Deep Cleansing Facial
What is a Deep Cleansing Facial?
This facial contains an in depth skin consultation where a process called face mapping takes place. Face mapping is Dermalogica’s unique skin analysis which provides an insight of your skin needs. A face mapping consultation involves the face being divided in sections for the therapist to thoroughly examine inch by inch with the use of touching and looking through a magnified lamp. A prescription sheet is completed which clearly marks where the congestion, redness, dehydration, fine line or hyper pigmentation are on the face. This takes no more than 5 minutes to carry out before deciding on the appropriate products for the results on your skin.
The treatment begins with a double cleanse of the skin. Whilst cleansing the skin you will have the warmth of the steamer being used which will open the pores for the next stage of exfoliation and extractions if needed.
The exfoliation stage helps to remove any dead skin cells and to help brighten up the skin. Mechanical exfoliants contain granules and are generally used on a more oily skin type. Chemical exfoliants are very gentle on the skin and are used for anyone with sensitive skin or thread veins.
Blackheads and milia can be a common problem for many of us. An extraction product is applied to the skin to help loosen the blackheads/congestion to make it easier for the therapist to remove.
Following exfoliation a facial massage is carried out using serums to suit your skin type. The massage lasts for 10-15 minutes with draining movements and pressure points being used. This can be very beneficial for those who suffer from sinus problems or migraines and headaches. The final stage of the prescriptive facial is the application of a mask; whilst relaxing with your face mask on the therapist will perform a hand or foot massage.
Once the mask has been removed, the appropriate Dermalogica moisturiser and SPF are applied.Your therapist will advise you on the correct after care products and give you some samples to try at home.
What to expect from a Deep Cleansing Facial.
If you have sensitive skin you could leave with slight redness just from the heat and your skin being massaged and touched. A steamer will be used, however if you are claustrophobic your therapist can either perform the treatment without the steamer or move it further away to lessen the amount of steam being aimed at the face.
The benefits of a Deep Cleansing Facial
There are many benefits to this treatment which includes;
- Skin hydration
- Clearer complexion
- Relaxing and therapeutic
Is a Deep Cleansing Facial Painful?
There should be no pain during the prescriptive facial. There could be mild discomfort if you require extractions, however other than that everything else should be nice and relaxing.
What to expect after a Deep Cleansing Facial
A deeply cleansed fresher complexion.