Entenda como é feita a limpeza de pele e os mitos e verdades sobre o procedimento

Skin cleansing – how it is done, what it is for, myths and truths


Skin cleansing is an aesthetic procedure that promises to improve not only appearance, but also skin health and that’s why everyone can do it!

Skin cleansing is an aesthetic procedure that aims to remove blackheads and blackheads. What is that? These are small balls of sebum that accumulate on our skin. In this way, cleaning promotes the removal of all dead skin from the skin and also all the dirt and pollution that we accumulate over time.

Cleansing your skin frequently helps your skin to stabilize. Regardless of whether it is normal, dry, combination or oily, this is why the procedure can be carried out on any skin type.

Contrary to what many people imagine, skin cleansing cannot be done just on the face. The procedure can be carried out on any part of the body and the other areas where it is usually carried out are the chest and back. These areas are common due to the presence of blackheads and pimples.

Generally, skin cleaning follows a standardized step by step and that is what we will explain to you.

Find out how skin cleansing is carried out

1 – Step by step

Firstly, you need to clean your skin and remove all makeup and dirt present. The skin is then exfoliated to thin the first layer and facilitate subsequent extraction. This exfoliation is done very lightly, with circular movements, so as not to harm the client’s skin.

The professional then positions the steam on the client’s face, so that the pores open and it is easier to remove blackheads and blackheads. Once this is done, the extraction actually begins, this is the longest part of the procedure, it can take up to 30 minutes.

The professional does not use her nails and also uses gauze to avoid the risk of hurting the client’s skin. This part of the procedure is done calmly and delicately, it is not a process that should be painful.

Immediately afterwards, a massage is performed to reduce the redness of the skin and calm it. After that, a mask is applied to the client (which should act for around 10 to 20 minutes) and then comes the final part of the procedure, the sunscreen!

2 – What are the contraindications to skin cleansing?

Contrary to what many think, the procedure is not recommended for those who suffer from a lot of pimples. When cleaning the skin, pimples cannot be removed as this can cause blemishes on the skin, which is why it is not recommended for those with skin like this.

People who have very sensitive skin to the sun and who suffer from peeling (somewhat frequently) should also avoid the procedure. As products are applied and the skin suffers considerable friction during extraction, the process can be painful and can even irritate the skin.

Furthermore, people with tanned skin should also avoid cleansing their skin. At this moment, melanin is working at full steam and contact with chemical substances can cause spots on the skin. Furthermore, the skin is sensitive during this period and may suffer irritation from the procedure.

3 – Necessary care

In the first 48 hours after the procedure, the skin will be recovering, so some care is necessary. So, during this period, try to use calming and tranquilizing products. This way the skin will recover well from the procedure.

Furthermore, you need to use sunscreen, not just for the next 48 hours, but every day. In fact, for the next two days it is recommended to avoid exposure to the sun as much as possible.

And you don’t need to go without wearing makeup during those 48 hours. As long as you moisturize and use sunscreen, makeup won’t be a problem.

Myths and truths about skin cleansing

1 – Should cleaning be done frequently?

True! Cleaning is not an isolated procedure. As we said, regularity is what leads to smooth, healthy skin, so regularity must be maintained.

How often you should do it depends on your skin. If it is combination skin, for example, the interval is 45 days. If you have oily skin, this interval will be shorter.

2 – Does the procedure remove all acne and pimples?

Myth! Cleansing your skin, in fact, almost never removes pimples. This can cause inflammation and blemishes on the skin, so it is likely that the professional will not remove all acne and pimples. However, this is the correct way to carry out the procedure.

3 – Is your face red and sore after cleansing?

True! As we said above, the extraction process makes the skin more sensitive and sore, this is normal. After the procedure, it is recommended to use soothing cosmetics, such as thermal water. But the discomfort is temporary.

4 – Is it beneficial to start treatment during adolescence?

The procedure can be carried out at any age, there is no problem doing it at 18 or 48 years old. However, starting treatment at puberty, when hormones stimulate the production of oil in the skin, can help control oiliness.

5 – Can’t pregnant women clean their skin?

Myth! Pregnant women can undergo the procedure, as long as specific cosmetics are used. There are some cases in which it is recommended not to do it, but this is due to a psychological issue. For example, so that pregnant women do not feel pain (at the time of extraction) and this does not cause any irritation. But if the woman is already used to the procedure, she does not need to stop doing it when she becomes pregnant.

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Source: Minha Vida, DermaClub.

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