To Cleanse or Not to Cleanse………
Just the near mention of a Deep Cleanse Facial sends most people running for the hills, in anticipation of extractions. So the question Begs……to Cleanse or not to Cleanse, is it really necessary?
While there are many ways to look at this I would like to break it down on an Anatomical and Physiological level, no complicated science jargon, promise.
As we know the skin is the largest organ providing protection from bacteria, microbes and harsh chemicals. Is also responsible for temperature control, prevents large amounts of moisture loss and reacts to sensation.
Skin also plays an important role aesthetically. People can often make assumptions as to your internal health and wellbeing by just looking at your skin. It’s called the mirror effect; whereby internal body conditions such as stress and illness reflects in some way on the skin. The right care helps to preserve the skin’s health and beauty. So yes, deep cleansing facials assist in maintaining good skin health.
Let’s take it a step further, the skin is made up of 3 layers- Hypodermis bottom layer which is the fatty cushioning layer , Dermis being the functional middle layer, mainly responsible for skin structure and the Epidermis being the top layer.
The epidermis is the visible protective layer, holds hydration but also shows all the skins tell tales such as blackheads (comedones), white heads (milia), breakouts, sebum production (oiliness) and all associated dry and ageing skin symptoms.
Regular cell turnover every 28 days is imperative in the epidermis; it does however change with age and certain skin conditions. This process is extremely important as it regulates the re-birth of new cells and sloughing of dead skin build up on the outer epidermis (stratum corneum). The continuous process maintains the skin’s strength, helping wear and tear. Through, thorough exfoliation deep cleanse facials assist in sloughing the extra dead skin build up bringing new healthy skin to the surface.
A very common problem that arises is when cells from the lining of pores (keratinocytes) being to shed they can mix with sebum and clog the pore. This is the precursor to acne. Pores may also appear larger, if oil builds up inside pores, or if tissue surrounding the pore becomes agitated. I must admit that together with a good exfoliation, extraction wins the gold medal for combating these skin issues.
So the verdict is in deep Cleansing Facials do assist with a more radiant, healthy looking skin.
I would suggest having them every 3-4 weeks especially if there are visible changes in the skin. For very pustular acne I would consult a dermatologist.
Expect to pay anything from R350 up.