With so many facial treatments on the market, it can be difficult to know which one is most suitable for your skin type, concerns and goals. In this blog, we will discuss some of the most raved about treatments by celebrities, and how and why they are beneficial for the skin. Whether you are suffering from persistent acne, hyperpigmentation, sun damage, a dull uneven complexion or trying to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, there is a facial treatment that can give you the ultimate skin rejuvenation!
So let’s begin with the trending types of facial treatments that you need to know about.
Types of facial treatment that you should know
There are many chemical peels on the market, especially beneficial for those seeking a more targeted, facial acne treatment. Facial peels such as the IS Clinical Acne Healing Peel are great for those dealing with persistent, pesky breakouts due to its fusion of ingredients such as glycolic acid, an amazing AHA which works deep into the skin between the epidermis (top layer of the skin) and dermis (second layer), to exfoliate and unclog the pores of the built-up oil, dirt and dead skin which could be causing the breakouts. This combined with papaya and pineapple enzymes which are known to reduce and calm inflammation and redness on the skin, work harmoniously to deal with current inflammation whilst reducing the possibility of future breakouts before they appear. Therefore making this one of the best facial acne treatments recommended by Dermoi!
Additionally, this peel could be a great option as an anti-ageing treatment, for those looking to reduce fine lines and wrinkles. This is due to the fact that papaya and pineapple enzymes have antioxidant properties which can help to fight free radical damage and environmental aggressors. And, the exfoliating properties of this facial treatment also stimulate new collagen growth in the skin, producing a new, fresh layer of skin.
The addition of a lymphatic massage in this treatment makes it truly unique. A lymphatic drainage massage has the ability to improve blood circulation, exercising and tightening the facial muscles and overall depuffing the face. Tools such as the Gua Sha which provides a lymphatic massage to the skin, have been used in Ancient China and even now, as an alternative therapy to reduce inflammation and address chronic pain. Thus, it is great to see lymphatic massage being offered in combination with scientifically backed ingredients in acne treatment and anti-ageing treatment to tackle the signs and causes of inflammation.
The Hydrafacial has become a more popular and spoken about facial treatment in recent years especially amongst YouTubers, influencers and celebrities. So what makes this treatment popular, and is it just hype? Well, it boasts the ability to improve skin concerns such as skin pigmentation, uneven texture and dehydrated skin.
Depending on the clinic and clinician, the hydrafacial can consist of three-six steps, with the overall aim of cleansing, extracting and hydrating the skin. The first steps involve a physical exfoliation where blackhead extraction occurs, sucking out and removing the dirt, oils, dead skin from the pores. The second involves a chemical exfoliation which can contain a fusion of AHAs and BHAs such as glycolic acid, salicylic acid to shed excess dead skin and encourage cell and collagen renewal within the deeper layers of the skin. The third step involves rehydration and moisturising the skin to ensure the skin is not dehydrated and sensitised from the exfoliation.
Serums are applied onto the skin which contains antioxidants to build a protective barrier from free radical damage, one of the onsets for premature ageing and damage, and hyaluronic acid which acts as a humectant to draw moisture from the air into the skin to ensure an overall supple, hydrated complexion. This treatment claims to be suitable for all skin types and with deep pore extraction and chemical exfoliation, this could be even more suitable for those dealing with hyperpigmentation and acne-prone skin as it promotes deep cell renewal to produce new skin and fade acne scars and discolouration.
iS Clinical Fire & Ice Resurfacing
The iS Clinical Fire and Ice Resurfacing treatment consists of two masques, the first being the ‘fire’ mask which contains potent acids such as lactic and glycolic acid. Lactic Acid is beneficial here as it functions to remove and exfoliate the epidermis layer of the skin whilst glycolic acid penetrates the epidermis to promote cell renewal and declogging pores of excess dirt and oil. Therefore combined, both acids promote healthier, fresher looking skin and is ideal for those dealing with acne scars, hyperpigmentation, sun damage and premature ageing.
