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How Often Should I Get a Facial?

Your skin is your largest organ and regenerates about every 28 days, so getting a professional facial every four weeks is a common recommendation. Giving enough time for your new skin cells to grow and reach the surface is important. This optimizes the results of your facials and reduces the risk of irritation. However, there is no firm rule about how often you should schedule your appointments as several factors are personal, such as your skin type, your skincare goals, and your age.

Consulting your esthetician or dermatologist can help you figure out what schedule is appropriate for you. They will be able to create the right routine for you and consider your various needs, both for maintenance treatments and in the case of an upcoming big event.

Skin Type

Your skin type is a key component of how to build your skincare routine, both at home and when visiting your dermatologist or esthetician.

Common facial timetables are:

  • Every 3 weeks for oily, acne-prone skin, or when dealing with blackheads and clogged pores
  • Every 7-8 weeks for sensitive skin
  • Once a month for average, mixed, or dry skin

If your skincare concerns improve, you may also space your facials out more as your skin becomes clearer. The frequency of your facials also depends on the quality and regularity of your at-home skincare routine. Your provider can recommend useful products and other tips to improve your daily regimen.

Skincare Goals

Your skincare goals impact the type of facials you get and how often you visit your provider. Your concerns and needs are likely to change over time and your esthetician will adjust your individualized plan accordingly.

Your skincare professional can also schedule facials in combination with other treatments such as chemical peels or microneedling. During your first visit, they will perform a thorough examination of your skin to determine what solutions can enhance your skin and give you the glow you are looking for.


Your skincare needs change with age and tweaking your routine and professional treatments is an important part of taking care of your skin to keep it healthy and radiant.

Common dermatological and facial goals are:

  • In your 20s and 30s: building good skincare habits for optimal prevention and maintenance for long-term healthy skin
  • In your 40s: treating fine lines and wrinkles as they become visible
  • In your 50s and beyond: focusing on restoring and maintaining elasticity and even complexion

Working with a skincare professional from your 20s and 30s has a positive influence on the quality of your skin. They can teach you good practices to use at home and tailor facials and other treatments to meet your needs. If you didn’t get the opportunity to start this early though, seeing a dermatologist or esthetician later on is still a good idea as many solutions exist, and improving your skincare is always possible.

Contact Advanced Dermatology Center today or call us at (818) 284-4003 to schedule an appointment for a facial.