12 Sep 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.