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Why do I need facials?

A regular facial routine is more about skin health and maintenance than it is about luxury or pampering, although many do find it to be a relaxing, enjoyable experience. Facial services help increase circulation and stimulate the skin. They can also help slow down premature aging and drastically improve conditions such as acne, redness and Rosacea. Facials are a great preventative treatment to help you beat wrinkles before they occur, and can also help you achieve lighter, brighter, younger-looking skin. In addition to healthier skin, many men enjoy regular facials to help minimize irritation, redness, ingrown hairs, and razor burn associated with shaving.

How soon will I start seeing results from my facial?

Some people see results immediately, and your skin should feel different right away. The skin feels, clean, smooth, hydrated, and reflects a new level of health that’s visibly noticeable. If the skin has more advanced long-term needs, such as treatment of skin aging, acne or hyper-pigmentation caused by hormonal fluctuations or sun damage, results may not be immediately visible; however, skin health will continue to improve as you follow the advice of your professional skin therapist, and continue your home-care regimen.

What are the long-term benefits of getting regular facials?

Plain and simple: healthy skin! And healthy skin is better-looking skin. We use ALL NATURAL products to keep skin at an optimal level of health.

How can seasonal changes affect my skin?

Similar to the seasons, skin goes through its own fluctuations. Combine nature’s weather cycle with air conditioning and forced-air heating, and you have skin that’s constantly under assault. Cold winds and low temperatures can dry out skin, depriving it of balanced levels of oils, contributing to dryness, sensitivity and premature aging. Prolonged exposure to the sun causes water to evaporate from skin, which is why skin that has recently been burned or tanned requires more moisturization than unexposed areas. Forced-air heating also dries out skin: warm, dry air acts like a sponge, soaking up moisture from everything it touches. To help skin stay healthy with the seasons, speak with your esthetician about modifying your skin care regimen accordingly.

What can I expect at my facial appointment?

Plan to arrive to your first appointment about 5-10 minutes early. You will need to fill out a form listing contact information, allergies and any medications that you are currently taking. Then your esthetician will evaluate your skin using a magnify lamp, ask you about your goals for your skin. A facial generally consists of a cleansing, exfoliation, steam (in the form of warm towels or a machine), extractions are optional (aka. Deep pore cleansing), massage and a treatment mask.

What should I do to prepare for my facial?

Our facials are designed to work on your skin from the neck up, you may want to plan on removing your makeup or pulling long hair back. Cosmetics can be reapplied after the service; feel free to bring them with you. Men should be clean shaved unless bearded. Other than these few easy steps, simply be ready to relax and enjoy yourself in our private, comfortable facial room.

Will the facial hurt, or be uncomfortable?

You should never feel irritation, burning or discomfort during your facial. All of our products are ALL NATURAL, and we can modify any treatment to meet your skin needs. If for some reason you should feel discomfort, please tell your esthetician immediately.

How often should I get a facial?

Generally, facials are recommended once a month. However, you can discuss your specific needs, desired outcomes and schedule follow ups with your esthetician. Also be sure to ask about our facial packages, and save when you purchase and book your regular facials in advance at Desire Esthetics

Explain what is deep pore cleansing?

Also Known as Extractions, Steam can loosen dead surface of the cell and soften the deposited sebum and dirt. It also softens the skin and relaxes the skin pores. Deep pore cleansing is the technique of cleaning facial skin after steaming by removing excess sebum, dirt, and other impurities. Also, it includes removal of ripe pimples and blemishes manually.

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