A facial is a skin treatment that cleanses, exfoliates, massages, and moisturizes the facial tissues to promote healthier skin and relaxation. Facials are also done as a treatment for common skin concerns, like aging skin or scar treatment.

There are a lot of facial care techniques that are emerging as new technologies are continually being discovered, and each facial care technique varies from one to another. Spas and beauty salons offer these facial care treatments. However, the options can sometimes vary widely, making it quite challenging to choose. 

To help you make the best choice the next time you visit your spa, we have listed six of the different types of facials for all kinds of skin and how they benefit the skin. 

European Facial

The European facial is perhaps the most common one. The procedure consists of cleansing, exfoliating, extracting, steaming, and massaging the facial skin. Sometimes, estheticians also apply cleansers and masks to deeper penetrate the skin and cleanse it from impurities. These masks could be different depending on the type of skin you have or the treatment you opt for, and the esthetician’s recommendations.

European facial is the most basic type of facial care service. If you want to have the much-needed relaxation, you can get this treatment anytime you want and enjoy being pampered. It is the best choice if you are looking to add something to your skincare routine to maintain healthy, radiant skin. It provides many benefits such as unclogging pores, removing blackheads and whiteheads, and reducing acne. European facial also detoxifies the facial skin, leading to better blood circulation and reduced age spots and blemishes. 

The European facial can also be personalized. Many spas and salons have additional techniques to make them unique and competitive.

Chemical Peels

Despite the notion it gives, chemical peels are not harmful nor roughly removes layers of your skin. The products used for chemical peels are safe for the skin. The procedure is also performed by a licensed esthetician, so you can rest assured that it is administered safely.

Chemical peels use acids and chemical solutions to exfoliate the skin and eventually peel off a layer to reveal new, smoother, and brighter skin. The treatment’s main goal is to improve the appearance and feel of the skin by reducing wrinkles, lines, acne scars, and sunspots. It also treats certain types of acne, melasma, hyperpigmentation, and uneven skin tone. However, if you have dark skin, the procedure might result in an uneven skin tone, but it still produces a good outcome.

There are different types of peels, and they vary according to how deep the chemical would penetrate your skin, how long it stays on the skin, and the strength of the peel. The superficial peels or lighter peels only affect the epidermis or the outer layer of the skin, while the deep peels can reach until the dermis or the deeper part of the skin. 

Usually, beauty salons and spas classify their chemical peel facial service as “very superficial peels” and “superficial peels” because they can only touch the outermost layer of the skin. Only dermatologists and medical practitioners can perform deep peels. But superficial peels don’t mean they won’t produce any dramatic results because the skin would still peel off and make your skin look smoother and softer. After the procedure, the skin is temporarily sensitive to the sun, so it’s recommended to use sunscreen daily.

Chocolate Facial

Chocolates are not only for the sweet tooth. It provides a lot of skin benefits more than you can imagine. It hydrates the skin, boosts the production of collagen, and removes blemishes. Plus, chocolate facials suit all types of skin.

Studies show that dark chocolates have a lot of health benefits, including having anti-oxidants and several types of nutrients that refresh and rejuvenates the skin, giving it a healthy glow. 

Cocoa has the power to moisturize and nourish the skin as it helps in stimulating blood flow and prevents drying out skin cells. Hence, a chocolate facial is best for those with dry skin. The ingredients in chocolates are also excellent anti-aging catalysts. 

They reduce pigmentation, dark spots, and promote cell growth to keep your skin look younger and radiant. The use of chocolate masks can also slow down the occurrence of wrinkles and fine lines. Further, chocolate helps in guarding your skin against harmful UV rays, reducing your risk of developing different skin problems caused by the sun.


Microdermabrasion is a facial treatment that uses a hand-held device with a diamond or crystal tip. This tip will then be glided on the skin to rub off its top layer, including the dead skin cells, promoting skin cell turnover to make your skin smoother and healthier. Microdermabrasion can treat light scars, sun damage, lines, and stretch marks. So if you have those and you want it gone, go and try this facial treatment. It is safe for all types of skin and all ages.

Microdermabrasion also helps in thickening collagen, a protein in the body that makes the skin taut and smooth. This is especially plentiful in babies, but as people age, its production decreases. This means that through microdermabrasion, you get softer, smoother, and plumper skin, like that of a baby.

The procedure is not painful and has low risk. However, you might experience redness after, and sun exposure is very much not encouraged and sun sensitivity after, so it’s best to avoid the sun after getting this treatment. If you have very sensitive skin or have skin conditions like eczema, active sunburn, herpes, open wounds, or serious acne, then this facial treatment is not recommended for you. If you still want to try it, consult a very professional esthetician first.


This procedure is considered safe for all people that are in good health condition. However, pregnant women and people who use acne medications are not advised to undergo this treatment.

Microneedling is also known as collagen induction therapy because its main goal is to boost collagen production by puncturing the first layer of the skin using a bunch of tiny needles. This then will cause a slight injury on the skin, which would send signals to the body to produce more collagen and help heal the skin. It sounds painful, but it is not. Before and after the procedure, the esthetician would apply a numbing cream to your skin. Expect to encounter redness after the removal of the mask, which would disappear in a few minutes. If your skin is sensitive, the redness may last for days.

Microneedling treats acne scars, burn scars, fine lines and wrinkles, sagging skin, and stretch marks, enhancing the skin’s texture. It can also minimize pores, and allow topical products to penetrate deeper into the skin. The benefits and effects of the products become more effective as the skin becomes more efficient in absorbing the serums or moisturizers you apply to your skin.

Anti-Aging Facial

Anti-aging facials utilize products and techniques that delay the process of skin aging and reduce age spots like wrinkles and fine lines. So if you want to look as young as ever, this might be for you. It rejuvenates, exfoliates, and moisturizes the skin to produce fresher and more glowing skin. 

The process also involves massaging the skin to improve blood circulation and make you look younger. This treatment also removes hyperpigmentation and evens the skin tone. Above all, anti-aging facials tighten the skin and improve the skin’s elasticity to prevent the most evident signs of aging.

Some spas service anti-aging facials as microdermabrasion, chemical peel, exfoliating facial, or collagen facial, but some offer it independently. If you see anti-aging on the services they offer, the procedure is similar to classic facial, but the difference is on the products used. All the products would have ingredients that target anti-aging skin. 

Facials are not only done as a treatment but can also be part of a healthy skincare routine. It does signs and wonders for you. If you need facial treatments, visit Luxe Beauty Day Spa. We are located at the heart of Sandy City, Utah. For more information about us and the services we offer, leave us a message or call us at (801) 898-8919. We look forward to helping you achieve healthy and young-looking skin