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What Makes a Great Facial

April 19, 2024

What Makes a Great Facial

Clean, bright, age-defying complexions take regular time and effort. But there's never been as much help as now to deliver noticeable and meaningful results. I’ve worked with beauty therapists for over 40 years, testing whenever I can both here and on travels. What’s so impressive today is the amount of effective non-invasive techniques and products.

And I’m no more drawn to the modern trend for injectables and Botox as I was to plastic surgery. Though I appreciate there’s a case for all when applied skilfully in a measured way, for many the first is the start of a slippery slope.

So as a foundation of regular selfcare, I favour the more natural ways to stimulate and encourage our body to repair, regenerate and restore itself and this is where a great therapist with the best skills, products and equipment makes such a difference. And the benefits are cumulative.

What’s a Good Age to Start?

Around age 14 or the beginning of puberty is a good time to start taking care of skin with facials. That is when skin begins to change and when blackheads, bumps, and acne start to appear. For adults who haven’t built in a regime, there are dramatic improvements to be had if you begin now.

The Benefits of Facials

Eating a well-balanced diet and getting enough sleep is a great start. A facial treatment every four weeks will benefit your skin in so many ways including a deeper cleaning which is not possible at home, noticeable improvements to your skin tone, texture and appearance, improved circulation to optimize cellular health, and increased collagen production. Better blood circulation in your face brings more oxygen and nutrients in the blood and removes toxins more effectively to avoid breakouts.

Facials slow down ageing by boosting cell regeneration to give you firmer younger looking skin, with fewer lines and a glowing face. 

Facial massage also activates your sympathetic nervous system to reduces stress and relieve psychological distress. Through the hundreds of pressure points on your face, that are connected to various systems in your body, a face workout also positively affects the functioning of other organs in your body. Facials can help regulate overactive sebaceous glands, reduce inflammation, and help lessen the effects of acne, rosacea, blemishes, hyperpigmentation, and the appearance of scars.

Treatments may include steaming, exfoliation, extraction, massage, LED therapy, electro-stimulation, or Galvanic treatments. 

FREE Facial Offer - Book five facials and the sixth is free. Call now on 020 7224 3123 

 Michael Van Clarke





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