to ensure that the person doing the extractions is wearing gloves, using the proper equipment, and is taking care not to make too many extractions at once (too many in one sitting can be damaging to the skin). Done incorrectly, extractions can harm your skin and leave you looking and feeling worse off than when you sat down. That is why here at Farnham Beauty and Wellness Spa we have the best trained therapist in the Surrey area to look after your skin.

Taking Care of the Skin
While seeing one of our professionals is often the best way to make sure your facial mask or facial peel is administered properly, there is a at-home option available for purchase for after your treatment to take care of your skin at home in between your next facial appointment with us. Many often wonder if they really if the benefits of a facial are necessary or worth it. Of course, it depends entirely on your skin. For many, facial masks and peels will mainly improve the look of their skin by clearing pores, stripping away dead cells, and softening the skin.

What’s the Peel?
When done right, facials can leave your skin feeling and looking fantastic and glowing. However, knowing your skin and having someone who knows exactly what they are doing are obviously two keyways to ensure that your facial treatment does not harm your skin’s health.

Whether at the spa, at home– keep all this information in mind before you break out the cucumber slices! Facial treatments specifically designed to work in tandem with a regular skin routine can make for the best overall results to thoroughly clean the skin and keep it healthy long-term. Facials are not a suitable replacement for an overall skin care routine. Like anything, the benefits of facial skin treatments are not permanent. Thus, a facial is recommended once a month.