Soothing facial massages coupled with smooth and relaxing masks, is there anything to not like about facial treatments? Every step of a facial treatment is targeted at making your skin look rejuvenated and healthy. Then why is it that some women see no changes on their face post-facial or worse yet, there are more skin problems? The answer simple: a bad facial.
While facial is one of the most popular skin treatments, not everyone is skilled to perform it. When done wrong, it can aggravate skin problems and even cause your face to swell. We are not trying to scare you; in fact, here are a few signs that indicate you’re getting a bad facial.
Burning sensation or redness
A slight tingling sensation is absolutely fine, but if you feel a burning sensation during or after the facial with visible redness, then there’s something wrong. It's a sign that certain ingredients in the products being used are not suitable for your skin type. It could also mean that the exfoliation was a bit too harsh. Don’t hesitate to tell your esthetician if you experience a burning sensation. A good esthetician will first identify your skin type and then recommend a facial treatment accordingly.
Those who get regular facials would know a little bit of bleeding is part of facials because of extractions. But bleeding as you walk out of the salon is concerning. This is a sign of a poorly trained esthetician, or it could also be a result of a different skin problem. If this happens often, visit another salon and if the problem persists, do not delay in seeing a dermatologist to get to the root of it.
Getting one or two breakouts here and there, after a facial treatment is normal. What’s not normal is noticing pus-filled pimples appearing in clusters on areas where you usually don’t get a pimple. This can mean a bad allergy, unhygienic method or using the wrong product. Instead of going back to the salon to get it treated, make an appointment with a dermatologist to fix the problem.
When it comes to your skin, only visit salons with trained estheticians. Trying to save a few bucks can sometimes result in bad facial and a traumatic experience for life. Therefore, if you are experiencing any of the signs as mentioned above, try switching salons.