My First HydraFacial: What It’s Really Like

My First HydraFacial: What It’s Really Like
By Lauren Stanfield (@laurenstanfield), UC Bearcat & Cheerleader, Guest Writer

There’s no better way to end the summer than getting a HydraFacial. I should know – I just got my first HydraFacial this month! This is a non-invasive treatment that cleanses, exfoliates, and hydrates your skin. They also work wonders for sun damage, wrinkles, and acne!

Before: dehydrated skin

I really wanted (and needed) to get a facial since it was the end of summer and I felt that my skin was full of impurities from being in the sun a lot. Like many of my fellow Bearcats, I figured a facial would be the perfect way to get my skin nice and cleaned up for the start of the new school year.

What I didn’t know was how much my skin desperately needed a HydraFacial.

I had heard about them before from social media. The thing about them that always caught my attention was how you can see all the impurities that come out of your skin at the end. I wondered what mine would look like.

During: what it felt like

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You can already see the glow! The slight redness is from the cool suction.

I met with their esthetician, Alison, who asked me about my personal skin concerns. I told her I wanted to treat 3 things:

  • Acne (no one enjoys breakouts)
  • Blackheads
  • Sun damage

It wasn’t hard to see that my skin is really oily, and that I needed a treatment to clear out the oil, blackheads, and whiteheads and prepare my skin for an after summer special.

Our first step in my new skin care routine was my first HydraFacial. The process was a lot quicker than I thought. You’re so relaxed during the treatment that the time just flies by. Plus, it doesn’t hurt whatsoever. All you can feel is a cool suction across your face (almost like poking and suction at the same time).

After: glowing skin

Like I saw on Instagram, Alison showed me all of the impurities that came out of my skin. I was shocked.

HydraFacial for breakouts

Alison explained everything that came out and off of my skin. Gross but neat!

I knew my skin wasn’t great, but actually seeing it really opens your eyes to just how much gunk is in your skin. It makes the whole facial worth it because you can see the outcome instantly.

My skin was noticeably a lot smoother and softer for the next couple of weeks. Don’t tell Alison, but I actually couldn’t stop petting my face because of how silky it was.


The serum is clear, so all of the color and flakes is from my skin!

Would I go again?

Absolutely! I would 100% recommend the HydraFacial (and do it again myself!). It was so worth it to me, and made my skin feel much healthier. Plus, the process was super quick, easy, and fun. HydraFacials are a great way to treat yourself, especially as the seasons change and students head back to school.

Thank you Your Wellness Center for this amazing treatment. My skin is feeling so soft and healthy! If you have any questions about skin care or my new favorite treatment, call their MedSpa at 513-791-9474. They do an amazing job making you feel confident about your skin!

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