In modern cosmetology, there are official canons of how healthy facial skin should look. Among the mandatory requirements are the absence of inflammation, black spots, blackheads and other formations. Manual cleaning of the face will help to overcome these problems – a procedure involving manual exposure to the skin in order to eliminate superficial and deep pollution.
Indications for conduction
Manual facial cleansing is usually shown in cases where other types of peeling cannot solve the indicated dermatological problems. Manual exposure eliminates:
- black dots clogging pores;
- whiteheads (or milia);
- not inflamed acne;
- clogged pores, excessive secretion of sebaceous secretion, increased oily skin;
Manual facial cleansing usually takes no more than 40 – 50 minutes. During this time, the cosmetologist manages to perform the following actions:
- Cleansing the skin of makeup and surface dust, a mask for drawing dirt from the pores.
- Degreasing the skin, removing excess sebum.
- Steaming the skin with creams, masks or special devices. At this stage, it is necessary to open the pores, in this state they are no more than 15-20 minutes, which means that the cosmetologist will not have much time to remove dirt and plugs from greasy secretions.
- Directly processing with the help of finger pads or special tools.
- Application of therapeutic masks at the final stage. Means can have anti-inflammatory effects, help narrow pores or soften the skin.
In case of oily skin, it is permissible to clean it once every 7 – 10 days, in case of normal skin – not more than once a month.
In most cases, manual cleaning of the face is carried out with hands. Contamination is removed with fingertips wrapped in sterile wipes. Performing manipulations with nails is strictly prohibited, this leads to skin injury and the formation of complications.
If necessary, the simplest cosmetic tools can be used. So, most often used:
- Spoon Unna or Uno. It is a metal device with two work areas at the ends. On the one hand, there is a scapula with many holes (it is also called a sieve), it is designed to remove excess sebaceous secretion, on the other hand, a scapula with one hole, it is used to remove acne ..
- Vidal needle. It is a metal device with two work areas at the ends. On the one hand, there is a needle for opening the formations, on the other, a scapula with one hole for extruding them.
Before use, all instruments must be thoroughly sterilized, they can be used both in the cabin and at home.
Side effects and complications
A natural reaction of the skin to a mechanical effect is a change in its color (redness), soreness, and mild local swelling. Similar side effects occur in the vast majority of patients and pass through 2 – 3 without specific treatment.
Unfortunately, during manual cleaning, there are risks of more serious complications, for example, infection of soft tissues, the development of inflammation and scarring.
Possible risks can be reduced by observing contraindications to the procedure and recommendations for maintaining the rehabilitation period. In addition, it is extremely important to choose a specialist with experience and observing the technique of the procedure, taking into account the characteristics of the patient’s skin.
Skin Care After Cleansing
Skin repair after manual cleaning without complications lasts from 1 to 5 days. The first 12 watches are considered the most difficult, it is recommended to spend this time at home, without washing your face and not going outside. In the future, during 2 – 3 days, it will be necessary to abandon the use of decorative cosmetics, avoid exposure to ultraviolet radiation, and not visit solariums and the beach.
The main care after the procedure is to use compounds that soothe the skin, relieve inflammatory processes, accelerate cell regeneration. Such compositions are used in the morning and in the daytime, at night, if necessary, non-alcohol based lotions are used that regulate the secretion of sebum. If necessary, inflammation can be treated with gentle antiseptics, as well as using masks based on medicinal clay, they dry the skin and minimize the activity of bacteria.
Manual facial cleansing is considered a very aggressive effect, but it does not have many contraindications. Due to this, it is available to a large number of patients. It should be remembered that in the following cases, the procedure should still be abandoned:
- Dermatitis, psoriasis and other skin diseases.
- Subcutaneous tick.
- Increased skin sensitivity.
- Period of menstruation.
Before and after photos
Advantages and disadvantages
Manual exposure of the skin is a simple, affordable and highly effective way to cleanse it. The procedure does not require expensive appliances and cosmetics, it is universal and is carried out both in the beauty salon and at home. Positive feedback from patients contains information about such advantages of the procedure as: low cost and a minimum of contraindications.
Unfortunately, the technique has significant drawbacks. It is very painfully tolerated and causes side effects in almost every person. In addition, the slightest violation of safety during the procedure or the rules for skin care after it leads to serious complications, inflammatory processes and scars.
Manual face cleansing – removing impurities and excess sebaceous secretion from the pores, eliminating acne, blackheads and boils. It is carried out manually (by fingertips) or using simple metal instruments. It is characterized by increased morbidity and risks of developing complications after.