Face skin is far from ideal for everyone. External negative factors of the environment affect the epidermis in such a way that pollution occurs, excess sebum develops, pigment spots appear. And how to deal with this? You can use available funds. For example, some people are exfoliating with calcium chloride. And what is this procedure, what are its features?
- What is it?
- History of
- procedure Indications and contraindications
- What will be required for the procedure?
- What happens during the procedure?
- Preparation for
- procedure Procedure
- Possible side effects
- Care after procedure
- How often can peeling be done?
What is this?
Peeling is a procedure aimed at removing the top layer of the skin, which consists of keratinized and dead cells, which spoil the color and appearance of the face. Peeling with calcium chloride is chemical and involves virtually removing the top layer of the epidermis, as well as affecting the deeper layers. Due to this, the skin should be renewed and look younger and fresher.
The history of the appearance of the procedure
Some call this peeling "Hollywood", but in fact this procedure appeared in the USSR.At that time, cosmetologists sought to develop new rejuvenating procedures, but the deficit did not allow the use of foreign funds. And then it was decided to apply what could easily be purchased in those difficult times. Calcium chloride could be purchased at any pharmacy and without a prescription, such a tool was used to replenish calcium stores. But after some studies it was noted that in combination with usual baby soap, this component gives a reaction that affects the skin.
In the Soviet era, this procedure was called "skatka" and was conducted only in clinics. Cost such a peeling of considerable money, so not every woman could afford it. But when the secrets of this method were discovered, many decided to try it out. This method of cleaning exists to this day, but in the salons is practically not carried out, since it is considered obsolete. But many decide to try calcium chloride at home.
Indications and contraindications
In what cases will such peeling be effective?
- It allows you to achieve a matt effect, so it is often used to get rid of age spots and color.
- Increased secretion of sebum and, as a consequence, too oily skin. Calcium chloride helps to eliminate such a problem.
- Clogged or contaminated pores. Peeling helps to expand them first, and then clean them.
- A gray or yellowish complexion that is often a consequence of a large number of keratinized epidermal cells.
- Small pimples can be dried with this procedure.
- The first signs of aging. Chemical peeling removes the top layer of the epidermis and smoothes the skin, making it more fresh and young.
Any procedure has its own contraindications, and this type of peeling is no exception. Let's list some:
- Thin or too sensitive skin.
- Violations of the integrity of the skin, its damage( both minor abrasions and open wounds).
- Very dry skin.
- Viral skin lesions( herpes infection, localized on the lip or on the skin of the face).
- Addiction to allergies.
- Pregnancy and lactation.
- Some skin diseases, especially in the stage of exacerbation( psoriasis, dermatitis, eczema).
- Ulcers, extensive foci of acne( especially with inflammation).
What is required for the procedure?
For the peeling with calcium chloride you will need:
- Calcium Chloride. You can buy it in any pharmacy, it comes in the form of a solution and is sold in ampoules. Concentration of the composition may be different. It is best to first get a composition with a concentration of 5% and follow the reaction. If you carry the procedure well, then the concentration can be increased to 10%.Cotton swabs or disks. You will use them to apply the formula to the skin.
- Baby soap. It is better to take the most ordinary, that is, containing no perfumes and other additives. It is with soap that calcium chloride will react. It is better to make soap foam. To do this, you can simply dissolve the soap in water and mix it well and vigorously. To speed up the process, first grate the soap on the grater, and then dissolve the resulting soap chips.
- Rubber gloves. It is better to carry out all manipulations in them to avoid damaging the skin of the hands.
What happens during the procedure?
Calcium chloride reacts with soap, which has an alkaline environment. As a result of this interaction, certain substances are formed, which are a kind of sediment. Outwardly it looks like solid pellets. They play the role of abrasive particles that make up the scrubs. In fact, this procedure combines two types of peeling: mechanical and chemical.
Preparing for the
procedure No special preparation is required. But for several days before the procedure is not recommended to carry out other manipulations, as well as use chemicals. In addition, do not sunbathe( tanning is, in fact, skin damage, and damage refers to contraindications).
Directly before peeling you need to remove all cosmetics from the face, as well as dirt. For these purposes, it is better to use a soft lotion( preferably on a natural basis).
How is calcium chloride peeling performed? There are probably two options.
The procedure includes several steps:
- First, remove the make-up, cleanse the face.
- Now apply soap foam or just soap the face with baby soap.
- Open the ampoule with calcium chloride, pour the contents into a separate bowl.
- Dampen the fingers with( in gloves!), Apply on the face with light massage circular motions. Avoid zones around the eyes and near the mouth!
- Treat the skin until the pellets begin to appear. Perhaps this will happen with the repeated application of calcium chloride.
- Continue to massage the skin until it is completely cleansed( you will understand this by the characteristic squeaking sound).
- Remove all formed pellets, wash with warm water.
- Apply a mild moisturizer.
- Clean the face.
- Moisten the cotton pad in a solution of calcium chloride, treat the entire face area( except for the eyelids and the area near the lips).
- Wait until the compound is completely dry, apply one more layer. Total required from 4 to 7-8 layers. Remember that the more layers there are, the more profound the effect is on the epidermis.
- Now you need to apply soap foam. You need to rub it to the sound of creaking on the skin and the formation of pellets.
- Rinse with water and then use a moisturizer.
Some recommendations for the procedure:
- Before performing the procedure, to avoid undesirable reactions, try the product on a small area of the skin( for example, on the wrist or on the elbow).If there was a redness and a burning sensation, it is better to refuse such a peeling.
- Do not keep the face on for a long time! This can lead to skin damage.
- For the first time, enough 4 layers. If everything goes well, then the next time this amount can be increased.
- It is best to perform the procedure in the evening, as during the night the skin will have time to recover, and reddening will disappear.
- If any pain occurs, stop the procedure immediately!
Possible side effects of
During the peeling, there may be some unpleasant sensations, such as burning, itching, tingling. If such feelings are minor and short-lived, do not worry. If they are strong, do not risk and stop processing.
After manipulation, the skin may become red, flaky. In a few days everything should be normalized.
If such a variant of peeling is not suitable for you, then deterioration of the skin condition is possible: dryness, tightness of the skin, appearance of pigmented spots. In addition, the natural acid balance can be disturbed, which can lead to inflammation or infection.
Some features of care after peeling:
- For the next few days, protect the skin from ultraviolet light, do not go out into the open sun or use sunscreen.
- Do not perform any other procedures, try not to use makeup.
- It is better not to go in for sports, as increased sweating will slow down the regeneration process of skin cells, which will reduce the peeling effect to zero.
How often can I peel?
If you have oily skin, then you can do peeling every 1-1.5 weeks. If the skin is normal, then the procedure is carried out every 2 or even 3 weeks. If the skin is a problem, you'll have to wait until the inflammation is eliminated, but do not do the peeling more than once every two weeks.
Reviews of such a peeling can be found a variety. Some of the results are satisfied, others have not seen the effect. But it all depends on the individual characteristics of the skin and on compliance with recommendations.
Successful and safe peeling to you!