Should You Get a Professional Facial?


When a blemish appears or our skin looks a tad dull, we know it’s time to bring out the big guns. But before messing around with various masks, peels, creams, and scrubs, maybe we should consider letting a professional take a whack at it. While it might not be as cost-effective, getting a facial is something to look into.

What You Can Have Done

Check out this article for a breakdown of what usually happens during a facial. Treatments will vary due to your personal concerns—someone with normal to dry skin probably won’t get the same treatments as someone with oily and acne-prone skin.

Professional vs. Yourself

The individuals working on your face will likely be estheticians, which means they know what they are doing and are well-versed in skin care. They’ve also probably been doing it for a long time, as opposed to the average person, and have access to more effective products and tools. While we like to think we have a decent handle on our skin—at least better than someone else—professionals are the ones who have the upper hand and the experience to back them up.

Why You Should Consider It

It is often advised to get facials every month or at least every season (four times a year) but forking over $60+ for a facial once is enough for many to turn their backs from it for the rest of their life. However, if you want your skin in the best condition or even just want to pamper yourself, there’s no shame in splurging every now and then—it all depends on what you are comfortable with.

A facial is an investment—in your wallet and your face—so make sure to do the proper research. Don’t be afraid to ask around or even visit multiple establishments to get a better idea of the environment, treatments, and pricing.

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Dominique is a Writing major at Loyola University Maryland. She loves music, movies, books, a good ghost story, funny jokes, and rollercoasters. She hopes to one day travel abroad to Europe and Australia and to become a full-time author.

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