There is a number of reasons why our skin may not be on our side. From breakouts to dry patches, it is safe to say that most of us will have experienced an array of skin concerns in our lives.
At our beauty clinic in Milton Keynes, our facials are perfect for breathing a new lease of life into your skin – because what better way to help you reach your skin goals than through a personalised treatment plan? But what is the best facial treatment for you? We have devised this article to help you find out!
What Is The Best Facial Treatment For Me?
It is inevitable that, over certain periods, our skin will become a little more irritated and prone to breakouts, whether it may be heightened stress, changes in diet or hormones. Nevertheless, specific facial treatments can make this more manageable while keeping those ‘bad skin days’ to a minimum. With this in mind, our guide will not only run through how to choose the right facials for your skin type but also how to care for your skin afterwards. So, without further ado, let’s start addressing the following:
- Step One: Understanding Your Skin Type
- Step Two: Choosing The Right Facial
- Step Three: Caring For Your Skin After Your Treatment
Our skin is incredibly complex, and it can often feel as if no matter how hard you try to care for your skin or the number of expensive products you use, you are still unable to achieve the results that you dream of. In many cases, the reason behind this is that the products you are using do not necessarily match the needs of your skin, meaning that you end up spending a fortune without seeing a difference.
If you are yet to spend time understanding your skin type, then this should always be your first step before booking in for a facial. Here are the main skin types and how to determine which category you fall under:
There are many different signs that you have oily skin, and you may experience just some or all of them. These include the following:
- Your pores are larger on the T-Zone (this relates to the forehead, nose and chin)
- You find it impossible to prevent blackheads, especially on the nose and chin
- Throughout the day, you notice your face becoming shiner, which causes your makeup to slide off
- You have tried the blotting sheet test, and there is a lot of oil left over on the paper
If you have oily skin, the first thought is likely to reach for the harsh products and skip the moisturiser, but this isn’t the answer. You may be surprised that oil cleansers are the best for greasy skin as these attract sebum. This means that when you wash away the cleanser, you also wash away the excess sebum, controlling oil without stripping your skin from essential nutrients. You can find more information on how to tackle greasy skin on Cosmopolitan.
If you have dry skin, you will likely notice rough, scaly or flaky patches of skin on your face. If this sounds familiar, you can care for your dry skin by ensuring that you use a rich and replenishing moisturiser, which will prevent your skin from feeling rough and appearing dull. It is also recommended that you exfoliate at least once a week to keep flaky skin at bay. Finally, as with any skin type, it is vital that you wear SPF daily, even in the winter, to prevent your skin from being damaged by UV rays.
If your skin is typically unproblematic and you rarely experience breakouts, dry patches or an oily T-Zone, then you are likely to fall under this category. Another way to spot whether you have this skin type is if you have an even complexion and can hardly see your pores. There will be no need to alter your skincare routine for this skin type as it is clear it is working pretty well; just don’t forget to wear SPF for protection and exfoliate once a week to remove dead skin cells!
If you have noticed that you experience the signs of both dry and oily skin, then it is likely that you fall into the combination category. Those with combination skin often have an oily T-Zone, where they are most prone to spots and blackheads, but the rest of their face is typically normal with dry patches now and again. In this case, you may need to invest in a few extra products to deal with problem areas when they arise. Look Fantastic has a whole category for combination skin, which is worth taking a browse through if you’re in need of some new products!
Over the years, it becomes inevitable that your skin will begin to change in appearance as not only will collagen production slow down, but pollutants will damage your skin. This means that fine lines, wrinkles and sometimes hyperpigmentation can start to form, and as a result, your skin will require a little extra TLC.
Although the best way to tackle this is to begin caring for your skin as early as possible, you can put together a routine that will achieve a youthful glow. This will include quality UV protection, nourishing face masks and eye creams to care for more delicate areas.
