One of the key conditions for maintaining healthy and youthful skin is regular cleansing. Unfortunately, even daily high-quality skincare routines do not always provide the desired level of cleanliness. Dead epithelial cells gradually accumulate on the skin's surface, pores become clogged with sebum, leading to the formation of pimples, and the complexion takes on a dull appearance. To prevent this, dermatologists recommend periodic professional facial cleansing. Such a service is available at the PIED-DE-POULE beauty salon, where our experienced cosmetologists are ready to offer the most popular and effective methods.
Types of Facial Cleansing by a Cosmetologist
The condition of the skin varies among individuals, so we tailor different methods and programs for each client. Salon facial cleansing involves comprehensive care, which may include, in addition to cleansing, masks, massages, and procedures for hydration and restoration. As a result, the duration and price of facial cleansing may vary.
- Manual, mechanical, or hand facial cleansing.
- Machine-based facial cleansing.
- Combined facial cleansing.
- Chemical peels.
Superficial and deep cleansing methods
Manual or mechanical facial cleansing involves the manual removal of impurities from the skin's surface using specialized tools. This is a lengthy procedure (up to two hours) that effectively removes comedones, acne, and sebaceous plugs. The downside of this method is its higher trauma, and complete recovery may take up to three days.
Machine-based cleansing methods are performed using special devices. These include ultrasonic, vacuum, galvanic, laser cleansing, as well as microdermabrasion, and others. There are superficial and deep machine-based cleansing methods, known for their gentle impact on the skin and low trauma. Typically, these methods involve sessions lasting 10-15 minutes and are performed as a course of multiple sessions. Each machine-based method has its own contraindications. For example, vacuum cleansing should not be performed on inflamed acne and dilated blood vessels.
Combined facial cleansing is recommended when achieving the desired effect requires multiple cleansing methods. For example, manual techniques may be used in problem areas, while superficial ultrasound treatment is applied to other areas.
Chemical peeling involves the use of acid-based products (fruit acids, salicylic acid, glycolic acid). Acids dissolve sebaceous plugs and the upper layer of dead skin.
Professional skin cleansing promotes improved metabolism and stimulates active cell regeneration.
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Who Needs Regular Facial Cleansing
Our skin is constantly exposed to negative external factors, and it is not always possible to maintain its condition at home. Regular hygiene products cannot provide thorough deep cleansing. Therefore, it can be stated that periodic professional facial cleansing is needed by anyone who cares about their appearance. Dermatologists recommend paying attention to this procedure starting from the teenage years, as this is when sebaceous glands become active.
In some cases, professional cleansing is not just a recommendation but a necessity. Among the direct indications for regular performance of this procedure, dermatology and cosmetology specialists note:
- Increased skin oiliness, seborrhea.
- Enlarged pores and blackheads (comedones).
- Decreased skin tone.
- Uneven facial complexion.
- Premature aging and skin sagging.
The frequency of facial cleansing, as well as the choice of the optimal method, is determined individually, based on a professional assessment of the current skin condition. For problematic skin, a personalized treatment course is selected, which usually involves visiting a cosmetologist once every 4-5 weeks. If the salon procedure is done for preventive purposes, the optimal frequency is determined based on the skin type:
- Individuals with healthy normal skin may find one to two visits per year sufficient.
- Those with combination skin can have cleansing sessions every 2-3 months.
- Oily skin requires more frequent treatments, typically monthly sessions are recommended.
In each case, a carefully selected method is used. For example, individuals with dry and sensitive skin may benefit from gentle ultrasound cleansing, which not only removes dead skin but also activates metabolic processes in cells.
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Contraindications to Facial Cleansing
Facial cleansing can and should be performed at any age. However, there are certain health-related restrictions.
Temporary contraindications include puberty, menstruation, and pregnancy. During these times, special care is needed, and some methods may need to be avoided altogether. Skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, acute dermatitis, purulent rashes, couperose, herpes, are also considered contraindications. Facial cleansing is not performed on individuals with respiratory infections, blood disorders, and there are also restrictions in cases of bronchial asthma, diabetes mellitus, epilepsy, and severe hypertension. Before the procedure, the specialist will inquire about the client's health and inform them of all the specificities of the chosen method.
Since cosmetic procedures involve direct contact with the skin or may even disrupt its integrity, great importance is given to instrument sterilization in our salon. Wherever possible, we use disposable instruments and accessories. All metal tools are subjected to:
- Disinfection with a special working solution.
- Thorough mechanical cleaning.
- Thermal sterilization.
Cleaned instruments and accessories are stored in special airtight bags.