Before heading to the parlor for the all-important monthly beauty ritual, the facial, you need to know which kind suits your skin. We tell you more.
There’s no denying that every woman loves a day at the salon. There’s no better way to pamper yourself and get some much-needed relaxation than to book an appointment for a facial. A facial has benefits which are aesthetic as well as psychological. Not only does it improve the look of the skin, it also takes that backbreaking stress off your shoulders.
“The skin type should be kept in mind while selecting a facial. The beauty therapist analyzes the skin and suggests the treatment that’s suitable for a particular skin type — oily, dry or combination,” said by beauty expert Shahnaz Husain
What’s your skin type?
There are mainly five different types of skin that you need to consider while deciding upon the type of facial that you want for yourself. However, the basic steps of cleansing, toning, and moisturizing are common to all, while the products used may be different.
Normal to dry skin
This type of skin is soft and shiny. A woman with a normal skin type, a facial massage is provided by using nourishing creams. This kind of skin should get the facial done within one month. Moisturizers are also used. Husain suggests, “If you have normal or dry skin, ideally opt for the classic facial or a plant stem facial.”
Classic facial: Classic facial includes cleansing, toning and massage done manually or with the help of gadgets. The whole process will take to this mask and protection coverage. All the areas of the face and the neck are treated according to specific needs. This facial is done following a specific direction and movement of the fingers. Different strokes and pressures are applied to various areas. It may take 1 hour to complete this type of facial.
Plant stem cell facial: This facial helps to rejuvenate the skin and makes it look younger. The plant cells are introduced into the skin through external cosmetic care. They help the skin at the cellular level and activate the process of repair and replacement of dead and damaged skin cells. The plant stem cell facial stimulates the cellular regeneration process in the skin, reducing the signs of ageing. This facial comprises an exfoliator, cream, mask, serum, and an under-eye gel. It takes one hour to complete the facial.
Normal to oily skin
“For those with oily skin, a facial massage with creams or moisturizers is not advised,” says Husain. The facial treatment for oily skin includes deep cleansing with exfoliation, toning, mask, and protective. The masks help to remove excess oils, shrink the pores, and make the skin soft and translucent. Pearl facial and silver facial helps in shrinking the pores with this type of skin care.
Pearl facial: This facial is ideal for those with an oily skin. It helps in removing tan and brightens the skin. Deep cleansing is done next, to refine the skin. This is followed by a light facial massage with pearl cream and the application of a pearl mask. It helps retain moisture and revitalizes the skin. This facial ensures natural lightening of the skin, giving fair and radiant skin with an even color tone. It takes 1 hour to complete.
Silver facial: This facial is done to detoxify and purify your skin. The silver facial consists of a glow scrub; gel, cream, and pack that offer dull skin an instant lift. This facial not only restores the natural pH balance of your skin, but also clears the pores and deep cleans to prevent the formation of blackheads. Dr Shobha Sehgal, beauty head, says, “The silver facial revives your skin by giving it the right amount of moisture, and evens out your tone, leaving your skin, evidently supple and charming.” It takes almost 40 minutes to 1 hour of time.
Combination skin needs to be treated carefully than any other type of skin. After cleansing, the dry area of the skin is massaged and the face is toned with a cold compress, using a rose-based skin tonic. After cleansing the dry area of the skin you should massage and the face should be toned with a cold ice pack.
Platinum facial: The platinum facial is said to recharge and energize your skin. It influences the skin at the cellular level and helps to ensure the strength of its supporting tissues. It preserves the desired moisture level. It has powerful anti-oxidant effects which protect the skin’s youthful properties and impart radiance. It takes nearly 45 minutes to 1 hour time.
Gem therapy: Gemstone facial therapy develops the natural energy of gemstones and helps correct physical, mental, and spiritual imbalances. This facial is based on the properties of different types of gems. These stones work as a detoxification and exfoliating aid and slow down the ageing process. The key ingredients contain ash from gems like emerald, ruby, and sapphire. It restores the ideal skin balance, keeps the skin free from blemishes, and helps in the process of cell renewal. The gemstone is ground to a micro-fine powder and applied using vitamin-rich oils and aromatherapy essences that relax the body, and improve skin tone and texture. It takes nearly 1 hour.
Skin specialist Dr Jaishree Sharad advises, “If your skin is dry, then ensure that a hydrating ingredient is a part of your facial mixture. For those who have oily skin, make sure the alpha hydroxyl acid or beta hydroxyl acid is used which help to reduce excess oil flow. Those with sensitive skin should stay away from fragrance-based ingredients which can lead to eruptions.”
There are different types of facials to make your skin glow. You need to follow a regular clean up that helps to prevent skin problems. First clean your face under a steam and then use scrub granules with gentle massage. This helps to exfoliate your skin and is recommended for all skin types. Thus, the basic clean up reduces skin tanning, removes blackheads, whiteheads and dirt. This also leaves your skin clean and glowing.
The normal facial is less expensive compared to all facials. This involves a simple cleanse, steam and massage. This is the best option for normal skin type that is not prone to acne, which makes you different from normal facials. It can clean up the face.
Bio lift facials
This type of facial is included in the treatment that target under eye dark circles. This bio mask can tone and tighten the skin on the face, thus makes it look younger.
These facials can use creams that masks and are filled with free radical fighting agents like Vitamin A, Vitamin E and beta carotenes. The dust, pollutants is removed from the skin. This also deeply cleanses during the procedure. This is best when you want to be outdoors.
Acne facial treatment best suits for acne skin and are effective on teenage group. After cleansing the face, you can begin with glycolic acid that exfoliates by extensive deep pore extractions. Thus, the skin calming, anti-bacterial mask. Thus, it gives facial needs to be done at every two weeks till you get better results.
Galvanic facial is an electrical galvanic gadget that is directly used on skin. The direct galvanic current is used to cannulate water soluble substances through the skin. This heightens the skin’s ability to absorb the penetration of the products. This type of galvanic facial benefits dry and dehydrated skins that can gain moisture retention.
Special facials are formulated with hypoallergenic creams that are used to moisturize the skin. These are different face packs used in depending on the skin type and can cleanse your face. Thus, the skin rejuvenates with a part of the facial procedure. This is best recommended for the people with sensitive skin.
Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) facials
The AHA acids delivered from flowers and fruits that are best known with anti aging properties. These facial creams are formulated with AHAs that helps the skin look more soft and supple. These are best for pigmented skin and are more prone to wrinkling easily.
In this facial, essential oils are used, this is good for skin relaxation. Aromatherapy helps to get clear skin. This face mask is applied at the end of facial that contains essential aromatherapy oils.
Gold facial is a cream that contains 24 carat pure gold that is used to penetrate the skin. This is a powerful rejuvenating facial treatment. Gold has the great effect on lymphatic drainage and helps to remove the toxins and wastes. Thus, accelerates the formation of new cells. Face masks help to restore the youthfulness.