Special Report: Oxygen facials
Madonna swears by it and the new Mrs. Trump can't get enough.
What is it? It's an oxygen facials, where you use oxygen in it's purest form.
"It just takes 5 years off your skin after a treatment, and it lasts about a week", says Malika Kane of Malika Skincare in Norwell.
She says, "the idea of applying pure oxygen, is to give skin what the environment can not."
"The outside level of oxygen has decreased by fifty percent in last twenty years. That is why oxygen therapy has become so popular. People that live in a city, fly a lot, or smoke. They are depleted of oxygen."
After cleansing and treating the skin, 95-percent pure medical grade oxygen is sprayed on...almost like airbrushing. Malika explains, "your skin is first being sprayed with vitamins, and the oxygen is going to push in all those ingredients deep into the skin. Eventually the oxygen will feel nice and cool, and that will be, at that point, pure medial oxygen."
But not everyone is sold on the idea. Doctor Jeffrey Dover says, "the concept of blowing oxygen into the skin sounds like complete nonsense to me. You need oxygen to live, you breathe oxygen, your cells need oxygen to survive. But there is no evidence to say putting oxygen on the skin benefits even a little."
But for Malika, she says the proof is in the results. "This treatment really nourishes the skin, hydrates the skin detoxifies the skin, firms up the skin. It's a shower of vitamins, and you can't go wrong with that."
An oxygen facial takes about 70 minutes and costs somewhere around one hundred dollars.
Malika Skin Care
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