Facials are essentially multi-step skin treatments that cleanse, exfoliate and nourish the skin. They promote a clear, well-hydrated complexion – helping your skin look fresh and younger.

Additionally, facials are excellent for acne treatment, removing blackheads and clogged pores, and they are also great for reducing redness in the face and puffy eyes.

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Facial Treatments – How often should you have them?

Generally, our skin care specialists in Port Elizabeth recommend having a facial every three to four weeks. This is because it takes about 21 days for your skin to move through a full cycle of skin cell growth and exfoliation.

Therefore, having a regular facial every three to four weeks will help you maintain a fresh glow throughout the month.

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However, no skin is the same and determining how often you should have a facial depends on a variety of factors.

Your skin type, age, environment, and what you hope to achieve all need to be considered before deciding on a facial treatment schedule.

Below are a few tips from our beauty salon to help you decide how often you should book a facial.

Skin Type

Your skin type plays a big factor in how often you should book yourself in for a facial.

If you have an oily, acne-prone skin, blackheads and clogged pores – a facial once a month is recommended.

Once your skin starts to improve, you can stretch your facial appointments out slightly to once every 6 weeks.

If you have normal, combination, or dry skin – having a facial once a month will provide your skin with the extra nourishment and care it needs.

Sensitive skin should be treated with care – therefore we recommend having a facial once every second month.


The sad truth is younger skin generates new skin cells quicker than mature skin, meaning younger people with problem free skin require facials less frequently.

For people with problem free skin and who are under the age of 25 we recommend having a facial once every 6 weeks.

From your mid 20’s to early 30’s, it’s important that you tweak your skincare regimen slightly to help stimulate the growth of new skin cells. We recommend having a facial once a month to keep your skin fresh and glowing.


Although we cannot see the air around us it is often filled with pollutants and bacteria.

Depending on where you live and work – you may be exposed to air impurities that are affecting the quality of your skin.

Additionally, toxins in the air have been linked to premature ageing and worsening skin conditions such as eczema and hives.

Being regularly exposed to impurities in the air means your skin needs extra attention. Having a facial once a month will help remove oil build-up, toxins and dirt from your everyday environment, while thoroughly removing all bacteria that could cause skin issues.

Skin Care Goals

Maintaining great skin isn’t easy and if you would like to keep your skin glowing throughout your lifetime – finding the right skin care specialist is crucial.

To maintain a healthy glow we recommend having a regular facial once a month.

Additionally, you need to commit to a good skin care routine and quality skincare products. The majority of skin damage is caused by daily exposure to the sun, smoking and drinking – all of which you can control.

Make sure you wear sunscreen, lower alcohol consumption and avoid smoking and second-hand cigarette smoke.

Quality skincare products make a world of a difference and should not be compromised on. Speak to one of our skincare specialists about what products are right for your skin type and specific needs.

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Our skincare specialists are qualified and have extensive experience in skincare.

For our facials we use OptoDerm products and will soon be adding Kalahari to our product range.

OptoDerm offers a fantastic facial range including advanced peels, dermal peels and the dermaneedling facial options gently catering for all skin type needs and wants.

Feel free to contact us should you require any further information about our facial options and products, as well as the additional beauty and wellness treatments that we have on offer.

We invite all new clients to visit us for a FREE consultation.

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