AskDefine | Define facial

Dictionary Definition

facial adj
1 of or concerning the face; "a facial massage"; "facial hair"; "facial expression"
2 of or pertaining to the outside surface of an object


1 cranial nerve that supplies facial muscles [syn: facial nerve, nervus facialis, seventh cranial nerve]
2 care for the face that usually involves cleansing and massage and the application of cosmetic creams

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  1. Of or affecting the face.


of the face


  1. A beauty treatment for the face.


treatment for the face

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Extensive Definition

A facial is a cosmetic treatment of the face, commonly involving a variety of skin treatments, including: steam, exfoliation, extraction, creams, lotions, masks, peels, and massage. Normally performed in a beauty salon but it is also a common spa treatment.
Facials go by different categories of facials, for example:

Tools used in facial treatments

There are a number of different facials including gold facial, pearl facial, and even diamond facials. Each one has a different effect on the skin.

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