faq

 What is a facial?

 A facial is a procedure that consists of a variety of skin treatments administered by a certified skincare therapist.  A facial involves the following steps, Cleansing, Toning, Skin Analysis, Exfoliation, Steaming, Extractions, Facial Massage, Application of Facial Mask, Application of Moisturizers/Eye cream

 

What are the benefits of Facial Massage?

 A properly administered facial massage delivers much more than relaxation, below are some benefits of facial massage.

  • Stimulates circulation
  • Relaxes the nerves
  • Releases toxins trapped between the facial muscles and nerves
  • Stimulates sebaceous production
  • Oxygenates the skin
  • Eases muscle tension
  • Brings nutrients to the surface of the skin
  • Increases lymphatic flow

 

What products do you use?

Urban Serenity uses well renowned Murad Skincare products and also a selection of natural skincare products. Murad Skincare products are great for even the most sensitive of skins and delivers great results for healthy skincare.

 

I thought facials were for people with problematic skin?

Facials are suitable for everyone, even those who are blessed with a perfect blemish free complexion. A facial treatment is not just cleansing to remove impurities, it is a series of steps all designed to help renew and rejuvenate the skin. 

Regular facial treatments will encourage cellular turnover-this means your skin will naturally shed off any dead skin cells to reveal a healthier radiant complexion. Living in the hot and humid Ghanaian climate means we are constantly being exposed to damaging free radicals like damaging UV rays from the sun. The constant exposure to UV rays and polluted air means the skin constantly absorbs harmful environmental skin aggressors.

Monthly facial treatments are a great way to reduce the harmful effects of free radicals whilst balancing out the skin natural PH levels. Facials also help to reduce facial tensions from repetitive daily facial movements such as frowning etc.

 

Will I break out after the facial?

This is a very common question- As a skincare therapist my job is to take a good look at your skins current condition before deciding on which treatment would be appropriate.  A client with problematic skin requiring a lot of extractions may experience slightly enlarged pores 24hours after a facial treatment. This is because the pores have been deep cleansed and detoxed. The skin will return to its normal pore size 48 hours after a facial.   As a result clients with problem skin should try and schedule their facial treatments a week before any special occasions.

 

How often can I have a facial?

Everyone’s skin renews itself after 28days, therefore facial treatments can be done once a month or every 5 weeks.

 

How do I take care of my skin after the treatment?

Our Skincare Therapist will give you great aftercare advice on how to maintain healthy skin after the facial treatment. It is important that clients follow the aftercare advice given by Urban Serenity, in order to enjoy the benefits of the treatment longer.

 

What areas of Accra does Urban Serenity cover for Mobile Treatments?

We cover the following areas: Achimota, Dome, Tesano, Osu, Labadi, East Legon, Airport Residential Area, Airport Hills, Labone, Trade Fair, Dworwulu, Spintex, Burma Camp, 37, Mamobi, Roman Ridge, Kanda, Asylum Down and many other areas. Areas like Adenta, Madina, Pokuase, Tema and some parts of Spintex will incur an extra charge because of increased transportation costs. Contact us for more information.

 

What do I need to bring to the facial treatment?

Urban Serenity will supply everything- portable facial massage bed, clean towels, and even relaxation music. All you need to do is relax during the treatment and we guarantee to leave you with a new glow!

 

Which facial treatment is appropriate for me?

Our Skincare therapist will have a close look at the condition of your skin and will make recommendations based on what she observes during skin analysis. We have a good variety of facial treatments so take a look at  our “Services” page.