Why Should I get SPA Facials?
Magnolia Salon & Spa is the most popular provider of spa facials and body treatments in the Bethesda-Potomac-Rockville area. We offer indulgences in image enhancing and relaxing treatments.
Going to the spa for a facial has lasting benefits that can drastically improve the elasticity, look and feel of your skin and overall confidence. Whether you're seeking a thorough cleansing, pore reduction, or skin renewing anti-aging benefits, speak to one of our highly trained spa directors to target your specific area(s) of improvement. If you have sensitive skin, please consult a dermatologist before booking your first facial appointment to match the treatment that is best suited to your skin.
Reducing the Appearance of Pores
Environmental factors in addition to dirt and bacteria can accumulate on your skin throughout the day. They can settle in your pores, causing unappealing whiteheads or worse blackheads. During a facial, in addition to facial massage, mask, etc., a cosmetologist or esthetician performs extractions to safely squeeze whiteheads, blackheads and accumulated dirt and oil from pores. A mask suited best to your skin is applied to close the pores and soothe the skin. The result is the appearance of more refined pores and an overall smoother complexion.
A portion of your facial will be dedicated to cleansing and exfoliating your skin's outermost layers of skin. By working away dead skin cells, bacteria and debris, your beauty provider will help reduce the chance of these particles clogging your pores. Skin is the largest organ of our body and functions to remove toxins from our body. Clean pores result in overall good health and well-being. Exfoliating ingredients, such as glycolic and alpha-hydroxy acids, may be used in such treatments. Be honest with your technician at the beginning of the treatment about your skin's sensitivities -- this allows the esthetician to provide the maximum level of exfoliation without irritating your skin with any aggressive ingredients.
Because of the exfoliation and extraction, your facial will bring your newest, freshest layer of skin to the surface. This paves the way for nutrients in products to be more readily absorbed by your skin, allowing for maximum hydration. In addition to the moisturizer your beauty provider will apply during your facial, any hydrating products you use within the hours or days immediately following will likely have their efficacy increased. Also be diligent in applying retinoids or dark-spot correctors after your beauty treatment to maximize the products' full impact.
After your facial, avoid being out in harsh sunlight. Protect your new skin from the sun and wear a broad spectrum sunscreen, at least SPF 30 recommended. Drink plenty of water and hydrate yourself and allow your body to remove toxins naturally. Schedule your facial at least once every 4 weeks. You deserve it!