Do you remember being little and watching your grandmother sit with that green mask on & cucumbers on her eyes?? Or better yet, put on that shiny mask she would then peel off??
Even though more and more spas are popping up with Facials being the main focus, many of us still have that thought process about Facials = Luxury!
From an Esthetician’s point-of-view, I’d like to change that misperception.
Clients are searching for results and want instant gratification, which is why Chemical Peels, Microdermabrasion and Laser services have become so popular.
Unfortunately, these treatments cause the skin to become inflamed by removing too much of the skin’s delicate barrier. Inflammation as we all know is swelling. When you inflame the skin, it swells and that is exactly why Chemical peels, microdermabrasion and most “spa-like” exfoliation treatment is so popular – INSTANT GRATIFICATION!
So now what??
What I’m seeing now from fellow Estheticians, Trade magazines and the Media, is that the majority of us are suffering from some sort of skin condition that makes us uncomfortable and have to wear makeup to “hide” our not-so-perfect skin.
We are seeking Facials that not only relax us but TREAT our skin! This is where going to an experienced Esthetician comes in…
6 years ago, when I opened my own Spa, I took the time to read, research, and find out exactly what it is clients want NOW.
The answer = RESULTS!!!
My biggest piece of advice, is to do your research on your Esthetician. Go online, check out the spa’s website and schedule a consultation with your Esthetician to get a feel for her personality and her recommendations for your skin.
Ask questions and bring in your current home-care so she knows EXACTLY what you’re doing at home. Unless we see your skin and your current products, we can’t figure out exactly what’s going on or why certain things aren’t working for you.
Even though Facials are now results-driven, doesn’t mean they’re not relaxing. You get both!! But instead of the entire facial being all about massage, a portion is because we want those active ingredients to get into the skin and we can’t do that without a great facial massage!
Please reach out to me with questions: firstname.lastname@example.org – I LOVE to help!
Please check out my website: www.skindeepIL.com