It’s no secret that we’re pretty hardcore about the importance of regular facials at Lovoir Beauty. You can read all about it in one of our latest blogs here. However, it would be remiss of us to just prescribe this for all skin conditions without delving properly into them, as it’s very rarely a one-size-fits all kind of thing. And with acne being one of the most common concerns, we thought this would be a good place to start!
You’ve got … mild to moderate
By this, we mean a spattering of blackheads, whiteheads, localised areas of redness or a couple of pimples (anything less than 30 spots or lesions is usually a good indicator). And if you do fall under this camp, you’re probably the best candidate. But what’s the best facial for acne prone skin? Fortunately, you’ve got a range to choose from.
An umbrella term for what is essentially a deep-cleaning yet relaxing treatment, you’ll benefit greatly from this all-rounder which incorporates a thorough cleanse, gentle enzyme peel, fragrant herbal steam and massage – the very things our Janesce Spa treatment offers, actually! The combination of cleaning, light exfoliation, steaming and massage work together to remove dead skin cells – all while leaving skin looking and feeling both hydrated and with a more even tone. Blackheads and whiteheads are also usually extracted following the herbal steam, which serves to open them up.
Not too dissimilar from the classic, except this type focuses primarily on unblocking pores. Blackheads and whiteheads will be cleared and your skin will be left smoother overall, but deeper lesions, such as cysts, shouldn’t be extracted in this way. Our Environ Deep Cleansing option is a fantastic example, offering a purifying and decongesting treatment which both removes impurities and injects moisturising vitamin and antioxidant-serums into the skin for a long-lasting glow.
A non-invasive treatment which uses a handheld device to gently exfoliate the top layer of skin, your skin will appear brighter, smoother and with a more even tone after just a few sessions, as well as helping to remove blackheads and whiteheads.
You’ve got … moderate to severe
If you’re pretty much unable to count the number of spots or lesions on your face and they’re deeper than the average pimple, you may want to avoid most facials and choose another type of treatment instead. This is because this type stops becoming an aesthetic concern in place of a dermatological one. That being said, the following – offered by us here at Lovoir – is both safe and effective for those with more serious spots:
LED light therapy
Using wavelengths of different coloured light to penetrate deep into the skin – promoting its natural healing and rejuvenating responses – our trained therapists will treat you with a blue infrared facial to help kill off bacteria. Safe for any age or skin type, it can bring about effective change for a host of concerns – no matter how sensitive. In fact, it’s even safe for active acne, with benefits being noticeable after just one session.
You’ve got … acne scars
Along with Microdermabrasion and LED light therapy, you can also choose the following:
Using natural, fruit-based substances to break down the protein of dead skin cells which make up the top layer, choose our O Cosmedics Enzyme treatment for the perfect amount of exfoliation for brighter, healthier skin.
So, should I get a facial if I have acne? Absolutely!
But what else do I need to know?
- No matter what type of acne you have – or what treatment you choose – you can’t expect a quick fix. Instead, it should be a regular commitment and done in conjunction with an overall skincare routine at home. Luckily for you, we also offer a skin analysis to help advise you on all this – and more! Book now.
- Vigorous exfoliation should be avoided if taking acne medication, such as Accutane or topical retinoids.
- Always choose a licensed therapist as they will know how to analyse your skin, advise the best course of action for you and perform your treatment safely and effectively.
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