The European facial begins with cleansing to remove makeup and impurities. This is followed by an exfoliation process that removes dead skin cells and generates skin cell turnover. Next, the pores are deeply cleaned with steam that is gently blown over the face. The steam may also be applied to the skin with warm towels. An extraction process for a deeper cleaning is the next step and is optional (this can be uncomfortable to some and may leave some redness for a few hours). Extractions are always followed with disinfection and then a soothing and antiseptic ampoule is generally applied. To further the client’s relaxation, a face, neck, and shoulder massage comes next. After the massage, a mask is applied appropriate to the skin type and condition, and finally, a moisturizer with sunblock is applied. The European facial will leave you feeling refreshed and ready to greet the world with a healthy, glowing complexion.