Things you need to know about cleansing facial

Things you should know about cleansing facials.

Cleansing facial is a procedure which consists of the following basics steps:-

  • Cleansing of the facial skin;
  • Removing upper dead skin cells using gommage;
  • Application of another special mask under clear wrap, which opens up your pores and prepares your skin for comedone (blackhead) extraction;
  • Application of an anti-inflammatory treatment mask.

The steps of this procedure can differ depending on which cosmetics we are using and the condition of the patient’s skin.

How often should we do a cleansing facial?

People with problematic skin think that they have to do this procedure quite often. But this is not so. The above procedure is very aggressive and traumatic for your skin. And even though it helps to get rid of existing blackheads, only everyday skin care is the long term solution to this problem. Even if you have very problematic skin you should not visit a beautician for a cleansing facial more than once in 3-4 weeks.

Because blackheads are not aesthetically pleasing, and they tend to stretch the pores as well as create inflammation of the sebaceous glands, it will be necessary to continue a facial cleansing regime until the sebaceous glands have normalised.

There is a myth that you need to remove as many blackheads as possible at one time. But if there are too many comedones, it’s wrong trying to clean the entire face at once.

This is because during a cleansing facial we can have minor capillary damage, shown by slight redness and swelling. And if we try to remove too much congestion it will result in severe swelling of the tissues. This in turn will compress the sebaceous glands and will affect their normal functioning, leading to clogging of the pores and the appearance of new comedones and pimples. A vicious circle.

Traditional steaming of the face is old school. Today, steaming the face before cleaning is considered to be not only undesirable, but also a harmful procedure. Today we use cold hydrogenation — a mask which is generally applied under the film which opens up the pores and softens the contents.

If, before a cleansing procedure, you are offered steaming, it is better to refuse such a facial. After all, if the beautician uses such outdated methods, it is likely that some of the other procedures will be on the same level. In order not to seem impolite, say that your dermatologist strongly discourages you to use steam on your face. And then go and look for another salon.

Sometimes people complain that after a mechanical cleaning they have red marks and bruises which persist for days. A slight redness of the problem areas which may stay around for the next day or two is normal, although it depends on the individual characteristics of the skin and its condition at the time.

If you have any other questions about cleansing facials, please contact us and we will be delighted to answer your questions and help you. You may also book a free consultation in order to ascertain what would be the best professional treatments for your skin.


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