BEST FACIAL FOR YOUR SKIN TYPE

Facials are usually considered a luxury or a treat for a special occasion, but in reality, facials are an important part of healthy skincare. Like anything else, regular treatments help you maintain healthier skin all around and combat some of the early signs of aging and other skin concerns.

Facials aren’t one-size-fits-all, however. Getting a facial that isn’t right for your skin type can have the opposite effect of glowing, healthy skin, so it’s best to choose a facial that’s designed for your specific skin type.

What’s My Skin Type?

Skin types can be broken down into the following categories:

Combination skin: This skin type is oily in some areas and dry in others. Usually, you’ll see large pores around the nose and small pores elsewhere, and you may have dry patches in some areas.

Dry skin: Dry skin usually feels tight and rough, or it may have issues with cracking or peeling. Generally, pores are small, and your face will feel tight and uncomfortable after washing.

Oily skin: As expected, oily skin has excess oil all over the face. Those with oily skin usually have large pores that are easily clogged, as well as blackheads, whiteheads and cystic acne. Washing only brings temporary relief before the oil comes back.

Sensitive skin: Sensitive skin is often red and irritated, and it may even itch or sting. Pores can be any size. In most cases, washing leads to worse irritation and patches of itchy skin.

Normal skin: Normal skin has a normal pH balance, meaning it’s neither oily nor dry, and the pores are a normal size. Regular washing keeps normal skin clean and healthy.

Best Facial for Combination Skin

Because combination skin has oily and dry areas, as well as acne in some cases, the different areas of the face need to be treated differently. Enzyme treatments, chemical peels or microdermabrasion treatments are effective, as well as extractions for the congested area of the face.

Best Facial for Dry Skin

Dry skin has less oil, so it’s prone to dehydration. This slows the body’s natural exfoliating process down, leading to a buildup of dead skin cells on the surface that can dull the appearance. A facial that includes gentle exfoliation and a deep-penetrating mask to restore lost moisture is the best facial for dry skin.

Best Facial for Oily Skin

Oily skin produces more oil than it needs, which then collects makeup, skin cells, environmental pollutants and other substances that clog the pores. A skin treament that includes an exfoliant, such as salicylic or glycolic acid, removes the congestion in the pores and helps the skin get back to normal, making it a good facial for oily skin. This is also a good facial for acne issues.

Best Facial for Sensitive Skin

Sensitive skin requires a gentle facial with mild enzymes and cleansers that are less likely to cause irritation. Products that are free of fragrances or harsh chemicals are important, as well as an aesthetician that isn’t too aggressive.

Best Facial for Normal Skin

If your skin is normal, lucky you! People with normal skin can enjoy just about any type of facial they want.

Explore Facials at Love Your Body Medical Spa

Facials are a great way to keep your skin fresh and healthy, but only if you’re using the treatments and products that most benefit its specific issues.

Whether you’re looking for a facial for acne or sensitive skin, or you’re unsure of the type of facial you need, the professionals at Love Your Body Medical Spa can help you come up with a tailored skincare plan. Contact us today to speak with us about our facials and schedule your consultation!

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