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How to Pick a Facial Treatment for Your Skin Type

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A facial treatment can be a rejuvenating experience, providing you with a chance to treat yourself. As pampering as it can be for you, a facial treatment is even better for your skin, as it can help cleanse and detoxify your pores while leaving you with youthful, radiant skin.

However, as with any beauty practice, it’s important that you are careful to choose a treatment that will complement your specific skin type. Here at Colair Beauty Lounge & Med Spa in Gilbert, AZ, we want to help you find the best treatment option for you, and we don’t just leave it to chance. Using our Emage Image Pro 4D skin imaging and face scanner, we can see a 4D structure of your pores, skin spots, and more, allowing us to use science to understand your skin type and recommend the best treatments for your skin

This guide will highlight how to pick a facial treatment for your skin type and how our team at Colair can help so that you’ll know what you need for your skin to thrive.

Understanding Different Skin Types

Facial treatments can provide a great sense of relief, especially when you choose the proper one for you. Any facial must be accommodating for you and your specific skin type in order to be the most effective and not irritate your skin.

Therefore, before you decide to schedule your facial, it’s a good idea to understand your skin type. Generally, a person’s skin type falls into one of these categories:

  • Oily skin – Oily skin types produce more oil than other skin types, and often too much. Oily skin is usually shiny and feels oily to the touch.
  • Dry skin – Dry skin is prone to dehydration and difficult to keep moisturized. You may have dry skin if you notice flaking, itchiness, or tightness.
  • Combination skin – Combination skin is when you have oily skin in some areas of your face and dry skin in other areas. Typically, combination skin will be oily in the T-zone and dry elsewhere.
  • Normal skin – If you do not notice any of the above concerns, and your skin feels hydrated, elastic, and comfortable, then you probably have normal skin.

Each skin type offers its own unique challenges that you have to consider when determining your ideal facial treatment. However, don’t let that deter you! There are several great treatment options available, and you will be able to find one that works for your unique skin.

If you are unsure of your skin type, one of our skilled providers at Colair can help you identify yours, analyze your needs using our advanced 4D skin imaging technology, and offer guidance on the best treatment options.

Facial Types and Benefits for Each Skin Type

Facials are an underrated option for keeping your skin vibrant and youthful, and they make for a great addition to any skincare routine. As you consider which facial treatment is best for your skin type, you’ll need to consider the benefits of each treatment and how they are designed to serve your skin.

Normal Skin

If you have normal skin, you enjoy a bit more freedom and flexibility when choosing a facial, as there are fewer options that are likely to irritate your skin. With less concern about irritating your skin, you can consider more specifically what you want to gain from a skin treatment. You’ll also be able to opt for more comprehensive treatments that use more intensive products and processes.

Opt for a treatment that provides a deep cleansing, exfoliation, and moisturizing cream or serum. If you are concerned about buildup in your pores, you can also consider a steam treatment.

For normal skin, we recommend our Fire & Ice Facial at Colair. This treatment offers stunning results for resurfacing the skin, minimizing wrinkles and fine lines, and improving the appearance of an uneven skin tone, all with minimal downtime.

Oily Skin

Unfortunately, oily skin is genetic, so you cannot do much to counteract it, but treating your skin properly can help you manage it. Oily skin typically requires deeper cleansing, so you’ll want a facial treatment that reaches deep into the pores with face masks and toners for extraction. You’ll also benefit from a mask that can help address wide pores and reduce excess oil production.

For oily skin, our Luxe treatment at Colair is a perfect choice. This hour-long treatment is designed to use specialized products and offer a more intensive and customized approach, helping to tackle the buildup that can come with oily skin. We also include a hand, arm, and scalp massage for added pampering.

Dermaplaning is another great option for oily skin. In this procedure, a skilled provider uses a tool to remove dead skin cells from the surface of your skin, which can prevent oil from building up and blocking your pores.

Dry Skin

The key benefit of a facial for dry skin is that it can help provide some hydrating relief when you use the right products. So it’s best to choose a facial that features moisturizing products and ingredients.

