The Benefits of Facials for Your Skin

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We're deeply passionate about skincare, well-versed in the art of skin therapy and frequently asked about the benefits of consistent facial treatments. After all, who doesn't want radiant skin? We'll share with you what we share with our guests when it comes to the many benefits of facials.

Regular facials work wonders for your skin's texture, tone, and overall appearance. They play a pivotal role in unclogging pores, resolving and preventing breakouts, and minimizing fine lines and wrinkles. As an added benefit, they offer a relaxing experience, melting away stress and leaving you feeling refreshed.

A professional facial will assist you in deeply cleansing and exfoliating the skin. This is particularly beneficial for individuals with acne-prone or oily skin types, as it helps to stave off breakouts and minimize pore size. In addition, facials stimulate circulation and lymphatic drainage, reducing puffiness and promoting a more youthful complexion.

Yet, the facial benefits for skin extend beyond cleansing. Facials improve skin hydration, an important aspect of maintaining healthy skin. By providing deep moisturization, they diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, resulting in plump, luminous skin.

If you have specific skin concerns like hyperpigmentation or uneven tone, you'll appreciate the the biggest benefits from regular facials. There are specialized facials designed to target these issues effectively. With tailored ingredients and specific techniques, they work wonders in enhancing your skin's appearance, leaving you with a radiant, even complexion.

What Are The Benefits of Regular Facials?

Better Health

Your skin is the largest organ of elimination – acting as a barrier, protecting you from the elements and housing your organs. By taking good care of your skin you improve your overall health, not just your appearance. Estheticians provide a very important service in alerting you to serious skin problems and teaching you preventive care.

Anti Aging

As we age, the skin begins to show wear through sagging, spotting and wrinkles. Your skin’s structure also loses collagen as you age. A good esthetician can help you prevent signs of aging and enhance the elasticity and tone of your skin without resorting to surgery.

Prevent more serious skin problems

An esthetician is trained to recognize serious skin problems that should be referred to a dermatologist. By seeing a professional regularly, she may be able to alert you to changes in moles or suspicious spots that require the intervention of a medical professional. Experienced estheticians can help you with skin problems before they become serious enough to require invasive. If you do require surgery, an esthetician can help prepare the skin and treat the skin after surgery.

How Often Should You Get A Spa Facial?

Determining how often to get a spa facial depends on your skin and what you want to achieve. Our experts suggests having one every four to six weeks because that's when your skin naturally renews itself. It's like giving your skin a regular boost to keep it healthy and deal with any issues you might have, like acne or dryness.

After a few facials, if your skin looks better and feels good, you might not need them as often. Your esthetician can help you figure out a schedule that works best for you and your skin. It's all about finding the right balance between getting regular treatments and taking care of your skin at home. We'll customize your plan and make sure it works for you, your skin and your schedule. 

What To Remember Before Having A Facial

Before heading to your spa facial appointment, here are a few things to keep in mind:

  • Try to remember to arrive with a clean face: Try to keep your skin free from makeup, dirt, and oil. Don't worry though, we'll do a pre-cleanse as well.
  • Communicate your concerns: Let your esthetician know about any specific skin issues or goals you have, so they can tailor the facial to your needs.
  • Avoid excessive sun exposure: Try to limit sun exposure before your facial to prevent skin irritation or sensitivity during the treatment. This is important to do after the appointment as well. Skin that has been exfoliated is more sensitive to the sun
  • Stay hydrated: Drink plenty of water before and after your facial to keep your skin hydrated and maximize the benefits of the treatment.

Follow post-facial care instructions: Your esthetician will provide you with skincare recommendations after your facial, so be sure to follow their advice to maintain your results and support your skin's health.

Skincare Products To Use Before A Facial

An esthetician will analyze your skin and determine which products would suit your skin type the best – customizing a facial to your own unique needs and alert you to the type of products which would not do well for your skin type for home care in between visits.

Before your facial, prep your skin by using gentle skincare products that won't irritate or sensitize your skin. Opt for a mild cleanser to remove any makeup, dirt, and oil, followed by a lightweight moisturizer to keep your skin hydrated. Avoid using harsh exfoliants or active ingredients that may cause sensitivity during the facial.

Skincare Products to Use (And Avoid!) After A Facial

After your facial, follow your aesthetician's post-facial skincare recommendations to maintain and enhance your results. This may include using soothing and hydrating products to calm any redness or irritation and protect your skin's barrier. Additionally, incorporate gentle exfoliants and serums to promote skin renewal and hydration, ensuring that your skin stays healthy and glowing between facials.

Bella Santé Offers the Following Facial Spa Treatments In Boston, Lexington And Wellesley:

  • The Bella Santé Signature Medical Grade Facial: A results oriented medical grade spa facial treatment tailored to you that will deeply cleanse, exfoliate, and hydrate the skin and reveal a radiant and youthful complexion.
  • Acne Medical Grade Facial - Designed to target and treat acne-prone skin, the acne facial offers a combination of deep cleansing, gentle exfoliation, and targeted treatments to reduce inflammation and promote clearer, healthier skin.
  • Signature HydraFacial – A luxurious HydraFacial that combines deep cleansing, exfoliation, extraction, hydration, and antioxidant infusion for instantly radiant, glowing skin.
  • Signature Skinceuticals Deep Pore Cleansing Facial - A specialized facial treatment designed to deeply cleanse and purify your skin, leaving it refreshed and revitalized with the power of Skinceuticals products. Congestion and impurities are targeted in this pore cleansing facial treatment to give you a clearer, smoother complexion in just one session.
  • ...and many other facial services!

Our estheticians are licensed skin care professionals who specialize in improving the condition of your skin. The advantages of a professional facial are many: preventive care, professional skin care advice, a customized treatment that's right for your skin at this moment in time, and a deeply relaxing experience in luxury spa surroundings. 

What You Should Know About Facials

1. Are facials good for your skin?

Facials are highly beneficial for your skin as they deeply cleanse, exfoliate, and hydrate, promoting a clearer, smoother complexion while targeting specific skin concerns such as acne, aging, or hyperpigmentation.

2. How long do facials last?

The duration of the effects of a facial can vary depending on factors such as the type of facial, individual skin type, and skincare routine. Generally, the immediate effects of a facial, such as glowing and hydrated skin, can last anywhere from a few days to a week or more. For long-term benefits, regular facials scheduled every 3-6 weeks are recommended to maintain optimal skin health.

3. How long does a facial take?

The duration of a facial treatment can vary depending on the specific type of facial and any additional treatments included. On average, a facial typically lasts between 45 to 90 minutes, during which your skin undergoes a thorough cleansing, exfoliation, extraction (if needed), mask application, and hydration, tailored to your skin's needs.

4. How much does a facial cost?

The cost of a facial can vary widely depending on factors such as the location of the spa, the expertise of the esthetician, and the type of facial treatment chosen. On average, a basic facial may range from $135 to $175, while more specialized or advanced facials with additional treatments can range from $225 to $300 or more. It's best to consult with your esthetician specific pricing based on your desired treatment.

Seeing an esthetician at our Newbury Street, Wellesley or Lexington locations for Boston facials and skin care regularly can easily be a fundamental part of your overall health and wellness plan. Call Bella Santé today at 617-424-9930 to discuss what treatments and services are right for you.