Facial treatments usually include massaging the face, cleansing, toning, steaming, exfoliating and moisturizing. Facials may use a peeling mask to lift dead skin and encourage new skin growth; a paraffin mask to help increase circulation and rehydrate the skin; and a deep cleansing to purify and revitalize the skin.
There are many types of facials. A standard facial usually includes massaging the face, cleansing, toning, steaming, exfoliating and moisturising. Other types of facials, masks and skin treatments are available at most spas. Eg a peeling mask designed to lift dead skin and encourage new skin growth; a paraffin mask, which helps increase circulation and rehydrate the skin; and a deep cleansing facial which purifies and revitalises the skin.
All facials have some basic procedures in common: cleansing, surface-impurity extraction, exfoliating, toning and moisturizing. First, your skin will be cleansed of makeup and dirt. Then an exfoliant will be massaged lightly into your skin. Then a toner will be patted or misted on to refine the pores; this may be applied before or after the moisturizing step. Moisturizing may be accomplished with a masque, or with lotions that are removed after only a few minutes. A facial massage helps to firm, tone and relax the muscles. You will be surprised at how much tension you can hold in your face, temples and jaw.
A facial is a cosmetic treatment of the face, commonly involving a variety of skin treatments, grooming steps and deep cleansing of the face by various means including: steam, exfoliation, extraction, creams, lotions, masks, peels, and massage. It is a common spa treatment.