So why is it called a slush facial?
Scientifically, when dry ice is dipped in acetone it forms a slushy texture. The best part of the slush facial procedure is that it is achieved in a short time and does not leave your face swollen like a tomato. The facial starts off by gently exfoliating the skin using dry ice wrapped in a gauze and then dipped in acetone. It not only exfoliates the skin in an oddly cool fashion, pun intended, but also decreases bacteria, calms down the redness and inflammation caused due to breakouts. Now, who wouldn’t want that? Having said that, the slush facial treatment should only be done under a licensed professional. Do not try this at home!
How does it work?
It’s best recommended for oily, acne prone skin as it dries the skin out. Exactly why it helps in closing pores, tightening the skin and controlling the sebum production. The slush facial might be slightly harsh for really sensitive skin because of the over drying caused due to the use of acetone. Acetone is basically a strong astringent that helps in removing oils and dirt from the skin. It’s like the superhero of topical disinfectants.
On the other hand, liquid nitrogen is known to be used in the treatment called Cryosurgery that is performed to remove warts or lesions, varicose, lumps, bumps or any such growth on the skin. Because of its cold nature it can freeze any living tissue that it comes in contact with. The colourless, odourless and tasteless liquid nitrogen offers several skin benefits and even supposedly helps in the elimination of pre- cancer cells.
So, there you have it, the newest solution for skin problems—Slush facial treatment!