What happens to your skin when you get a facial?

Facials have been found to increase the release of serotonin and endorphins into the bloodstream, which can uplift mood. They can also stimulate pain blockers and reduce the feelings associated with chronic pain. Giving yourself time to enjoy a facial means you can truly switch off for some undisturbed ‘me-time’ to focus on important self-care, enhancing overall wellbeing. 

A typical facial routine 

Every facial routine will vary, but these steps are key to achieving glowing skin. If you can’t make it to a spa, you can follow these steps with your ishga products at home.  

  1. Cleanse

Skin is cleansed and makeup (if wearing) is removed. This will help the therapist see the condition of your skin and assess if there is any sensitivity. It’s the first step of the facial and is a very soothing process which incorporates some massage, helping you to relax. 

  1. Exfoliate

An exfoliator will be applied to the skin, helping to remove impurities and dead skin cell build up. Skin will feel smooth and refreshed and be primed for the following steps of the facial. 

  1. Scalp & Neck Massage

Depending on the facial you choose, a scalp and neck massage may be included. This will ease any tension and deepen your relaxation even further.  

  1. Mask

A mask containing active ingredients will penetrate deep into the pores of the outermost layer of the skin, removing impurities and leaving it brighter and renewed. 

  1. Protect & hydrate

To finish off the routine, a serum and moisturiser may be gently massaged into your skin providing protection and hydration.