Skin is the largest organ in the body and therefore requires a special attention to ensure its continuous health as people age. The skin on the face needs extra care since it is the part of the body that is always exposed to the damaging effects of weather including sunlight and pollution. For women, daily makeup is another factor that adds to skin damage over time. While many men and women know the basics of facial care, not all commit to a proper daily regimen. A good regimen follows several simple steps: cleansing, steaming, exfoliating toning, masking, moisturizing and protecting from the sun. They remove the dry, dull skin cells from the skin’s surface, massage the muscles to increase circulation, remove clogged pores and completely hydrate the new, fresh layer of skin. Often times, facials are designed or catered to a client’s skin type or problem areas. Everyone’s skin is different, but whether skin is dry, oily, a combination of the two sensitive or normal, there is a facial to cater to its needs. When having a facial it is important to be clear about how someone’s skin reacts to products or to being touched. An esthetician will be able to diagnose what sort of products will be used during the treatment and what type of regimen should be followed after the appointment. Facials usually begin with a cleansing and analysis of the skin under a bright light. The way how the esthetician proceeds will depend on the diagnosis, but the process usually consists of: Exfoliation, Extraction, Massage, Mask and Moisturizer.