Anyone can purchase a face mask from the store, apply it, following the directions, of course, and call it a facial. This doesn’t actually make it a facial though. An actual facial, one that consists of layers of creams and other products, all applied by an expert, is more than just a soothing and relaxing time. It can actually solve many issues with your skin than the typical store-bought face mask cannot. The differences lie in the ingredients, the application, and the technique. It takes time to learn how to become a professional facialist, and there’s much more to it than just putting on a mask and rinsing it off.
Store Bought Masks Sometimes Include Harsh Ingredients
One of the main differences between professional facials and store-bought masks are the ingredients that are used. These store bought masks often include either harsh ingredients, preservatives, or both. Since store-bought masks often sit on the shelf for months at a time before they are purchased (not to mention their lifespan once the packages are opened), they need to include preservatives designed to prevent the active ingredients from breaking down. In addition, these ingredients are less strong than the professional varieties. Many of the items used in a professional facial are not available over the counter, and can only be bought by a licensed expert.
The Application Is Different
Have you ever applied a sheet mask to your skin? If so, then you know how difficult it is to get the mask applied just right. The same is true of other types of masks that are sold over the counter. All that you need to do is place a little on your finger and spread them on in an even layer – right? As it turns out, this is much easier said than done. However, professional facialists have the ability to apply those ingredients properly. They know how to get an even layer on your skin – one that consists of just enough product. On top of this, some professional facials consist of multiple layers of products, all of which need to be applied in a specific manner in order to receive the maximum amount of benefits from them.
Head to Lasting Impression to Solve a Specific Skin Problem
We’re trained to provide skin solutions. This is why they often offer different types of facials. There are some aimed at people who have acne prone, clogged skin. A good facialist can resolve those clogs and remove some of the excess oils at the same time. On top of this, there are calming facials for people whose skin is inflamed, as well as those that are designed to brighten the skin. You can even get a “facial” for the skin on your back! No matter what your specific issue is, a facialist can help. They know how to tackle these issues, many of which are not “one size fits all” like the treatments that you’ll find in a store. This one of the main reasons why you need to go to a professional.