Ask your average Toronto resident and they’ll probably be able to tell you that facial treatments are a quintessential part of the spa experience.
(If pressed further, they might tell you that Jiva Spa Toronto has the best facials in Toronto, but we don’t like to brag.)
However, if you ask someone exactly what a facial treatment is, they might not be able to answer so definitively.
This is understandable—unlike a massage or even a manicure/pedicure, a facial treatment doesn’t revolve around any one procedure.
Facials can involve several different treatments, and this blog is going to walk you through each of them.
Why Do You Need a Facial?
Let’s start off with the basics—a facial treatment at a spa is designed with the goal of rejuvenating your face by cleaning and moisturizing the skin.
Most people who undergo a facial report feeling relaxed during the procedure.
They also like the way their skin feels and looks better after a facial.
Facials can also lead to a healthier complexion and fewer breakouts, although you should see a dermatologist for conditions like severe acne.
The Different Facial Procedures
Facial treatments fall into three different categories.
The first, a face mask, is the simplest treatment.
After an aesthetician has cleaned, steamed and exfoliated your face, they will coat your face with a mask designed to your skin’s chemistry.
The mask will penetrate your skin as you relax.
After the treatment, the technician will remove the mask and apply toner and moisturizer to complete the process.
The bio-lift treatment is more involved than the face mask procedure.
It involves massaging and a host of bio-sculpting methods to treat problem areas, like bags under your eyes.
Finally, there are the chemical peels.
This procedure uses a mixture of acids, including glycolic and citric acid, to remove the dead skin cells on the surface of your face in order to reveal healthy new skin cells.
If you’ve never had a facial before, it’s important to know that chemical peels and face masks are very different.
A chemical peel procedure needs to be supervised more than a facial mask procedure.
You also need to make sure you space out chemical peels—getting them too often can lead to damaged skin.
But all that said, facials don’t have to be limited to a spa.
Several home facial treatments exist, and they’re a great way to give your skin some TLC if you don’t have the time to make a spa date.
However, aestheticians can offer services you can’t get from an at-home facial.
They can analyze your skin’s chemistry and prepare face masks or chemical peels designed to work best with that chemistry, while an at-home facial kit is more of a “one size fits all” solution.
If you want a facial that has been specially designed to work on your face, visit a spa with professional aesthetician.
Contact Jiva Spa Toronto
Nothing is quite as refreshing or makes your skin look as good as a facial treatment.
Contact Jiva Spa Toronto to set up an appointment for one today.
Our aestheticians will make sure your facial has you glowing for the rest of the week.