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How Do I Choose the Best Beauty Facial Treatment?

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  • Written By: Lainie Petersen
  • Edited By: Melissa Wiley
  • Last Modified Date: 01 July 2014
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When choosing a beauty facial treatment, you should consider both the condition of your skin and the types of products that may best suit your needs. Read ingredient labels, as they can tell you whether a product includes substances that can irritate your skin or aggravate a preexisting skin condition. As a general rule, it is a good idea to talk to a dermatologist about any skin care concerns that you have. While aestheticians can often recommend and perform a beauty facial treatment for you, only a medical doctor is in a position to diagnose skin care problems and prescribe specific products and treatments.

Many manufacturers of skin care and cosmetics make dramatic claims about the efficacy of the skin care products that they sell, often with little in the way of evidence to back up these claims. This can make it difficult for consumers to select an appropriate beauty facial treatment for their skin. Become familiar with different skin care ingredients that actually benefit skin, such as sunscreens, antioxidants, and chemical exfoliants like alpha and beta hydroxy acids. If you are confused about your skin type or whether you should avoid certain products, seek advice from your family doctor or dermatologist.

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Skin care experts often warn against the use of products that contain fragrance, as they can trigger sensitivities. As such, make sure that your facial products are fragrance-free. A beauty facial treatment should also be a part of a sensible skin care regimen and should include the use of a gentle cleanser, effective sunscreen, and appropriate over-the-counter or prescription products for addressing problems such as acne or rosacea.

Professional facials are appealing to many people and in some cases may have significant benefits for your skin. If you are considering this type of beauty facial treatment, find out from the salon or spa that offers the service the procedures and products used during the process. Very sensitive skin can be damaged by improperly done facials, so if you have sensitive skin, make sure that the aesthetician whom you work with refrains from using steam or prolonged facial massage. If you are concerned about undergoing a facial because you don’t want to trigger a breakout or risk skin damage, visit a dermatologist who has medical aestheticians on staff. The dermatologist can give precise instructions to the aestheticians regarding your beauty facial treatment, allowing you to improve your appearance with less risk than if you chose your own treatment plan.

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