Even with the best skincare routine, occasionally ensuring your skin has professional care is a good idea if you want to nurture and maintain your best possible skin. There really is no substitute for excellent, professional care for your skin, and that includes facial treatments. We know you’re probably asking, ‘How often should I get a facial?’ but unfortunately, there is no one answer to this question. 

Most experts agree that an ideal cadence for facials is around once a month; that’s about the length of a skin cell’s life cycle, meaning that you slough off the old skin cells after that time. However, because many people use various exfoliants regularly in their home routine, this aspect is not as pressing as it would be if you never used any exfoliator at home. But don’t cancel that appointment yet; exfoliation is just one aspect of a facial. 

Facials also help to increase circulation, which is important for healthy, glowing skin. Good circulation in the face also reduces puffiness and increases skin oxygen. That’s not even to mention the amount of deep cleansing possible with professional help – yes, your daily cleansing is essential, but deep cleansing is important, too. It shouldn’t be attempted at home at risk of harming your skin. 

There are so many wonderful types of facials available right now. While this abundance of choice could be overwhelming, it also means that it’s more possible to customize your treatment to address your specific needs completely. The best facial for you may be completely different than the best for someone else. The basic deep cleansing facial is still a great place to start. 

If you have specific concerns such as large pores on your face, treatments such as a Hydrafacial can be very effective. Chemical peels, laser treatment, and oxygen facials are just a few of the other facial treatments that can be incredibly effective depending on what your skin needs. 

So unless you have very acute concerns in your skin, a treatment every few months is most likely sufficient. More isn’t always better either – once a month or even twice a month may be necessary if you have very problematic skin, but more than that may actually cause irritation and inflammation. When you have a consultation with your skin specialist, they can help you determine the best treatment plan for your skin.