Relaxing Facials at Studio Branca and Salon Branca in St. Louis

What You Need to Know Before Getting a Facial

Your face is usually the first thing that anyone sees, so it makes sense that you would want to always look refreshed and at your best. That’s where a monthly facial comes in. Facials not only boost your appearance by giving your skin a healthy glow, they also help in preventing certain skin issues and improving your overall health. In fact, certain facials have been shown to increase circulation and blood flow, fight blemishes, even skin tone, and often times relieve stress. The skilled estheticians here at Studio Branca and Salon Branca, premier hair salons in St. Louis, are experts when it comes to keeping your face healthy and ageless and are trained in recognizing serious skin problems that may be preventable. But before you book your appointment with us for a refreshing facial in St. Louis, here are some things we think you should know before getting a facial:

Plan Ahead

Although facials will leave your skin looking and feeling healthy and flawless, the results won’t be immediate. Most facials involve a deep exfoliation process that usually leaves skin looking blotchy and irritated immediately after. Luckily, these results improve over time and will fade to a perfect glow after a few days. So if you have a big event coming up and you want your skin to look its best, make sure you schedule your facial with us at least a few days before. If you plan on getting a wax too, however, make sure you don’t do it on the same day. Exfoliation from a facial can greatly irritate the new layer of skin cells exposed by waxing or even shaving, so it’s best to do them on separate days.

Be Ready to Get Personal

In order to get you the best results possible and avoid unwanted disasters, estheticians need to analyze your skin to find out what treatments will work best for you. Don’t be surprised if we ask about things like skin or health conditions, your lifestyle, diet, and even your medications. Ingredients in certain acne treatments, birth control, antihistamines, and other medications can cause your skin to be more sensitive than usual, so it’s good to let us know. Along with your medication history, you should tell us about any past allergic reactions to skin care and beauty products, and even food.  The more we know about possible reactions, the better and safer we can customize your facial treatment to you.

Don’t be Scared of a Little Discomfort

Facials are generally calm and relaxing, but there may be some moments that feel strange or even uncomfortable, especially if it is your first time. This is particularly true about extractions, which is the process of having your pores cleansed by hand. If this process feels a little odd to you, don’t worry. It’s perfectly normal. However, if anything starts to feel really uncomfortable or even painful, don’t be afraid to let us know so we can stop or scale things back. It’s also common to feel a little pain and rawness after your facial, so be sure to communicate how you feel before you leave so we can recommend products you can take home.

Treatments Will Vary

As trained estheticians, we are skilled at determining what is best for your skin. So although you may come in wanting a particular facial treatment, after consulting with you and analyzing your skin in person, we may suggest an alternative treatment or option. You should also keep in mind that your skin is always changing, so it’s a good idea to get a skin analysis before every facial, especially if you go to a new esthetician. This will ensure that you get the maximum results from your facial.

Now that you know the essentials, it’s time that you visit Studio Branca or Salon Branca where you’ll get the best facial in St. Louis. Book a consultation with us today and our skilled estheticians will be happy to talk with you and get you started on your way healthy and beautiful skin. If you have any questions or would like to learn more about our facials or other spa treatments, please feel free to contact Studio Branca or Salon Branca directly.