Facials can cause breakouts from time to time, especially if you have a lot of extractions. This is generally a good thing, as underlying bacteria and congestion is being purged from the skin and bought to the surface – just be sure you don’t pick or pop the pimples post-treatment. Leave the extractions to the pros.
Sensitive or acne prone skins are more susceptible to breaking out in whiteheads or pimples after a facial. It is best not to have a facial the week of an important event.
Be sure to let your therapist know about your expectations of the facial. For example, if you’re in a wedding on the weekend, extractions should not be performed. It’s up to you to let the therapist know for great results.