I got my first facial this past week, and in addition to learning that I love them, here's what else I learned:
1. Ask a lot of questions. My mom came with me for my facial, and as moms do, asked a million questions. While I rolled my eyes, I'm actually happy she asked the questions she did, as I learned a lot of things I didn't know, and what's more important than your face!? For instance, the esthetician talked a lot about the importance of collagen, and was happy to hear I've been taking Vital Proteins' Beauty Boost.
Rich in biotin and Vitamin C (300% of your daily value, for those of you who have been sick over break or running from that nasty flu your extended family has), Vital Protein's Beauty Boost helps boost your body's natural production of collagen, the building block for supporting healthy hair, youthful skin, strong nails, digestion, and bone and joint health. It's great for a healthier appearance on the outside (hello, new year, new me!), without forgetting that how you look and feel on the inside is important (v, v important) too!
Take a few notes before you head into your appointment, and ask away. Your esthetician is there to answer all of your skin questions!
2. Extractions can be part of your facial experience. During an extraction, the esthetician removes whiteheads and blackheads from the skin using either fingers wrapped in gloves or a tool. It can hurt a bit, but I personally loved it. I'm a picker, but now that I know I can go to someone who actually knows what they're doing to do the picking for me, maybe I'll touch my face a bit less. The best thing my esthetician said to me was, "no one ever walked away from picking at their face saying, 'I'm really glad I did that!.'" Truuuu.
3. Depending on what type of facial you have, you might experience a bit of redness or irritation immediately after. Ask your esthetician how to handle and try to enjoy the rest of your day makeup free. Because I was going somewhere, my esthetician gave me a tinted moisturizer to use.
4. Follow up! If you enjoyed your facial, book another one! Over time, facials can help keep your skin clean and healthy. You can space your appointments anywhere from two weeks to a month (or more) apart.
We're loving the effects of the Vital Proteins products on our skin (and hair & nails!) We've found that our increased collagen intake has been extremely beneficial in how we look and feel. But we're curious - what is your routine? What do you do to take care of your face!?