Facial cleansing: types, advantages and contraindications

Facial cleansing performed in our clinic will help you improve your skin health, restore its tone and normal nutrition. Cosmetic facial cleansing will help restore skin breathing, free it from fat and dirt, dead cells, and restore a healthy appearance and velvety feel.

Deep facial cleansing is necessary for everyone who values ​​youthful and healthy skin. And for people with problem skin, acne and blackheads, this procedure should be carried out at least once a month.

Clients of the OK! can take advantage of the facial cleansing service, which is performed using the latest equipment and advanced cosmetics.

The result of deep cleansing of the facial skin is exfoliation of dead particles, removal of acne and blackheads, cleansing the skin of impurities and toxins, stimulating metabolism and blood circulation. After cleansing the skin, it begins to breathe better. Fewer and fewer new acne, pimples and blackheads are formed with each procedure. And they disappear.

Why is professional facial cleansing better than home cleansing?

Self-indulgence in such an important issue as facial skin health can be fraught with many troubles. You can introduce an infection and increase existing inflammation. Inept actions can even lead to acne becoming chronic. It is almost impossible to provide the necessary sterility at home. Only a professionally performed facial cleansing procedure provides excellent results - clean, smooth and even skin without blackheads and acne.

In addition, prices for facial cleansing in the Centers are OK! completely democratic and accessible to many. It is not surprising that today facial cleansing in our clinic is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures.

Summing up

Of course, within the framework of one article I was able to make only a very superficial description of the various types of professional cleanings and their features. You can find out more about them on our website or by searching for video reviews. There you can observe the patients’ sensations and reactions to the procedure.

The main idea that I wanted to convey is that an experienced cosmetologist will always choose a comfortable and most suitable cleaning method for you. Therefore, you should not crush pimples and blackheads with your hands at home. In addition to the fact that it is easy to get extra scars, this can provoke the rapid spread of infection and then cleaning alone will no longer be enough.

And if you have any questions, write in the comments, I will answer as best I can.

What can you achieve by cleansing your facial skin?

For any skin condition, after cleansing the face, the skin becomes more well-groomed and smooth. It is easier to apply makeup on it. The skin responds better to nourishing and healing creams - their action becomes more effective. Pore ​​size decreases. This significantly reduces the likelihood of skin inflammation. Like peelings, facial cleansing for acne helps remove dead cells and stimulates renewal and rejuvenation of facial skin. It is not possible to cope with acne solely by cleansing your face. But this procedure is effectively used at one of the stages of skin treatment.

Contacting a medical and dental clinic

Medical and dental clinic in Moscow provides services in various areas of medicine, in particular cosmetology. Leading specialists work here, who regularly expand their knowledge and improve their skills, and participate in scientific conferences. Prices for the services provided are affordable (for convenience, there is a price list on the website).

To make an appointment for an initial consultation with a cosmetologist, just use the standard online form, indicating contact information for feedback from the administrator. The opening hours are convenient: daily from 9:00 to 21:00, so even people with irregular work schedules can get an appointment. On the website you can see in more detail how to get to the clinic from different places in Moscow.

Who is facial cleansing recommended for?

Cleansing the face of pimples, blackheads and blackheads is recommended for everyone, starting from adolescence.

If you have normal skin, it is enough to cleanse your face once a month. For oily and problem skin, facial cleansing should be done more often - once every 7-10 days. And dry skin, with proper and regular home care, requires professional facial cleansing only once every 3-4 months.

Regular facial cleansing is especially important for aging skin with reduced tone. After all, it allows you to effectively remove toxins and waste, stimulate metabolic processes, and significantly increase the elasticity of the skin.

What it is

Deep cleansing is the process of removing impurities not only from the surface, but also from the inner layers of the dermis. Such manipulation is necessary to carry out the following tasks:

  • restore the protective functions of the skin;
  • eliminate acne ;
  • regeneration processes , metabolism and blood circulation.

The procedure allows you to remove various impurities, excess sebaceous secretions and keratinized layers of the dermis.

Are there any contraindications for facial cleansing?

It is not recommended to cleanse the skin of the face during acute colds and inflammatory diseases, immediately after operations and on menstruation days. For eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis, and allergic reactions. Use with caution in case of allergies, hormonal dependence, psoriasis and eczema. And during heat and severe frosts, only gentle types of facial cleansing are carried out.

On the contrary, ultrasonic facial cleansing may be indicated for those who have medical contraindications to mesotherapy.

Question answer

To thoroughly clean your face, it is recommended to periodically go for mechanical cleaning. But it is best to combine different procedures. Sometimes some contaminants need to be removed mechanically, followed by ultrasonic cleaning. Contact a good doctor, he will determine which procedure is suitable in a particular case.

Absolutely all people need to cleanse their face. Sometimes home care is not enough. Therefore, it is worth visiting a professional periodically.

Combined cleaning includes both mechanical and ultrasonic cleaning methods.

