Professional facials are available in various styles. It involves cleansing the face with a facial cleanser, following with steam, produced by a vaporizing machine, for about 10 minutes. An enzyme exfoliant is usually applied during steaming and removed directly after. The esthetician then cleanses out the pores by moving the skin around to force clogs out. This could be done by using damp q-tips or hands wrapped in cotton cloths a more experienced esthetician can use an extractor. Many people mistake this procedure for “squeezing” because it feels that way. When it is done properly the well-trained esthetician will clean out black heads, white heads, and pimples without damaging the skin. The next step for the esthetician is to properly massage the neck, shoulders, upper back, and face which makes the treatment very relaxing and peaceful. Once the massage is done a masque is applied. This part of the procedure varies enormously from one person to another, depending on which product is being used and the person’s skin type. After 10-15 minutes the masque should be removed and appropriate for skin type conditioned moisturizer with SPF 30 should be applied. Professional facials should be a part of your skin hygiene routine every four to six weeks. Enjoy your healthy skin!