Mechanical face cleaning


Mechanical facial cleansing is the most effective, but at the same time the most cardinal procedure among all types of cleansing.

During mechanical cleaning, dirt and plugs are manually removed from the pores. The procedure is performed by a doctor or cosmetologist (nurse).

Like any other type, mechanical cleaning consists of several steps that must be followed. The first step is make-up removal and cleansing of the skin surface.

The second stage is the opening of the pores. This effect can be achieved in various ways. The most popular is vaporization (steaming the surface of the skin). But it is worth remembering that this procedure has a number of contraindications. Usually, various creams and masks serve as a substitute for vaporization, which contribute to the opening of pores.

The next step is the mechanical cleaning of the skin itself. The procedure is carried out with the help of various instruments (Unna spoons, metal loops, etc.). Light is directed to the surface of the skin, which helps the master to see those black dots that you yourself would not consider. During mechanical cleaning, it is important not to miss the moment when the pores begin to shrink. Otherwise, the procedure will become extremely painful, and the possibility of microtrauma and infection will greatly increase.

After mechanical cleaning, a tightening mask is applied to the face. It helps to narrow the pores. After the end of the procedure, do not leave the salon immediately. Rest for another 15-20 minutes. Thus, you will give the pores a final narrowing and protect them from new contaminants.

Remember that, unlike ultrasonic or vacuum cleansing, after mechanical cleaning, the skin recovers for several days. This means that increased sebum secretion, itching and slight peeling are inevitable. Try not to resort to cleaning on the eve of important events. Try to use an alcohol-free lotion instead of water to wash your face (to avoid dryness and irritation of the skin).

Mechanical cleaning is rarely used as an independent procedure. Usually it is combined with various hardware and chemical procedures.

The procedure is used not only to clean the face, but also to clean the skin of the decollete and back.

The duration of the procedure is about an hour. It is recommended to repeat the procedure every one to two months.

Mechanical cleaning: action on the skin of the face

Since mechanical cleansing is the deepest of all cleansing, it is most effective in treating acne. Often used in especially advanced cases.

Among the disadvantages of mechanical cleaning can be listed:

  • relative pain of the procedure
  • a fairly long period of skin recovery (up to several days)
  • high risk of injury and scarring (choose the master carefully)

With regular mechanical cleaning, skin problems and defects disappear, a smooth and velvety effect appears. The skin becomes healthy not only on the surface, but also in deeper layers. There is a complete absence of acne, blackheads and comedones.

The main indications for mechanical cleaning include:

  • enlarged pores
  • presence of comedones
  • acne
  • reduced skin tone
  • pronounced skin defects (milia, wen, etc.)
  • acne
  • blackheads


The main contraindications include:

  • acute forms of dermatitis
  • eczema
  • herpes
  • scalp diseases
  • allergies
  • PMS and menstruation

Even if none of the above applies specifically to you, it is recommended to consult with a cosmetologist before the procedure.

Let your skin be fresh and healthy!

Author: Natalia Kay

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