By now, everyone seems to have a skincare routine down. But what about the skin you can’t see? Back facials may seem like a new trend, but consider how much pampering you give the rest of your body. Your back skin deserves just as much care as the rest of you, and this is one area that you probably need a little help to tend to.
What is a back facial?
Similar to the more common face-facial, a back facial is a series of treatments that opens pores, extracts impurities, and leaves the skin soft, moisturized, and refreshed. Steam is used to open the pores and prep the skin for cleansing and exfoliation. From there, the esthetician will assess the client’s skin and determine what treatments will bring your best back forward.
If there is acne or clogged pores, the esthetician will perform extractions to safely remove the offending spots and help your skin clear up. On the other hand, dry skin will receive extra hydration through masques, serums, and oil-free moisturizers.
Why should you get a back facial?
Whether you’ve got a formal event coming up, or a beach vacation, or you just want to feel more comfortable in your skin, anyone can benefit from a back facial. The back is an area we often forget about–after all, it’s out of sight, out of mind–but it’s also a crucial part of the skin that needs the same level of attention as anywhere else on the body.
Exfoliate dirt, oil, and dead skin
Even if you don’t experience acne, your skin probably has some buildup from sweat, environmental dirt, and natural oils, which makes it harder to shed dead skin. Exfoliating scrubs and chemical treatments gently remove the buildup, preventing breakouts and unveiling your beautiful skin underneath.
Hydrate dry skin
Unless you’ve got the flexibility of a master yogi, you probably can’t reach every part of your back when applying moisturizer. Whether you’re spending the summer poolside or cranking the heat during a cold winter, your skin needs extra moisture and can certainly benefit from hydrating creams and serums.
Clear acne breakouts
Who among us doesn’t live in fear of backne? If you’ve got breakouts holding you back from feeling confident, let your esthetician gently clear breakouts by implementing clarifying masques, extractions, and clarifying treatments.
Reduce inflammation and redness
If your skin is sensitive to the aforementioned treatments, your esthetician can apply a calming masque or serum to help your skin feel as relaxed as you do. They may suggest additional products to follow up with at home.
What to expect before, during, and after a back facial?
Before the actual facial begins, your esthetician will sit down with you to identify your skin needs and goals. After determining what you hope to get out of the spa treatment, specific treatments will be applied throughout the session, starting with steam to open the pores. If your goals require more invasive treatments, you may experience some redness or sensitivity after your session, but you’ll receive after-care instructions to ensure that you maintain that post-spa glow. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself scheduling your next appointment on your way out the door!
Schedule a back facial near you at your local milk + honey spa
Your local milk + honey spa has your back when it comes to a customized, luxurious back facial treatment. Go ahead and enlist a friend to take your before-and-after pictures: if everyone else gets to revel at your renewed skin, you should, too. Whether you’re planning for an event or just looking to treat yourself, milk + honey’s team of experts has the solution for you.