How often should I have a facial?
As a skin therapist, this is a question that I am often asked.
The answer depends on several factors such as lifestyle, priorities and skin objectives.
I generally give the following advice:
If you have a special event coming up or would like to address a skin concern as quickly as possible, then weekly or fortnightly is best.
For those requiring a skin maintenance regime or are generally happy with the skin and would like to maintain their complexion, I recommend professional treatments for every 4, 6 or 8 weeks, depending on the lifestyle and priorities of the client.
At a minimum, I always suggest that a client receive a treatment every quarter with the change of the seasons, allowing the skin therapist to tweak the home regime of the client and correct any change in skin conditions to adjust to the seasonal change.
For some, having a facial or skin treatment is a luxury purchase, although maintaining clear, healthy skin is also a priority. Your skin therapist should be able to offer you a maintenance regime that addresses your concerns and is also realistic for your lifestyle.