In a deep-cleansing facial the emphasis is on extraction, while in a basic facial, like our spa’s Classic European Facial, the emphasis is on exfoliation.
Who Needs a Deep Cleansing Facial?
People with very oily and acne-prone skin can greatly benefit from a facial focused on extractions.
So, it’s only an oily skin that develops blackheads, right?
Wrong. Dry skin often develops tough blackheads, and these are particularly hard to extract, because the area around the blackhead in dry skin is harder, more resistant to the procedure.
How do I know if my black heads require an extraction-focused facial?
Ask your nose; study it in front of a well-lit mirror. If you see many blackheads on your nose, you will know that you would benefit from a deep cleaning procedure.
Do deep extractions have to hurt?
The esthetician’s expertise can minimize discomfort. Our spa’s Deep Cleansing Facial was recently the subject of an article in Marie-Claire in which one of the magazine’s web editors, Lauren Valenti, described her facial with “Yaffa Rabe, a master esthetician and skin specialist at Dorit Baxter Day Spa, who firmly believes that extractions are the secret to a glowing complexion, but only if they’re performed by a professional.
“What surprised me most,” Valenti continued, “was that Rabe had no metal tools in her arsenal, and simply used gloved fingers and tissues. While squeezing out my face with utter precision, she explained that she was targeting my problem areas: T-zone, nose, chin, and random spots along my cheeks.”
Why did your spa’s master esthetician perform the procedure without the use of a metal implement?
The more imbedded the blackhead, the deeper you have to go to extract it, and when you go that deep, a tool can irritate the skin. Therefore, it is advisable to use the least invasive tool possible—human fingers, gloved and aided by the softest of tissues.