From hydrating facials to chemical peels, there is a wide variety of facial treatments available, but how do you choose the right one for you? It’s important to note that not all facial treatments are created equal. The wrong type of facial for your specific skin type can worsen your skin concerns and cause further damage. Here is an overview of the commonly available facial treatments and which skin type they are suitable for.

Normal Skin

If you are lucky enough to have normal skin, it means your skin is generally relatively healthy, has fine pores and is not prone to sensitivity. You may still have the occasional pimple or wrinkle, but they are easily treatable. With relatively light imperfections and sensitivity, we recommend those with normal skin to opt for a deep cleansing facial or any treatments that are designed to address your current, acute skin concerns. Many with normal skin also find that their skin becomes drier as they age. They will benefit from an oxygen facial or any treatments that focus on hydration.

Oily Skin

Our skin naturally produces sebum to keep itself hydrated and moisturized. If you have oily skin, it usually means that your skin is overproducing sebum, which often leads to other problems such as enlarged pores, blemishes and a shiny complexion. Many with oily skin are under the false impression that they should avoid moisturizers, but in many cases, oiliness is a result of our skin overcompensating for underlying dryness. If you have oily skin, we recommend facial treatments featuring deep cleansing, exfoliation and extraction to eliminate the skin’s impurities. Make sure that the treatment also includes deep moisturizing products that will keep your skin hydrated without being oily.

Combination Skin

If you have combination skin, you probably have an oily T-zone but struggle with drier skin on other areas of the face, especially the cheeks. We suggest looking out for treatments that can treat both in one go. A balancing facial with microdermabrasion to eliminate dead cells and hydrating serum to add nourishment to the skin could be very effective.

Mature Skin

Many people seek to slow down the signs of ageing, such as fine lines and wrinkles, with facial treatments. As we age, our skin naturally slows down collagen and elastin production- the main component of youthful, elastic skin. However, collagen production can be stimulated with facial procedures such as microneedling. Other therapeutic ingredients, such as hyaluronic acid or ascorbic acid, are usually applied before or after needling so that they can penetrate more deeply into the skin and treat other skin concerns, like dryness or dullness.

Velvet Beauty Bar in Brampton offers a comprehensive range of facial treatments that are suitable for a variety of skin types. From hydrafacials to microdermabrasion, you can find the perfect aesthetic treatment to address your skin concerns at Velvet Beauty Bar. Consult with our beauty experts today!