An Introduction to Facials for Beginners

Beauty trends may come and go, but healthy skin will stand the test of time. While your skincare routine is your skin’s first defense, facials go the extra mile to your skin exactly what it needs. Whether you’re a skincare newbie or invest in the latest must-have skincare, facials are a pick-me-up for your skin.

At 212 Salon and Day Spa, facials are amongst our most popular treatments. They’re the perfect way to reset your skin and are the ultimate form of self-care. Our range of facials includes targeted anti-aging collagen treatments and a range of add-ons to tailor your facial to your skincare needs.

This introduction to facials for beginners will deep dive into the world of facial treatments to help you find the perfect one for you. Whether it’s anti-aging or treating skin conditions like rosacea, facials have something to offer every skin type.

What is a Facial?

Most facials start by cleansing your skin, combining a gentle face massage with high-quality products to prepare your skin. After exfoliating to remove dead skin cells and impurities, your therapist will steam your skin to open your pores to help with the absorption of active ingredients. Depending on your facial, the steaming may use hot towels to prepare your skin.

The most important stage of any facial is extraction. It’s when your aesthetician will work to remove the impurities from the outer layer of your skin, including acne and blackheads. What makes facials different from each other is the mask or peel that they incorporate.

These treatments are often the main selling point of the treatment and focus on specific skin concerns, such as anti-aging or hyperpigmentation. Your facial will usually end with a moisturizer to lock in the active ingredients and hydration.

Why Facials are a Skincare Must-Have

Facials come with dozens of benefits and work in unison with your regular skincare routine to provide long-lasting results. The goal of any facial is to cleanse and rejuvenate your skin. Depending on the products used, your facial may help to prevent premature aging or to treat specific skin concerns, such as rosacea.

How Often Should You Have a Facial?

One of the most common questions we get is, “how often should I have a facial?”. The answer depends on your skin type and whether you’re working towards any specific skin goals.

Most people can benefit from having a facial every 4 to 6 weeks, in line with their skin’s cellular cycle. Your therapist will recommend the best program of treatments for your skin type.

Facials at 212 Salon and Day Spa

At 212 Salon and Day Spa, we offer a range of facials curated for specific skin types. Our purifying facial is designed for oily skin types, providing a gentle exfoliation to help unclog your pores and restore your skin’s natural radiance.

Do you have dry or sensitive skin? Our ‘delicate’ facial is designed with sensitive skin in mind, tailored to treat skin conditions such as rosacea. This 75-minute treatment will rejuvenate and soothe your skin.

Microdermabrasion and acne treatments

Microdermabrasion is a type of facial that helps to smooth the skin’s texture to diminish the appearance of fine lines, age spots, and hyperpigmentation.

We recommend a cycle of 6 microdermabrasion treatments for the best results. It’s an ideal facial treatment to start before a big event, whether you’re a bride or giving your skin a little extra help. Our 6-series package gives you $100 off your 6th treatment.

Our acne facials deliver a deep cleanse that help to clear your complexion. Along with acne facial treatments, we offer similar services to tackle back acne. It delivers the same results and combines the benefits of a facial and massage to visibly clear your skin’s complexion.

VIP Vitamin C Facial

One of our best-selling facials is our ‘VIP Vitamin C’ treatment. Vitamin C is one of the most talked-about natural ingredients in the beauty industry. It works to visibly brighten your skin’s complexion, including diminishing the appearance of age spots and hyperpigmentation.

Vitamin C is ideal for all skin types as it helps to repair skin damage caused by UV radiation and supports your skin’s natural protective barrier. If your skin needs a little TLC, our VIP vitamin C facial is the perfect place to start.

Express Facials

Facials are the perfect way to level up your skincare routine. Think of them as a welcome break for your skin and a chance to relax. If you don’t have time for a spa day, book in for an express facial instead.

Express facials are ideal for incorporating into your regular routine or to help prepare your skin in the weeks before a big event. If you’re a bride or jetting off on vacation, regular express facials can keep your skin healthy and glowing.

Our facials are available in 30- and 45-minute intervals, making them perfect for your lunch break. We also recommend our express facials for teens who are looking to start exploring treatments for the first time.

Tailor Your Facial to Your Skin Type

The beauty of facials is that you can tailor them to exactly what your skin needs. At 212 Salon and Day Spa, your therapist will work with you to identify what your skin needs and recommend the best treatments.

Whether it’s anti-aging or dry skin, our add-on services allow you to customize your facials for a targeted treatment. Our add-on services include:

  • Anti-aging collagen treatment – for rejuvenating skin to leave it plump and firm.
  • Anti-wrinkle eye treatment – designed as a targeted add-on to prevent premature aging.
  • Aromatherapy as a soothing addition to your facial to relieve stress and anxiety.
  • Deep hydrating treatments – ideal for dry and sensitive skin.
  • Rosacea soothing treatment to tackle redness and skin irritation.
  • Dark spot treatment
  • Eye treatment

Book Your Facial at 212 Today

Give your skin the love it deserves by visiting the team at 212 Salon and Day Spa for a facial. Our team will help you identify any skin concerns and recommend the best facials and treatments for your skin type. Book your facial today by using our online portal here.