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Updated: Apr 17

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Facials are one of the most popular beauty treatments and therefore becoming increasingly popular with most individuals including male clients. Once a facial is carried out thoroughly and correctly, a facial can be very beneficial. It can leave the client skin soft and deeply cleansed and nourished. A facial can be very relaxing to a client and in some cases during a treatment a client can easily fall asleep. A facial is an excellent opportunity to educate clients on the basic necessary of good facial routine and to minimise the effects of the ageing process.

There is so many different types of facials to choose from. So how to people identify what is the correct facial for them? The best advice is to start with a classic salon/spa facial, because within this type of facial the client gets an opportunity to find out their skin types and the skin conditions which effects their skin. A classic facial is generally carried out in a salon or spa and the use of professional products is required.

A consultation is always carried out. The aim is to find out the client expectations from the appointment and treatment and this also gives the therapist and opportunity to explain the treatment plan. Within the consultation the therapist would observe the completed consultation to determine if the treatment can go ahead or if the treatment should be restricted due to contra-indications.

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Facial procedures:

. 1st cleanse

. Tone

. Skin Analysed

. 2nd cleanse, with the appropriate cleanser for skin type and characteristics

. Tone

. Facial massage – facial oil or cream

. Facial exfoliation

. Steam {if required)

. Mask applied {for appropriate skin type}

Skincare products applied {serum, moisturiser, eye cream, lip balm.

. Skincare analysis is must, no guess work here. A skin analysis is carried out to:

. Identify specific areas for treatment.

. Check for contra-indications. (Swelling, allergic reaction to a product, overheating, severe erythema)

. Make sure that a suitable treatment plan is provided.

. Build a rapport with the client and to gain their trust.

. make sure the client is treated with products suitable for their skin type and condition.

. Check progress following a previous treatment.

SKIN ANYALYIS is carried out by a therapist using a magnifying lamp with a light attached within.

The following factors would be taken into considerations.

  • The PH balance of the skin. This is the acidity of the skin which will affect whether it is oily, dry, sensitive or combination.

  • Are there any skin imperfections or skin abnormalities, such as thread veins, comedones, papules, scar issue, superfluous hair, or moles.

  • Does the client have good bone structure? This can help in minimise some signs of ageing.

  • The skin’s age and how its being affected by the ageing process. Are there changes to elasticity and the muscle tone? The skin temperature would be taken into consideration? Is it warm or cool? A very oily skin can feel cool, and a dry skin tends to feel warm.

  • The texture of the skin would be taken into consideration. What is the texture touch? Is it smooth or course? For example, a tacky feel would indicate high oil content.

  • The pigmentation, is it even or patchy?


There are various skin types and characteristics based on the level of natural oils and moisture the skin has. Internal factors and external factors can also have an effect on the skin. This can include>


Smoking and drinking too much alcohol and lack of exercise and not getting enough sleep. Can give the skin appearance of looking dull and dehydrated. Also causing premature ageing. Some medications can alter the skin’s texture. Such as steroids which can caused the skin the look thinner and more fragile.

Stress can damage the body in many ways and therefore the immune system suffers and can make induvial likely to become unwell and this can affect their skin.


The weather can affect the skin, such as seasonal changes eg air pollution and UV exposure can be the most cause of skin ageing. Both UVA rays and HEV light can cause skin to age prematurely (photo age). Pollution causes skin irritation, such as dust in the air can clog the pores and leads to spots and acne. Air conditioning effects the skin by drying it out and high exposure to central heating for long periods on a weekly basis can also have a negative impact on the skin.


  • DRY- fine texture or slightly coarse if very dry and neglected.

  • Oily- Medium texture, might be coarser around the cheeks and nose, might be moist to touch.

  • NORMAL- Medium to fine texture, healthy glow, no blemishes.

  • COMBINATION- Variable in different parts of the face, the skin will have a combination of different characteristics depending on skin type. Commonly oily T-zone and dry cheeks and neck.

  • SENSTIVE- Delicate and fine and might have coarse texture. Prone to blemishes, has a rosy appearance and warm to touch. Prone to premature ageing. Burns easily in the sun and might be sensitive to product ingredients and susceptible to allergic reactions.

  • DEHYDRATED - Lack of hydration, prone to premature ageing, skin absorbs creams rapidly and skin looks and feels tight.

  • MATURE – The skin has a more padded appearance caused by the slowing of new skin cells production. Wrinkles and lines can easily be felt. Skin also can be dull, lifeless, lack of colour, crepey appearance. Age spots, ageing has already begun.

Best not to analyse your own skin type, but only in a professional skincare or salon environment.


  • Have regular facials as the skin renews itself every 4/6 weeks.

  • Avoid intense sun exposure.

  • Use the correct facials products for your skin type.

  • Use sunscreen with at least 30 SPF 15 {apply 15mins before going out) some foundations and BB creams have SPF infused within those products.

  • Drink plenty of water

  • Maintain a daily skin care routine.

  • Exercise regularly

  • Reduced central heating as, the longer the heating is on the skin becomes more de-hydrated.

  • Eat more fruit and vegetable. Have a stable diet.

various fruit and vegetables on a table

  • Try to maintain the average 6/7 hours sleep at night.

  • Best not to pick or squeeze spots, as this can cause scaring and even infection.

Healthy Tips

1 Have regular professional salon facials

2 Eat a healthy balanced diet.

3 Follow a skin care routine and use products for your skin type.

Also, please feel welcome to visit ALL ABOUT EVE BEAUTY, SPA AND HOLISTIC THERAPIES which has an intensive wide range of facials to suit everyone, including men and teenagers The aim is to provide a more natural plant base range of skincare products some infused with Aromatherapy essential oils and Marine Algae facial natural skincare products. To prevent signs of ageing and to target signs of visible ageing.

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"Annette was fantastic! My partner had a facial and loved it!!!"


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"Annette is so lovely, this is the second time I go and this for a 1h facial treatment that was amazing! I will be back for another one soon"


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