If you have a beard, don’t shave it off just for your facial. Your facialist can concentrate on the hair-free areas, like your T-zone. If you normally shave (clean-shaven or stubble), shaving is a good idea so that the products can penetrate. You’ll want to do this the day before though – shaving exfoliates the skin and can leave it too sensitive for certain treatments.
“Do I need to shave my beard?” – here’s what you should know before your first facial appointment
Until you’ve had a facial, it’s easy to think of it as, well, a glorified face wash and, I guess on some level, it kind of is. It’s still worth getting one though – even just for that proper squeaky-clean feeling alone. If you’re thinking of giving it a go, here’s some of the stuff you might be wondering about.
By Beth Ludolf