A facial can be a good investment but you need a beauty therapist that knows what they're doing, particularly if they're using electrical equipment.
Peels aren't for everyone. They can destroy skins both by way of how they are applied and to what type of skin they're applied to.
Many salons do what I call very slap dash jobs with very little insight into how to actually do a facial properly. For a good therapist, $100 for a facial that lasts an hour to 90 minutes is excellent value as, done properly, a facial does have benefits and works wonders with an established beauty routine.
If I came across a therapist who knew their stuff, absolutely I would pay $100 for a facial with them.
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15-09-2015 14:31 #11
15-09-2015 14:46 #12Senior Member
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Can a beautician get rid of whiteheads doing a facial? Because I thought they could and went and had one and they are still there!
15-09-2015 14:51 #13
15-09-2015 14:53 #14
It depends on what sort of facial they're offering, what your expectations are and what their skills are. Some therapists believe that extractions (popping the whiteheads, basically) are a no no, others don't know how to extract and some offer facials that don't involve extractions.
It also depends on what needs to be extracted. Some pustules can be extracted easily whereas others should be left alone.
15-09-2015 15:08 #15
I love them as a pick me up or a treat, but I don't think they do much long term unless you have them regularly. But I absolutely love getting them.
15-09-2015 15:48 #16
Not all facials are created equal! Do your research/get recommendations in your area. Some of the best beauty therapists may work out of home studios and may not be the most expensive.
I really think it's something you have to try, personally I see it as an indulgence - but a necessary one. I can't afford to have them often (time or money) but make sure I get at least 2 a year (doesn't sound like much but we are on a v strict budget). I feel like a new woman after a facial. If I could afford it I would get one every month.
Some places will try and sell you products or tell you you need a course of 10 facials etc (which might be true for something like dermabraision), so just be prepared for the up-sell. I find its best to make your intentions clear up front that you don't intend/can't afford to have follow ups (unless you can of course).
Don't be fooled into thinking one facial will change your skin forever. Like any beauty treatment it will make you feel nice and pampered but won't give you a brand new complexion... Maybe just nice soft clean skin for a few days.
15-09-2015 16:20 #17Senior Member
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I love a good facial, so relaxing if nothing else.
Don't go in there expecting miracles, you'll look relaxed and pretty till u have a shower or a bad nights sleep and then you'll look the same! But as a treat, yes, awesome
I got IPL facial rejuvenation done this year for pigmentation and it's quite exxy but it's made a huge improvement on my skin. I don't regret it at all and I'll have hopefully one treatment per 6 months for as long as I can afford it. But IPL isn't relaxing, it's quite uncomfortable.
I guess it depends, if you're after a time out, go for a nice relaxing facial. If you want to improve your skins condition permanently/semi permanently, then look at a more evasive treatment like fraxel/Ipl/peels.
Ps I'm not a beautician so anyone is welcome to correct me if they think I'm totally wrong!
15-09-2015 17:49 #18
Are facials worth the cost?
I love love love facials. I feel relaxed and refreshed afterwards. I'm not sure if they actually do much for my skin, probably more for my mind Whether they are worth the money or not depends on your disposable income. I used to get one done every fortnight when I had a well paying job. I've only had one since I started maternity leave. I just can't justify the expense at the moment.
I still really enjoy filling up the bath, putting on some relaxing mediating music and giving myself a facial while soaking in the tub.
15-09-2015 18:25 #19
15-09-2015 19:33 #20
They're a nice treat and I've been known to occasionally spend upwards of 150 on facials (back when I was single and had $$ to burn), but I'd rather spend money (and precious time!) on other things like massages or hair. I love the feeling of having had a facial but the benefits dont last long enough for it to be worthwhile. I also hate being marketed to whole time I'm laying there eg "now I'm using product x it's so amazing on your skin" blah blah then the product list at the end which sets you back another 500 bucks!
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