facials

facial

[fey-shuhl]
adjective
1.
of the face: facial expression.
2.
for the face: a facial cream.
noun
3.
a treatment to beautify the face.

Origin:
1600–10; 1910–15 for def 3; < Medieval Latin faciālis. See face, -al1

facialist, noun
facially, adverb
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facial (ˈfeɪʃəl)
 
adj
1.  of or relating to the face
 
n
2.  a beauty treatment for the face, involving cleansing, massage, and cosmetic packs
 
'facially
 
adv

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facial
c.1600, from Fr. facial, from M.L. facialis of the face, from facies (see face (n.)). The noun meaning beauty treatment for the face is from 1914.
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facial fa·cial (fā'shəl)
adj.
Relating to the face.

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