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Article: Types of Facials and What They Do For Your Skin

types of facials

Types of Facials and What They Do For Your Skin


If you’ve just started your search for the right spa facial treatment, it’s common to feel overwhelmed by the available choices. After all, there are facials to address a wide range of skin issues, and each facial package may come with a fancy name that doesn’t exactly explain who it might be best for.


We completely understand and can definitely relate to the confusion. So in an attempt to help break it all down, let’s go over some facial treatments you may see at your local spa.


The Classic Favorite

If you’re looking for the standard spa treatment option available, chances are you’ll be getting the classic favorite. This normally consists of a surface cleansing, gentle exfoliation, extraction, mask treatment, and finishing up with a moisturizer.


Anti-Aging and Restorative Options

While the anti-aging spa treatment options are very similar to the standard offering, the skincare ingredients used are better formulated for targeting wrinkles and sagging areas. You may also notice the addition of extra hydrating procedures as well as the use of serums to help revitalize mature skin.


Glow Restoration and Brightening

For individuals that spend a lot of time in the sun, you may want to consider a brightening or glow-restoration facial. These are specifically made to target dark spots and other hyperpigmentation on your complexion caused by the sun’s rays. This treatment makes use of enzyme and antioxidant peels and masks, as well as treatments that target the removal of dead skin cells to leave your face feeling refreshed.


Still not sure what to expect from a brightening facial? Take a closer look at the very relaxing illuminate & glow procedure here!


Lasers and LEDs

While these options may sound a bit intimidating, they are the perfect option for targeting inflammation or breakouts. With Color Light Therapy, LED lights are used to help stimulate cell growth, reduce inflammation and redness, and help smooth out wrinkles. In the case of resurfacing facials, a laser is used on the top layer of skin to minimize the appearance of age spots and scars.


Both of these treatments may sound scary, but they are non-invasive and painless. Talk to your esthetician if you find yourself a bit hesitant or nervous at first. They can help make the process relaxing and stress free for you.


Schedule Your Facial!

Have you decided on the right facial option for you? Great! Now the next step is to book an appointment at your favorite location and get yourself in there for a proper pampering.


After your facial, your esthetician may recommend some skincare recovery options to follow up with. Our favorites include the I RESCUE treatment balm which is great for use after more aggressive facial treatments, and the ORMEDIC lip enhancement complex to help lock in moisture on your lips.

Still not sure if a facial is the right choice for your skin? Take a more detailed look at different treatment options that can target all types of skin care related issues!


Can’t Book a Facial Right Now?

Don’t worry! There are plenty of ways you can give your skin some TLC at home until you can get your next facial scheduled. Whether you prefer doing the majority of your skincare routine in the morning, or pamper yourself more in the evening, we can offer a range of options to hold you over!

Use in the Morning

Our favorite hydration booster for the morning is PREVENTION+ daily hydrating moisturizer SPF 30. This is not only a great way to boost your skin's moisture levels, but it can also help protect your skin from the effects of the sun’s UVA and UVB rays.

Use in the Evening

For the evening, we love the MAX creme. It’s a repair creme packed full of restorative peptides and moisture replenishers to help soothe your skin after the environmental damage it may have sustained throughout the day. Smoothe this nourishing cream on your face and neck after your evening cleanse and rest easy knowing the plant cell extracts are going to work to help correct the signs of aging, while also revitalizing your entire face.

Use in the Morning or Evening

If you don’t like being locked into a morning-only or evening-only choice, we have some great options that can be used in either the morning or evening to best suit your existing skincare routine preferences!


You will love our ORMEDIC balancing facial cleanser. It’s a great way to remove impurities from your skin while leaving it feeling hydrated and feeling soft. You can even switch it up a few times a week and use our ILUMA intense brightening exfoliating cleanser instead to gently buff away impurities the balancing cleanser may have missed.


Noticing a few dark spots on your complexion? Our ILUMA intense brightening serum can help with that. It’s a wonderful blend of botanicals that can reduce the appearance of dark spots and balance your overall complexion. It is a very lightweight formula you can use everyday, and it works great under your favorite moisturizer.


As part of one of our bestselling collections, the VITAL C hydrating enzyme masque is a great way to help restore your skin’s healthy glow! It’s packed full of antioxidants, natural fruit extracts, and hyaluronic acid to drench your skin in nourishing hydration. If you’re struggling with dry skin consider giving this masque a try in between spa visits.


Facials are a fantastic way to supplement your home ritual for your best possible skin. Now that you’ve informed yourself on the various benefits of the different facials, visit your skin professional and ask them for a major glow up!

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