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Annshellay’s Special Facials - a treatment that works wonders!
While each spa, including our SPA in Orlando, has its own treatment protocols, certain features are common in most professional facials. Meant to cleanse, improve and pamper your skin, spa facials relax and rejuvenate.
1. Your facial treatment will begin with any makeup or cosmetic product being removed from your skin. Once your skin is bare, your face, neck and decollete will be massaged with cleansing milk or cream (gel or lotion). A thorough cleanse is an extremely important component of the treatment at our SPA in Orlando. Using facial sponges, cloths or cotton pads, the cleanser will be removed with warm water and your skin will be pat dry. Your eyes will be covered with moistened pads for the next step. A lighted magnifying glass will be used to evaluate your skin. Your esthetician may now lightly pinch your skin to check for elasticity or press on it to check thickness. During this phase, she may discuss her findings with you and ask you about your skin care regimen and your expectations for the facial. Every SPA treatment, including the treatment offered at our professional SPA in Orlando, will only be effective, if the esthetician knows what your skin needs.
2. Now that your esthetician understands your skin care needs, she will choose an exfoliation cream, gel, mask, gommage or peel to use. Certain exfoliation products, such as enzyme peels, require the product to be left on your face to dissolve the plugs that cause blackheads. Other products require either manual or machine stimulation. Depending upon the exfoliation product used, steam will either be applied to your face during that phase or after the product has been removed. Some spas may use heated, moist towels instead of steam. The moist heat loosens plugs and encourages skin to sweat out any impurities that may be caught in pores. During the extraction phase the blackheads and, possibly, whiteheads will be removed. Your esthetician may use a blackhead extractor, a stainless steel instrument that allows blackheads to be gently expressed. Some estheticians choose to wrap their fingers with cotton to protect your skin while manually expressing the plugs.
3. Facial massage stimulates and lubricates skin. Your esthetician may use a massage oil or lotion during this process. You may notice that your sinuses feel clearer and that you feel deeply relaxed after the massage. Depending upon your skin’s needs, your esthetician will choose a mask for you. If your skin is oily, she may choose a clay-based mask to draw off the excessive sebum. If your skin is dehydrated, she’ll choose one that replenishes moisture. Masks are highly specific and are formulated to treat specific skin care needs. After your mask is removed, your esthetician will likely apply a specialty serum to your skin. Some spas charge extra for this step, while others include it as part of the facial. Serums include those for aging skin, for blemished skin and for sensitive skin. Before sending you out the door, your esthetician will apply a skin-specific cream or gel to your skin. She may also apply an eye gel and/or lip treatment cream.
Now it is the time to enjoy the amazing results of our SPA in Orlando!
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