How Often Should You Get a Facial? Skincare Expert Reveals the Secret

Have you ever felt that post-facial glow and wished you could experience it every day? While daily facials may not be practical, knowing how often to get a facial can help maintain healthy and radiant skin.

So, how often should you get a facial?

According to skincare specialist Jennifer at Bruno | Brown Plastic Surgery, getting a facial every 6 to 8 weeks is ideal for a healthy, effective skincare regimen. This allows enough time for your pores to fill up with dirt and oil before your next facial, but not so much time that your skin becomes dull and clogged.

  • If you have acne-prone skin, you may want to get a facial every 4 to 6 weeks.
  • If you have dry skin, you may want to get a facial every 8 to 12 weeks.
  • If you have sensitive skin, you may only want to get a facial once a month.

Ultimately, how often you should get a facial is up to you and your skin. We recommend talking to a skincare expert like Jennifer to find out what’s right for you.

What does a facial do?

Facials can help to remove dirt, oil, and dead skin cells from your face. They can also help to shrink pores, reduce inflammation, and improve the overall texture of your skin.

If you have acne-prone skin, facials can help to unclog pores and reduce breakouts. If you have dry skin, facials can help to hydrate and plump your skin. If you have dull skin, facials can help to brighten and clarify your complexion.

There are many different types of facials and facial treatments. From medical-grade facials to HydraFacials to chemical peels, etc., are all considered types of facial treatments. Of course, not all facials are created equal. Some facials are more aggressive than others, and some may not be right for your skin type. It’s important to choose a facial that is appropriate for your needs and to work with a professional who can help you choose the right products and treatments for your skin.

The main goal of a facial, is to use a mix of exfoliation, massage, scrubs, oils, and steam to increase lymphatic drainage, blood circulation, and pore extraction and promote healthier, more clear skin.

Are facials good for your skin?

Skin care specialist preforming a HydraFacial

The short answer is, yes, absolutely, facials are good for your skin.

Facials are more than just a way to cleanse your face of dirt. They also deep-clean toxins and bacteria and remove dead skin cells from your face. This deep cleaning protects your skin from bacteria and helps prevent blackheads and skin inflammation.

Determining the best facial for your skin:

It is important to note that everyone’s skin is different. A skin product or facial that has a flawless effect on your sister might make your skin break out. This is why it is important to have a consultation skincare professional before your first facial.

In your skincare consultation, you will discuss:

  • What is your current skincare routine?
  • What are your current skin concerns?
  • Are you allergic to any products?
  • What product make you break out? Dry you out?
  • Do you have more dry or oily skin?
  • Are you prone to redness?

After you discuss these questions, your skin care professional will recommend the best skincare treatment or custom facial that will help you get the results you want.

Watch our skin care specialist, Jennifer, during a skincare consultation with a patient before deciding the best treatment for them.

Maintaining healthy skin between facials:

There are three main things you should be using on your skin every morning to keep your skin healthy and protected:

  1. Moisturizer
  2. Sunscreen
  3. Facial Cleanser

As long as you have all three of these products that work for your skin, you are protecting your skin.

Interested in learning more about how often you need a facial or have skincare questions? Book a consultation with us today!

The Ultimate List of the Best Facials in DC

Best facials in DCIn the winter, our skin can become so dry, and we lose that healthy glow. Some people turn to the latest fads like collagen gummies and slugging, but when your skin really needs a boost it’s time to get a facial! The problem is there are so many types of facials; how do you decide? Bruno | Brown Plastic Surgery is here to walk you through three of the best facials in DC.

What are the best facials in DC?

Bruno | Brown Plastic Surgery offers over ten different skin care treatments and facials; we’ve compiled a list of what you need to know about three of our most popular options.

To learn more about our treatments, head over to our skincare main page for more information. 

Custom Facials

What are custom facials? 

Custom facials are facials that are designed specifically for your skin and specifically target the areas of your skin where you want a specific outcome. The goal is to create a personalized treatment that will give you the perfect outcome for your skin.

At Bruno | Brown Plastic Surgery, we meet with you first and discuss your skin to make sure we have the perfect facial for you.

See for yourself as our amazing skin technician, Jennifer, performs the ultimate custom facial!

Why are custom facials the best facials in DC?

