What is a Deep Pore Treatment?
Deep pore facial treatments often include cleansing, steam, extraction of the hardened oil in the pores, and facial massage with masks. Meanwhile, these procedures are usually customized while the products being used are based on the skin’s condition and specific problems in order to achieve the best results.
Skin Conditions Treatable by Deep Pore Facials
- Acne-prone skin
- Dry skin which needs hydration
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Whiteheads and blackheads
Aside from removing the impurities and fine wrinkles, deep pore cleansing facials can also improve the blood circulation and stimulate oxygen to flow into the tissues, resulting to a vibrant and rejuvenated appearance. And because the treatments often include facial massage, they can also tighten and strengthen the muscle fibers, minimizing the signs of aging.
Starting Deep Pore Facials
The treatment always starts with facial scrub and/or gently cleanser that contains mild exfoliating agents such as AHAs and BHAs. If exfoliation products are used, they are gently applied on the skin in order to remove its top layers and encourage new tissues to grow underneath.
To make sure that the exfoliating agents are effectively absorbed by the skin, professional aestheticians also use steam which can open up the pores. It is important to note that exfoliating products that contain enzymes, which are derived from natural fruit extracts, are generally used by professionals to ensure the safety of patients.
Once the hardened oil is softened and the top layer of the skin is exfoliated, the extraction can now be performed. In this procedure, the whiteheads and blackheads are removed from the clogged pores using comedone extractor (a small rod with a round head).
After the Deep Pore Facials
After a deep pore facial treatment, the skin will appear red and sensitive which will resolve after several hours or a day. Meanwhile, it is important to use facial moisturizer and sunscreen with high SPF when going outdoor even on cloudy days to prevent photo aging, sun spots and other forms of hyperpigmentation, and other types of blemishes.
To achieve the best possible result, “maintenance” after a deep pore facial treatment is performed every six to eight weeks but not more than twice a month as it may result to dry, leathery skin which is prone to sunburn and fine lines and wrinkles. While this procedure can slow down the production of oil which then prevents pimples, too much of this may even cause breakouts and irritation.
Products Commonly Used During Facial Treatment
Here is a list of some of the products that may be used during treatment.
Commonly used to gently exfoliate the top layers of the skin to make the complexion clearer and prevent breakouts. This organic compound can serve as a facial cleanser, exfoliating agent, and mask.
Tea Tree Oil This natural rememdy has an anti-bacterial effect which makes it ideal for acne-prone skin.
This is one of the most popular anti-acne ingredients in the market today.
Enzymes From Natural Fruit Extract
They can gently exfoliate the top layers of the skin to minimize the appearance of blemishes and make the complexion more vibrant.