Today in cosmetology, many innovative methods are used to achieve excellent results. However, many women prefer proven homemade recipes, considering them safer and more effective. One of these methods is bodyagi peeling at home – the procedure is effective, but very ambiguous. Consider the pros and cons of this technology.
What is bodyaga and what are its properties?
To begin with, it is worth figuring out what the raw materials for such peeling are made of. Bodyaga is indeed a natural drug, but contrary to a fairly common misconception, it is not of vegetable, but of animal origin. This is the result of drying freshwater sponges, which belong to the Badyagov family. By the way, there is no single rule for writing this name, so in the literature you can find two options – “badyaga” and “badyaga”. However, we are talking about the same drug.
Interestingly, bodyaga has been used in folk medicine since ancient times. In the old days, it was believed that it helps with bruises, and with rheumatism, and even with scrofula. Many of the properties attributed to bodyaga have been confirmed by science over time. And today this remedy is actively used by official medicine. For example, bodyaga is prescribed for hematomas. But in cosmetology, this tool has long been considered a cheap replacement for blush. Only bodyaga does not contain any pigments. Bodyaga is a powder in which spicules are found – tiny needles of silica, which make up the internal structure of a freshwater sponge. When rubbed into the skin, these needles have a local irritant effect (that is, in fact, they cause microtrauma, due to which small hemorrhages occur, and the skin becomes ruddy). Especially actively such ointments were used in the acting environment. Today, these properties of bodyagi are used for peeling.
Benefits and indications for use
Before proceeding with the procedure itself, you should familiarize yourself with the theory of the issue, weigh all the pros and cons. In addition, it is worth understanding exactly how the bodyaga works. The needles included in its composition irritate the skin, but at the same time they stimulate blood flow, make the epidermis use its reserves. Thanks to this, the restoration and renewal of skin cells occurs. By the way, chemical peels used in professional cosmetology also work according to this principle. Only in these products, skin irritation occurs due to exposure to special chemical compounds.
The benefits of peeling with bodyaga are as follows:
- acceleration of skin renewal processes,
- removal of dead cells, due to which skin rejuvenation occurs,
- getting rid of scars and dark spots that remain after acne,
- cleansing pores and reducing the activity of the sebaceous glands,
- improvement of complexion due to the activation of blood circulation.
In addition, bodyaga helps to cope with acne, and this also happens by improving blood circulation.
However, bodyagu cannot be called a universal remedy. It is indicated for use when there are traces of scars, scars after acne on the surface of the skin. It is also recommended to use bodyaga for oily skin. Another problem that this remedy will help to cope with is hyperpigmentation of the skin.
Contraindications and side effects
Like many other drugs, bodyaga can have side effects. Not to mention the fact that such peeling has contraindications. So in some situations it is better to refuse it. Contraindications for this procedure are skin sensitivity, as well as the presence of wounds or scratches on those areas of the skin where you are going to do the peeling. Do not use bodyaga in cases where there are inflamed acne and pustules on the face. And, of course, those who have dilated blood vessels should refrain from this procedure. In addition, cosmetologists do not recommend such peeling for owners of dry skin (or at least try to do it in the most gentle way, and after the procedure, make an additional mask).
Among the side effects of the use of bodyagi, it is necessary to highlight:
- allergic reactions (as with any other natural ingredients),
- severe redness of the skin,
- increased risk of developing skin diseases,
- with strong and regular rubbing with this powder, the skin may lose elasticity.
With frequent use, even the appearance of a bluish color is possible. However, peeling is generally undesirable to use too often. Indeed, in such cases, you can deprive the skin of its natural protection, and this is the function that the epidermis performs (including its dead cells). It should also be noted that this procedure is undesirable in the summer, since the renewed skin will not be ready for exposure to ultraviolet radiation. And in this case, you can get a sunburn or cause pigmentation. Be careful!
How to do peeling bodyaga at home?
For the procedure you will need:
- bodyagi powder, manufactured in a factory way (it is sold in a pharmacy),
- 3% hydrogen peroxide,
- rubber gloves,
- cotton wool
First you need to dilute bodyagi powder with hydrogen peroxide. The mixture should have the consistency of sour cream. Please note that there should be no foam in this mixture. If it is still there, add a small amount of powder. The sequence of actions is as follows:
- clean your face in advance with an ordinary product, lubricate the areas around the lips and eyes with your usual cream (peeling cannot be done on these areas),
- in the nostrils you need to close with small pieces of cotton wool so that the bodyaga particles do not end up on the mucous membranes and do not injure them,
- put on gloves, take a brush or cotton swab and use it to apply a mixture of bodyaga and hydrogen peroxide to the skin,
- rub this mixture into the skin with light massage movements, do not be afraid of the resulting tingling – this is normal. But if you feel a strong burning sensation, it may be an allergic reaction, and then it is better to wash off the mask immediately.
The mask can be kept on the skin for no more than 10-15 minutes. After that, it is washed off with plenty of warm water. Then the skin should be blotted with a soft cloth.
Each skin type has its own nuances of this procedure. So, if you have normal skin, and you just want to clean it superficially, then it will be enough to dilute bodyagi powder with hot water.
The next day, you will see that the skin is very reddened, it may begin to flake off – like with a sunburn. This is normal, because under the old layer, the skin will become smoother and more elastic.
With normal skin, bodyagi peeling does not …