Custom facials’ main goals are to relax, rejuvenate, and improve general skin health. The personalized treatment can clean and exfoliate the skin can restore elasticity to the skin while also removing blemishes, scarring, and/or wrinkles. The best outcome is completely up to you!

Micro-needling with PRP (aka “Vampire Facials”)

What is micro-needling?

Micro-needling (aka the Vampire Facial) is a non-invasive skin treatment that uses small needles to take your PRP (Platelet Rick Plasma) and insert it back into your skin.

Check out this vampire facial treatment, and make sure you watch to the end to see why this facial is one of the best facials in DC!

What makes micro-needling facials one of the best facials in dc?

The outcome of the treatment is younger, plumper skin. Micro-needling reintroduces collagen and elastin back into the skin, which helps the skin to become firmer and reduces pore sizes and scarring. You will need to have a consultation to discuss the target outcome of micro-needling. In the end, your skin will be more youthful and stronger because of it.


What is a HydraFacial?

HydraFacial is a hydradermabrasion technique that will lessen the appearance of fine lines, improve skin texture and firmness, and reduce the appearance of brown spots, hyperpigmentation, and acne scars. This relaxing facial feels like a gentle massage all over your face. Specifically, if you have dry skin, this facial is the perfect treatment for you.

Watch our amazing skin technician give a HydraFacial and see if it’s the right treatment for you.

What makes a HydraFacial one of the best facials in DC?

This facial rehydrates your skin and exfoliates, and revives your skin. This treatment is perfect for you if you are looking for truly glowing skin. You will leave glowing, moisturized, and feeling like a new person.

How to maintain flawless skin after the best facials in DC:

The truth to keeping youthful, glowing, and happy skin is to have a good skincare routine. Making sure you have a good face wash, and moisturizer is just the start. After a facial, you will want to pay extra attention to products that agitate your face.

I am not happy with my skincare routine. What should I add to help my skincare routine? 

First and most importantly, you should have a skin consultation with one of our skin specialists. We can help cater a specific program to your skin.

Interested in learning more about the best facials in DC? Contact us at (301) 215-5955 or schedule a consultation online today!

Where to Get a Facial in DC

Choosing Our Skin Care Professionals for Your DC Facials

Taking care of your skin is an essential part of anyone’s daily routine. There are so many ways to keep your skin looking healthy and glowing at home, but nothing truly compares to getting a professional treatment done.

Professional facials go deeper into the skin than at-home cleansers to completely remove build-up deep in your pores that you otherwise can’t reach.

It is important to have a daily skincare routine, but it is also vital that you get treatments regularly from a skin care professional, like those at Bruno | Brown Plastic Surgery, to ensure your skin is healthy and glowing.

Best Facials in DC

Regular peels and facials help to improve the overall health of your skin while simultaneously cleansing and exfoliating it. They are a great option for someone looking for a less intensive treatment, while still desiring clean, glowing skin. Chemical peels penetrate the skin deeper than a regular facial does, which allows for the restoration of facial elasticity and the reduction of fine lines on the face.

Skin care professionals at Bruno | Brown cater each DC facial and peel treatment to the patient’s skin to guarantee the best results.  If you are concerned with any of the following, a facial or peel might be best for you.

  • Skin elasticity
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Oily skin
  • Sunspots or age spots
  • Wrinkles and fine lines
  • Acne-prone skin

HydraFacial DC

HydraFacials are a more in-depth facial treatment that can help your skin with a little extra TLC. The HydraFacial uses a Vortex-Fusion delivery system to exfoliate, extract, and hydrate your skin. This treatment also utilizes various serums and HydroPeel Tips to get you the best results. During a consultation, our skincare specialists will go over a variety of topics to see if this treatment is right for you.

We’ll discuss treating the following:

  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Facial rejuvenation goals
  • Skin elasticity
  • Oily skin
  • Sunspots or age spots
  • Wrinkles and fine lines

Benefits of Skin Care Treatments and Facials in DC

There are a variety of benefits to getting a professional skin care treatment done. These include improving signs of sun damage and aging, restoring your skin elasticity, reducing wrinkles, tightening skin fibers, evening skin tone, improving skin texture, cleansing skin, reducing pore size, and more! Consulting with one of the Bruno | Brown skin care professionals can help you see how you can see these results in your own skin.

Call our office at (301) 215-5955 to continue your skincare journey and schedule your DC facial with us!