Updated: Jan 2
Thinking about getting a facial? Us, too. But we understand that you’re likely thinking of the traditional type of facial that is isolated only to the skin on the face and decolletage.
But who says your back has to be left out of the fun?
Sure, a back facial may not immediately come to mind for quite as many people. But who says it can’t be just as rejuvenating and beneficial as other forward-facing esthetic treatments? If you’re wondering what exactly a back facial is, or why you should try one, we have all of the answers in one place for you ...
What Is A Back Facial?
A back facial is pretty much exactly what it sounds like — the process of attending to the skin on your back in the same way one would typically attend to their facial skin.
Back facials begins with hot-towel steaming and cleansing designed to open the pores and enhance the more relaxing components of the session.
From there, back facials involve a process of cleansing, exfoliating, re-building and moisturizing the skin on the back, in addition to applying a mask we also include extraction process to clear out blocked pores and reduce the severity of any present back acne.
Why Should I Get One?
There are a variety of reasons one may book a back facial, relaxation aside. In particular, many may find back facials to be a preferable solution if they struggle with such skin problems as …
“Acne is the most common skin condition in the United States,” according to the American Academy of Dermotology “[And affects] up to 50 million Americans annually.” And acne is certainly not exclusive to teenagers or the face. Many adults today suffer from back acne, and back facials are one of the most commonly sought after solutions to put an end to the troublesome (and painful) pustules.
Dry skin is a relatively common phenomenon and only becomes more prevalent with age. Plus, let’s face it: you probably aren’t putting in as much effort to moisturizing your back as you are, say, your hands, face, or even your elbows. But a back facial may help to right the wrongs of infrequent skincare in the areas you can’t see or reach.
On the opposite end of the spectrum, oily skin is not rare and can cause or exacerbate problem #1 (the back acne). But a back facial will help restore the overall tone and balance of your skin, eliminating excess oil and leaving your skin silky, smooth, and refreshed.
What Can I Expect After A Back Facial
Similarly to post-facial care, you might find your back skin to be red or mildly irritated following your appointment, depending on the strength of products used to help aid your specific skin type.
In any case, post-care should involve regular moisturization, as well as any other product application as recommended at time of your appointment. Additionally, if you have persistent and recurring back acne, it may take several back facial appointments to fully clear your skin.
In all, don’t turn your back on, well, your back! If you’re ready to indulge in a different type of facial that helps to relax and rejuvenate your body.