About MediFacials: What you should know…
A MediFacial is one of the best ways to take care of your skin. A MediFacial cleanses, exfoliates and nourishes the skin, promoting a clear, well-hydrated complexion, and can help your skin look younger.
There are many facts about MediFacials that most of us are not aware of. Read on for Top 5 facts that no one has ever told you about MediFacials.
Get MediFacials only from a professional esthetician
Also referred to as skin care specialists, esthetician’s job around the world is considered very important and are licensed by state cosmetology boards after passing the requisite examination. Unfortunately, in India there is no concept of licensed esthetician, but there are estheticians who get training from well known professional schools or dermatologists.
It is very important to get MediFacials from a trained person who has a good understanding of the skin. A simple thing like extraction can damage the skin if not performed properly. Estheticians are trained to recognize skin problems and can evaluate the skin using special equipment and magnifying lamps. The esthetician explains pre and post-operative skin care to the client, and understands how to clean and sterilize equipment. Safety & hygiene are also given utmost importance by an esthetician.
MediFacials are for maintenance:
So why do you go for a MediFacial? So that you can relax? or because you have a party to go to this weekend? Or maybe your wedding date is coming closer & of course it could also be because today you looked in the mirror & realised that you are getting old? There could be many reasons why we feel the need of getting a MediFacial. But after getting one, most of the time we feel that it did not give you any result!! Unfortunately, MediFacials won’t deliver revolutionary results overnight. Think of how your body responds to going to the gym! You will only see results if you gym regularly. Likewise, get MediFacials at least once in four to six weeks to maintain your skin and delay the aging process*. MediFacials are for maintenance and not just pre-event treatments.
You Can and Should Customise Your MediFacials
Every skin differs depending on the type of the skin, lifestyle, age and many other factors. Then how can you get exactly the same MediFacial with the same products that your friend got?
Qualified and experienced estheticians provide guidance through analysis and skin mapping. With skin mapping they divide the face & neck in different zones so that each zone can be targeted with the treatment products it needs. For a MediFacial to be effective the active ingredients must be able to penetrate the acid mantle and reach living layers of the skin to show the results you want. So it’s very important to customize the MediFacial products to address the skin issues.
Avoid Excessive Massage
MediFacial massage for more than 10 to 15 minutes could actually harm the skin. Too much massage could loosen the skin. Lymphatic drainage & pressure points should be a part of your MediFacial massage if it has to last for 15 to 20 minutes. If your therapist decides to perform lymphatic drainage or pressure point when you are under the steam then no more than 10 to 12 minutes of actual MediFacial massage should be done later. Too much massage can also irritate the skin. Your therapist must choose massage styles like Effleurage, Petrissage, Friction, Tapotement, Vibration, Shiatsu, Lymphatic Drainage, etc according to your skin condition and not just do same massage steps for everyone as it may counteract. It might feel good if done for too long, but as mentioned before, too much of massage can be harmful to your skin.
Your skin may actually look dull for a couple of days
If you have a big event coming up, don’t schedule your MediFacial in the days leading up to it. Plan to do it about a week before because a really intensive MediFacial often leaves you a little red or blotchy for a day or two before the glow kicks in.
If you get MediFacials once in a blue moon, then be prepared to get a few breakouts as too much build up of dead skin cells cannot be removed in just one attempt and as massage produces more oil, it may get clogged with the dead skin cells that may result in breakouts. Be sure to use antibacterial products on all of the areas your esthetician addressed during extraction for the next few days to protect against additional flare-ups.
So what are you waiting for?? Visit the nearest clinic/centre and opt for a MediFacial …
Keep your skin , healthy & rejuvenated all year round !!
*The Kosmoderma website contains facts, views, opinions, statements and recommendations of users of the Kosmoderma clinics, website, third party information providers and organizations. Individual results may vary.