Are you a back acne sufferer and are self-conscious about the acne on your back? Back facials are the perfect treatment for treating back acne.
There's a lot of talk about face facials, but what about back facials?
This treatment is perfect for anyone who sufferers from back acne and wants to give their skin the glow up it deserves.
What is a back facial?
A back facial is a treatment that works by cleansing and exfoliating the skin on your back to improve the appearance of acne and scars all while giving your skin a boost.
Back Facial Benefits
The benefits are:
1. Treats hard-to-reach back areas.
If you're a back acne sufferer, trying to treat certain areas on your own is impossible.
However, getting a back facial from an esthetician will help effectively cleanse, exfoliate and moisturize the hard-to-reach areas on your back.
2. Heals and clears back acne breakouts.
Exfoliation is important because it helps remove build-up of dead skin cells and oils on the surface of your skin which prevents clogged pores and promotes skin cell turnover, hence, healing and clearing your back acne breakouts.
3. Improves and increases blood circulation.
When performing lymphatic drainage, the constant hand motion improves and increases blood circulation.
The improved and increased blood circulation provides your skin with oxygen-rich blood and nutrients and carries away carbon dioxide and waste products to prevent toxins build-up.
As a result, your skin cells regrow and nourish, promoting healthier skin.
4. Reduces inflammation
Lymphatic drainage massage improves and increases blood circulation to help reduce inflammation in your skin.
5. Stimulates collagen production.
Exfoliation triggers a healing response in your skin which activates fibroblasts to synthesize more collagen in your dermis.
6. Targets your specific skins needs.
Aestheticians use medical-grade skin care products, to target your skins needs, which are more effective than regular skin care products because they have a higher concentration of active ingredients, are backed by clinical research and follow FDA regulations.
What is the difference between a regular facial and a back facial?
A traditional facial focuses on treating the skin on your face, while a back facial focuses on treating the skin on your back.
Who should get a back facial?
Anyone who wants to improve the appearance of their back acne and scars.
How much does a back facial cost?
We conducted a survey, where 10 estheticians gave the reason for their back facial pricing.
The survey concluded with the pricing ranging from at least $75.00 and upwards.
The reason being, the area that is being treated, the amount of time, the extra product involved and how known and where the establishment is.
How long does a back facial session lasts?
It lasts around 45 to 60 minutes, however, depending on the treatment of choice and the area to be covered, the time can vary greatly.
What to expect during a back facial session?
From a standard 45-minute session you can expect a skin analysis followed by steaming and thoroughly cleansing the skin on your back, toning, exfoliating and extractions (if needed), after that a customized treatment mask, serum and then moisturizing to lock in results.
What steps does a standard back facial consists of?
A standard back facial consists of 6 steps that will help your back achieve maximum results.
Step #1: Analyzing your skin.
To determine your skin type, skin concerns and suggest the best treatment for your back.
Step #2: Cleansing with steam.
Removes oil and dirt, softens and preps the skin on your back.
Step #3: Toning and exfoliating the skin on your back.
Toning balances your skins pH, removes impurities and allows for better skin care product absorption.
While, exfoliating gets rid of dead skin cells and build up of oil and dirt to reveal younger and healthier skin.
Step #4: Extractions on your back.
Helps clear out clogged pores to prevent future and heal back acne breakouts.
Step #5: Applying a customized treatment mask.
Addresses your specific skin concerns, whether it be redness, back acne, pigmentation, sun damage and so on.
Step #6: Applying a serum and moisturizer.
To lock in results and keep your skin protected when you leave your appointment.
Is there any downtime after a back facial?
There is no downtime after a back facial, in fact, many people report feeling relaxed and refreshed after the session.
Nonetheless, if you have any questions or concerns, be sure to talk with your esthetician.
Back Facial Treatments
There are different types of back facial treatments that you can choose from:
1. Back Facial with Extractions
It's a standard back treatment that involves cleansing, toning, exfoliating, extracting, using a customized treatment mask followed by a serum and moisturizer.
2. Aromatherapy Back Facial
Uses essential oils to treat and improve the skin on your back.
