What is a facial? And why do I need one?

You’ve probably seen the advertisements all over your local department stores – “spa-like facial in the comfort of your own bathroom!” What is the difference between a do-it-yourself facial at home, and a professional facial?


The base purpose of any skin care routine is to address your skin’s needs – whether that be anti-aging, reducing dark spots, clearing acne, reducing redness, or any combination of the above. In order to achieve those needs, a well-balanced home skin care routine is necessary.  Just like it is necessary to brush your teeth twice a day.  Even though you brush your teeth regularly, you still go to your dentist for a teeth cleaning and maybe some whitening. Similarly, seeing a professional esthetician regularly is an important element of healthy, radiant skin.


A professional facial is designed to help you relax and improve your skin. The treatment leaves your skin cleaner, softer, brighter, more youthful, and jump-starts the process of transformation. At Body Therapy Massage & Spa, our facials are customizable with your esthetician. We also use top-of-the-line Eminence products. Your licensed esthetician will do an analysis of your skin, and put together a regimen of products to help you meet your goals. Some of these products and steps – such as peels for exfoliation, or extraction of blackheads/whiteheads – are for professionals only. However, some of the products – such as cleansers and moisturizers – can be used at home to ensure you get the maximum results for your skin.

Where Science Meets Art
In order for an esthetician to be licensed to practice in Michigan, they must complete a minimum 400-hour training program that includes knowledge on skin analysis and care, facials, and hair removal. Once training is complete, they must pass both a written and practical licensing exam. The science will help you reach your skin objectives, but the intuitive art will leave you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. Our team blends their experience and training with their heart and passion for their work to create an experience of excellence every time.

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