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What Are the Do's and Don'ts of Facials?

Mar 2

Getting a facial from a professional esthetician is a great way to relax and take care of your skin, but it’s important to know how to do it safely and properly. Here are some tips for getting the most out of your facial experience:



  1. Follow your esthetician’s instructions before and after the facial.
  2. Use products designed for your skin type to ensure you get the best results from your facial.
  3. Ask questions if you have any concerns or don’t understand something.
  4. Seek professional advice if you experience discomfort or an adverse reaction during the facial.
  5. Treat yourself afterwards with some extra self-care such as having a spa day or going for a walk in nature.



  1. Skip steps in aftercare such as applying moisturizer, sunscreen, and other products recommended by your esthetician.
  2. Try any new treatments or products without consulting an expert first.
  3. Use harsh cleansers that can irritate skin or cause breakouts post-facial.
  4. Rub, scratch, or pick at skin when it is feeling sensitive from treatments such as exfoliation or extractions.


The Positive Long-term Effects Of Regular Facial Treatments


Regular facial treatments offer numerous long-term benefits that can help keep your skin looking youthful and healthy for years to come. They can boost collagen production, which helps to reduce signs of wrinkles and fine lines, as well as improve skin elasticity. It can also regulate oil production in the skin, reducing breakouts and helping maintain a clearer complexion.


Facials can also introduce antioxidants and peptides into your skincare routine, providing protection from free radicals from UV radiation exposure and reversing premature aging signs. Additionally, facials can help reduce the appearance of age spots, hyperpigmentation and scarring. Ultimately, regular facials are essential to keeping your complexion looking vibrant and healthy for years to come!


Appropriate Skincare Routine Based On My Needs


Everyone’s skincare needs are different, so it's best to consult with a skincare specialist or aesthetician to create a personalized routine. Generally speaking though, a good skincare routine involves cleansing, exfoliating and moisturizing daily, followed by applying an SPF sunscreen and regular facial treatments.


Cleansing helps remove dirt, oil and makeup from your skin while also unclogging pores. Exfoliation should occur no more than once or twice a week to gently remove dead skin cells that can otherwise cause clogged pores and blemishes. Moisturizing helps keep the skin hydrated and protected against environmental stressors. Sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher should be worn daily to protect against UVA/UVB rays, even on cloudy days.


Finally, regular facials can provide deep exfoliation and nourishing ingredients such as retinoids, antioxidants and peptides that help improve circulation, reduce signs of aging, regulate oil production and prevent sun damage.

By adhering to this skincare routine regularly you can keep your skin looking healthy for years to come!


How Often Should I Cleanse My Skin?


At the very least once per day, you should cleanse your skin in order to remove dirt, oil, and makeup. Because sweat can cause pores to become clogged and lead to breakouts, it is important to wash your face after working out or spending time outside where you will be sweating. Double cleansing with an oil-based cleanser first, followed by cleansing with a foam cleanser, may be beneficial for people who have drier skin types. It is important to not over-cleanse your skin because doing so can remove the skin's natural protective barrier.


Here at River District Aesthetics, our Skincare Specialists and esthetician are here to help you find the best facial treatments and skincare routine for your individual needs. Contact us today to learn more!

We look forward to helping you achieve beautiful, healthy skin!