In high school, my favorite place to hang out was my esthetician's office. As bourgeois as it sounds, it was the one place other than my house where I felt loved and cared for. The estheticians at Southlake Clinical Aesthetics in Southlake, Texas, would shower me with compliments and let me tell them about my crush of the month — all while perfecting my skin. Because of my weekly facials, breakouts were manageable. Since graduating from high school, I've only gotten one facial At 25, I've had more breakouts than I did at
We get you. Step one of any facial is to start with a clean slate. Remove all your makeup and cleanse again to remove residue. One way to get your skin super clean is by double-cleansing.
How effective it is depends on a few things: products used, how regularly you have one, and the skill of the aesthetician. A seasoned professional will know how to work with your individual skin type. Those with minor acne may find that a facial works wonders when used alongside suitable skin care products. Those with moderate to severe acne — at least 30 lesions in total — may want to avoid facials or team them with something stronger like prescription medication.