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9 Common spa facial treatments explained

by Dylan Baker
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A good spa facial treatment can do wonders for your skin.

It is a well-known fact that if we do take care of our skin right from our early 20s, our skin will gradually improve and repair the damage over years to come, making it look much younger and fresh with passing time.

A regular visit to the spa for relaxing your skin as well as helping in rejuvenating it is something that we all should think of as a gift to ourselves out of self-love.

When visiting a spa, the lengthy and complicated list of names and types of spa treatments can leave us confused and clueless.

In order to avoid this, here, you get a list of 9 common spa facial treatments that can give you an idea about what would be the best option to opt for based on your skin. 

chemical Peel Facials 

Out of the numerous spa facial treatments, Peel Facial is something that has become quite popular in recent years.

The difference between a peeling facial at home and at a professional spa facial treatment is that the peel consists of certain chemicals specially designed to treat damage from the sun causing tan lines or acne scars and spots. 

The exact combination of chemicals used is not fixed and differs from one spa to another based on their preference.

Glycolic Acid is often a common chemical used in peeling facials because of its property to help in dealing with pigmentation and stubborn acne spots.  

Oxygen Facials 

Now oxygen is something that sounds rather natural and harmless compared to the chemical substance used in other spa facial treatments.

This is the very reason why it is the most practiced spa facial treatment among customers once they walk into the spa because of how fresh it sounds. 

Usually, oxygen is sprayed over the skin through specialized cans preserving oxygen.

The spraying of the oxygen is followed by the application of several serums for the protection of skin which helps in removing any blemishes and uneven spots from the skin in general and makes it appear even and smooth with fewer lines and spots. 


At first glance, this term might come across as complicated and intimidating among all the spa facial treatments but once you understand its use and benefits, it does not remain complicated for too long. 

Microdermabrasion is a kind of facial that basically helps in peeling away the outermost layer of the skin, exposed to dust, tan, acne over the years in order to reveal the fresher cells underneath the old skin.

As we are all aware that with regular exfoliating the outermost layers of the skin peel off to give way to fresher, youthful skin cells replacing the rough, old and dead skin cells. 

Laser Skin Resurfacing 

If you are comfortable with laser beams you can opt for this one out of the list of treatments.

The process of laser skin resurfacing helps in removing the dead and rough skin cells on the outermost layer of the skin.

 It increases the production of the quantity of collagen in our skin. Collagen is a kind of protein used to increase the elasticity and health of our skin’s texture with age. 

Along with the production of collagen, this laser facial helps in reducing wrinkle lines, bumpy spots on the skin, and bringing a glow to your face. 

Acne Blue Light Therapy

When it comes down to treating acne among various kinds of spa facial treatments, acne blue light therapy has proved to be most successful in getting rid of the acne issue.

It makes use of ultraviolet light aka the Blue Light

Acne is usually caused by some kind of bacteria growing under our skin cells causing frequent breakouts no matter how much water you drink or green vegetables you eat. 

Blue Light Therapy attacks those very bacteria from the roots and ends it once and for all instead of relying on temporary solutions. 

Blue Light Therapy belongs to the type of spa facial treatment that does not take place in just one sitting, it requires planning with the spa and sorting out sessions over the time span of various weeks to complete its course. 

Hydra Facial 

Hydra Facials is a popular favorite among many hot-shot celebrities who often opt for these facial treatments.

The best thing about hydra facial is that it does not focus solely on exfoliation and removing dead skin cells like the majority of spa facial treatments.

 Hydra Facial focuses on deep-cleansing, hydration, protection of the skin as well. The skin is hydrated from the depths of the skin cells along with cleansing off the dust and impure particles of the skin. 

Lymphatic Massage Facial 

Lymphatic massage facial belongs to the class of spa facial treatments that focuses mostly on calming and healing your skin and providing you with relaxation and comfort.

This spa facial helps in releasing all kinds of pent-up tensions from your skin and calms down the nerves for the better circulation of blood. 

This massage facial focuses on particular areas of the face and neck, paying close attention to parts bit by bit.

It is one of the most relaxing spa facial treatments to go for and it improves your skin’s shade by increasing the flow of circulation. 

Aromatherapy Facial 

This is pretty similar to the lymphatic facial. As its name suggests, aromatherapy belongs to the spa facial treatments that give you maximum relaxation.

It mostly involves the use of steam and cleansing of the skin. 

Several kinds of essential oils rich in various properties with pleasing scents are applied to the skin along with extensive massage.

All kinds of skin types can opt for this spa facial treatment as it guarantees to provide you relief and relaxing time without any harm to your skin. 

LED light therapy

This is a type of facial treatment that exposes your skin to the light energy from light-emitting diodes(LED).

It was first discovered by NASA and was initially used on plants but now it has become a common procedure that is used for anti-aging and acne treatment.

It usually lasts for about 20 minutes.

LED treatment done properly can improve your skin but you’ll need maintenance treatment periodically to retain the results.

The bottomline:

These were the most commonly provided spa facial treatments in most of the spas, you can now go and enjoy skin facial luxury based on any of the facial spas you find suitable to your purpose and skin type!

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Dylan Baker

Dylan is a Men's fashion and image consultant, He is also the man behind Dapperclan. He is extremely passionate about fashion and wants to help men style and look better.


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