10 Different Types of Facials + Which One Is Right For You

10 Different Types of Facials + Which One Is Right For You

  • By - The Modern Day Wife
  • 21 August, 2020

Photo Credit: Spafinder.com

Photo Credit: Spafinder.com

 I think its safe to say everyone loves a good facial. Laying down, usually half asleep, getting all of my skincare wants and needs catered to is heaven on earth. After leading such busy lifestyles with our careers, taking care of a family, maintaining a home, managing our social life, etc., we all deserve to be pampered once in a while. A facial is a top-notch pamper session as it is not only relaxing and beneficial, but you leave with your skin glowing. There are endless types of facials to choose from so it’s important to know what type is right for you. I’ve gathered 10 types of facials and explained the benefits of each one to help you choose before you schedule your next facial appointment. 

  1. Classic

    A classic facial consists of deep cleaning, extractions, massaging, and moisturizing. This facial is perfect for maintaining healthy skin and providing skin rejuvenation. Classic facials are typically offered at any spa you choose to go to. You can’t go wrong with a classic facial. 


  2. Microdermabrasion 

    Microdermabrasion is one of the most popular types of facials and the best way to achieve healthy skin. A minimally invasive instrument is used to get rid of the thick outermost layer of dead skin. This facial leaves your skin clear and glowing. This is ideal for anyone looking for an anti-aging facial as it gets rid of dull looking skin and makes fine lines less visible. Although this is the perfect anti-aging facial, anyone can get microdermabrasion. Jiva Spa in Toronto provides microdermabrasion facials and aims to give you a stress-free time when you’re in their hands.


  3. LED Light Therapy

    This type of facial uses different wavelengths of light to target different skin concerns. This is the perfect facial for acne prone skin as it calms breakouts and inflammation. This facial can also be used in conjunction with other facials for the added benefit of targeting a specific issue.  Face Facial Bar in Los Angeles offers 3 different types of facials that come with an add-on at no additional cost. You can get LED light therapy for the price of a classic facial! It’s a win-win! 


  4. Acupuncture 

    This facial sounds worse than what it is. In an acupuncture facial, tiny needles are placed all over your face in specific areas to target fine lines, tighten the skin, and leave the skin looking radiant. The needles are placed about 1 millimeter deep and removed after 15 minutes. See, not so bad!


  5. Anti-Aging Facial

    An anti-aging facial targets every single sign of aging such as fine lines, wrinkles, sagging, sun damage, and dark spots. This facial usually consists of multiple facial types such as microdermabrasion, a chemical peel, and a hydrating facial.


  6. Brightening Facial 

    This facial changes your skin from dull to dewy. After exfoliating, different Vitamin-C infused masks and peels are applied, leaving you with bright, glowing skin. 


  7. Hydrating Facial 

    A hydrating facial is typically for dry, dehydrated skin, but if you’re looking for that extra hydrating boost, this is the facial for you. A combination of deeply hydrating and humectant loaded products are used to leave your skin plump and intensely moisturized. 


  8. Chemical Peel

    A chemical peel is a more invasive type of facial and can sometime require a medical physician. There are 3 different types of chemical peels: light, medium, and deep. Deeper peels require a longer recovery time, but also produce better results. This facial uses different chemicals to address different skin concerns. This is one of the best facials for skin resurfacing as it removes troubled layers of skin and allows new skin to resurface. A chemical peel is great for aging as it removes wrinkles, scars, age spots, and decongests the skin. This is the ultimate rejuvenation facial. 


  9. Microneedling 

    Microneedling uses a roller with a ton of tiny needles on it to create microscopic pricks into the skin. This generates new collagen and skin tissue for smoother, firmer, more rejuvenated skin. Microneedling is typically used for scars, wrinkles, and large pores. Skinfolio in Vancouver offers microneedling facials and even offers free consultations. They also have an amazing membership program with offers that make it hard to pass up! 


  10. Hydrafacial

    A hydrafacial uses a machine to deeply cleanse the outer layer of your skin, sucking away all the dirt and dead skin. The same machine is then used to infuse serums into the skin to provide radiant and hydrated skin. Vita Body Club in Miami offers endless services, but amongst the many, they offer hydrafacials with the option of deluxe or platinum upgrades for added benefits! 


Now that we’re all dreaming of booking our next facial appointment, I hope this helped you better understand which facial is perfect for you.