What to expect?
Back facials begin with a deep cleansing ritual to remove dead skin cells. This not only adds moisture, but will provide a blank canvas for your therapist to exfoliate and extract any nasty bits. Once blackheads, ingrown hairs and other oily deposits have been unblocked, a purifying mask is applied to soften and cleanse the area. This will also contain anti-bacterial ingredients to prevent spots from reappearing in the future. After the mask is removed, a 15-minute massage follows using toning tonic, hot towels and moisturiser, which relieves tension and hydrates tired skin. Before you leave, your therapist may recommend a follow-up treatment plan, including which products will best maintain your newfound glow. Result!
Suffer from acne and other common skin disorders? Investing in a regular back facial at your local salon is said to help reduce those untimely breakouts.
Know before you go
- If you have especially congested skin, a detox treatment will most likely be suggested as any clogged pores can be manually extracted. Pain is minimal, but if you have any concerns, it’s best to let your therapist know beforehand.
- Suffer from acne and other common skin disorders? Investing in a regular back facial at your local salon is said to help reduce those untimely breakouts.
The sciencey stuff
As any spot sufferer will know, the back can be a particularly problematic area - tufts of back hair, longer locks and sweaty skin all contribute to ‘bacne’ and a good old scrub in the shower just won’t shift that sebum that blocks pores and causes breakouts. A back facial, which typically involves a combination of deep cleansing and massage techniques, treats problem areas at the source; unclogging and purifying congested pores. Did we mention that it makes for a great stress reliever too?