After you’ve experienced an hour of pampering bliss, the warm steam, the hydrating masque, or the gentle massage, you’re leaving with a good feeling about scheduling your next treatment. It’s a time when you can focus on yourself and your facial skin, and there’s no denying your face looks fresh, clean, and radiant. You may be too excited not to book your next appointment, but it’s critical to time it just right.

Unfortunately, there isn’t a cookie-cutter cycle that everyone should follow. That’s because the time between facial sessions is determined by age, environment, skin type, and cosmetic goals. While adding routine facial treatments to an anti-aging regimen should be part of everyone’s skincare plan, determining which one and how often depends on various considerations. Here are tips to consider on what facial is best suited for you and how often you should get it.

Which Facial is Right for You?

Our facials take about an hour to complete, so they are quick and convenient no matter your needs. Here is a list of facials we offer and what they address:

Anti-aging Facial

  • Addresses multiple signs of aging
  • Enzyme exfoliant to remove surface debris
  • Firming facial massage
  • Rejuvenating mask delivers proteins, vitamins, and antioxidants
  • Leaves skin vibrant, smooth, and firm

Brightening Facial

  • Deep exfoliation to eliminate dead skin cell layers for a brighter complexion
  • Brightening mask infused with vitamin C delivers illuminating benefits
  • Relaxing lavender massage leaves skin supple, bright, and glowing
  • Leaves skin radiant and dewy

Deep Cleansing Facial

  • Detoxifying facial to clear impurities from skin
  • Deep exfoliation with extractions
  • Bio-Sulfur masque loaded with antiseptic and purifying properties
  • Clarifies and eliminates impurities for clearer skin

Redness Relief Facial

  • Calming and nourishing facial
  • Replenishes skin moisture levels
  • Reduces surface redness
  • Gentle facial massage infused with soothing Roman Chamomile
  • Calming replenishing mask soothes irritated skin

How Often Should You Have a Facial?

Most skincare professionals recommend a facial once per month. This is the best timeframe because skin cell turnover happens every 28 days. Therefore, getting a medical-grade facial more than once a month could cause skin irritation.

Many MedSpas offer relaxing facials, aromatherapy, and masks as a mindful experience. They may also offer massage facials that employ many beneficial methods to increase oxygenation and circulation. As these facials don’t involve high concentrations of active ingredients, you might elect to have them more often than monthly.

However, clinical facials should not be done more often than once a month. Many clinical facials are offered in various packages. These may include oxygen therapy, LED treatments, or a few other products and treatments. After building a relationship with a trusted MedSpa, you can determine your optimal treatment regimen designed specifically for your unique needs and goals.

If you would like more information about facials and anti-aging regimens at Dreyfuss Plastic Surgery, schedule a consultation today with board-certified Dr. David Dreyfuss.

Call us at (815)806-9400 or reach out online!

At-home skin care doesn’t have to be complicated. Sure, you may not be able to completely emulate the expertly applied finger strokes of your favorite esthetician or turn your bathroom into an oasis of aromatherapy. But an at-home facial is a pampering ritual that may help you de-stress while improving the health of your skin. Potential skin benefits include removing impurities, boosting blood flow, and improving skin hydration.

By following the tips and advice provided below, you can make your skin smoother and softer by re-creating a near-perfect experience at home. Should you have any concerns or questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to our esthetician Daneyda at Spa Services at Dreyfuss Plastic Surgery, conveniently located in Orland Park, Illinois. With her help and advice on the best skin care products, as well as those you can purchase online from us, you’ll be sure to be getting the best at-home facial.

As you follow the tips below, remember that nighttime is the best time to treat yourself because your skin is more relaxed and starting to go into repair mode, making it more accepting of your attention.

Wash Your Hands

The first tip is simple and more important than ever. Before beginning the process of your at-home facial, wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. You then can move on with the rest of your routine.

Cleanse

With any type of facial, your first step should always be to cleanse to prep the skin. In fact, it might even be better to initiate your at-home facial with a double cleanse, starting with an oil-based cleanser to melt away makeup and remove unwanted, dead skin cells while keeping the lipid barrier intact, and then follow with either a foam- or cream-based cleanser.

Exfoliate

After cleansing, it’s time to exfoliate by sloughing off the top layer of skin cells and excess oils to ensure that your choices of ingredients penetrate so that you get the most out of the steps that follow.

Steam

Once you have freshly exfoliated skin, you can now steam your face with three simple steps:

  1. Fill a bowl with warm or hot – but not boiling – water.
  2. Place a towel over your head and hover over the bowl, about 6–8 inches away.
  3. Enjoy for 5–10 minutes before gently patting your face dry.

Extract

While this is best left to an expert, it’s important to do it gently to prevent damaging your skin and pores when extracting any blackheads. If you’re using an extractor tool, follow the manufacturer’s instructions and be sure to wrap your fingers in tissue or toilet paper. Follow up with a topical acne treatment.

Mask

Choose your face mask based on whatever current issues your skin is experiencing. For skin that’s oily and prone to breakouts, it might be best to reach for a clay-based mask or one that contains vitamin C. On the other hand, if your skin is generally dry, use a face mask formulated to replenish hydration with ingredients like hyaluronic acid and vitamin B5.

Tone

Toning is a way of balancing your skin post-cleanse, adding hydration, and allowing for better absorption of your follow-up products. In addition, a toner can maintain your skin’s pH and help balance and restore it, keeping excess oil at bay.

Massage

Using your favorite skin care oil massaged in outward sweeping motions with a simple jade roller helps move the lymph in the right direction. Your facial massage step helps to promote circulation, relaxes the muscles, and increases product absorption.

Moisturize

The final step is to layer on your favorite serums and moisturizer — with the overall goal being good hydration. For most people, this means using serums, a moisturizer (one with hyaluronic acid), antioxidants, and an SPF even if you are not going out into the sun.

Before you have your next opportunity to head back to your favorite spa, these at-home facial tips should still keep your skin in great shape.

Need Help With Your At-Home Facial in Orland Park, IL?

Dr. David Dreyfuss and his Spa Services team can help you with the perfect at-home facial. Contact us today to schedule a consultation at our state-of-the-art surgical facility in Orland Park on 815-806-9400 or arrange a virtual consultation now to continue your journey toward looking the way you want.