One of the causes of skin aging is oxygen starvation of cells. It occurs due to clogging of pores with dead particles that have accumulated on the surface in the form of an impermeable, invisible film to the eye.
Hollywood facial cleansing, which is a reliable and gentle prevention of age-related changes and inflammatory processes, is able to restore the skin to its previous, normal breathing. The procedure is carried out in the salon, but it also has a home, more budgetary alternative, which brings less pronounced, but still noticeable results.
Basis of Hollywood Purge
Hollywood cleansing (or peeling) among cosmetologists is called phytic, by the name of the acid used to carry it out. In nature, this substance is found in cereals and legumes, cake of wheat grains. Phytic acid has large molecules that are stuck in the superficial stratum corneum and do not penetrate into the deeper parts of the dermis. Such a property causes a low level of aggressiveness of the composition even at its maximum concentration (50%).
Indications and Expected Results
Hollywood cleansing is universal, it is suitable for patients from 18 to 50 years with dry, normal, oily skin and even those who suffer from rosacea. The procedure is carried out for preventive, therapeutic and anti-aging purposes. Indications for it are:
- Shallow but numerous wrinkles.
- Excessive dryness or oily skin.
- Black dots and enlarged pores.
- The consequences of acne, scars.
- Acne and inflammatory acne.
Another indication for cleaning is the need for laser or other hardware resurfacing of the skin.
Phytic acid exfoliates dead skin particles and is absorbed by healthy cells, which increases collagen production and improves local metabolic processes. It protects against free radicals formed under the influence of ultraviolet rays and leading to photoaging.
Preparations for the procedure
Pure phytic acid is rarely used for Hollywood cleansing. Most cosmetologists use ready-made preparations based on it with the addition of other chemicals (glycolic or tartaric acid). Among them are Israeli products Renew, American SkinMedica or CRC.
If phytic acid is used in its pure form, then it is often combined with succinic acid. The latter enhances the healing properties of peeling. It normalizes local metabolic processes and immunity, prevents premature cell death.
Before carrying out Hollywood cleansing, seven-day preparation is required, which is expressed in the gradual accustoming of the skin to the effects of concentrated acid. Beauticians recommend using glycolic acid formulations for this once a week for this. If necessary, the duration of preparation is increased to 3 weeks, it depends on the sensitivity of the skin.
The average duration of peeling is 40 – 70 minutes. The procedure begins with cleansing and toning the skin. Then a weakly concentrated acid solution or an active preparation is applied to the problem areas, which is kept for 3 – 4 minutes, then it is washed off and, if necessary, applied repeatedly in a higher concentration and for an increased amount of time, which should not exceed 15 minutes. In conclusion, wash your face, make a soothing mask.
To achieve marked positive results, they take a course of 4 – 6 procedures with interruptions in 7 – 10 days.
The first negative reactions occur during the procedure, they include burning and slight tingling. As a rule, upon completion of the manipulations, it remains for several hours. Ideally, with fairly dense skin, other side effects are absent, however, in some patients, the following are observed:
- Skin dehydration (increased dryness).
- Redness of the treated areas.
- Exacerbation of herpes.
- Allergic rashes.
To prevent complications, it is necessary to carry out the procedure with professionals, observe contraindications and recommendations for preparing for cleaning and subsequent rehabilitation care.
Skin restoration after cleansing
Hollywood cleansing does not require long-term rehabilitation; after it, the skin does not look damaged or burnt by chemical composition, while post-peeling care should last at least a month after the procedure.
A mandatory requirement is daily moisturizing and nourishing the skin to maintain a normal water balance, as well as applying UV protection before going out. Despite the fact that a short time in the sun is acceptable, you should not visit the beach or the solarium.
When peeling occurs, dying particles of the skin must not be removed mechanically, it is necessary to wait until they fall away naturally. Care at this time should be maximum, use fatty creams with a dense texture. If you feel dry, get cans of thermal water and formulations based on hyaluronic acid, a combination of these products will return the skin to a normal level of hydration.
If complications arise, it will be worthwhile to consult a cosmetologist again, while there are also basic recommendations that should be studied before the procedure, among them:
- Panthenol promotes skin regeneration;
- pronounced puffiness is really removed with the help of Traumeel;
- with allergic reactions, it is mandatory to take antihistamines inside.
Hollywood cleansing, like other cosmetic procedures, is carried out in the absence of contraindications to it. A ban on it is imposed in the following cases:
- Pregnancy and breastfeeding period.
- Herpes in the active stage.
- Psoriasis, eczema and other skin diseases.
- Individual intolerance to preparations and substances used for cleaning.
- Damage to the skin, wounds, deep scratches.
- The presence of papillomas and molluscum contagiosum.
Before and after photos
Advantages and disadvantages
Reviews of Hollywood peeling are mostly positive. Patients note the effectiveness of the impact, the possibility of carrying out at any time of the year, regardless of solar activity. Among the advantages of the procedure: a minimum of contraindications and side effects, low risks of complications and lack of rehabilitation.
Disadvantages are also available. First of all, it should be noted that phytic acid has been little studied, although it has a positive potential. Official information about its safety is currently not available, it is not certified for use in cosmetology in several European countries.
As for the immediate drawbacks of the action, the acid does not eliminate deep wrinkles, as it has a slight surface effect.
Salon cosmetology differs from home cosmetology in greater efficiency and lower risks. Unfortunately, not everyone has the opportunity to attend professional procedures and here come to the rescue home recipes, passed down from generation to generation. Popular Hollywood cleansing was carried out using a solution of calcium chloride (5% for dry, 10% for oily skin).
You can buy the substance in a pharmacy. The cleaning itself is carried out according to the following algorithm:
- Wash your face with baby soap without fragrances and fragrances, dry your skin.
- Apply a small amount of calcium chloride to a cotton pad and treat problem areas. Wait for the composition to dry and repeat the manipulation. It is permissible to apply up to 5 layers of the product.
- Wash your hands and rub your fingertips with the same baby soap, then gently roll the frozen layers of calcium chloride from the skin along with dead particles. Be careful, you must remove all means.
- In conclusion, you should wash your face, treat the skin with oily cream or cosmetic oil. The procedures are repeated once a week for about a month, mainly in the evening. The first time after home cleaning, the skin may have a reddish tint.
Hollywood face peeling – cleansing the skin with phytic acid. It implies a surface effect, carried out with the aim of increasing the elasticity of the skin, eliminating small wrinkles, inflammations, pimples. It has an easy therapeutic and prophylactic effect. It does not cause complications and does not require long-term special rehabilitation; it can be carried out in the summer.