I get asked this question a lot. How often should I get a facial? How often should I get a microdermabrasion, peel etc..
The typical answer to this question is monthly. I would call this getting a facial on a regular basis. Why monthly? It takes approximately 30 days for your skin cells to go through a full cycle of growth. It is beneficial to the skin to stimulate exfoliation at the end of the growth cycle. Monthly facials help the overall tone, appearance, and health of your skin.
Since there are so many forms of at home exfoliation, not everyone necessarily needs a monthly facial. There are several factors to consider such as skin type, skin condition, climate, age, and overall skincare goals. There are several skin conditions that benefit from monthly and maybe even bimonthly facials.
- Clogged pores and tiny bumps underneath the skins surface. For some people there are no at home treatments that will unclog your pores like a professional skincare treatment.
- Most people with acne need monthly or even biweekly facials
- Sun damage, brown spots, or any skin discoloration. Often these conditions will require advanced skincare treatments and for optimal results monthly treatments are needed.
If your skin does not fall into any of these categories there are still many benefits to seeking professional advice about your skin. I recommend getting facials at least 4-5 times a year. Your skin goes through different changes with the seasons, and it’s a good idea to know what your skin needs are during these times.
When it comes to other skincare treatments like peels and microdermabrasion, it depends on your goals and skin condition. Some treatments are as close as every other week and others may only be 1-2x per year. Your esthetician will discuss and map out with you your specific treatment protocol.
We offer a wide variety of skin care treatments for all skin types, conditions, and ages. Check in next week for our blog post on how often you should get a massage.
Shannon Chappell, LE