Stage 1: Cleansing
Do facials leave your skin cleaner than an at-home washing? The answer depends a lot on the steps you take during your daily skin care routine.
Facials generally begin with a warm towel draped over your face. This isn’t just to induce relaxation, though—the heat is used to gently open pores. Your esthetician should then begin to clean skin using cleanser-soaked cotton pads. How “clean” your skin is after the treatment also depends on everything that touches your skin being sterile, so make sure that your esthetician wears gloves throughout the facial.