Sponsored by SITAMAA DAY SPA
Have you ever gone for a facial and been completely disappointed? Hesitant to try because you think it will be painful? Think again.
Here are the key facts Vee Mistry, CEO of SITAMAA DAY SPA, says you should know before heading out to that facial appointment:
1) KNOW YOUR FACE:
When coming to SITAMAA DAY SPA, we do not let our guests choose. We ask in-depth questions to understand a guest’s skin, concerns and goals. There after we choose the appropriate facial to deliver the best results. That’s why you’re at the spa, to receive a professional facial experience.
2) TO EXTRACT OR NOT EXTRACT
Extractions if performed correctly (while skin has been steamed and is supple, between 5-8 minutes max) will not cause harm to the skin. Watch that the area is not overly red during and after the extraction and always make sure the therapist isn’t too hard on your skin. The sensation should be slightly uncomfortable but not painful enough to bring you to tears. This is a red flag.
3) HOW OFTEN?
We at SITAMAA DAY SPA recommend four to six-week intervals between facials as the goal is to encourage blood circulation through exfoliation and hydration. Promoting collagen and elastin build strength and encourages longevity in a skin’s taught appearance. A good esthetician will help create a good regime for your skin. If you’ve got a big event coming up, you should plan your facials 2-3 days before the event and one to two weeks before if you’re getting a medical facial (peel, photo facial).
4) ACNE FRIEND OR FOE?
Facials if performed correctly with the right choice of product can be a great way to keeping acne away. It’s important not to overstimulate the skin or do too much manipulation during a facial. Make sure you make your therapist aware of any topical medications you may be applying for acne to prevent reactions with spa products used during a facial.
5) KNOW YOUR ESTHETICIAN :
Look for a reputable spa which uses only quality products and have high standards when it comes to hygiene. Your esthetician should be well experienced and be able to educate you on your skin and how she will create a plan to reach your goals. Be sure to ask how many years of experience she has, what products she’s trained on and other guests she has personally treated.
6) ROLE OF THE MASK
Masks are our treatment products, allowing treatment to provide more efficient results. Formulations can vary depending on needs of the skin. For example clay masks are good for oily skin as they absorb excess oil. At home masks are great if you understand the science behind the ingredients being used on the skin. Keep in mind, using citrus ingredients such as lemon, pineapple on dry skin will further dry your skin out.
7) AFTER EFFECTS:
A well done should leave you feeling light and floaty as you walk out of your esthetician’s treatment room. Your skin may look a little flushed which is perfectly normal as facials encourage the blood flow to the surface. You should not be experiencing any pain, burning or stinging and you should definitely not be bleeding.
You can follow Vee on twitter at @sitamaa
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