Guide to Facials: What Happens During Facial Treatments?

Guide to Facials: What Happens During Facial Treatments?

Facial treatments are more than just a pampering session, and there are many benefits. They are a great way to cleanse your skin and give you a chance to relax. However, some people are hesitant about facials as they do not know what goes on in a facial and may be concerned about extractions. So here is what really happens during a facial treatment.

What is a facial treatment?

Facial treatments are incredibly diverse, and there are many kinds for various skin issues. In essence, a facial treatment involves a professional consultation of your skin and what you want to achieve from this facial. Most facials consist of these basic steps: cleansing, exfoliating, extractions and masking. Facial treatments vary based on the facial, the skin therapist and the services the salon offers.

Analysing your skin 

Analysing your skin

Before booking a facial, it is essential to know your skin type. Do you have sensitive skin, oily skin or dry skin? Are you struggling with acne? Asking yourself these questions will help you figure out what kind of skin treatment you may want to go for. Skin therapists are well-trained and can analyse your skin for you to help you with your skin concerns.

Cleansing and deep cleansing

The skin therapist will firstly wash the skin to get rid of any oil, sunscreen or makeup that may be present. After the cleanse, the skin therapist will perform a deep cleansing using the products most suitable for your skin type. At My Cozy Room Facial Spa, our skin therapists use only the best professional-grade skincare products for any skin type, including sensitive skin.


Exfoliation is done to eliminate dead skin cells and debris not embedded in the skin. Depending on the treatment, the type of exfoliant can differ. For instance, in our Ultimate Pore Extraction Facial, where we use a scrubber to exfoliate the skin.

Steaming and extraction

Some salons will gently steam the face to help open the pores. This prepares the pores for the next step– extraction. Extraction is the process of removing skin impurities that are on the outer layer of the skin, such as mild acne, blackheads and whiteheads. We use gentle extraction methods to ensure that you are not in any pain and to prevent scarring or hyperpigmentation.



Lastly, a facial typically ends with a mask. Depending on your treatment and skin goal, the skin therapist will apply a mask to finish up. This allows active ingredients to be absorbed deep into the skin.


Facials are nothing to be apprehensive about and can be a relaxing way to rejuvenate your skin. Now that you know what happens during a facial, you can choose a suitable facial for you.

My Cozy Room Facial Spa is a luxury facial salon in Singapore offering various facial services that are unique and effective– from bridal treatments to anti-ageing facial treatments in Singapore.

Known for the Best Extraction Facial in Singapore, My Cozy Room has also attained several awards such as Daily Vanity Beauty Treatment Awards 2022. Try out our award-winning Ultimate Pore Extraction Facial at $144 (U.P. $388, 120 min) now!

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