Updated: Jan 13
1. Skip any at-home facial treatments the week before your appointment. Also avoid any exfoliation for a few days prior. Your esthetician will cleanse your skin as part of the facial treatment.
2. Stay out of the sun and away from tanning beds for five days prior to your facial.
3. Are you getting ready for a big event? Estheticians recommend scheduling a facial appointment about six weeks in advance with a follow-up appointment closer to your event. This allows time to address any negative skin reactions and get the maximum results from your facial.
4. Let your esthetician know of any medications, medical conditions, or past skin conditions you have had. Even over-the-counter medications can affect you skin. It is good to know what may be contributing to your concerns or the way your skin reacts to certain products.
5. Knowing the names of the skin care products you use at home is helpful. Having these details will help the esthetician make recommendations of products you may want to add or delete from your at-home routines.
6. Be prepared to discuss your skin goals. Your esthetician is a licensed expert in skin care and can help you with a specific regime of treatments and products to achieve your goals.