A facial will always start with a cleansing, regardless of your skin condition. This is intended to get rid of make-up and/or dirt, as well as preparing the skin for treatment.
Exfoliation and steam is used to slough off dead skin cells and soften pores, in order to safely remove impactions. This is followed by a face, neck, decollate, shoulder, and upper arm massage. Note: One or more of these procedures may be omitted or shortened, depending on the needs of your skin. For example, steam is not used on someone with rosacea, as heat will exacerbate this condition.
Every facial includes a mask suited for your skin condition, whether it’s to nourish, hydrate, calm, and/or detoxify.
Finally, a moisturizer (and sunscreen, if needed) is applied.
In addition, when you are relaxing under steam or with a mask, I use this time to massage your scalp, hands, and/or feet.
I do a thorough intake with you to determine any contraindications, particularly for those undergoing medical treatment, such as chemotherapy or radiation.