The choice of facial cleansing technique depends on several factors. First of all, it is necessary to take into account your skin type and the problems that are associated with it. Existing contraindications and individual skin characteristics are important. For low pain thresholds, more gentle techniques are recommended. Whatever cleaning you choose, it is important to remember to apply sunscreen in the first days after the cleaning.

Types of facial cleansing

At the Centers OK! You can take a course of ultrasonic cleaning, mechanical and manual (manual) facial cleansing.

The cosmetologist decides which facial cleansing is best for you after assessing the condition of your skin. But manual facial cleansing is considered the most effective. It is especially recommended for those with combination and oily skin. If your skin is normal or dry. If there is very little contamination, then ultrasonic facial cleansing will be quite sufficient.

Ultrasonic facial cleansing

Its effect is based on the properties of ultrasound (ultra short waves).

The procedure is very gentle, allows for deep cleansing of the face, effectively freeing the skin of impurities and toxins, sebum. Ultrasonic facial cleansing is perfect for caring for problem skin.

In addition, during the process of ultrasonic facial cleansing, the skin is massaged and wrinkles are smoothed out. Cleansing facial skin with ultrasound has a bright rejuvenating effect. After it, the skin becomes renewed and soft.

Before cleaning, the skin is treated with a tonic based on mineral water or a special gel. After which it is exposed to an ultrasonic facial cleansing device. As a result, the pores open, contaminants come to the surface and are immediately removed.


ultrasonic facial cleansing


  • Cleaning does not require any preparation before the procedure, which significantly reduces the time it takes (only 15-20 minutes compared to other types of facial cleansing).
  • Gentle exfoliation of dead cells.
  • Effective smoothing of skin turgor.
  • The ability to regulate sebum production.
  • Significant narrowing of pores.

If there are obvious skin defects, ultra sound facial cleansing is recommended together with more pronounced methods. For example, with vacuum cleaning.

Has ultrasonic facial cleansing and contraindications. For example, it cannot be performed on leather reinforced with gold threads.

Additional effects of ultra sonic cleaning:

  • skin hydration,
  • relaxation of facial tissues,
  • toning of facial muscles,
  • improving blood circulation and skin tone.

With ultrasonic facial cleansing, the skin is not only freed from impurities and excess oil, freshened, but also becomes healthier. After cleansing the facial skin, pores are reduced, scars heal faster and irritation goes away.

After cleansing your face, you can immediately “go out in public,” meet friends, go to work, and visit public places.

Manual (manual) facial cleansing

One of the most effective and deep facial cleansing methods. Consists of two main stages. Before cleansing your face, the pores are opened by steaming or vaporization (using a mixture of wet steam and ozone). After which the cosmetologist manually, painstakingly treats each clogged pore with the pressure of his fingers. After the facial skin has been cleaned, it is wiped with an antiseptic. An anti-inflammatory mask is applied to it, and then a soothing cream. Manual (manual) facial cleansing is especially effective for problematic and oily skin with multiple defects. Allows you to remove comedones and inflammatory elements, subcutaneous wen, boils, mature pimples and blackheads. But it is rarely used as an independent method of cleansing the skin. Most often in combination with hardware facial cleansing.

Manual facial cleansing is a rather painful procedure that causes severe redness of the skin, which goes away after a day. Moreover, the more inflammation there is on the face, the more painful the procedure becomes. The fact is that steamed skin cools down in about 20 minutes. After which the pores begin to close. So, if the skin is problematic, the facial cleansing procedure is divided into several sessions. And it is carried out until all the pores are cleaned.

Mechanical facial cleansing

This method is very similar to manual cleaning, with the only difference being that in this case special tools are used to remove grease plugs and dirt from the pores - spatulas, a strainer. And also sterile wipes. If the sebaceous plugs are very deep, the specialist cleans the pores using a special spoon for the nose, an Una spoon (with a loop). And clogged comedones are pierced with a sterile Vidal needle.

Mechanical facial cleansing is a rather outdated and painful method of skin cleansing in a number of ways.

After mechanical cleaning

The facial skin is soothed with masks and massage and disinfected with an infrared lamp. Using healing clay, the pores of the face are tightened and the skin color is evened out. After mechanical cleansing of the face, you should not wash your face for 12 hours. You should also wipe your face with an alcohol-containing lotion for 2-3 days. You should not sunbathe or swim - otherwise there is a high risk of pigment spots appearing.

Contraindications for mechanical facial cleansing

  • dry and sensitive skin,
  • fragility of facial blood vessels,
  • eczema, herpes and furunculosis
  • hypertonic disease.

Also, specialists from the OK! perform gas-liquid attraumatic facial cleansing. You can familiarize yourself with its indications and features of the procedure here.

Expert opinion

  • Cosmetologist
  • Surgeon

Anna Avaliani

practicing cosmetologist

Most often, mechanical cleaning is carried out in a beauty salon. This is a quite popular service. This procedure is especially relevant for people with oily or problematic skin. With its help you can get rid of blackheads and cleanse pores.

Aisha Baron

plastic surgeon

Cleansing the skin is important for those with any skin type. First of all, this is a hygienic manipulation. Also, of course, it is carried out for aesthetic reasons, because black dots do not at all decorate the face of a woman or man. After cleaning, the pores are cleansed, so they can perform all the necessary functions.

