If you are new to the world of beauty treatments, you may be a little confused by the term facial. This word is used to describe any number of facial treatments meant to promote a healthier skin. From steaming, to exfoliation, masks, peals and massages, there are countless facial treatments that can improve the overall appearance of the skin. Nonetheless, if you are a busy person and you don’t have time to try all the treatments, you can start with the ones that have already proven to be the most effective.

1. Exfoliation

This is the most basic facial treatment in the world, but it can have different effects, depending on the products that you use. Like all skin treatments, the exfoliation should only occur after a thorough steaming session which opens the pores. There are two types of exfoliation. Firstly, you have the mechanical exfoliation, which uses a gritty mixture that rubs away the dead skin cells as well as some minor white heads and black heads. This procedure will also eliminate some dark spots and deliver a smoother and whiter skin. The second type of exfoliation is the chemical peel. As the name suggests, this procedure uses different chemicals in order to deal with various skin problems like wrinkles, minor scars or hyperpigmentation.

2. Extractions

While this procedure is rather basic, it should only be performed by an esthetician, in order to minimize the risk of scars. As the name suggest, this treatment involves the extraction of either whiteheads or blackheads. The process is not very invasive, but it can require a couple of days of recovery, especially when it comes to sensitive or ruddy skin. Depending on your type of skin, this treatment can be mildly uncomfortable, or it can even be slightly painful. Nonetheless, it is necessary for many people, especially for people with oily, acne-prone skin.

3. Microneedling

This treatment is also known as dermal rolling and it is often performed in conjunction with a stem cell facial. The treatment involves small and controlled piercings on the uppermost layer of the skin. The tiny piercings stimulate the production of collagen which is responsible for the skin’s elasticity. The treatment has proven to be twice as effective when used in combination with a stem cell roller. This product uses the bio signals that the stem cells create when dealing with skin injuries. While scientists are yet to discover how to artificially create stem cells, they can reproduce the bio signals created by the cells, which have the same healing effects on the skin.

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