Wear comfortable clothing
We recommend wearing clothing that is easy to change in and out of for the service.
Don’t wear make up
We do not recommend applying any make up nor lotion the day of, since it will all be removed and may clog your pores.
Skip any strong at-home facial treatments the week before your appointment and any exfoliation treatments a few days prior
Your esthetician will be providing this crucial step as part of your facial treatment.
Stay out of the sun and away from tanning beds for 5 days before your facial
Sun damage and skin do not mix and should always be avoided; but especially before your service.
Know the names of the skin care products you are using at home
Bring a list if you need to so you can discuss it with your esthetician. Having these details will help the esthetician make recommendations products you may want to add or delete from your at-home routine.
Let your esthetician know any medications, medical conditions, and/or past skin conditions you may have had
Even over-the-counter medications can affect your skin, so it is good for them to know what may be contributing to your concerns and the way your skin reacts to certain products.
Are you getting your skin ready for a big event?
If you've never had a facial before and don't know how your skin will respond, our licensed estheticians recommend scheduling an appointment about six weeks in advance with a follow-up appointment closer to your event date. This way you have time to address any negative skin reactions and get the maximum results from your service. Don't have that much time? That's okay. Our experienced staff can recommend a service that will help you put your best face forward.
Be prepared to discuss your skin concerns and what your goals might be
Your esthetician is a licensed expert in skin and skin care so they will help you with a specific regime of treatments and products to achieve your goals.
Skincare doesn’t just stop at a facial - it continues even after you have had one, and aftercare certainly helps in prolonging the benefits of your facial for your skin. The steps may look small and menial, but if done regularly and consistently, you can say hello to brighter, clearer and better skin for the long haul.
Wear sunscreen daily and stay away from direct heat after your treatment
Direct heat such as hot spas, saunas, sun beds and suntanning should be avoided right after a facial. During this time your skin is very vulnerable and completely raw, and may not be well protected against harmful UV rays from the sun.
No makeup or additional products for 4-6hrs after
The skin has lots of pores to help it breathe applying moisturizers, serums or make right after a facial will not only congest your skin, but will clog your pores and minimize the effect of the facial.
Avoid touching your face or exfoliating your skin for at least 72hrs after
Although it is normal to experience slight redness after a facial, or itching after an extraction, touching your face or scrubbing your skin will worsen it. It is important that to let your skin repairs itself after undergoing a facial treatment. Your therapist will apply light cream or moisturizer to calm your skin and help it heal.
Refrain from drinking alcohol or smoking for up to 72hrs after your treatment
The smoke from the cigarettes contain particles that can clog your pores, and after a facial treatment your pores are almost larger and can easily trap smoke particles. This can alter your skin condition even if you have just had a treatment. Similarly, alcohol contains compounds that can affect your skin and speed up the Aging process. Stay clear of harmful substances after a facial treatment and the benefits of the facial will last longer.