Mandelic acid

40% mandelic acid.

The most gentle acid that can be used even by teenagers over 10 years old. It is used for very sensitive skin, can be done in the summer, and also as a preparatory peeling (pre-peeling preparation) for a subsequent course of other acids. This is a specific treatment, indicated for all skin types, also for very sensitive and thin skin, does not create any aesthetic discomfort and gives visible and long-lasting results.


  • hyperpigmentation
  • treatment of mild acne
  • comedones
  • treatment of rosacea (even acute phases)
  • at all stages of demodicosis (as an addition to treatment)


Immediate improvement:

The skin glows from the inside, becomes polished, and acquires a beautiful color. Can be done before and after tanning in a solarium or in the sun, before applying makeup.

Almond care No. 1 is aimed at structural rejuvenation of the skin. Leads to noticeable improvements in the appearance of the skin. — Improves and makes the tan more even.

  • Strengthens the skin's immune system.
  • Protects cell DNA.
  • Removes the first signs of inflammatory erythema and reduces the effects of free radicals.
  • Strengthens the skin barrier.

Frequency of the procedure:

1 time per week up to 10 procedures. Alternation with INTERACTIVE CARE is possible.

Almond care No. 2 for facial skin with pigmentation problems: aimed at structural rejuvenation of the skin. Leads to noticeable improvements in the appearance of the skin.

  • Strengthens the skin's immune system.
  • Protects cell DNA.
  • Removes the first signs of inflammatory erythema and reduces the effects of free radicals.
  • Strengthens the skin barrier, facial skin becomes less susceptible to aggressive environmental factors.

FREQUENCY: 1 time per week, up to 10 procedures.

Is advance preparation necessary?

Before carrying out facial cleansing, it is necessary to carry out preliminary preparation. Naturally, the skin is cleansed of dirt and decorative cosmetics. Next, you need to steam it or apply special products to expand the pores. The only exception is ultrasound technology; there is no need for a preparatory stage.

Steaming the skin is done using hot baths or done with a vaporizer (a device that creates steam that hits the face). Heat compresses and paraffin masks are used.

Summer peelings (all-season)

Summer peels are a very demanding procedure for post-peeling care. Because in summer the sun is very active. Accordingly, most peels cannot be done in the summer, while others can be done under certain conditions, and only with proper post-peeling care.

The main recommendation when carrying out peelings is to avoid periods of increased solar activity, because... the protective layer of the skin becomes thinner. Which leads to increased sensitivity to ultraviolet radiation.

Also, when the upper layers of facial skin are damaged, cells producing the melanin pigment are activated, and this leads to the risk of pigmentation disorders.

For people with a seborrheic constitution, with thick, porous and oily skin, regular peeling is recommended, even in summer. This helps them maintain healthy looking skin. And for this, the most superficial peeling (at the level of the stratum corneum) is sufficient, without affecting the skin barrier.

In these cases, preparations with AHA acids in low concentrations, salicylic, lactic, almond or ferulic peels are sufficient. There is also a need to prescribe deeper peels. These are chrono- and photoaging, rosacea, acne and post-acne. And for many people, summer, as the holiday season, is the only opportunity to conduct a peeling course.

Concluding the above, it should be noted that it is very important during the period of peeling in the summer and for 3-4 weeks afterward, you must constantly use sunscreen with a protection factor of at least 30, and in some cases even 50. Do not sunbathe during periods of active sun, do not visit the solarium and, under no circumstances, do not get sunburned. Remember that sunscreens wash off with water, even waterproof ones must be reapplied several times a day.

Rehabilitation period

There are general rules that must be followed after any type of cleaning.

  • It is forbidden to wash your face for 24 hours
  • In the first 3-5 days, use cream with SPF (at least 30)
  • Do not use aggressive cosmetics or perform chemical peeling.
  • Avoid harsh mechanical impact on the treated area.
  • Do not apply makeup until complete healing.
  • Use moisturizing serums or creams daily.
  • Take any antibacterial drugs.
  • Do not visit the sauna, bathhouse, swimming pool or solarium.
  • If necessary, apply anti-inflammatory agents to irritated areas.

Advantages and disadvantages

The main advantages of the procedure include the variety of implementation methods and efficiency.

Disadvantages include the presence of contraindications, the need for a recovery period, side effects, high trauma and pain of certain types of procedures.

Deep cleansing is an effective method that allows you to get rid of most skin defects. Involves hardware, manual and chemical effects. When choosing a cleaning method, it is important to pay attention to the specifics of its implementation, as well as the presence of contraindications.

Stages of the procedure

Any deep cleansing procedure begins with the removal of impurities, decorative cosmetics and sebum.

After this, if necessary, the skin is steamed. These can be special baths or the application of softening gels and creams.

Next comes the actual cleaning process. After completing the manipulation, a mask is applied to the surface of the skin, which prevents inflammation, tightens pores and has a calming effect.

The last stage involves treatment with lotion and application of cream.

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