3. Back Facial with Microdermabrasion
Consists of deep physical exfoliation using a diamond-tipped wand to remove dead skin cells, hyperpigmentation, sun damage, acne scars and fine lines
It also stimulates collagen production because of an increased blood flow which improves your skin’s elasticity.
4. Back Facial with Chemical Peel
Uses chemical peels to heal back acne, fade hyperpigmentation and brighten the skin on your back.
5. Back Facial with High Frequency
Increases the production of collagen and elastin, enhances blood flow and circulation, kills acne-causing bacteria and reduces inflammation and redness in your skin.
6. Back Facial with Radio Frequency
Energy waves penetrate your dermis and deliver heat energy to stimulate collagen production which repair and renew your skin for a tighter, firmer and plumper appearance.
7. Back Facial with LED Light Therapy
Uses color wavelengths each of which has specific benefits for the skin.
8. Back Facial with Microcurrent
Electrical current stimulates the epidermis and muscle to lift and tight the skin on your back, perfect for reducing fine lines and wrinkles.
Speak with your esthetician to find out which treatment is right for you.
Back Facial Tips
Here are a few tips to help you get the most out of your back facial:
Tip #1: Drink Plenty of Water
It has been longed believed that drinking plenty of water will help flush out any waste and toxin, but there’s no evidence that proofs such claims.
The reason drinking plenty of water is important is that it improves skins hydration which maintains your skin's elasticity and improves the overall results of your treatment.
Tip #2: Avoid sun exposure and tanning beds.
Avoid sun exposure and tanning beds before and after your session to prevent irritation, hyperpigmentation and skin damage.
Tip #3: Wear loose clothing.
When clothes rub against each other, it can cause friction which leads to irritation and chafing on your skin.
After your treatment, wear loose clothing to avoid irritation and redness.
Tip #4: Avoid scrubbing and exfoliating your skin.
Avoid scrubbing and exfoliating your skin at home for 24 hours following your facial to give time to the serum and moisturizer to soak into your skin.
Tip #5: Avoid applying makeup and sunscreen.
Avoid applying makeup and sunscreen for 12 hours following your treatment, otherwise, it may irritate your skin.
Tip #6: Speak with your esthetician.
If you have any redness, itching, or irritation after your session, be sure to speak with your esthetician immediately.
Tip #7: Follow up.
Follow up with your back facial appointments to improve your results.
How to do a back facial at home?
Unfortunately, doing a back facial yourself will not yield the same results as getting it from an esthetician.
However, we understand that not everyone has access to getting a professional back facial as it can get costly.
That's why we are here to teach you how to safely do the basics at home:
- Start by steaming and cleansing your skin with a gentle cleanser.
- Tone your skin with a toner of your choice.
- Exfoliate your skin with either a physical, chemical or mechanical exfoliant.
- Apply a customized treatment mask to your back.
- Leave the mask on for 10-15 minutes before removing it.
- Finally, apply a serum, depending on your skins needs, followed by a moisturizer.
Make sure to ask for help, on the areas of your back that are hard to reach.
What is needed for a back facial?
You need a steamer, gentle cleanser, exfoliant (either physical, chemical or mechanical) and mask, serum and moisturizer of choice.
Where can you buy supplies to get a basic back facial?
You can buy supplies either in your local or online stores that sell specifically skin care products.
What are the side effects of a back facial?
There are no known side effects, however, some people may experience mild redness or irritation after the treatment.
If you have any allergies or sensitivities, be sure to talk to your esthetician and let her know before your appointment to avoid any unnecessary skin reaction.
How often should you get a back facial?
You should get a back facial one every 4 to 8 weeks. However, it's recommend starting with an initial consultation, so you can discuss your goals with your aesthetician so that she can assess a personalized treatment for you.
Back Facial Aftercare
Use the skin care products recommended by your aesthetician, as well as, a body lotion or oil to seal in moisture after you shower and dry brush to keep your skin exfoliated.
If your back acne is persistent and recurring, have a talk with your aesthetician to see what's the best approach to fully clear the skin on your back.