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How Often Should You Get a Facial?

Facials are not only a luxurious treat for the senses but also an essential component of a well-rounded skincare routine. These professional treatments offer a range of benefits, from deep...

Facials are not only a luxurious treat for the senses but also an essential component of a well-rounded skincare routine. These professional treatments offer a range of benefits, from deep cleansing and exfoliation to hydration and relaxation. However, finding the perfect frequency for facials requires understanding your skin's unique needs, lifestyle factors, and budget considerations. 

Learn more about ideal frequency of facials and discover the key to achieving a radiant, healthy complexion. Whether you're a facial aficionado or new to the world of professional skincare treatments, this article will help you make informed decisions about how often to indulge in the pampering delights of a facial and how you can get the benefits of professional treatments from the comfort of home!

What Happens to Skin During a Facial?

When you book a facial, you can expect a comprehensive and personalized experience tailored to your skin's unique needs. Typically, a facial begins with a consultation where the aesthetician analyzes your skin, discusses your concerns, and customizes the treatment accordingly. Your aesthetician may recommend a specialized facial, like a microcurrent treatment to sculpt the face, a hydrofacial to deep clean pores and hydrate, or a lymphatic drainage facial to help reduce puffiness.

The facial may include steps such as cleansing, exfoliation, steaming, extraction of impurities, and a rejuvenating mask. Additionally, you can anticipate a relaxing facial massage that promotes circulation and relieves tension. Professional-grade skincare products are used during the treatment, often with high-quality ingredients and advanced techniques that enhance their efficacy. The experience is designed to nourish, hydrate, and revitalize your skin, leaving you with a renewed glow and a sense of well-being.


A facial will begin with a thorough cleansing to remove surface dirt and excess oil. Depending on your skin type, the cleanser might be oil-based or oil-free. 


The second step in the facial process usually includes exfoliating. This helps remove dead skin cells from the epidermis and helps stimulate the skin barrier. 


Dirt and oil deeply embedded in the skin cannot be removed with exfoliation alone. For this, you’ll need extractions. The extraction process might be preceded with a steam treatment to help open pores and make the extraction process easier.

During extraction, your aesthetician will gently remove whiteheads, blackheads, and other impurities below the pore level with professional tools to ensure proper hygeine and reduce the risk of damaging skin.

Cool Down

After the extraction process, you might have a specialized treatment depending on your specific skin care needs. 

These might include:

After your treatment, you’ll likely have a cold towel or cooling serum placed on your skin to help tighten the pores and calm the skin. After applying a good moisturizer and sunscreen, your treatment will be complete.

How Often Should You Get a Facial?

Professional facials are most effective when performed about once every three months. If you attempt to get facials more than once a month, you can end up with red, irritated, and uncomfortable skin. 

You can also get pro-level microcurrent treatments from an experienced aesthetician. Pro-level devices have higher microcurrent output levels, so your skin feels lifted, tightened, and contoured when you leave the spa. 

If you’re not familiar with microcurrent, get ready to learn about the easiest way to get more youthful-looking skin at home and keep your skin healthy with professional facials. 

Microcurrent 101

Microcurrent technology works by penetrating your skin and reaching the facial MUSCLES. Facial muscles support your skin’s structure; over time, they lose their tone. They also contract and pull the skin into repetitive movements, creating deep wrinkles and visible creases. 

By mimicking your body’s natural current, microcurrent stimulates the skin and helps to reveal a contoured appearance, like lifting weights. You can get a professional microcurrent treatment with a NuFACE PRO Partner to get advanced facial sculpting & toning, then maintain results at home with professional-grade, FDA-Cleared NuFACE Microcurrent Devices

How To Use Microcurrent at Home

With microcurrent facials at home, you can maintain that just-left-the-spa feeling anytime. By performing simple microcurrent treatments at home with NuFACE, you’ll enjoy a gentle facial massage while achieving glowing, lifted skin in just minutes a day.

Getting started with your favorite NuFACE Microcurrent Device is easy. Here’s how to give yourself our signature 5-Minute Facial Lift® using the NuFACE® Mini, MINI+, NuFACE Trinity®, or TRINITY+

1. Prepare Your Skin

Before microcurrent treatment, prep your skin by cleansing it to remove dirt, oil, and makeup. Use an oil-free cleanser before microcurrent treatment. An oil-based cleanser can leave a residue that might interfere with microcurrent conduction. 

2. Apply a Booster Serum

NuFACE Booster Serums are supercharged with plant botanicals and hydrating ingredients to keep your skin radiant, hydrated, and firm. They also include IonPlex®, a blend of ions and glacial water to help ensure proper microcurrent conduction. 

3. Add Activator

Activators are the key to maximizing your microcurrent results. Apply your favorite NuFACE Microcurrent Activator in sections as you lift: 

  • Aqua Gel Activator: Formulated to deliver deep hydration that lasts up to 24 hours after your treatment. 


  • Silk Crème Activator: Formulated to firm and brighten your skin, and leave it hydrated up to 48 hours post-treatment. 


You can use either activator before your treatment, depending on how your skin feels or what it needs.

4. Treat

Using your NuFACE Microcurrent Device, perform glides and holds over areas of the skin you wish to treat. For an added surge of moisture and to help ensure your device glides smoothly, you can reactivate your activator serum with a spritz of Supercharged IonPlex® Facial Mist

5. Finish With Moisturizers and Sunscreen

Once your treatment is complete, you won’t experience any need for downtime. When you finish a facial, you’ll have glowing, radiant skin that feels tighter and looks visibly lifted and contoured. 

Add your favorite eye cream, moisturizer, and broad-spectrum sunscreen, and you’re ready to tackle your day with professionally treated skin. We won’t tell your secret. 

What Are Some Other Ways To Use NuFACE?

Your favorite at-home microcurrent treatments can target numerous areas of concern on your face, around your eyes, lips, jawline, and neck. To learn how to efficiently target these areas and get the best results, check out the NuFACE Tutorials Page or download the NuFACE Smart App to follow along step-by-step guided treatment tutorials.

You’ll find tips, how-tos, and information about using your NuFACE Microcurrent Devices to blur lines, tighten the skin, and restore a youthful appearance. 

NuFACE Between Facials 

With a myriad of professional facial options and the guidance of a trusted aesthetician, there’s a treatment for everyone. Whether you’re looking to sculpt and lift the face, hydrate skin, or reduce signs of aging, getting regular facials can help address your unique skin needs and offer you some much-needed relaxation.

Consider opting for a microcurrent facial with NuFACE PRO technology to get seriously sculpted, contoured skin and a rejuvenated appearance. Maintain results from home with NuFACE at-home microcurrent technology to make every day feel like a spa day.



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