The Only Facials You Should Be Getting At Your Age

by Stephanie Montes

Picking a facial from a vast menu full of lengthy descriptions can be confusing and a little intimidating, but did you know you’re actually supposed to be choosing a treatment based on your age range? That’s right. For maximum impact, it’s key to choose one that works for the skin concerns most common to your age group. We tapped skin-health expert Kate Somerville to decode the wide world of facials and to identify what you should be focused on next time you hit the spa.

20s: "In your 20s, firming shouldn’t be your concern so it’s best keep treatments basic. I recommend oxygen treatments every 4 to 8 weeks to keep skin hydrated and glowing."

30s: "As clients approach their mid-30s, it's important for them to choose a treatment like micro-needling to stimulate collagen and minimize the appearance of fine lines and pores. This is also a great preventative aging treatment."

40s: "Most of my clients in their 40s say they want to look like themselves—but younger. Patients notice more pigmentation and redness in the face at this age. Laser treatments are the perfect option to correct both—especially broken capillaries."

50s: "During your 50s, there comes a shift in hormones which causes a loss in hydration. I recommend regular oxygen treatments combined with the occasional laser treatment. Clients also complain about sagging skin—micro-needling and my muscle lift treatment both help tighten the jowl area."