A good facial for dry skin should also include a gentle exfoliation to remove dead skin cells from the outer layer so that moisture and skincare products can penetrate your skin more easily.

Our classic treatment at Colair performs a gentle cleansing and exfoliation and then rounds out with a moisturizing cream to address dryness. Between our careful attention to detail and premium products, you’ll enjoy a treatment that refreshes and hydrates your skin. 

Combination Skin

Combination skin can be difficult to work with, as you have to balance caring for the oily areas of your face and the dry areas of your face all at the same time. The best facials for combination skin will use mild products that do not further dry out the dry parts of your face or overwhelm the oily areas.

Similar to those with oily skin, a Luxe treatment at Colair is a great choice. This treatment can provide a personalized approach to your skin care and ensure you receive a facial with products that properly address the different needs of your skin. Our skilled providers will use products and methods that accommodate both the oily and dry areas so you walk out looking and feeling your best.

Sensitive Skin

Choosing a facial for sensitive skin takes more careful consideration as there are more products and procedures you have to be wary of. Sensitive skin can be easily irritated, which can lead to a longer list of potential skin concerns down the line.

However, these concerns do not mean that a facial is a bad idea. In fact, a treatment can help rejuvenate and nourish sensitive skin. The key is to choose a facial that uses gentle ingredients and does not use too many products.

We recommend an express facial here at Colair, which can be done in just 30 minutes. This treatment uses a gentle cleanser and exfoliation process. Because it uses a minimal amount of products and doesn’t take extensive time, it is easy on sensitive skin and still offers excellent results.

Why You Should Get Monthly Facials

After you decide which facial treatment is right for you, the next step is determining how often you should get them. At Colair, we recommend scheduling a facial once a month so you can enjoy consistent results and vibrant skin.

Getting a monthly facial offers several benefits, as it:

  • Slows down signs of aging and other skin concerns
  • Allows you to visit a skilled provider who can address any concerns
  • Deep cleanses your pores
  • Gives you a chance to relax and refresh 
  • Provides consistency to keep your skin looking its best

With all the benefits of regular facials, we recommend making them a consistent part of your skincare routine. Our skilled team at Colair is here to support you by offering a number of facial treatments that can address a variety of skincare needs. 

Using our Emage Image Pro 4D skin analysis tool, we can help you determine which treatments will benefit your skin type most, highlighting your current skin needs and even potential future problems so you get the most benefits out of your monthly treatment.  

How To Pick The Right Facial

A facial treatment is an excellent option for cleansing and refreshing your skin, but make sure to consider your skin type to get the best results. The best way to pick the right facial is to consult a professional at Colair Beauty Lounge & Med Spa in Gilbert, AZ. 

We will discuss your skincare needs and preferences, learn more about your skin type, and recommend which treatment may benefit you most. With our 4D skin imaging technology, we will also be able to see the most detailed aspects of your skin and make accurate treatment recommendations that customize your experience and ensure superior results.

Contact us at Colair today to see how your skin can benefit from a facial treatment. Give us a call at (480) 923-6138 to schedule a free consultation with our skilled providers.

Dallas Sloan and Rich Ganley are the co-owners of Colair Beauty Lounge & Med Spa. They are both passionate entrepreneurs and have extensive experience in the beauty, medical and service industries. They are blessed to lead a team of amazing professionals who are “obsessed with service” and love to “Pamper, Inspire, and Educate”! Colair was honored to be voted best mid-size business by the Gilbert Arizona Chamber of Commerce.

Dallas Sloan and Rich Ganley

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Dallas Sloan and Rich Ganley are the co-owners of Colair Beauty Lounge & Med Spa. They are both passionate entrepreneurs and have extensive experience in the beauty, medical and service industries. They are blessed to lead a team of amazing professionals who are “obsessed with service” and love to “Pamper, Inspire, and Educate”! Colair was honored to be voted best mid-size business by the Gilbert Arizona Chamber of Commerce.