According to experts in the field and several estheticians that I consulted, getting a facial every four to six weeks is ideal.
That’s how long it takes for your skin to regenerate new skin cells which means there may not be a need to get them more often unless you have a specific concern, like severe acne. In that case, more frequent facials may help until the problem subsides.
Benefits of Facials
Receiving a good facial will serve not only to cleanse, exfoliate and hydrate the skin but provides on opportunity to have your skin analyzed and learn about what home care will keep your skin looking its best. Facials that include additional treatments in combination with the facial or some other form of thorough exfoliation, like a glycolic peel, are recommended.
Your facial should have more of a dermatological focus, rather than be relaxation oriented. For the best in skin care, seek out an esthestician, like the ones at Caddell’s Laser Clinic, who will focus on the outcome, which may include some discomfort, like peels that tingle and extractions that hurt.
Creating a Relationship
There are several advantages to establishing a relationship with an esthetician. They will become very familiar with your skin type, issues or challenges. They will also be able to make recommendations and then follow up to see how your skin responds. It’s important to find an esthetician that you enjoy and trust to help you with your skin treatments.
Your esthetician will likely suggest products for a good home care routine. It’s beneficial that you pay close attention to what they use and recommend as medical grade products, like the ones sold at Caddell’s, can help improve your skin quality and extend the life of your facials.
Ask your esthetician about investing in a good at home mask for your skin type, which will provide you with that extra boost in between facials. Masks are for the face what deep conditioners are for the hair. They will turbo hydrate your skin.
Going back to the original question: how often should you get a facial? If your budget allows you to go once a month, great. If not, try to go at least four times per year at the change of each season.