Cleansing the skin transcends the simple beauty ritual; it is an essential practice to preserve healthy and radiant skin. When it comes to deeply treating impurities, comedones often emerge as the main protagonists. In this article, we dive into the world of professional deep cleansing at Glowing Skin, highlighting the importance of understanding and treating blackheads, those small skin lesions that can dull our natural glow.
Understanding Comedones and Microcysts
Comedones, whether open (blackheads) or closed (whiteheads), arise from the obstruction of hair follicles by a mixture of sebum, dead skin cells, and sometimes bacteria. These skin formations can appear on the face, neck, chest, back, and other areas of the body. A common condition, especially among adolescents, due to increased hormonal changes and amplified sebum production.
There are two main types of comedones:
Open comedo (blackhead): Formed when the clogged follicle opens to the surface, excess sebum and dead cells oxidize in air, adopting a black tint, hence the name "blackheads" .
Closed comedo (whitehead) : The blocked follicle, covered with skin, forms a white bump. Often referred to as "whiteheads".
Note that blackheads do not always result from poor hygiene. Factors such as genetics, hormones, diet, and skin care can influence their formation. Excessive use of drying products can sometimes make the situation worse. To treat blackheads, a recommended skincare routine includes regular cleansing, exfoliation to remove dead cells, and the use of non-comedogenic products. In case of persistence or serious skin problems, consultation with a professional is recommended.
A microcyst , a small skin lesion that is often barely visible, forms beneath the surface of the skin. Associated with problems such as acne, it results from the accumulation of sebum, dead cells and sometimes bacteria in the hair follicles, located more on the surface.
Characteristics of microcysts:
Size : Generally small, a few millimeters.
Texture : Slightly grainy or rough to the touch.
Appearance : Often without a visible head, appearing to be under the skin.
Associated with various skin conditions, microcysts may require specific care. Their treatment may involve the use of gentle exfoliating ingredients, such as salicylic acid, to dissolve excess oil. A complete skincare routine, including regular cleansing, hydration, and sun protection, helps maintain healthy skin. Consultation with a dermatologist is recommended for specific concerns.
Deep Comedone Extraction at Glowing Skin
Preparatory Methods at Glowing Skin
Comedone extraction, or blackhead extraction, is a procedure performed by skin professionals like the estheticians at Glowing Skin. This procedure aims to eliminate blackheads and whiteheads. Typical preparatory stages include:
Skin Cleansing: Thorough removal of makeup, oil, and dirt to avoid irritation.
Exfoliation : Application of a gentle exfoliant to remove dead cells and facilitate the extraction process.
Steam or Hot Compress : Application of heat to open pores, carried out with a gentle steam or hot compress.
Extraction Techniques at Glowing Skin
Comedo extraction is a delicate procedure requiring precision to avoid skin trauma. Commonly employed techniques include:
Manual Finger Extraction : Common method using gloves and tissues to apply controlled pressure.
Extraction stick : Looped instrument to facilitate extraction.
Comedo needle : Using a sterile needle to gently pierce a closed comedo.
Ultra-Sound Spatulas and Brushes : Use of specialized tools such as ultra-sonic spatulas and brushes for pain-free extraction ( learn more )
Complementary Methods at Glowing Skin
Chemical Peels : Application of chemical solutions to exfoliate the skin, unclog pores, prevent the formation of blackheads, and facilitate extraction. Acids such as glycolic, salicylic, or lactic are used. ( learn more about Peel Perfection )
Soothing Mask : Application of a post-extraction soothing mask to calm the skin.
Antiseptic : Application of a mild antiseptic to prevent infections.
Expected Results after a Professional Cleansing at Glowing Skin
After a professional skin cleansing at Glowing Skin, the expected results are numerous. You can anticipate a significant reduction in blemishes, visibly more radiant skin, and improved texture. The procedure, carried out by highly qualified therapists, aims to clear pores, eliminate blackheads, and revitalize the skin.
Frequency of Professional Cleaning
The ideal frequency of skin cleansing at Glowing Skin depends on your skin type and specific concerns. In general, monthly or bi-weekly cleaning is recommended to maintain optimal results.
After a skin cleansing at Glowing Skin, you will benefit not only from purified skin but also from personalized advice to improve your beauty routine. The experts will be able to guide you on the suitable products and resolve any excess blackheads. Take advantage of the expertise of our professionals to enhance your beauty routine.
Important Note: Comedone extraction should be performed by professionals to avoid irritation, scarring, or infections. It is not recommended to attempt extraction at home to prevent any skin deterioration.