The Importance of Regular Facials


My name is Christine Lydon. I have been an Aesthetician for 15 years and am the owner of Luminaria Aesthetics in Marstons Mills. My passion for skincare began with my struggle with Acne, as a pre-teen. Over many years, I was unable to find anything that helped remedy my skin concerns, so eventually, I decided to go to school myself to become an Aesthetician. I have worked in Spas, Medi-Spas and with cosmetic Surgeons. My passion is to educate and empower my clients, with all skin types and conditions, so that they may have the best treatment for a successful outcome and radiant skin.

Regular facials are not only something that feel good and help decrease stress, but are an important part of maintaining healthy skin. Here are a few reasons why regular facials should be a part of your health and wellness regime:



Facials are customized according to your skin type and skin conditions. Whether you have Acne, Rosecea, Sun Damage or Fine Lines, each product is either balancing, calming, hydrating or used to even skin tone. The percentage of active ingredients in professional products are higher than over-the-counter products. The reason for this is the manufacturers do not know who is going to buy this product in a store. So safe measurements of ingredients have to serve all skin types. Aestheticians have learned which ingredients will work best for your skin type and can safely guide you. Most people don’t know what to look for, so it is best to use the help of a professional Aesthetician.


Every 4-6 weeks our skin cells die and new cells come to the surface. If the old skin cells are not removed monthly the cells will build up on the surface. Clogged pores are a combination of excess oil and dead skin cells falling into your pore and hence clogging occurs. Exfoliating on a regular basis will clear dead skin build up. If our cells are not exfoliated our skin appears dull and dry, however after exfoliation, your skin will glow! Skincare products are also better able to penetrate and work their magic when dead skin cells are sloughed off.


Do you sometimes see blackheads on your nose or chin? You may try to rid them yourselves but end up puncturing the skin and it becomes infected and now you are worse off then when you began? A facial helps prep the skin for successful extractions by opening the pores and allowing for easy, successful extractions without any damage to the skin. Removing these clogged pores, aka blackheads, is best for the overall health and appearance of your skin.

Specialty Serums

Serums are the special product used during your facials that have the greatest impact on your skin. This the product that is introduced to address your specific skin concerns. Every skincare routine should include this product and it will be an important piece of your home care regime to maintain your healthiest skin.

Increased Blood Flow

When you get a facial, your face is massaged, which helps promote blood and lymph circulation. By doing this, it enhances the oxygen levels and nutrients delivered to the cells, thus promoting healthier skin

Facials are very important on a regular basis for healthy skin and combined with the product knowledge, you are on your way to rejuvenated, healthy, glowing skin.


Luminaria Aesthetics offers complimentary skin consults, customized facials for anti-aging, roseaca, sun damage and acne. In addition, we offer dermaplaning, microdermabrasion, chemical peels, spray tanning, Intense Pulse Light for permanent hair removal and sun damage and waxing services. Located on Route 149 in Marstons Mills: