Post-summer, pores are dirty and clogged due to the heat, increased oil production, sunscreen and time spent outside in general. Oil-producing skin types will inevitably find their pores getting blocked along with dead skin cells that don’t shed normally. This results in clogged pores (also known as closed comedones) and little raised bumps on the skin.
With a new season starting and fall temperatures approaching, it’s the perfect time to refresh and rejuvenate your skin. The Master Pore Blaster—a facial treatment for getting the pores clean and clear. Schedule online now.
What is the Master Pore Blaster Facial and how does it work?
This results-oriented facial treatment focuses on exfoliation, warming the skin and softening of the pores for a safe, yet thorough cleansing of blocked pores, closed comedones and blackheads. The finishing touch is a cooling seaweed mask to leave skin clear and refreshed.
STEP 1. A deep pore-cleansing milk is used to remove makeup and debris. The natural oils used in the cleanser help to prepare the skin by softening the pores.
STEP 2. A mild lactic acid peel is applied to the skin to dissolve, digest and loosen up surface dry cells that block the pore openings. It is left on 6-8 minutes and removed with a warm towel.
STEP 3. Ultrasonic exfoliation is then used to further start the cleansing process. A water solution is applied to the skin to loosen surface dead cells and a guided spatula activated by ultrasonic sound waves (28,000 vibrations per second) lifts the dry cells off the skin. While doing this, the water solution is also being infused deep into the skin allowing the new skin cells to get hydrated. The blade is then angled onto the skin in crevices, such as in the chin and sides of the nose, so dirt, old oil, whiteheads and blackheads can start to be loosened out of the pores.
STEP 4. To further soften the pores, the Phyto Bubbles mask (a botanical-based, effervescent, frothy mousse mask with extracts of marigold, rosemary and lime tree) is applied to the face along with warm steam to increase oxygen, circulation and provide a softening of the pore openings. The mask is removed after 10 minutes and the skin will now be fairly warm to the touch. The increased temperature of the skin helps to melt and soften the hardened blackheads and sebum within the pores for easy removal. (See a picture of this green bubbly mask!)
STEP 5. A hydrating serum (Skin Drink) along with a softening cream is applied to the skin to retain the warm temperature of the skin. Warm ultrasound is glided over the skin to further increase heat.
STEP 6. The skin is now properly prepared for proper extractions. A highly skilled Renée Rouleau esthetician uses her fingers wrapped in thin cotton to gently remove clogged debris from deep within the pores. With the skin properly softened, the client can feel confident that capillaries and the skin’s surface will not be damaged.
STEP 7. At the conclusion of the deep pore cleansing, cold ultrasound is massaged over the skin to cool, calm and constrict the opening of the pores. Then, a 50 °F cooling seaweed mask is applied over the entire face to lower the temperature of the skin and provide essential hydration.
Time: 60 minutes
Is the Master Pore Blaster Facial recommended for any skin type?
Yes, this facial is safe for any skin type (including red and sensitive complexions). It delivers immediate results and leaves the skin clean, refreshed and hydrated.
How often should I come in for this treatment?
Maximum benefits are achieved when facial treatments are performed every two months. At the time of your appointment, your esthetician will make a recommendation for a follow up treatment.
How do I maintain the results of the Master Pore Blaster Facial at home?
Once the pores are clean, it’s important to use a well-formulated salicylic acid product like BHA Clarifying Serum a few nights a week under moisturizer on congested areas to absorb directly into the pores and prevent oil and dead cells from filling back up so quickly.
Also, sometimes skin care products, such as creams with mineral oil or petrolatum or other heavy oils, can also cause bumps and clogged pores in the skin so it’s best to avoid these ingredients for oily-prone skin.
What can I do to clean my pores if I can’t make it to one of the Dallas, Texas spa locations?
If you live outside of the Dallas area and aren’t able to come in for a treatment, read this blog post about how you can clean your pores at home. We definitely recommend seeing a highly trained esthetician in your area though to minimize the risk of scarring your skin during extractions.
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