Additionally, the fire mask contains vitamin B3, also known as niacinamide, a water-soluble vitamin which reduces the visibility of enlarged pores and regulates sebum production. Therefore it is great for those suffering from blemish-prone and/or oily skin, looking to reduce the shiny appearance of the skin and keep bacteria-clogged pores at bay, controlling the current issue whilst working to reduce the occurrence of more breakouts in the future.
The ‘ice’ mask follows this treatment and, as the name suggests, is a cooling and hydrating treatment seeking to replenish moisture in the skin after the first exfoliating mask. It contains nourishing ingredients such as aloe vera gel and hyaluronic acid, both of which accelerates wound healing, therefore encouraging the skin to produce fresh, new skin following deep exfoliation. And, it also has antioxidant properties therefore providing an extra layer of protection to fight environmental stressors such as free-radicals which can cause further discolouration and hyperpigmentation in the skin. These two ingredients together in the ice mask function to calm the skin and reduce any appearance of inflammation or redness post-treatment and in this way enable for no downtime, more than 4-6 hours post-facial peel of any sensitivity or redness.
A great choice for those looking for chemical peel exfoliation to renew troubled skin conditions such as scarring, hyperpigmentation and premature ageing and those looking for a simple refresh and glow to the skin.
Why do celebrities love iS Clinical Fire & Ice?
Celebrities rave about this treatment as it boasts the ability to give a fresher, dewy complexion, immediately after the facial with no downtime. Therefore this is the perfect choice for those looking to be red-carpet ready, refreshed and rejuvenated in no-time. A quick short-term fix whilst, in the long term, through a course of this treatment, the facial functions to reduce the appearance of pesky fine lines and wrinkles, smoothing textured skin. Thus, it is clear why celebrities love the iS Clinical Fire & Ice Facial and keep coming back for more, the combination of an immediate clearer, rejuvenated appearance with the long term skin health benefits of an even skin tone and texture makes this a great weapon to fight scarring, hyperpigmentation and premature ageing. A must try and highly recommend here at dermoi!
The best skin rejuvenation treatment
What makes the iS Clinical Fire & Ice Resurfacing treatment the best option for those looking to get their best skin?
This is the best facial treatment option for those looking for a facial that caters to you. It is truly unique as it provides two treatments in one, a hybrid between a mild and medium peel. The treatment begins with the fire masque and follows with a cooling ‘ice’ masque to calm and soothe the skin and reduce the possibility of redness or inflammation, immediately post-treatment.
It is unique in its way of treating and preventing. Treating and tackling lines, uneven skin tone and texture, allowing the skin to shed dead cells and unclog the pores through the inclusion of retinol and glycolic acid. Therefore providing targeted treatment to resolve and reduce current skin aggravations, and with the inclusion of the cooling ice mask, working to prevent any further irritation or inflammation.
The science-backed ingredients which have been proven to increase cell turnover, reduce acne scars and smooth uneven skin tone combined with rave reviews from the likes of Rosie Huntington- Whiteley show that the hype is well-deserved and worthy of consideration when booking in for your next facial treatment.
How often should I have a skin treatment?
This entirely depends on the type of facial treatment you get, for example, more ‘invasive’ procedures such as microdermabrasion or chemical peels require time to work and it would be recommended to get them every 4-6 weeks. At roughly 3-4 weeks, is how long your skin cycle should usually last, therefore leaving between 4-6 weeks will allow time for skin cells to regenerate and grow before continuing with another facial treatment. For more invasive treatments such as micro needling and fraxel, the skin requires more downtime after and in between treatments, sometimes up to 12 weeks.
This can also depend on your skin concern and the target of your treatment. The best thing to do is speak with the aesthetician or dermatologist who is in charge of your treatment, and they will be able to recommend a treatment plan, including how many treatments you may need, how long you should wait in between treatments and a skincare plan, in order to reap the full benefits of the treatment.
I hope this post has given you some more in-depth information as to how and why these facial treatments are beneficial for the skin, which ingredients and combinations to look out for. And, helped you in some way to find the perfect fit facial treatment for you on your skin journey or even just as an addition to your self-care routine.
Author: Katherine Nagato