Health & Beauty
5 Dead Giveaways You're Getting a Bad Facial
Are you getting second-rate facials? How to tell when your skin care specialist is cutting corners
Before she slathers you in caviar, kelp or any other skin treatment, your aesthetician should be getting up close and very personal with your face.
"If an aesthetician looks at your skin and doesn't do an analysis, it's a red flag," says Holm.
Most of the time, we shy away from other people's hands on our face -- they carry pore-clogging bacteria, dirt, oil and goodness knows what else. But during a facial, an aesthetican should be using touch to look for texture, roughness, dryness, oiliness, congestion (this is a nice aesthetician's way of saying pores clogged with gunk) or acne.
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