Facials are a great way to keep your skin clean and healthy, helping to address wrinkles, reduce acne scars, unclog pores, and even out your skin tone. They also ensure a set time for some much-needed relaxation. With so many benefits to experience, you may wonder if you should get this procedure on a regular basis, and if so, how many times per month or year is appropriate.
How often should you get a facial?
Because everyone’s skin is unique, there isn’t a universal facial schedule you should follow. There are, however, several factors that can help determine what’s best for you. This includes: your skin type, its current health or condition, as well as other factors, such as how much money you are willing or able to spend.
- Skin Type
There are so many different types of skin. Oily, dry, sensitive, acne-prone—the list goes on and on. With each of these types comes a general guideline of just how long you should consider waiting in between facial appointments. Those with dry, or acne-prone skin, for example, may want to go more frequently—monthly, perhaps, while those with sensitive or oily skin may want to go just several times per year.
- Current Skin Health
If your skin is not in the best shape right now, you may initially be advised to schedule appointments closer together, but then wait a little longer as time goes on and your skin’s condition improves. For instance, anyone who is currently suffering from a lot of breakouts may have to get a facial once a month or so, in the beginning. Once your skin begins to clear up, however, you may only end up going every few months to maintain your healthy glow. Once again, this depends on your individual situation, so it’s best to get the opinion of a licensed medical aesthetician.
- Financial Budget
Facials hold many benefits for your skin, but the costs do add up over time, and can get expensive. If you don’t necessarily have the financial means to pay for monthly facials, consider scheduling them bi-monthly, and make sure you are practicing other good skin care habits, such as washing your face with a gentle cleanser every night, and applying organic sunscreen before going outside.
If you’re unsure where exactly you fall within certain categories, it’s best to get an expert’s perspective. A licensed medical aesthetician can assess your skin type and current skin health to determine what would be the most optimal schedule for you, and also discuss costs.
Find out more about the Northport Wellness Center’s skin care services.