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Facial Skin Treatments in Jacksonville, Florida

A facial is a procedure involving a variety of skin treatments, including: steam, exfoliation, extraction, creams, lotions, facial masks, microdermabrasion, and massage. It is normally performed in a beauty salon but it is also a common spa treatment. Facials are generally categorized, for example:

Facial mask

Facial maskA facial mask is a creamy paste (or gel) applied to the entire, already-cleansed face. It often contains minerals, vitamins, essential oils, and/or fruit extracts (e.g., cactus, cucumber, etc.). There are different kinds of masks for different purposes: deep-cleansing, by penetrating the pores; healing acne scars or hyper-pigmentation; brightening, for a gradual illumination of the skin tone. Some masks are designed to dry or solidify on the face, almost like plaster; others just remain wet. The perceived effects of a facial mask treatment include revitalizing, healing, or refreshing; and, may yield temporary or long-term benefits, depending on environmental, dietary, and other skincare factors. Masks are removed by either rinsing the face with water, wiping if off with a damp cloth, or peeling off of the face by hand. Duration for wearing a mask varies with the type of mask, and manufacturer's usage instructions. The time can range from a few minutes, to overnight. Those with sensitive skin are advised to first test out the mask on a small portion of the skin, in order to check for any irritations.

Masks can be found anywhere from drugstores to department stores, and can vary in consistency and form. These forms include: clay, which is a thicker consistency, and will draw out impurities (and sometimes, natural oils, too) from the pores; a cream, which stays damp to hydrate the skin; sheet-style, in which a paper mask is dampened with liquid to tone and moisturize the skin; and lastly, a hybrid/clay & cream form that includes small beads for removing dead surface skin cells. These different forms are made to suit different skin types such as oily or dry, and different skincare goals or needs (e.g., moisturizing, cleansing, exfoliating). Clay and mud masks suit oily and some combination skin types, while cream-based masks tend to suit dry and sensitive skin types.

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