Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Are 'Promotional' Facials Really A Bargain?

Great question. A facial should be customized to your needs upon the conclusion of a skin analysis, and a discussion, to make sure your concerns are addressed. A completed client profile provides important information regarding your health (allergies, medications, etc.) life style, previous treatments, and anything that is pertinent to achieving desired results with your skin care treatments and homecare. Certainly, a large part of a facial treatment is to de-stress and relax, but anyone who invests their time and money into this type of service wants to improve and protect their skin, and of course, results must be a part of the program, promotional or not.

Promotional facials, on the other hand, generally offer a one-size-fits-all treatment focusing on a broad-spectrum need, such as hydration. Everyone benefits from these type of promotions (as long as it is offered at a reputable spa), and as an added bonus, they are usually much easier on your pocketbook. The drawback? While these type of facials provide a great service to your skin, they are not focused on customizing your care to address the other important needs of your skin.

There are many types of facials, ranging from basic to advanced cures and exotic traditional treatments from around the world. No matter the type, the focus should always be on whatever will produce the best results for your needs.

Stay tuned for an insider's look at a variety of facials over the next few weeks . . .