Deep Cleansing or European Facial

Deep Cleansing or European Facial

A deep facial cleansing treatment, which is similar and often compared to a European facial, goes well beyond what a traditional facial will do. The deep cleansing facial is well suited for people with acne, or those prone to excessive oil on their face. The European facial focuses more on exfoliation but may also include a deep cleansing component.

What is a Deep Cleansing Facial?

Deep cleansing facials use a variety of treatments to clean your face more thoroughly than what other treatments provide. You can expect to have your face steamed to open up the pores; an extraction of clogged pores, whiteheads and blackheads; a deep pore cleansing treatment and healing masks to improve the skin’s surface and underlying layers.

The deep cleanse extracts oil and debris from your pores and may use harsher products than those typically found in stores. Those with sensitive skin may choose to avoid this type of facial.

What the difference between a European Facial and Deep Cleaning Facial?

A European facial (just called a facial in Europe) is similar to the deep cleansing facial, but focuses less on the extractions and more on exfoliation. The exfoliation is used to remove dead skin cells and encourage new skin cells to emerge. People often find European facials to be healing and rejuvenating to the skin.

What are the benefits of each?

A deep cleansing facial goes well beyond products typically found in your local drugstore. People with severe acne or oily skin often turn to solutions such as Biore deep cleansing strips, but may find it doesn’t correct the problem completely. A deep cleansing facial will help smoothen the skin’s appearance, and reduce the size of your pores.

A European facial will add radiance to your skin. You can expect your skin to be more hydrated, and fine lines reduced through exfoliation and stimulating the growth of new skin cells. Many people find this type of facial helps you maintain a more youthful appearance.

What are the risks?

Similar to other facials, people with sensitive skin may experience some irritation, redness and dryness on your skin. The redness can be caused by the extractions or the by the chemicals found in the cleansing treatment. Both of these are only temporary and should go away within a few days.

Also, people who are sensitive to pain may want to avoid extractions which feel like a pinch on the skin. Remember to communicate with your esthetician if anything feels uncomfortable!

Types of Facial

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Chemical Peel

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Mini Facial

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