How Often Should You Get A Facial?

Updated: Jun 6


Woman receives face massage for a deluxe facial treatment
SkinTrust Guinot Deluxe Facial

Reasons to Get A Facial


This is a question I get a lot and although everyone's skin and skin goals are different, there are some general guidelines.

When I was in esthetic school they taught us that once a month was the ideal frequency for getting a facial. The skin cells come up through the epidermis and slough off approximately every 30 days so a facial keeps the cell nourished and hydrated. That’s one perspective.

I also believe you need to consider what you are using at home to care for their skin each day. If they have a good regimen, then you may not need monthly facials.


Aging, Acne-Prone Skin, and Other Conditions


Woman receives facial massage to help with anti-aging
SkinTrust Anti-Aging Facials

If you are treating a specific condition you may get facial treatments more frequently for a specific period of time. If you have a medical condition you may be on meds that require you to get more frequent treatments too because of their impact on your skin.

Then there is the age issue. As we age our skin changes. Many of those changes are based on hormonal shifts and then are accelerated by lifestyle choices. Here are some guidelines based on age:

  • In your 20’s facials 3 to 4 times a year

  • In your 30’s & 40’s facials every other month

  • 50+ facials each month - your skin is experiencing the most changes

Basically, get facial treatments when it makes sense for your skin. Minimally get a facial to transition your skin through the seasons. In Palos Heights, we have two seasons - summer and winter. Cleaning up one season and preparing your skin for the next is a healthy way to care for your skin.

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