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The Electric Current Facial
There is no better treatment for clearing up your skin, removing bacteria and getting rid of acne than the electric current facial. Similar to galvanic treatment, the electric current, as the name itself suggests, uses electricity to remove bacteria from the skin. Unlike the galvanic treatment, however, you can get this facial at your regular salon instead of the dermatologist’s office.
During this facial, the esthetician uses a mushroom electrode with compressed gas to treat your skin. The gas is usually either argon or neon. The electrode filled with argon gas will glow purple while the one filled with neon gas will glow orange. There is, however, no indication that the different gases have different effects on the skin.
This treatment has made fully customized to suit your skin type. The treatment is generally painless and suitable even for sensitive skin.
Electric Current Facial Step 1: Cleansing
First clean the face thoroughly by using a gentle cleanser. Move the fingers in circular motions and slowly massage the skin for 2-3 minutes. When all the dirt and makeup is gone, remove it with tissues or lukewarm water. In case there is still makeup on the face, double clean the skin. You can also use a facial steamer to get a more effective result of the facial treatment.
Electric Current Facial Step 2: Toning
Using a toner, the esthetician will remove any leftover makeup or residue from the cleanser. Keep in mind that there is no need to remove it. The toner will soothe the skin and shrink the pores.
Electric Current Facial Step 3: Oxygenating Mask
This step is an important part of the electric current facial. Since oxygen is essentially what is killing the bacteria, this mask will enable more oxygen to reach the skin. This is why a thick layer of the oxygenating mask should be applied before applying electricity. Put a thin layer of gauze over the mask to allow the electrode to glide more smoothly over the skin.
Electric Current Facial Step 4: Electric Current
When you have finished all of the preparations you can go on and turn on the electrode. Before starting, however, make sure that you have removed all jewelry or metal from your body.
Move the electrode over the face, focusing on the problematic areas. To get rid of larger acne, go over the affected area 2-3 times. This treatment will not cause a breakout before the acne disappear. The results will be visible immediately.
This facial is also good for congested skin, lymphatic drainage, improving blood circulation and is great for overall relaxation. The entirety of the treatment lasts for about 15 minutes. This means that if you are in a hurry and need to get rid of some pesky blemishes before a big event, this is the treatment for you.
When you will perform the treatment, remove the gauze and the oxygenating mask. Tone the face once more to remove any residue from the oxygenating mask.
Electric Current Facial Step 5: Moisturizing
Finally, apply a moisturizer and a sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or more and you’re good to go!
This electric current facial treatment works wonders for any skin type and can be done on both young and mature skin. The only thing you need to do is mind your health. Persons with epilepsy, open lesions, cardiac pacemakers and any kind of metal implants are advised against having this facial. The same goes for pregnant ladies and persons suffering from severe migraines.
You can see this video to get a more clear idea about it: