If you suffer from acne and want to get a spa facial, it is important to choose one that is specifically for skin with acne. Often acne facials include a special medicated mask and light extractions that other facial treatments do not. Acne facials should help purge the pores of acne-causing bacteria and reduce the risk of future breakouts which a typical spa facial will not do. Most spas can customise a facial in accordance with your skin’s requirements anyway.
Medicated acne facials and enzyme facials
Medicated acne facials are the first of the two most common types of facials for acne prone skin. This type usually involves cleansing your face with a salicylic acid-based cleanser and then applying a mud, clay, or oatmeal-based mask to purge the pores.
Enzyme facials are great for detoxifying the skin and ridding it of dead skin. Both of these facials might also include a steaming session, light massage, extractions of surface blemishes, and toning.
How to treat your skin after the facial
It is typical for those with acne to have redness in their skin after a facial. The skin might also be sore and feel irritated but this should fade after a few hours. Applying a lemon grass or other purifying cleanser for a few days after your treatment can help calm the skin and keep breakouts to a minimum, ask your skin therapist about this.
Whether you will see results from an acne facial depends on many factors, such as the severity of your acne and how often you have the procedure done. People with blackheads
and other minor blemishes
may find regular facials useful to reduce the amount of breakouts they experience.
During a professional facial, extractions are performed manually by removing pore blockages. By doing this, the pores are cleared of excess oil and cellular debris and it becomes less likely that blemishes will form. This can improve some cases of non-inflammatory acne. Those with more advanced acne may also enjoy and benefit from regular facials. If your acne is causing you bother, it is best to seek advice from a specialist.