Facials 101: What to Expect When You Get a Facial

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Getting a facial is a great way to relax while receiving professional treatment on your skin. But if you’ve never gotten one before, getting a facial can seem daunting. What does a facial feel like? What products is my esthetician going to use? What kind of facial is best for my skin type? If you’re unsure about how to prepare for your first facial, then read on to learn more about this spa service and what to expect when you get one.

What are facials and why are they important?

A facial is a set of relaxing skin treatments performed on your face, your neck, and around your upper chest. They’re designed to rejuvenate your skin, removing any dead skin cells and ultimately giving your skin a newer and cleaner look. Facials are performed by a licensed esthetician, so you can rest assured knowing your skin is in good hands. Some estheticians are also trained in specific areas, such as microdermabrasion or light therapy, and can recommend these treatments to you as well.

What is included in a facial?

While this will depend on the type of package you’ve purchased, most facials typically consist of cleansing, exfoliation, extraction, massage, and a mask and finishing products tailored to your skin type. At SPA LUX, we also offer several add-on options, such as dermaplaning or facial peels. Our staff can help you decide which services will work best for you.

For most of our facial services, your esthetician will start by using a general cleanser to clean out the oil and dirt lingering on your skin. Exfoliation comes next​​—this process will remove the dead skin cells on your face, giving you a fresh new look. Extraction removes whiteheads and blackheads from your face, allowing skincare products to seep further into your skin. Your esthetician will then take care to apply products chosen specifically for your skin type.

How do I prepare for a facial?

Feel free to come in after work or in-between running errands. We provide robes and sandals for you to change into, as well as our steam and sauna rooms to help you relax before your treatment. Your esthetician will do the rest, so you can simply enjoy.

Are there different kinds of facials?

We offer a handful of different types of facials for whatever stage your skin might be at. A few of our most popular facials include, our Purifying Facial, which focuses on cleansing and detoxifying in order to improve the health of your skin; our Firming Anti-Aging Facial, ideal for leaving your skin fresh and hydrated; and our SPA LUX Signature Facial, which is customized to the needs of every individual customer. Make sure to check out our Facials webpage for more information.

How do I take care of my skin after a facial?

After your facial, your esthetician will give you all the information you need to know on how to take care of your skin moving forward. But we’ll lay out some of the basics for you now—

  • Don’t use our steam and sauna rooms after your treatment.
  • Don’t use any moisturizer or heavy foundation and makeup for the rest of the day.
  • Your skin is good to go until the next morning—no need for any more extensive care.


We hope this gives you a little bit more peace of mind before you come in for your facial treatment. For more information about Spa Lux and the many facials we offer visit us at www.SpaLux.org. You can also book an appointment online or call us at (918) 615-3339.