Professional facials are a great way to maintain and treat your skin. Regular facials can increase your beauty, improve the clarity of your skin complexion, and stimulate blood flow to help with cell regeneration. There’s a facial designed for almost any skin type, problem, or concern.
Due to very popular demand, I’m delighted that from June 2023 I’m offering a new suite of services – facials! In this post, you can find out what’s involved and the different facial treats I can give you, how you need to prepare, and the gorgeous Avon products I’ll use.
Before I arrive for your facial, please get the following ready:
- A space for the beauty bench
- Towels – one large and one small
- Heat the kettle
Is your skin normal, dry, oily, combination, or sensitive? We begin with a consultation – you tell me about your skin, and any problem areas or sensitivities I need to know about.
Then I’ll ask you to lie on the beauty bench, with your clothing stripped to the shoulders so they are exposed. Ideally, wear something that is easy for you to remove over the shoulder (like a vest top). I’ll also give you a clean facial band to protect your hairline, although you can of course use your own if you prefer. I’ll place a towel across your chest for comfort, and get out your personal facial sponges – yours to keep and use afterwards.
Step 1: Anew Purifying Jelly Cleanser with Charcoal Extract
(All skin types)
I will wet the skin slightly with facial sponges. Then in circular motions, I will gently rub your face with Anew Charcoal Extract Purifying Jelly Cleanser using silicone facial brushes for maximum effect. The jelly will be removed with warm, damp facial sponges and I will pat dry your skin using tissues.
This is the first step to remove dust, dirt, pollen, pollution and anything else laying on the surface of your skin.
The product: Want skin that feels refreshed, energised and radiant with a healthy glow? The Anew Purifying Jelly Cleanser fights free-radicals and flushes out impurities for skin that looks and feels healthier within 1 week. It’s dermatologist tested and suitable for all skin types. Purifying jelly cleanser for a deep cleanse. Formulated with Antioxidant Complex, charcoal extract and green tea: Anew Purifying Jelly Cleanser with Charcoal Extract
Step 2: Anew Reviving Tonic and Facial Massage
(NOT for sensitive skin)
Next, your skin will require a toner using Anew Reviving Tonic, which I’ll apply with cotton pads.
This step is to remove any remaining dirt stuck deep into the layers of your skin. There is no point in cleansing your skin if the skin isn’t clean enough, and this step prepares your skin for your full facial.
The product: reveal your most revitalised, healthy-looking skin ever with the multi-tasking wonder tonic. Formulated with 5% niacinamide, it instantly smooths skin while locking in moisture, leaving it looking healthy and dewy.
What’s Niacinamide? One of the hottest trending ingredients in youth-boosting skincare! Also known as vitamin B3, this all-round hero works to help re-balance and reinvigorate the look of skin: Anew Reviving Tonic
Anew Renewal Facial Massage
We’ll round off your facial with Anew Renewal Protinol Power Serum for your face and eyes (although this isn’t needed if you go for the optional Full Face Gold Collagen treatment – see below). Massage calms the mind and soothes the skin. Benefits of facials include blood stimulation and a healthy glow but the facial massage tones and tightens the facial skin. The skin on the face and neck is prone to become saggy and wrinkly, but massage with fingertips can strengthen the facial muscles and tone them too.
The product: the Anew Renewal Power Duo harnesses the power of Protinol™ Technology for a dual-collagen boost and results faster than products formulated with retinol.* This skincare pair teams Avon’s iconic and top-rated Renewal Power Serum with its perfect power partner, the Renewal Power Eye Cream, for 7 age-defying skin benefits in just 7 days. Ideal for all skin types, tones and ages, these are about to become your new skincare BFFs: Anew Renewal Power Duo
Steps 1&2 together are priced at £20, we’ll need 25 minutes in total to complete them. We’ll then finish with a moisturiser, or continue the pampering with these luxurious extras…
Step 3: Optional Extras
Oriental Awakening Purifying Glow Scrub for the face
(ADD £5 and 10 minutes)
Scrubbing your face with an exfoliator will lift extra dirt from the deeper layers of your skin. In circular motions, I will massage your skin with my hands, getting into those awkward places like the sides of your nose and chin. The scrub/s will be removed using your facial sponges.
