- basic facial
- consists of steam, extraction, mask, and massage
What is a European Facial
There are many different types of facials, the European being perhaps the most common. A European facial at ESI consists of a cleanse, exfoliation, extraction, steam, and massage. In the cleansing phase of European Facials a cleanser is applied to the skin to get rid of surface impurities. Then your skin is analyzed. During this phase, an esthetic student uses a lighted magnifying lamp to examine your skin for possible problem areas and identifies specific qualities of your skin. After this, your skin is exfoliated using our very own Vita C micro exfoliant and activator. You are then ready for extraction, which removes black and whiteheads from the skin. After a face and decollete massage, a mask is applied to your face. Masks are an extremely important aspect of facials. There are masks for a variety of purposes from healing acne scars to shrinking pores. Masks must be applied to an already cleansed face to allow for deeper penetration and allowed to sit for a period of time depending on the mask. After this, our spf is applied so you leave your facial with protection that lasts for the rest of the day.
How is it Used
A European facial is a great basic skincare treatment. You get personalized attention on your face and skin as well as time to relax and enjoy being pampered. A cleanser is used to get rid of surface impurities and oils. Exfoliant gets away the rough dead skin. Masks are applied towards the end of your facial as they are more responsive to already cleansed skin. Extractions are perhaps one of the most important parts of the facial. A trained esthetician or esthetic student can perform extractions more skillfully and they are much less damaging to the skin. Facials are a perfect skin treatment to get on a regular basis as they are affordable and can do wonders for your skin if done routinely.