Picking The Right Facial For Skin Type

When it comes to facials, one size does not fit all.

Our skin tends to be more particular than we think. That’s why most facials are beneficial for a range of skin types, but some can work better for specific skin types.

As we live increasingly busy lives, it only makes sense to save ourselves the trial and error and figure out what works best for us.

For that to happen, we must first determine our skin type and match that to a facial with the best active ingredients. But first…

How do I discover my skin type?

Discovering your skin type is the first step towards creating a personalised skincare routine that will keep your skin looking its best.

It’s a simple process you can do at home. All you’ll need is a cleanser, a towel, and a little patience. Read on to hear from our therapists on easy steps to figure out your skin type.

1. Cleanse Face

It’s important to start with a clean face to determine your skin type accurately.

Begin with a blank canvas by cleansing your face using a gentle cleanser to remove any makeup, dirt, dead skin cells and excess oils.

Use lukewarm water and a mild cleanser, working it into a lather before applying it to your face in a circular motion. Rinse thoroughly and move on to the next step.

2. Pat Dry

After cleansing, gently pat your face dry with a soft towel. Patting dry is gentle on the skin and ensures that you do not remove any natural oils unnecessarily.

Avoid rubbing, as it can irritate your skin and may cause redness.

3. Wait

Now, it’s a waiting game. Wait for about an hour for your skin to return to its natural state.

This will give your skin enough time to rebalance after the cleansing process. It’s essential to see how your skin behaves naturally, so resist the temptation to apply any products during this time.

4. Observe

After waiting, it’s time to observe how your skin feels.

If your skin feels tight or dry, you most likely have dry skin. If there’s an oily shine on your face, especially in the T-zone (forehead, nose, and chin), you probably have oily skin. If some areas feel dry while others are oily, you have combination skin.

And if none of these conditions apply, you have normal skin.

5. Test your T-Zone

For a more precise analysis, test your T-zone by gently pressing a blotting paper against this area. Oily skin will leave a greasy spot on the paper, while dry or normal skin will not. Combination skin will show oiliness in some areas but not others.

Please note that these tests are not conclusive, though they might give you a good idea of whether you are taking care of your skin properly!


Reach out to us for a complimentary skin analysis session where our experts will help you understand your skin needs better.

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What should I be looking for in a facial?

Now that you know your skin type, you can start giving it what it needs most to nourish and sustain your skin’s natural barrier over time.

SkinDEEP Intensive Repair

For those with dry or combination skin, giving your skin what it needs would mean rehydrating it on all levels. Our SkinDEEP Intensive Repair Facial does exactly this with its Macro and micromolecular Polysaccharides. 

On the surface, macromolecular polysaccharides work to repair and protect the most exposed portion of the skin. Polysaccharides tend to be hydrophilic, which means they bond well with water. This allows your skin to better absorb – and retain – water.

Going deeper, micromolecular polysaccharides do the same thing for the skin cells.

The only difference is that the smaller molecule allows for deeper penetration of this moisture-retaining substance. The depth of penetration also brings its bioadhesive property into play, increasing the time that skin is in contact with the hydrating polysaccharide. 

When you add all that to unique ingredients that increase hyaluronic acid penetration while slowing its release, you have a facial that helps bring hydrated, rejuvenated, and glowing skin.

The SkinDEEP Intensive Repair Facial gives your skin a chance to recover from the harsh elements and oxidative stress that come with modern-day living.


SkinDEEP Skin Awakening

If you have dry skin or are facing signs of early ageing (such as skin texture), you might see your skin losing its lustre, causing it to appear flat or have an uneven skin tone. 

In this case, the SkinDEEP Skin Awakening facial may be the right choice. Facials are as much about the tools as they are about the consumables being deployed. This facial uses both to good effect. 

The facial uses a unique dual-action device, which uses negative pressure for deep cleansing and oxygen mist spray to diffuse micro-molecular essence onto the skin.

Negative pressure suction helps unclog the pores and draw out dirt, sebum, or other impurities, making it great for those with oily or acne-prone skin. Consequently, it also further eases any of the micro-molecular skin awakening solutions or concentrates being used. 

Multiple sessions of this SkinDEEP facial don’t just brighten the skin. It also helps to deal with acne, reduces the effects of ageing and improves the pH balance of the skin.


SkinDEEP TTS Treatment

Sallow-looking, sagging skin, with a cavalcade of fine lines and a dull complexion to boot—this is what aging skin can look like. In situations like these, you just want to turn back the hands of time, regardless of skin type. 

It might take some effort, but our SkinDeep TTS anti-ageing facial treatments use technology to give you the advantage you need.

Iontophoresis, a medical technique that uses a mild electrical current to drive ions of soluble substances, can help you get skin-nourishing agents into your skin quickly and effectively.

Now add Amphiphilic Trans Epidermal Delivery System Technology into the mix, and you’ll understand why even the deepest layers of your skin will be touched with rejuvenating ingredients it sorely needs to fight off ageing. 

This facial combats ageing on a cellular level and stimulates elastin and collagen production for more youthful-looking, radiant skin.


Make an appointment with Erabelle

There’s a facial with your name on it. All you need to do is ask. 

At Erabelle, we’re focused on delivering beauty quickly and consistently through our SkinDEEP Facial treatments. Our trained therapists are here to provide the tender, loving care that your skin needs, ensuring that you walk out of our therapy rooms looking and feeling your best.

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