Although we offer many treatments at our clinic, from semi-permanent makeup to our scalp micro pigmentation in Milton Keynes, our facials are most definitely the treatment we are asked the most questions about. For example, those who book in for a treatment such as our laser hair removal are sure of the results they wish to achieve; however, when it comes to a facial, it can be tricky to know which one will help to give you the results you are looking for. If you have only recently determined your skin type, then you may also be looking for advice on how to care for your skin correctly.
At our beauty clinic, we offer three different facials in Milton Keynes, each of which is best suited to some skin types more than others. Here is more information on each:
Best Facial Treatment For Ageing Skin: GeneO+ 4 in 1 Super Facial
Ideal for the following skin types: Dry, Mature, Normal
Designed to give the skin an instant boost, not only can the GeneO+ 4 in 1 Super Facial hydrate the skin, but it can also work towards smoothing fine lines and wrinkles. This is thanks to the clever 4-step process, which first exfoliates the skin to remove dead skin cells before using specific products to infuse the skin with essential nutrients. The treatment involves an innovative GeneO+ machine which utilises several different handpieces to maximise results. Should you be hoping to reduce signs of ageing, the final step of the facial will use radiofrequency to kickstart collagen production.
Best Facial Treatment For Acne: Laser Carbon Peel
Ideal for the following skin types: Oily, Combination, Normal
For those who are experiencing congested skin, which in simple terms means blocked pores, the laser carbon peel is ideal. We have all seen the number of skincare brands now creating their own charcoal products to detox the skin, and the laser carbon peel is no different, just far more effective!
During the laser carbon peel, a carbon lotion is applied to the skin before this is lasered off using a specialist device. While this may sound a little invasive, it most definitely isn’t and is perfect for targeting the build-up of dirt, dead skin cells and oil deep in your pores. In return, your skin will not only look brighter, but the natural healing process will also begin, helping to tackle skin problems such as acne.
Best Facial Treatment For Uneven Skin Tone: DermaPen Microneedling
Ideal for the following skin types: Oily, Combination, Normal, Dry, Mature
Microneedling is one of the most popular modern treatments and is most definitely one of the most sought-after facials at our clinic. It is a super versatile solution, making it a great way to improve the overall appearance and texture of all skin types. Why? By creating tiny traumas to the skin (we promise it isn’t as scary as it sounds), you encourage the body to begin healing itself, whether this may be by smoothing fine lines or minimising acne scarring. Here at Bianco, we use a derma pen as opposed to a derma roller as this allows an even pressure across the face, therefore, offering more consistent results.
There is nothing better than skin fresh from a facial with a super glowy appearance, but how can you keep these results for as long as possible? The key is to take extra care to keep your skin both hydrated and protected. Here is how you can do these things and more:
- Stay Hydrated – After any facial, your body will go into restoration mode, which means that it will begin to release toxins. To ensure that these can be flushed out and your skin is left glowy, you will need to drink plenty of water.
- Invest In Products For Your Skin Type – If you have now determined your skin type and noticed that your products might not be cooperating, then it’s time to invest in new skincare. This will help you to maintain an even complexion and smooth texture to your skin.
- Exfoliate Weekly – Although there will be no need to exfoliate your skin straight after your facial, consider incorporating this step into your weekly skincare routine. This will help to prevent any dirt, oil or dead skin cells from beginning to build up again, allowing your results to last for longer.
- Wear SPF Daily – Regardless of your skin type, wearing SPF will be essential in keeping your skin healthy. This will help to minimise a host of common dilemmas such as early ageing and pigmentation. Take a look at Marie Claire for a guide to just some of the many great SPF moisturisers.
Glowy, Nourished Skin Is Here To Stay
Knowing and understanding your skin type is vital when it comes to selecting the right products and treatments to give you the results that you are looking for. Our three facial treatments in Milton Keynes each offer amazing benefits that target different skin concerns, from fine lines and wrinkles to dry patches. Once you’ve determined your skin type and have found some skincare products that work for you, why not book in for a treatment to give your skin a much-needed boost? If you have any questions, please feel free to get in contact with us to speak to a member of our dedicated team.