What is a facial?

Facials are one of the most popular and widespread types of treatments. A facial usually involves cleansing the skin before applying a nourishing face mask, followed by moisturising, although the treatment varies and can often include exfoliation and use of tech. But the overall result stays consistent, with the treatments aiming to brighten the complexion, draw out toxins, tighten and make your skin more radiant.

A treatment usually takes 30 minutes – 2 hours.

Is a facial for you?

With so many different types of facials available It’s important to know the results you want, as well as your skin type. If you have a fungal or bacterial infection that affects your skin, or have a known sensitivity to skin care products you shouldn’t undergo a facial.

Typical cost of a facial

The cost for a facial can range from £50 – £300.

Risks & side effects

There are few risks and side effects from a facial and they are usually temporary, which include:

  • Redness
  • Irritation
  • Breakouts
  • Dryness

Allergic reactions can occur, you should ensure you’re not allergic to the products used in a facial prior to the treatment.

For information on where to find your nearest clinic & the price of treatments.


Read what the NHS has to say to help you make your decision.


Have a look at what other people think of the procedure, with before and after photos and details about their experience.


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