I am new to AcneManta, but I have been following the blog for quite some time now. I am basically from Kolkata wher weather is super humid, but was staying in Bangalore for quite sometime. While in Bangalore I did not have any major Acne Breakout, else but occasional hormonal ones. But after recently moving back to Kolkata, it was like oh my god Acne attack for me. I was on saslic ds, adaferin, sebamed clear face care gel as my regime and it worked quite well. I refrained myself from using any Retin A or any derivatives of that sort, because of the initial breakout, as I am not be married in march, cannt really take any chance. But recently just 2 weeks back I have started using Sebamed clear face foaming facewash along with the clear face gel, as I found the earlier regimen did work, but it was irritating my skin way too much. I did found that only using sebamed was doing quite OK. Last week I went for an anti acne facial, and the parlor lady used Lotus Professional products on my skin along with Ozone. My god she took out the comedones and it was super painful. What i noticed after the facial was that my big acnes did dry up very quickly and the hard top skin peeled off within a week. I read online that Ozone rays has antibacterial properties, it kills bacteria fast but can be very drying on skin. I was wondering if any one of you had undergone Ozone and if it is safe to be used and how frequently can be used ? Please share your views.
It would about to be married in march in place of “not be”
Basically ozone is O3 – therefore a certain amount of oxygen has been made to circulate through your skin – pure , unadulterated form of oxygen . Now bacteria , when exposed to oxygen gets killed , that is how benzoyl peroxide (the topical) works. However the ozone treatment will work better because the oxygen is being made to circulate through your skin , or is being infused into your skin – therefore the bacteria dies – the comedone dries up and your skin gets better. There are no side effects to this treatment – as far as studies go. Congratulations , btw ^_^
Hi Shampita, this sounds like an interesting experience you had with ozone. As you rightly said, ozone has anti-bacterial activity. It also dries up oiliness of the skin a bit. Ozone is a respiratory irritant, so as long as it is not inhaled in any form or escapes the instrument, it is safe. This article about ozone therapy from the British Journal of Dermatology says that ozone or O3, just like any other strong medication, can be harmful through prolonged exposure, but is useful for skin aliments when used in short bursts.
However using Ozone treatment long term isnt good for you – it can damage your skin. A brief treatment once in a while is fine as ozone is a potent disinfectant.
Thank you for the response, The parlour lady did use ozone for a very short duration, the rays came out of electrodes and she brushed the electrodes gently all the over once, but for the nasty big ones, she passed through O3 current for may be 10 sec, it was paining a lot but on the brighter side, the big nasty ones dried up completely within a week and the outer hard skin peeled off. The lady did said that i can take ozone only twice a month but not frequently, as it can damage the skin as well. So I am planning to go for another round of facial in another week’s time or so and see how it effects.
Sonal, I would like to thank you for starting this blog, its very informative and I have been using products recommended in the blog.
Recently I bought MaxFactor Face Finity All day 3 in 1 flawless foundation, as the second skin is not available in market anymore as told by SA. It did not break me out, may be you guys can try it. It costs around 900 bucks.
Interesting Shampita! I like your name btw 🙂 Good to know this & very useful information. I haven’t done a facial for over a year and a half now, may be this is something we could try!
Hi LD, Thanks 🙂
I dont know if this Ozone is available in other states, in Kolkata it is quite widespread I have seen. Even the smallest of mushroom size parlour run out of someone’s home may be even has a ozone kit. I was sceptical at first when my neighbourhood parlour told me to take ozone rays. But then I thought to go ahead and get in done from a good and reputed one. Try and do let us know if it actually works for all. 🙂
Thanks for the tip about MaxFactor Face Finity Shampita. 🙂 I’m going to check it out since I’m in the market for a foundation myself.