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One HydraFacial is performed every 15 seconds, according to statistics.
That's how crazy popular this facial treatment is right now.
And the reason it's so popular? Because it's one of the few skincare treatments out there that addresses a variety of common skin concerns like acne, fine lines, enlarged pores, and discoloration with little to no side effects. No downtime needed!
Sound good? Read on to hear more about the HydraFacial treatment, its benefits, and how to achieve the same results (or at least, very, very similar ones) at home.
For the unfamiliar, the HydraFacial is a skin resurfacing treatment that clears your pores of excess sebum and gunk, while hydrating your skin.
The four-step treatment involves cleansing, exfoliating, extracting, and hydrating the skin using various skincare products infused with ingredients like glycolic acid and hyaluronic acid, to name a few.
The HydraFacial starts with cleansing to remove dead skin cells and excess oil from the skin. Next, a blend of glycolic and salicylic acids is applied to the skin to break up any leftover grime and dead skin. Then the HydraPeel Tip is used to suck out dirt, oil, blackheads, whiteheads, and impurities. Once this is complete, the esthetician will smother your skin in hydrating and plumping serums.
"The serums have anti-aging and antioxidant properties and are tailored to address the specific needs of the patients," says dermatologist Dr. Anna Guanche.
Unlike some treatments such as microdermabrasion and microneedling, the HydraFacial can be helpful to all skin types and aid a number of skin issues.
"The treatment reduces fine lines and wrinkles, increases firmness, evens tone, texture, and brown spots, as well as reducing enlarged pores," says Dr. Guanche.
And the benefits go on...
"This treatment is nice for teenagers with acne, adults with pimples, wrinkles, and hyper-pigmentation, and for older patients with sun damage and even flaky pre-cancerous spots (as part of more serious treatments)," explains New York dermatologist Dr. Ellen Marmur. "Although beneficial to many skin types, those with active rashes, sunburns, or rosacea, along with pregnant patients, should abstain from this treatment."
All in all, if you're consistent with this treatment, you can expect to enjoy a slew of benefits ranging from fewer blemishes to even skin tone, improved skin texture to fewer dark circles and of course overall improved skin health.
While most people visit a licensed professional for an in-office HydraFacial treatment, it is possible to achieve similar results from home with a few easy steps. No HydraFacial machine needed!
What you'll need:
#1: Deep Cleanse
When doing your own HydraFacial from home, always start with a freshly cleaned base. Besides getting rid of the day's dirt and oil, starting with a clean base will help other products penetrate more effectively.
Use a cleanser that specifically targets your skin's needs. If it's fine lines and wrinkles, opt for an anti-aging cleanser like Truly's Vegan Collagen Cleanser. If breakouts are your main issue, choose Truly's CBD Jelly Anti-Blemish Facial Cleanser instead.
Spend longer than you normally do massaging it in, getting right up into the hairline and back to the ears.
#2: Physically Exfoliate
The secret behind the HydraFacial is exfoliating with light, consistent strokes to slowly slough off dead skin and reveal a fresh top layer of skin.
Focus on small areas at a time, and avoid being too rough. You only want to gently massage it in -- scrubbing is a no-no!
Exfoliation is an important step in any skincare routine as it decongests the pores and enables other products to penetrate deeper.
Try Truly's Matcha Face Scrub to smooth, clear, brighten, and soothe your skin. It's suitable for sensitive skin, too.
#3: Chemically Exfoliate
Now that you've physically exfoliated your skin, it's time to apply a chemical exfoliant. This will help loosen pore debris and dead skin cells so everything else works better and your skin glows!
Look for a product formulated with alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) like glycolic acid, lactic acid, or citric acid, as these work to dissolve dead skin and decongest pores.
We recommend Truly's Hemp Jelly Toner, which blends glycolic acid with soothing skincare ingredients like CBD, tea tree, and aloe vera to smooth, clarify, and calm your complexion.
Hydration is an essential step in the process to help your skin retain its natural, dewy glow. All that exfoliation will definitely leave it looking and feeling a little dry. Boost your skin's moisture by layering on a hyaluronic acid serum like Truly's Flower Child Face Cream to give your skin a big drink of water.
Trust us, your skin will feel instantly softer and smoother.
#5: Apply an Occlusive
The final step in the process: deeply moisturize.
Moisturizing with an occlusive agent will seal in the hydration and maintain healthy, glowing skin for hours to come.
Try Truly's Cream Skin Face Cream, which is formulated with a blend of hyaluronic acid, coconut oil, cocoa seed butter, and sea kelp to hydrate, plump, and smooth the skin. These ingredients work together to support natural collagen production, enhance elasticity, and retain moisture. It's the rejuvenation facial cream you need as the final step of your DIY HydraFacial.
The magical thing about HydraFacials is that they trigger next to no side effects.
Nevertheless, we still advise you to apply a thick layer of sunscreen following the treatment if you plan on going outdoors during the daytime.
From chemical peels to hydradermabrasion, peptide facial therapy to Botox and of course HydraFacials, there are so many skincare treatments to choose from. If you'd like to achieve HydraFacial results without splurging hundreds of dollars on an in-office treatment, we urge you to try our DIY HydraFacial treatment.
For best results, carry out this treatment once every couple of weeks to help reduce and prevent fine lines, acne, discoloration, oversized pores, and dark spots.