Deep Cleansing Facial
If you want to know about a facial especially meant for almost every skin type, be it normal, dry or oily, it is galvanic facial that features as one of the most prominent ones. While it helps in restoring moisture to dry skin, it also helps to eliminate accumulation of oil that leads to acne in case of oily skin.
Galvanic Current is a low level, continuous current that flows in one direction. It has a low voltage and medium amperage. We use galvanic current for desincrustation. It facilitates deep pore cleansing, emulsifies sebum, removes surface oiliness and regulates secretion of sebum. During this process, galvanic current is used to create a chemical reaction that helps dissolve excess oil, clogged pores, comedones and other debris on the skin, while softening it at the same time.
It is one of the greatest tools and can be integrated while also using warm steam on the client. Performed prior to manual extractions, desincrustation prepares the skin for safe, painless and successful removal of comedones and micro-comedones. It is the deepest way to clean the skin and remove congestion.
Desincrustation solutions have an alkaline pH and are negatively charged, so they require the direct current to hold a negative charge. The client holds the positive (inactive) electrode and the negative electrode (active) operates as the working electrode.
A desincrustation solution is applied to both the skin and the gauze or cotton covering the active electrode, which traditionally is a prong or tweezer, this is then moved over the affected area. The alkaline solution is drawn to the positive electrode in the client's hand or under the shoulder and the negative ions in the solution are repelled by the negative electrode, causing an alkaline reaction in the skin. This works on the theory that like poles repel and opposite poles attract. The desincrustation solution, combined with the action of the active negative electrode, results in the “saponification” of sebum. This alkali and sebum reaction forms sodium hydroxide due to the fatty stearic acids in sebum, reacting with the alkali to form soap. In the skin, the reaction softens and liquefies sebum, and this facilitates the easier and highly-satisfying release of even the most resistant blackhead, especially in hard-to-extract, finely textured, sometimes dehydrated skin. Following manual extractions, apply a purifying, calming serum and switch the polarity back to positive to adjust skin to an acid pH to close follicles, calm and soothe.
Galvanic desincrustation has the following effects and benefits:
- An alkaline, skin-softening reaction
- Dilates follicles
- Increases blood and lymph circulation
- Increases sensitivity
- Softens compacted sebum and keratin within the follicle
- Attracts negative ions
Desincrustation solutions usually contain various forms and concentrations of sodium like sodium chloride, sodium bicarbonate and sodium carbonate. Alkaline pH products soften skin while breaking down sebaceous debris, but this compromises skin health when the skin is left in this pH state, so removal of solutions and correcting back to acidic pH is critical.
Six treatments, ideally performed once a week for oily, acne and teen skin. Once every three to four weeks for general skin conditions. Used on the skin for four to seven minutes or three to five for more sensitized clients.