Do you need to deep cleanse? If you’re experiencing skin congestion, the answer is probably, ‘Yes!’
But our skin can also experience congestion! Even if we don’t feel it as acutely as when we have a sinus cold, we can absolutely see the effects. Do you have any of these common symptoms?
- Bumpy, uneven texture
- Blackheads and whiteheads
- Acne or pimples
- Enlarged pores
- Dull skin tone
- Thick-looking skin
If you’re experiencing any of these, you can make changes that will help! At Novuskin, their goal is to help you have healthy, beautiful skin, no matter your age! Keeping your pores clean and congestion-free is possible and it’s one way to make sure your skin glows. In fact, if your pores are healthy, your entire skincare regime will work better.
Why Does the Skin Get Congested?
Cleansing improperly, eating a diet that causes inflammation and oil production, chronically dehydrated skin, and hormonal fluctuations can cause congestion.
Each of these leads back to one problem: Clogged pores.
Pores are like gateways in and out of the skin. Just like cars backed up at a busy toll booth during rush hour, if too much oil or grime is inside your pores, everything gets stuck. What’s worse is this buildup can become toxic, leading to blackheads, whiteheads, pimples, and infections.
So what can you do to prevent or fix skin congestion? You need to deep cleanse.
Here are the 5 top methods and remedies for deep cleansing the skin.
Let’s break this word down.
Hydra = water.
Derm = Skin.
Abrasion = To scrape or wear away.
Hydradermabrasion is a treatment that uses water to wear away dead skin cells on the skin’s surface.
Your aesthetician uses an incredibly specialized tool that sprays a very thin (think less than a hair’s width) jet of water into the pores and has a tip with a delicate diamond on it to gently scrape away dead cells. It also has a vacuum suction to draw oil and impurities out of the skin. The water jet not only cleanses away oil but also imparts a nourishing fluid deep into the skin.
Deeply cleansed, exfoliated, hydrated, and nourished; hydradermabrasion is your secret weapon for keeping your skin bright, glowing, and decongested.
Ultrasonic Exfoliation Scrubbers
Available for both home use and at the spa, ultrasonic scrubbers use soundwaves to loosen dead skin cell build-up and debris trapped in the pores. These flat-shaped, spatula-like devices are excellent for use around the nose and other areas to lessen blackheads and congested skin.
Ultrasonic scrubbers for use at home might not be as effective as the version your medspa might have, but they’re still excellent for keeping clean pores detoxified.
You can use an ultrasonic scrubber every few days or more often if your skin is really in need of a deep cleanse. After your done, rinse your skin well to be sure you remove any bacteria you may have loosened up.
Get an Aqua Facial
Like Novuskin’s Aqua Pure facial, aqua facials use a combination of four technologies to deep cleanse. Each helps cleanse and heal pores and glands while encouraging the skin to stay healthy long after the treatment is over.
Here’s how it works.
- Hydradermabrasion, as described above, uses a special tool to clean out the pores, vacuum away debris, and deliver nourishing fluid to the deepest layers of the skin.
- Electroporation is painless electric stimulation that encourages the nourishing fluid from hydradermabrasion to move deeper into the skin, so you hold on to that deep clean even longer.
- Microcurrents stimulate the deep muscles below the skin, encouraging collagen production to tighten, reduce sagging, and add fullness and plumpness.
- Finally, hot energy helps open the pores so all remaining moisture and nourishing products can deeply cleanse the skin. Cold energy closes the pores to lock in moisture and soothe irritation.
Get a Chemical Peel
If you want to deep cleanse your pores, they need to be open. But dead, dry skin cells can clutter the pore openings, making it difficult for oil to escape.
When the skin appears dull and dehydrated, and no amount of moisturizer seems to help, try a chemical peel to bring back your skin’s radiance.
Chemical peels can burn the skin if not used properly, so consult your aesthetician and always use products exactly as directed.
Made from natural acids, chemical peels eat away the top layers of skin. After just a few minutes, wash them off gently with cool water. Dead cells, bacteria, and debris clogging the top of the pores are dissolved, preparing the skin for proper cleaning and serum absorption.
Proper At-Home Cleansing
Make no mistake, unless you live in a bubble, your skin is dirty at the end of the day.
The air may look clean, but it’s actually full of harmful pollutants and dirt. We also touch our faces plenty, and anything on our hands ends up on our skin.
At-Home Cleansing – Deep Cleansing Methods
The grime of the day, including makeup and sunscreen, can almost immediately clog pores. While the odd instance of falling asleep in your foundation isn’t going to cause lasting damage, consistently sleeping without washing will cause congestion, early aging, and even infections under the skin.
But overwashing isn’t good either.
In the same way dish soap can cut through grease, your cleanser may break your skin’s natural water barrier (a cellular lipid barrier that traps moisture inside your skin), leading to dehydration.
Proper cleansing to decrease congestion:
- Don’t wash more than necessary. Most days, morning and night is enough.
- Use lukewarm water. Hot water can damage or irritate the skin.
- Gently apply your cleanser with your fingertips, moving in circular motions all over the face and neck.
- Take your time, making sure you loosen all makeup, dirt, and oil.
- Rinse thoroughly, and be sure to get all the cleanser off. If you need to, use a very soft cloth.
- Pat your face dry with a soft towel. Allowing your skin to air dry can cause dehydration.
- Use an exfoliant once a week to remove any dead cells that might clog your pores.
If your skin feels ‘squeaky clean,’ you may have over-cleansed. Your skin should feel clean but still well-hydrated, and not tight. In this case, use a gentler cleanser or one with a hydrating component.
How Can MedSpas Help with Congested Skin?
Medspas like Novuskin (located in Las Vegas, NV, 89118) can provide a complete treatment plan to get you the glowing, healthy skin you want. Many offer services such as chemical peels and hydradermabrasion to restore the skin’s texture and tone. Contact your aesthetician today to discuss what products and treatments are best for you, and be on the path to radiant skin in no time!
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