I have acne and have never gotten a facial, I was wondering what would be the best facial treatment for me.
Aram Akopyan (Glendale, CA) on Jan 30, 2012
We use an herbal mask comprising of angelica, curcuma and turmeric combined with blue light therapy. The treatment is 40 minutes and usually clears up most basic acne within two to four treatments.
Janie Shelton (Mcdonough, GA) on Jan 30, 2012
Be sure to cleanse your skin once in the morning and once in the evening with a cleanser that will target bacteria. See a professional for extractions and product recommendations. I like some of the OTC products with salycidic acid by Neutrogena if you are unable to see an esthetician. The combined cleanser/mask can be used on the skin. Leave it on overnight to dry up problem areas. Then rinse with water the next morning. If you have frequent breakouts, you may want to consider consulting your dermatologist.
Renata Bateman (Rochester, NY) on Jan 30, 2012
A facial that includes a clay mask would clean out your pores!
Jean Dachnowicz (New York, NY) on Jan 30, 2012
A facial can be a great treatment for acne! Every aesthetician has their own approach. I will give you an explanation of the techniques I find effective. A basic facial consists of 3 parts: cleansing, steam/extraction and the mask. The cleansing portion will remove the dead layer of skin and help clean away any bacteria that has accumulated under the skin. Gentle steaming increases blood flow to the skin and helps get rid of toxins. I then soak large gauze strips in a special formula. The formula contains special proprietary ingredients that liquefy the sebaceous oils and dirt clogging pores. After removing the gauze, I am able to more easily extract the blackheads and whiteheads from the face. The facial is then completed by a mask. I have all types of masks to suit different skincare needs. For instance, if your face is red, we may apply an oxygen boosting mask to bring back oxygen to the skin's surface to reduce redness. I have acne jelly masks with bacteria fighting ingredients to fight breakouts and help future breakouts. I have antioxidant masks with ingredients like green tea, red wine and pomegranate to relax, soothe and hydrate dry, inflamed skin. Finally, I apply a green tea serum and mild oil free moisturizer with SPF 30. Green tea is a excellent treatment for acne. Green tea is an antioxidant, anti-bacterial substance that reduces inflammation, decreases hormone activity,and has been medically proven to prevent future acne. Lastly, we can design a home regimen to keep your pores clean. In my office, if there is a acne lesion too big to extract, we have a dermatologist on staff who can take a look to see if an injection or other treatment is needed to shrink the lesion. Jean Dachnowicz, LE