9 Facials That Promise Happy, Healthy, Extra Glowy Skin For Weeks
There’s nothing like a good facial to make you feel like the best version of yourself. Fresh, glowy AF skin is an instant game-changer as far as lifting one’s mood — not to mention one’s confidence — which is why we’re breaking down nine of our current facial faves that resurface and revitalize lackluster skin.
“Having issues with your skin can hold you back from socializing, wanting to take photos, and even worse, wanting people to look you in the face, so there’s no better feeling than feeling your best without having to hide or cover up,” says Hailey Bieber’s esthetician Sharlena Hassani.
Whether your concern is discoloration, unwanted lines, or dehydration, these glow-enhancing facials (and at-home treatments!) will give your skin the TLC it deserves to whip your skin into shape in no time.
The Best Facials for Glowy Skin
1. The Aquagold Fine Touch Facial
Our favorite way to micro-dose these days is with an Aquagold Fine Touch Facial to dial up that glow meter. “At JECT, Aquagold is a client favorite which uses 24K gold needles to infuse baby Botox, hyaluronic acid, and Vitamin C into the skin,” explains founder and CEO Gabrielle Garritano. “Adding ingredients like Botox and HA in your routine will leave your skin poreless and glowing.” Reduced redness and oil are an added bonus, and there’s little-to-no downtime with this treatment that feels similar to a tiny stamp being pressed against your face. The best part? Results last 4-6 weeks. (JECT has NYC, Palm Beach, and Hamptons locations; jectnyc.com)
2. The DiamondGlow Microdermabrasion Facial
For a facial with all the glow-up benefits, look no further than Hassani’s DiamondGlow treatment at her medical spa in LA, Artisan of Skin. In addition to Hailey, she loves this for other celeb clients like Kylie Jenner and Bella Hadid because it’s a non-invasive skin resurfacing facial that helps unclog your pores, while simultaneously infusing serums to address your skin’s specific needs. “The treatment delivers immediate results with zero discomfort and skin is left healthier, softer, and clearer,” she says. DiamondGlow can also improve the appearance of fine lines plus dark spots and includes a mild enzyme/glycolic peel, extractions, and mask.
3. The Dermaplaning Facial
“For brightening, I always recommend dermaplaning with my No Peel Peel,” suggests Dr. Gerald Imber, NYC-based plastic surgeon, and director of the Youth Corridor Clinic, NYC. “This treatment focuses on a deep cleanse, dermaplaning to remove the dead skin build-up, and finishes off with our No Peel Peel — a glycolic acid chemical peel, and sloughs off skin without causing it to flake like other peels.” It also leaves you with a glow that won’t quit and a fuzz-free face. Literally, nothing feels better!
6 DIY Facials You Can Do at Home
1. The LED Facial
According to Hassani, 20 minutes of daily LED light therapy with LightStim, $169+, can maintain overall skin rejuvenation in-between office visits. Choose from two different handheld lights — one for anti-acne (blue light used to kill acne-causing bacteria and reduce inflammation) and one for anti-aging (four different wavelengths and types of red light to reach different layers of the skin). “If you’re prone to breakouts, the LightStim for Acne is best, and if your skin doesn’t break out too often, the LightStim for Wrinkles is going to help give you that glass skin glow at home,” she advises.
2. The Steam Facial
Turn your bathroom into a sauna with the Senia Hot and Cold Facial Steamer, $85, that combines aromatherapy with a deep cleansing treatment for your face. This 6-in-1, gotta-have gadget unclogs pores, detoxifies, hydrates, and preps your skin for optimal product absorption all with the touch of a button.
3. The Molecular Hydration Facial
111SKIN makes some of the most skin transforming sheet masks in the world. You know, the ones filling your Insta feed with Black Diamond and Rose Gold patches? Now they have six liquid versions of their science-backed masks that are facial goals. Our favorite: 111SKIN Molecular Hydration Mask, $135, to reboot parched winter skin with vitamin C, multi-molecular hyaluronic acid, and Teprenone for cell regeneration.
4. The Cupping Facial
Don’t own a facial cupping set? Time to invest in one. We’re big fans of Skin Gym’s Facial Cupping Set, $35, since it’s designed to sculpt your face and enhance your complexion all through the act of cupping. Supercharge your glow by suctioning the cup to your skin and using sweeping or gliding massage strokes. Be careful though and follow the guidelines to ensure you don’t go overboard with these.
5. The Cryo Facial
Inflamed, sunburnt, or hungover skin? Nothing feels better than ice-cold Jenny Patinkin Cryo Glow Globes, $70. When stashed in the fridge for 30 minutes (or overnight), then applied to hot and bothered areas, they help constrict blood vessels and promote circulation while also soothing redness and de-puffing bags.
6. The Microcurrent Facial
MedSpa-grade microcurrent facials can be pricey, but NuFACE makes it easy to perform a tightening treatment at home, thanks to their FIX Line Smoothing Device, $159. This mascara-sized tool blurs fine lines around the eyes, forehead, and lips, creating a fuller pout.
Which of these facials are you guys planning to try?
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