What is a facial?

What is a facial?

When one thinks about what an esthetician does, usually the first thing that comes to mind is giving facials.  A facial is an incredible way to not only nourish and revive your skin, but it is also deeply nourishing for your overall sense of well being.

A facial should be done often and included as part of your regular self-care routine, right along with getting a haircut and receiving a massage.  The purpose of a facial is to clean, exfoliate and nurture your skin to maintain a clear, youthful appearance.   A facial will boost the effectiveness of your skin care products by ridding the skin of dead cells and cleaning pores.  It will balance your skin tone and is a great way to rehydrate the skin.

The process of a facial has several steps.  First, the skin is gently, yet deeply cleansed.  A licensed esthetician will be able to then do a proper skin analysis to determine the type of skin that you have and resolve issues that have become apparent to a trained eye.  Next, the esthetician will decide which type of exfoliation treatment to use: chemical or enzyme.   This is followed by an extraction process that removes blackheads.  Finally, you will receive a facial massage to restore energy and blood flow to the facial muscles.

At the School of Botanical Aesthetics you will learn the art of giving a facial that incorporates a holistic approach that includes learning how to blend herbs, vitamins, fruits and vegetables to create your own products. In addition, you will learn how to include aromatherapy to provide a deeply relaxing session for your clients.