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What is a Facial?

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Lisa Porter performing a facial massage on a client.

The True Definition of a Deep Pore Cleansing Facial

By Lisa Clinkscale Porter/Unique Face Options, Inc.

A great facial begins with a licensed and experienced aesthetician with a belief that the key to beautiful skin is consistency, commitment and all natural products.

A facial is a whole lot more than just having your face washed.# It is a deep pore-cleansing procedure.# During a facial your skin should be cleansed, toned, analyzed, exfoliated, massaged, steamed, extracted (if necessary), and treated with the appropriate masque and moisturizer.# An individual skin care plan based on the condition of your skin, either to maintain or get it to a healthier condition, should also be developed.# Recommendations on skin care and the most appropriate products for simple and effective home care use should also be discussed.

Massage techniques should be used to apply each product and treatment during the facial.# Usually, the massage portion of your facial not only includes your face but also your neck and d##collet##.

The big misconception is that a facial is just for relaxation purposes.# The truth is a facial has so many benefits that it is necessary for an individual with normal healthy skin to have a facial at least twice a month.

There are many benefits of a facial.# These include:

“##### nourishing the skin and all its structures, by stimulating blood circulation;

“##### bringing blood (carrying oxygen which is essential to cell growth) to the cells and carrying away waste products and carbon dioxide, thereby helping to cleanse the skin of impurities;

“##### making the skin softer, smoother, more even toned and pliable; and

“#### toning muscles and improving elasticity to promote anti-aging.

Although a facial does feel good, the most important thing to remember is that a facial is good for you.# Taking care of the skin should start at an early age, because once the skin has been neglected, it is more difficult to improve its appearance or undo the damage that has been done by neglect.# So when you think of what a facial really is, necessity should come to mind rather than luxury.# Remember, the first thing people see when they look at you is your face.

Special Offer Call today to schedule a facial at Unique Face Options, Inc. for $135 (reg. $210), which is a combination of the Perfect Polish Gommage and an AHA Peel.# Just mention Gwinnett Magazine when you call. 678.344.3223

Unique Face Options, Inc.

4051 Stone Mountain Highway, Suite E-109 Lilburn, Georgia 30047

678.344.3223 www.uniquefaceoptions.com