Can My Teenager Get A Facial?



So, it is very normal for a teenager to want to get a facial. The facial is one of the most famous spa treatments. It is because of their excellent and effective results. If your teenage child may want to get a facial, but you are pretty not sure about recommending it to them or not, then this might be the place you are looking for. Most of the children in their teenage will experience acne and breakouts at some time. That is why it becomes essential for them to take care of their facial skin. The teen facial is often designed to counter the acne, acne scars, and breakouts frequent in teenagers with soft and sensitive skin.

What Is The Best Age For Teenagers To Start Getting Facials?

According to professionals, the correct time to start taking care of the skin is around 14 years. It is the time when the child’s puberty begins, and their body starts producing hormones that cause the different changes in the body of a teen. Among these changes, acne and breakouts are most common. Therefore, going for a teen facial is a good option for taking care of the facial skin and managing the acnes. Children of all age groups should use sunscreen, especially when going for outdoor activities. Generally, there is no minimum age for girls for starting a facial because the excessive release of oils and changes in hormones can be managed by facial treatment.

What Are The Benefits Of Teen Facial?

  • Doing a teen facial provides a variety of benefits for the skin, like cleaning out the blackheads, clearing clogged pores. These clogged pores are generally caused by excessive production of oil.
  • A professional esthetician can help teens in determining their skin type. Teenagers can also get taught about the other needs of the skin. It is beneficial for the self-caring of skin.
  • Regularly visiting the spa center for a facial can help teens reduce acne scars.
  • Spa facials are a good way for teenagers to learn some good and healthy habits for skin that can be utilized for the rest of life.
  • The teen facial can also help in improving the self-esteem of teens, especially in those who are suffering a lot from acne.

What Should Be Included In A Teen Facial?

A teen facial must include a throughout analysis of the skin. It is done to determine the skin type and the requirements of the skin as per the procedure. The doctor might gently exfoliate (removing dead skin) the skin using ultrasound exfoliate. It is done for making the dry cells of the skin loose. It allows deep cleansing of the pores. Steam may also be used for making the opening of pores soft. It is an important step for allowing the safe manual extraction of the blackheads and other impurities. Generally, a teenage facial may include the following steps:-

  • Cleansing of the skin.
  • Exfoliation (wearing off of the dead skin from the uppermost surface of the skin)
  • Extraction
  • Masking
  • Acne treatment
  • Moisturizing

How Often Should A Teen Have A Facial?

If we talk about how frequent teenagers should visit the spa center for getting a teen facial, then this depends upon the skin type of the teen. Skin type plays a vital role in facial because the skin of every child is different, and also their requirements are different. Generally, if you have any skin-related issues, it is recommended to have a teen facial at the gap every two weeks. On the other hand, if you do not have any skin-related medical conditions and have healthy skin, then, for this type of child, it is recommended to have a facial after every two months for maintaining the good health of the skin.


The teen facial is a cosmetic procedure that is done to teenagers. This procedure helps us relieve different skin conditions like acne, breakouts, and heat rash. The teen facial is specially designed to treat these common skin complications of teenage skin. It is a completely safe procedure that can be done on teens without any hesitation. But, make sure that a qualified esthetician only does the facial on teen skin. First, the skin must be appropriately evaluated for understanding the type and quality of the skin. After this, the procedure can be done.


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