While oxygen facials seem like one of the trendiest treatments-Cameron Diaz uses them to clear her skin-using oxygen to treat the skin is not a completely novel idea. In fact, treating the skin with oxygen dates all the way back to the 1930’s, when doctors used hyperbaric oxygen chambers to revive the oxygen-deprived skin and blood of deep sea divers.
Today, the treatment is best for blemished skin and dehydrated complexions. If you’re not familiar, it’s a quick-fix extreme hydrator that works to revive tired-looking skin, and heals and strengthens skin while increasing elasticity. “Oxygen facials deliver specially formulated serums that work deep within the skin via pressurized oxygen, which helps promote collagen and elastin production, improve skin texture, brighten the complexion and smooth fine lines and wrinkles,” says Malibu, CA, aesthetician Veronica Barton Schwartz.
The result? “A single facial can leave the skin looking much plumper, dewy, and even lifted,” says New York aesthetician Joanna Vargas, who uses them after extractions, ensuring that any active blemishes are completely clear of lingering bacteria.
Though in-office oxygen facials tend to offer more reliable results, you can try the technology at home too. OxyDerm At-Home Ozone Facial Tool ($100) helps purify the skin to fight against inflammation, acne, and boost the skin’s metabolism. The tool actually enables your skin to absorb more oxygen for better circulation and improved clarity.
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