Are you experiencing facial skin breakouts?
If so, then read on for our advice for selecting a facial and what you can do yourself at home.
If you are suffering with blackheads and blocked pores and are looking for a salon treatment, try our 30 minute Extraction facial. This includes a deep cleanse, exfoliation and steam. It also includes a gentle manual extraction to encourage the release of blocked pores, with specialist serums and creams.
Advanced Facial Option
Desincrustation and Direct High Frequency are a match made in heaven for those suffering with adult breakouts. Combine with an LED light mask for the ultimate healing facial treatment.
When the electrical current interacts with the salt in our skin, it creates a chemical reaction that helps dissolve oil and sebum.
Why Direct High Frequency?
It has a germicidal and bactericidal effect to destroy blemishes and reduce the appearance of enlarged pores. It increases oxygen levels in the skin to improve the skin tone and give a rejuvenating effect.
The blue light and infrared LED face mask kills bacteria and stimulates healing, reduces inflammation and evens skin tone. An opera style face mask is applied to the face and you can enjoy a hand and arm massage while the mask gets to work.
How do I book this treatment?
Ask your therapist for a Skin Revival Facial. This facial combines up to three electrical facial elements alongside a skin cleanse, exfoliation, treatment serum and moisturise. The beauty of a Skin Revival is it can be tailored for whatever your skin needs. This is a great combination for adult acne or breakouts, so please mention breakouts when booking.
The Skin Revival Facial is 50 minutes.
Find out more about each element of the Skin Revival Facial on the Face Page of our website.
If you're not sure you want all of these elements, you can add just one to any of our regular facials, look out for the Bolt on options on our Face Page.
What can I do at home to help my breakouts?
-Get into the habit of cleansing the skin twice a day with a balanced cleanser. Don't be tempted to wash too frequently or use a highly acidic cleanser as this can disrupt your sebum levels even more. If the sebum is stripped back too much, your skin will work extra hard to compensate, resulting in more oily shine
-Exfoliate gently weekly but don't be tempted to scrub too often (maximum twice a week), for the same reasons as above and the added risk of making your skin sore.
-Introduce an acid toner a couple of times a week, containing salicylic acid, such as Medik8 Press and Clear, where the Salicylic acid is effective at a neutral pH so it won't strip your skin.
-Consider a clay mask weekly treatment to help draw out excess sebum (again without stripping it back completely) and to sooth sensitised skin
-Try not to pick
-If you use a wash cloth, change it regularly. If you use your hands, ensure they are clean before you wash your face.
-Either blot your skin dry with a tissue or a towel. Again, if you use a towel ensure it is clean and changed regularly.
-Ensure your hair products don't come into contact with your skin (absolutely no hair spray as a setting spray for makeup!) and take care to thoroughly rinse any shampoo or conditioner that accidentally comes into contact with your skin. This also applies to chest and back breakouts, ensure the products are thoroughly rinsed from your chest and back.
-Rotate and turn your pillow every couple of days to avoid sleeping in the same spot, as sweat and bacteria could lead to further breakouts
-Go make up free wherever possible. We know that's easier said than done when the skin looks and feels angry, so try removing make up as early into the evening as you can as soon as you're home. Try switching to mineral based make up, which won't lead to a product build up.
-Drink plenty of water
-Pay attention to how often you touch your face throughout the day and how often you rest your head in your hands. Try to avoid touching your face where possible
-Aim for a healthy diet with plenty of vitamin rich fruit and vegetables. The mineral zinc is a great healer, so if you take a vitamin supplement look for one that also contains zinc.
-Moisturise daily with an oil free moisturiser to protect the skin from pollution and free radicals. Your skin needs hydration even if it is oily.
If you have any questions or would like us to take a look at your skin, our friendly therapists would be happy to see you for a free skin consultation.