Treatment How-to: Express Facial

Cost: $75–105

Duration: 20–30 minutes

Contraindications: Omit the pepsin and papain enzyme if the client is sensitive or allergic to fruit extracts.

Equipment and supplies needed:

White cloth or gauze

Products needed:

Green tea- and salicylic-based cleanser

Warm water

Pepsin and papain enzyme

Herb-based mask

Arginine and mandelic acid serum

SPF 30 sunscreen

Step 1. For a quick-yet-effective service, start with a green tea- and salicylic-based cleanser to exfoliate cells and reduce surface bacteria. When cleansing, moisten the hands and smooth a small amount of cleanser onto the skin, covering the entire face, neck and décolleté. Massage for one to two minutes.

Step 2. Using warm water and a white cloth or gauze, rinse away the cleanser with light pressure.

Step 3. Rinse the cloth and wipe the skin again, checking the cloth to ensure there is no residual dirt or makeup left behind. It is your role as a skin care professional to set a good example for teens on the proper cleansing technique.

Step 4. Apply a pepsin and papain enzyme to soften the cells and comedones, reduce inflammation and digest dead cells.

Step 5. To boost the enzymes’ effect, follow with an herb-based mask, such as rosemary and basil. Leave it on for 10 minutes and remove with tepid water. This also will provide healing properties and give the skin a vibrant appearance. Blot the skin dry .

Step 6. Apply a nourishing serum of arginine and mandelic acid to rejuvenate gently and deliver a potent dose of antioxidants and amino acids. Finish with a generous application of SPF 30 sunscreen.