Most of us are familiar with what acne looks like – pimples, blackheads, blemishes – but not all of us know how it starts. Acne is caused by clogged pores. Pores that are open and unobstructed allow the flow of sebum (oil) to enter and exit the follicle smoothly.
However, when these pores become clogged with oil, sweat, and dead skin cells they cannot release this build-up through the pore anymore so it stays in there trapping bacteria inside – this causes an infection which leads to acne breakouts. You can always consult a cosmetic specialist in Brooklyn to get the best treatment for your acne.
How Does Anti-Acne Facial Treatment Work?
- A facial treatment will help to unblock your pores using a combination of steam, exfoliation, and extraction. The heat of the steam softens the hardened, dead skin cells on your face so they can be scraped away with a brush. The steam also opens up your pores so that the extracted impurities and bacteria can be released from within them. Exfoliation leads to a brighter, smoother complexion and encourages your skin cells to regenerate more quickly than if they’d been left alone in their own time allowing you to see results quicker than you would if you were just applying creams and lotions to the surface.
- First, you will have a cleansing treatment where your skin will be thoroughly cleansed, followed by a deep exfoliation removing all dead skin cells. This will allow the dead skin cells to be cleared from your pores so they can be renewed and renewed again. Next, a mask treatment is applied to give your skin a tighter appearance and tighten up any remaining pores. The tightening effects of the mask last for around 1-2 hours depending on how much facial treatment you have had that day before moving on to treatments that aim to polish and brighten the complexion.
- Finally, a moisturizing treatment will be done to close your pores and lock in moisture after the facial treatment has been completed. Your skin will feel soft, smooth, and conditioned.
How Many Facial Treatments Do I Need?
The number of facial treatments you need depends on many factors – your skin type, the type of facial you have just had, your lifestyle, and most importantly how patient you are. If you suffer from a bad breakout or problem areas with persistent spots or acne then it is likely that a series of 8-15 sessions every two weeks may be necessary for you to see a positive difference in your skin’s condition.
If you have been suffering from a bad breakout, or acne spots and blemishes, consider trying an anti-acne facial. A facial treatment will open up your pores and clean out the impurities and bacteria that have been causing your breakouts.