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How Often Should You Get A Facial?


First of all, the question of how often to get facials is purely subjective, depending on a variety of factors.

Although there is no magic number, broadly speaking, a facial every 3 to 4 weeks is considered a good rule of thumb, as our skin has a life cycle of about this long.

Knowing your skin type and having an excellent skin care regimen is important in determining if you should change that recommendation, however.

Though you should follow the advice of your dermatologist if seeing one, if you have oily and/or acne prone skin, you may need to get a facial a bit more often. Conversely, if you have sensitive skin, you may need to get a facial a little less often. Your age and skin condition or skin type will also help determine how often you should get a facial, so it's important to have high skin care goals.

Acne Prone Skin

A professional facial is a procedure that removes the top layers of the epidermis of the skin on your face, revealing more youthful and healthier-looking skin underneath. If you have a skin condition like acne prone skin, you can make an appointment for a facial at NuWave Cryotherapy Skin and Light Spa. We will help you evaluate your skin type and other factors, and can schedule you for a variety of different treatments or plans.

In some cases, this may involve getting these types of acne facials more than once a month, but just for a specific period of time. How often should you get a facial is largely unique, so speak to the skin care experts at NuWave.

Skincare Routine

It cannot be expressed enough, how very important it is to have a good skin care routine in between your facials. This will help maximize the benefits of your facial and keep your skin healthier overall. You will likely need to purchase skin care products for these steps, but it will absolutely pay off with results you can see, fairly quickly. Follow these steps:

  • Step 1 - Cleanser - use a good quality face cleanser both in the morning and at night, first.

  • Step 2 - Toner or astringent - this will help rebalance skin tone and offers gentle exfoliation and hydration to minimize the appearance of large pores and rebalance your skin complexion.

  • Step 3a - 2 - 3 times a week use a mask, it gives your skin the care it needs in-between facials.

  • Step 3b - 2 - 3 times a week you can use an exfoliator to remove dead skin cells on the surface as well as excess oils, etc.

  • Step 4 - Apply a serum, it acts like a vitamin for your skin and goes on before anything else.

  • Step 5 - Apply a moisturizer to hydrate the surface of your skin. This is especially important as we age.

  • Step 6 - Eye treatment, for the most sensitive skin on your face and the area that shows age first.

  • Step 7 - If you are putting on makeup, use a primer now. Then you can apply your makeup!

Following a good schedule and routine with skin care in between facials makes all the difference. It will help keep your skin looking great with that healthy, youthful glow and appearance we all strive for.

Skin Concerns

When caring for your skin, it's important to keep your time in the sun to a minimum. Sun damage is one way you can harm your skin cells, and cause you to develop abnormal skin texture. This could mean things like pebbling, deep wrinkles and creases from premature aging, and multiple skin discolorations or freckles.

While one person may have extra sensitive skin, someone else's concerns may address oily skin, acne or large pores. Everyone has their own concerns, and therefore individual needs as well. We understand this at NuWave, and strive to give you the unique and personalized services you deserve!

Other Skin Facts

When asking the question, how often should you get a facial, one thing to remember is that your skin's life cycle regrows skin cells about every 3 to 4 weeks. Since your skin cell growth recycles every 3 to 4 weeks, to get a facial every month helps rid your skin's dead cells, an important step in caring for your skin.

As we age our skin changes, and part of the process is it loses elasticity and develops wrinkles and lines. One way to combat this is to stay out of the sun as much as possible, and get plenty of rest. And the next time someone asks you, how often should you get a facial? You now know the answer! Come to NuWave Cryotherapy Skin and Light Spa, and experience the amazing benefits of one of our facials, with results you never realized were possible.

Facial Treatments

There are several different facial treatments you can typically choose from, such as light therapy, chemical peels, masks and massages, dermaplaning, acne facials and something new, revolutionary and exciting ~ cryotherapy or cryo facials, from NuWave Cryotherapy Skin & Light Spa!


Undoubtedly you've heard something about cryotherapy these days. So many famous celebrities, including entire professional sports teams, are publicly touting the praises and endorsing the treatments that cryotherapy now offers.

It has been credited with anti-aging benefits including markedly more youthful appearance, motivation and energy boost, improved mood and attitude, faster healing times, more endurance and better workouts, and much more.

Cryo Facials

With a cryo facial, Nuwave Cryotherapy Spa uses an electric version for the skin on your face to keep you safer and exposes the skin to extremely cold air for a short burst of time.

Cryo facials have multiple benefits too numerous to list that most other facials don't, and everyone seems to love the results. So just ask us, and we will be more than happy to tell you all about this new and revolutionary cryo facial treatment!

LED Light Therapy Treatment Facial

At NuWave Cryotherapy Skin and Light Spa, we are also proud to offer special Celluma LED light treatment facials. If you're looking to kill the bacteria that causes all kinds of acne at the cellular level, and you want a long-term solution instead of a quick fix, come in to see Sherri and Kim and they will be sure to help you on the most effective and results-driven path. See for yourself what all the hype is about!

Your skincare routine and skin type are the two most important things to remember.

Still, if you're unsure, you can schedule an appointment with us. Together with our technicians, you will discuss and set up a facial treatment plan specific to your own individual needs. They can tell you your skin type and what type of facial would be best for you. Contact NuWave Cryotherapy Skin and Light Spa, today! Also check out our post on how to use a tanning bed.

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