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A ‘bright’ sparks facial!

Published : Nov 21, 2017, 12:12 am IST
Updated : Nov 21, 2017, 12:14 am IST

No more frequent visits to the parlour, this new beauty routine makes it easier for working professionals.

A file picture of Kourtney Kardashian used for representational purposes only.
 A file picture of Kourtney Kardashian used for representational purposes only.

A good facial is something that's unanimously loved by all. But, a choc-a-block schedule often leaves you without the luxury of time to indulge in one. Fortunately, the beauty industry is brimming with new skin rejuvenating procedures — OxyBrite facials being one of them. Many international celebs like Kourtney Kardashian, Mandy Moore, Emmy Rossum, Victoria Beckham, Jessica Biel and Katy Perry are allegedly fans of this oxygen facial.

Oxybrite facials are tailor-made, keeping the urban go-getters in mind. It is ideal for working professionals who wish to treat their skin to an impressive yet economical skin therapy that's fuss-free and wouldn't require you to come back for a series of sessions.  This ' zero downtime' facial is also said to target some of the most popular skin woes faced by working professionals in metropolitan cities.

The super facial treatment exfoliates, infuses, oxygenates and tightens the skin all under 30 minutes.  A nutrient rich anti-aging or brightening gel is applied on the skin depending on your skin condition. This is then activated to release the active ingredients by moving a special capsule around the face.  

The OxyBrite treatment generates a chemical reaction producing CO2 (Carbon dioxide) bubbles, which gently burst on the skin’s surface. The capsule continues to cleanse the skin, preparing it for infusion of active ingredients. Co2 draws oxygenated blood to the surface of the skin and makes the skin more receptive to the active ingredients.  This procedure is suited for mature skin also because it has a regeneration mode. Individuals between the age of 18 and 65 can opt for this treatment. The treatment is particularly suited for mature skin over (45 years of age), but works wonders on  young skin as well owing to its hydrating and rejuvenating properties. The cost of the treatment starts at Rs 6000.

Oxygen rich blood is sent to the treated area, increasing the nutrition and helping detox skin while increasing the absorption of active ingredients. Oxybrite facials are known to target areas like dull complexion, wrinkles and one's texture. The results are usually shown within 72 hours. Pretty much a 'lunch time facial', the treatment is open for both men and women.  

This facial works well on most skin types, but a consultation with a dermatologist is strongly suggested to avoid contracting allergies or any skin related woe.

— The writer is a celebrity cosmetic dermatologist. (Disclaimer: Always check with an expert before going ahead with such treatment.)

Tags: wrinkles, oxybrite facials