A facial can rejuvenate your skin, help correct skin problems such as acne, and even start to take years off your appearance. However, you should be aware of possible side effects. Your skin may appear blotchy, slightly red or pink immediately after a facial. The stimulation and removal the top layer of your skin through thorough exfoliation may result in your skin may breaking out immediately after a facial. This helps to release impurities that were trapped beneath the skin surface. However, the breakouts should clear after a short period, and future facials should result in fewer or no breakouts afterwards. If you have had quite a few blackheads or milia extracted, you can expect slight swelling and, in some cases, even slight skin peeling or flaking afterwards. This should clear within 2-3 days of your facial.