A Guide To Facials You Will Find At Your Local Spa

Posted on: 9 October 2019

Ask any spa-goer what is one thing they plan to do when they head to their favorite place for some rejuvenation, and they will likely tell you that they want a facial. Focused on treating and rejuvenating the face in different ways, facials are easily one of the most popular spa services. If you have never had a facial at all, you may find yourself a little surprised at just how many options you have when you get to the spa. To help guide you in your selection process, here is a short guide of different facial types. 

Facial with Massage 

One of the more basic options for a facial on a spa menu, the facial with a massage is just as it sounds; you get a facial treatment and a massage. The details of what takes place during this treatment will depend on the spa and the spa professional giving the treatment. Facials with a massage may include things like: 

  • a lymphatic massage to relieve muscle tension in and around the face and neck
  • a hot stone massage on the cheeks and forehead to encourage blood flow 
  • a topical application of a mask to relieve specific skin or face ailments

The many variations of the facial with a massage make it impossible to list all the variables, but this is no doubt one type of facial you will enjoy. 

Microdermabrasion Facial 

Microdermabrasion is meant to slough away those upper layers of skin that can already be dead but not quite detached. During a microdermabrasion facial, the spa professional gently rubs a solution on the face that contains tiny abrasive granules. The tiny granules do their magic and then the skin is rinsed, massaged, and treated with a soothing topical solution to encourage rapid skin cell regrowth. Most people can see a noticeable difference in their skin texture as soon as they walk out of the spa. 

Facial with Acupuncture 

Facials paired with acupuncture are an excellent option for stressed-out clients who want to retain their youth or feel their stress is making them look older. Acupuncture of the face is reported to help relax facial muscles and even fight some signs of aging. The facial involves using tiny acupuncture needles to pinpoint specific points to encourage blood flow just like a traditional acupuncture treatment. However, the treatment also involves some level of pampering for your face with things like massage or rejuvenating skin products.