The product: Want to get your glow on? Exfoliate, refresh and invigorate dull skin with our Planet Spa Oriental Awakening Purifying Glow Scrub. Infused with white tea extract, it cleans pores and helps remove impurities, leaving skin feeling revitalised. Exfoliating face scrub with white tea extract: Oriental Awakening Purifying Glow Scrub
Kelly Glover Strawberry Lip Scrub & Moisturiser for the lips
(ADD £5 and 10 minutes)
Loaded with extra-fine sugar crystals that treat and hydrate your lips at the same time, I highly recommend the lip scrub treatment with the face scrub. It will loosen dead skin cells resting on your lips, making your lips feel soft and smooth afterwards and preventing chapping and dryness.
The product: You’ll be left with smooth, flake-free lips every time you use it. I mean, there’s no excuse not to exfoliate your lips when it’s this easy. Vegan, cruelty-free, and gluten-free formula features natural sugar crystals exfoliators to buff away dry patches.
Hot Towel Treatment
(ADD £5 and 10 minutes)
For maximum effect and best results, add a hot towel treatment. It opens your pores, ready for extraction and deep cleansing face masks.
Applying heat facial towels is a relaxing treatment and will only require 5 minutes before the next step.
(ADD £5 and 5 minutes)
For maximum effect and best results, I recommend extraction for blackhead removal. It can be difficult to remove blackheads that are embedded deep into your skin. With the above treatments, it’ll be easier for the blackheads to reach the surface of your skin, so we can extract them at this stage. Face masks alone will not prove effective.
Step 4: Optional Face Mask Treatments
Choose A, B, C or D
Option A - Tranquillity Ritual Face Mask
ADD £10 and 15 mins
With Dead Sea minerals for refreshed, healthy-looking skin. This radiance-boosting face mask helps to absorb surface oil from your skin, minimising the appearance of pores and leaving your skin feeling soft and smooth.
Option B - Heavenly Hydration Face Mask
ADD £10 and 15 mins
Take a relaxing beauty break with this dreamy mask with the most heavenly hydration. Formulated with Mediterranean Olive Oil to help replenish skin’s essential moisture, this mask also helps to calm and smooth the look of fine, dry lines. Skin feels fresh, soft and supple. Mild and gentle.
Option C: Eye / Nose / Mouth Gold Collagen Treatment
Choose one, two or all three sections
ADD £5 per section, 15 mins per section
I apply gold collagen to your eyes and / or mouth, and / or a black charcoal peel-off nose mask. Under eye treatments are great for dark circles and puffy eyes, and it’s amazing for hydrating and moisturising the eyes, especially after a facial cleanse. It also contains an anti-wrinkle formula.
The masks are made with high-density plant collagen and transparent mask releasing technology, the ingredients are quickly absorbed by the skin, providing needed nutrients and moisture. A natural moisturiser, the eye masks gradually dissolve below body temperature and penetrate quickly into the skin, the eye masks visibly reduce wrinkles and lines. Feel an instant smoothness and freshness.
Option D - Full Face Gold Collagen
ADD £15 and 15 mins
Full face coverage with a gold collagen face mask. After removing the mask, I will massage the remaining serum into your face, neck and shoulders, leaving your skin feeling firm and skin refined. It nourishes, firms and hydrates and is specially formulated to smooth and refine your skin texture, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
This mask is enriched with Collagen, Vitamin E, Aloe Vera, Propolis and Hyaluronic Acid which combine perfectly to luxuriously nourish and hydrate, helping to restore the skin’s natural elasticity and vibrancy.
Optional: Head, Hand and Foot Massage
ADD £15 and 15 mins
Why not include a head, hand or foot massage, using coconut oil? We can leave the masks on until the massage has finished. It’ll complement your facial massage at the end beautifully. You will need to wash your hair afterwards though – it smells amazing, but can get a little oily!
I recommend that you avoid heat treatments such as hot tubs, saunas and steam rooms for a couple of days until your pores have safely closed again, and stay out of the sun if you can – and always use the correct SPF sun cream. It is recommended to enjoy facials every 4-6 weeks, so I’ll be seeing you again soon!
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