Due to continuous exposure to pollution, dust particles and harmful sun rays, our skin develops wrinkles, dark spots, black heads, acnes and pigmentation. There are many surgical and non surgical skin enhancement treatments available to make your skin look rejuvenated, spotless and youthful. Amongst the non-surgical category, facial treatments are the most common and popular treatment.
Facials are easily available at beauty salons and spa centres. These are extremely relaxing, rejuvenating and beneficial for the skin. There are many types of facial treatments available, which uses different techniques and facial kits depending on the skin types, desired end results and the maturity if the skin.
There are two basic techniques used for facials: Hands on and Electrotherapy. The 'hands on' technique uses special stimulating hand movements and massage movements, that removes the dead skin from the face, reduces fine lines, stimulates generation of new cells and removes black heads. The electrotherapy electronic hand-held devices are used and no hand movements are used. Both have their own specified advantages and benefits.
Hand-On Facial Treatment:
In these treatments, the therapist or beautician uses her hands for massaging the face. No electronic devices, except a steam machine, are used in this process.
Facial kits used in this treatments, are all oil or cream based. Essential oils, gels or moisturising creams can be used, depending upon the type of skin, maturity of skin and the treatment. Gels are mostly used for oily and acne prone skins and oils or moisturising creams are used for dry to normal and matured skin types.
A clay or mud based face pack is used after the cleansing process and steam process (optional) is over to close the open pores and to provide nutrition to the skin. Sometimes for sensitive skins a peel off face mask is also used. These masks are gently peeled off from the face after they dry up. This peel off mask also works as an uplifting treatment as it tightens the skin.
Electrotherapy Facial treatment:
These treatments use machines, mostly hand held, for facials. There are basically three types of most commonly used electrotherapy treatments, depending upon the skin types.
High Frequency Treatments: Gauze is placed on the face and a glass electrode is passed over the face. This treatment is best suited for oily and acne prone skin as it helps in drying out spots and has antibacterial effects. For Dry to normal skin types, indirect frequency treatment is used.
Galvanic Treatments: An active ingredient is introduced deep into the facial skin by metal rollers massaging the skin. Suitable for all skin types.
Micro current Treatments: this facial is used for uplifting the facial skin and for enhancing the skin texture and colour.
All the above mentioned facial treatments helps in improving the texture, quality and appearance of the facial skin and imparts you a more youthful and spotless look. Source