Hot and Cold: The Fire and Ice Facial
The Fire and Ice Facial is an innovative technique that combines the resurfacing power of a chemical peel with the soothing feeling of a facial. This highly effective facial treatment is very popular with many of Hollywood’s A-List celebrities, gaining it the moniker “The Red Carpet Facial.”
The Fire and Ice Facial is an effective choice for resurfacing facial skin, reducing facial wrinkles and age lines, clearing clogged pores, and tightening the skin. The result is a younger, smoother face with softer skin and a more even skin tone.
How Does the Fire and Ice Facial Work?
Before your Fire and Ice Facial, you will need to inform the technician about any skin conditions or allergies you might have. A patch test is advised before starting the facial for those prone to skin allergies.
The first step of the facial involves cleansing the face. After this is the application of the Fire, or hot layer. The active ingredient of the mask is 18% glycolic acid, along with other ingredients like malic acid, lactic acid, citric acid, vitamin B3, and retinol. Green tea extracts are also added for their antioxidant properties. The mask might be scented with spices like cinnamon.
Once the mask is applied, you will feel a warmth on your face, accompanied by some tingling. The mask acts like a chemical peel, removing the top layer of dead cells while stimulating collagen growth and regeneration of new cells. It only takes about five minutes for the mask to be effective, and it can then be removed.
Following the hot treatment, the skin is neutralized and then the cold treatment is applied. The Ice layer is comprised of a formulation of hyaluronic acid mixed into a soothing aloe vera gel. Licorice and herbal extracts with antioxidant properties are also added to the mix.
The Ice mask soothes and rejuvenates the skin and helps to counter the burning and tingling caused by the Fire layer. The second treatment also moisturizes and plumps the skin. The Ice mask is left on for about ten minutes, with cooling pads on the eyes.
After the Ice mask has been removed, an ointment is applied to the treated skin to help it heal faster. The skin is pink and sensitive at this point and will take about a day or two to heal. Once the healing is complete, the skin is visibly rejuvenated and revitalized, looking younger and healthier.
Usually, any redness or swelling that occurs immediately after the treatment clears up within twenty four hours. If you still experience discomfort after a period of forty eight hours, it will be best to see a doctor.
Pay a Visit to Pūr Skin Clinic for a Consultation
At Pūr Skin Clinic, our skilled aesthetic professionals offer a wide variety of facials and chemical peels, along with numerous other skin solutions. To find out more about your options and learn which will be best for achieving your beauty goals, contact our office and arrange an informative consultation.