Determining the type of facial that is best for your skin type may be a challenge. From dry to oily skin, people’s skin type not only varies based on their genetics, but on other factors in their life like stress, hormones, and time of year. Before you make an appointment to get a spa facial, it is best to educate yourself on what types of facials are best for your skin type.


Dry Skin

There are many types of treatments one may need for dry skin. If someone has dry skin, it means that they are lacking natural lipids/oils which is ultimately causing their face to be dehydrated. Since the skin lacks these necessary components, the natural process of exfoliation begins to take a back seat, making it hard for skin to rejuvenate itself. If you have dry skin, you should be looking for facials that incorporate a gentle exfoliation with enzymes, as this is an excellent way to transform flaky skin to flawless. Furthermore, facials that are centred on oil and water are excellent choices, so any facial that includes a mask that helps to penetrate essentials into the skin will be great as well. An example of this is if the mask is created to rubberise, meaning as the mask hardens it pushes the product into the skin, ultimately leaving it hydrated and renewed.


Oily Skin

As you would suspect, this is the opposite of dry skin in that it produces more oil than the skin actually needs. Unfortunately, this kind of skin can be a haven for debris which means the pores can become congested over time. As time progresses, the congestion on your skin hardens in your pores, so it is best to get facials that have a chemical exfoliant component. These types of facials are designed to push into the pores and melt the congestion in them. Even more, oily skin often requires you to get rid of the hardened debris, so it may be worth your while to see if the aesthetician is trained in extractions.


Combination Skin

This is the type of skin may have spots that are dry and/or oily, meaning each area needs to be treated separately. Enzyme, chemical, and microdermabrasion exfoliants are good options for this type of skin. If you have this type of skin, you may also find yourself needing extractions in certain parts to get rid of congestion. One of the best treatment masks for this is a freeze-dried collagen mask that will replenish any lost water in the skin, soothing your face.


Sensitive Skin

If you have skin that is prone to negative reactions to treatment, you must be careful when it comes to selecting a facial. While every skin type needs exfoliation to get rid of dead skin, it is extremely essential that you take gentle care of how you go about this. Any facials that implore enzymes for exfoliation usually are a very good choice because they don’t normally agitate the skin. Also, it is essential that you avoid products and facials that have fragrances and/or irritants in them as this may also break you out.


Mature Skin

As we age, our skin changes, making it a challenge to treat. It can literally be a combination of any of the skin types mentioned above. Mature skin slows down in how many cells are produced and in our circulation, so there are always numerous issues to address. Ultimately, it is important that you first address the type of skin you may have (oily, dry, combination, normal, sensitive) then consult with an aesthetician about the process of increasing circulation, saturating the skin with antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals in order to get healthier looking skin.