Are you ready to start caring for your skin this fall? If you struggle with acne, a fall acne facial might be just what you need. Here's what you can expect from an acne facial.
Deep cleansing is an essential part of any facial, especially for any kind of acne treatment facial. Before your facial begins, the skin on your face, nack, chest, and shoulders will be thoroughly cleansed. There will also be a secondary cleansing after that to remove any and all traces of dirt, oil, or makeup. Once your double cleanse is done, your skin will be treated to another cleansing agent: steam. During this portion of an acne facial, a specialized steaming instrument will pass a gentle stream of steam over your face, chest, and shoulders for a few minutes. Not only is this incredibly relaxing, but it also helps soften up your pores and any dirt, oil, or sebaceous plugs that may be in them. This will make it easier to unclog your pores during the facial.
Exfoliation is an important step of almost all cosmetic dermatology services, including acne facials. In fact, it's one of the most important steps in this type of facial treatment. Exfoliating will help remove dead skin cells that may be blocking your pores and make your skin feel incredibly soft and smooth. As for the method of exfoliation, it's possible to use a chemical peel or a gentle scrub. But many acne facial treatments use salicylic acid peels to exfoliate the skin. This acne medication is common in over-the-counter treatments and makes the perfect exfoliant for an acne facial if the conditions are right. The type of exfoliation will depend on your normal skincare routine and your skin sensitivity, so make sure you're detailed in your skincare routine description.
Extractions are one of the most important parts of an acne facial after exfoliation. These extractions might not be the most comfortable part of your facial, but they're going to be incredibly helpful in keeping your skin looking beautiful! And the exfoliation and steam treatments we talked about earlier are going to make these extractions much easier to perform, too. It's important to note that if you have a lot of blackheads or comedones, it's not going to be possible to extract all of them in one session. Then again, going back for another facial after such a relaxing experience might not be the worst thing in the world. It's important to keep your expectations in line with typical results. In addition, inflamed blemishes like cysts can't be extracted during a facial. If you do have a cyst you need removed, make sure you speak with your dermatologist to discuss the best dermatological solution for your skin problem.
Dealing with acne can be an exhausting pursuit. Acne facials can help you treat your acne and feel refreshed when you're done. If you're ready to look and feel your best, set up an appointment at SE Dermatology Specialists today.