Getting a HydraFacial is a great way to jump-start your skin routine because it leaves you with clean, freshly exfoliated skin. At Allure Enhancement Center in Lafayette, LA, we can clean your skin and pores thoroughly, and profoundly but gently exfoliate to remove any dead skin and impurities. Although intensely effective, it’s a gentle process that requires zero recovery time.
How Long Does a HydraFacial Take?
Like most facials, this treatment takes between half an hour and one full hour, but since everyone is different, it’s a good idea to talk to our team about your particular timeframe. Sometimes it can take slightly longer depending on how deeply your pores need to be cleaned or the overall condition of your skin. The good news is with regular facials and an excellent skincare routine; you’ll enjoy clearer, brighter skin between treatments.
These facials rely on three essential steps to get your skin to optimal condition; deep cleaning, exfoliation, and pore extraction. We will also infuse your skin with a variety of hydrating and moisturizing elements designed to sink deeply into your freshly cleaned pores and give you a lovely, dewy glow. Talk to us about how often you should get this type of facial to ensure long-lasting effects.
During Your Facial
These facials are gentle, pretty quick treatments that you could easily get done on your lunch break. First, we’ll prepare your face by carefully and meticulously cleaning it. Afterward, we’ll exfoliate and remove any excess impurities from your pores. After this critical step, your face should look close to flawless, smooth, and almost airbrushed.
Then, we’ll ensure that your skin gets all of the nutrients and moisturizers it needs right when it’s most receptive to soaking them in. Then, after a brief, invigorating massage, we’ll put beautifying and nourishing products onto your skin. As a result, your skin should look bouncy, completely healthy, and even younger than when you first stepped foot into our office.
HydraFacials are so popular because they give you tons of excellent benefits but are not an invasive treatment or one that you need some time to recover from. In fact, you can go right back to your day after your treatment is over, and nobody but you will need to know that you just got a skin-boosting facial.
These are just some of the benefits most people enjoy after their facial.
Thanks to the deep-cleaning, exfoliating, and pore-clearing involved in this facial, most people find that their skin looks exceptionally better after they leave the office. Not only should your skin look super healthy, but it also can appear smoother and look better under makeup. Many people find that their skin appears brighter and more even-toned after these facials.
Fewer Wrinkles and Fine Lines
These facials can help prompt your cells to create collagen, which gives you plump, younger-looking skin. Thanks to more collagen production and the effects of intense but gentle exfoliation, your wrinkles and fine lines may look diminished. Plus, these treatments specifically hydrate the skin, and healthy, fully moisturized skin often looks fuller and less wrinkled than dehydrated skin.
Since these types of facials precisely target and clear out clogged pores, they should appear much smaller after treatment. Larger pores can be caused by blackheads, which can create an uneven texture on your skin. By removing the blackheads, the pores will shrink back to their standard size, and your skin can appear luminous and photo-ready.
If you have anything specific that you want to get from your HydraFacial, talk to us. We can assess your particular skin type and give you some good direction about what to expect after your session. We can also help set up a skincare schedule that meets your specific needs and will help you look and feel your very best.
Maintaining Your Results
Although it’s a good idea to maximize your skincare with routine facials, you can also keep your skin looking as good as possible between treatments by following a few simple steps.
Quitting smoking is an excellent way to improve your health and keep your skin looking healthy and young. Puffing on cigarettes can cause wrinkles around your mouth or crow’s feet. Cigarette toxins can impede blood flow and hinder collagen production too. Set a quit date and find some good support either online or in person. Your face will thank you for it.
Your skin is especially vulnerable to the sun immediately after a HydraFacial, so slather on that SPF liberally for at least a day or two afterward. Additionally, it’s a good idea to incorporate sunscreen into your regular beauty routine. You can also invest in a stylish pair of sunglasses or a sunhat to further ward off the effects of too much sun.
Don’t Exfoliate Right Away
Since these facials involve a strong exfoliating element, you can risk over-exfoliating if you reach for the sugar scrub right away. Instead, wait a few days before gently exfoliating your face. You can cleanse and moisturize as usual, though.
Stay Out of Saunas
Avoid the sauna or any hot tubs right after your treatment because these steamy conditions can irritate your skin. Since these treatments encourage new cell regeneration and collagen production and remove a lot of dead skin from your face, your skin can be much more vulnerable. You can go back to taking a relaxing dip in the hot tub or enjoying the sauna after a couple of days.
Clean Your Face Thoroughly
Gently but thoroughly clean your face twice a day. If you wear makeup, don’t ever sleep in it. It can clog your pores and irritate your skin. After careful cleansing, you’ll want to nourish your skin with a good moisturizer. Depending on your type of skin, you might want to use a lighter moisturizer during the day and a heavier one at night.
Making these steps a regular part of your routine will help you enjoy the benefits of your facial much longer. We’re happy to give you any specific advice related to your skin type as well. Let us help you craft your at-home beauty routine so that you maximize your time, use the best products you have at your disposal, and make a serious positive improvement to your skin.
Why You Should Get Regular Facials
In general, getting regular facials is an essential part of any skincare routine. Essentially, over-the-counter at-home products can only do so much for your skin, and it’s wise to seek professional assistance. Also, deep cleaning facials can hit the reset button on your skincare, clearing out pores, exfoliating correctly, and leaving you with an excellent clean slate.
Making time for facials is one of the best ways that you can stave off serious skin complaints. Since many facials involve massage, they also stimulate blood flow and can help prompt your body to make more collagen, which will give you bouncier-looking skin over time. Think of regular facials as a necessary investment in your health, wellness, and beauty and an essential aspect of good self-care.
See Improvements Over Time
Facials also have a cumulative effect. Once you start taking very good care of your skin, you’ll notice that it looks better between treatments, and your pores don’t seem so enlarged or clogged. Additionally, you could see age-defying effects, like fewer fine lines over time. Sometimes it’s a good idea to combine different types of treatments and facials, but this differs from person to person, so make sure that you consult with us on the best way to proceed.
Facials can also create plumper-looking skin and tighten certain areas of your face, so they appear smooth and substantially younger than they did before. Plus, facials almost always incorporate a deep-moisturizing element, so your skin will not only appear healthy but start to heal itself from within. Many facials include a blood flow-stimulating massage and can reduce your overall stress levels, too, making them enjoyable and vital treatments.
Get Gorgeous, Photo-Ready Skin Today
HydraFacials can give you flawless, even skin that doesn’t need a filter to be photo-ready. This comprehensive, proven treatment is popular for a great reason; it works and gives you long-lasting, distinct results that make a marked improvement in your appearance. If you’re ready to take your skincare to the next level, contact Allure Enhancement Center in Lafayette, LA, at 337-222-3539 for your personalized consultation today.