Our skin is our largest organ, performing several functions that include protecting us from invasion by foreign substances and serving as the transfer point for the release of toxins from our bodies. The skin provides an honest mirror of our inner health and well-being and should then be "pampered" from time to time. A facial is a vital step towards beautiful skin. Facials thoroughly cleanse your face and remove the top dead layers of the skin, resulting in beautiful and glowing skin. Facials can also treat problems like dark patches, acne, restoring skin color, and toning the skin. Aside from nourishing the skin, a professionally-administered facial can be a wonderfully relaxing and rejuvenating experience. 

Benefits of a Facial

  • Noticeable improvements to skin tone, texture and appearance. 
  • Restores the skin’s normal balance of oil and pH. 
  • Temporary results may include: heightened skin softness and pliancy, increased circulation of blood to the face and an overall soothing of the spirit. 
  • Most people find receiving a professional facial to be exceptionally relaxing and enjoyable. 
  • During the facial, you will also get a massage of your neck, shoulders and face. The massage helps with lymphatic drainage and helps with stress relief.

What should I do to prepare for a facial?

Since facials are designed to work on your skin from the neck up, you may want to plan on removing your makeup or pulling long hair back. Cosmetics can be reapplied after the service; feel free to bring them with you. Men should be clean shaved unless bearded. Other than these few easy steps, simply be ready to relax and enjoy yourself!
Are there any other treatments used in a facial that I should know about? Hot towels or steam may be used during your facial, and it can feel quite warm to the touch. Heat helps to open clogged pores, and also makes the skin more soft and pliable. If you find the towels or steam to be too hot for your personal comfort, please let your esthetician know right away. 

Schedule an Appointment

Facials are available to students, faculty, and staff of Whittier College on a monthly schedule when the College is in session. Facials are performed by a licensed, experienced and local esthetician. To schedule an appointment, please call the Student Health & Wellness Center at 562.464.4548. If you cannot keep your appointment, please call to cancel in advance so that your appointment slot can be given to someone else. If you do not cancel 24 hours prior to your appointment, you will be charged the full amount of the facial.


The cost for a facial is $25.00 for half an hour or $50.00 for a full hour. We accept cash, checks, and credit cards. Students may bill the service to their student account. Facials also make a nice gift for a friend or co-worker at Whittier College. Gift certificates are available.

Nancy Meschuk

Services provided by
Nancy Meschuk, Licensed Esthetician