Friday, 12 February 2016

Client’s Guinot’s Hydradermie facial experience

Meet our client, a 20-something year old who has never before had a facial! We asked her to review the Guinot’s Hydradermie facial and here’s what she had to say about her experience:

How would you describe your skin type?
I would say I have combination skin usually, an oily t-zone but in the winter months, I can feel a change in my skin. It usually gets drier and I need to apply moisturiser more than once a day.

How did you find the facial itself?

My facial was carried out by one of the lovely Gem’s therapists and I thought the whole experience was wonderful and a great excuse to put my feet up and get pampered!

The therapist first cleansed and exfoliated my skin and then massaged my skin with two metal rollers and some gel. She told me, after the facial, that these metal rollers were electrotherapy and it was used to deep cleanse and oxygenate my skin. She also applied a sheet over my face, which further oxygenated my face and had anti-bacterial, which is great for tackling spots.

Could you tell a difference in your skin immediately?

I could immediately tell that my skin felt and looked noticeably fresher, firm & glowing!

Does your skin still feel different a couple of days after the treatment?

A couple of days after, my skin still felt just like it did straight after the treatment. It still felt soft, fresh and super moisturised, but not oily! Others even noticed the difference in my skin!

Would you come back again to have another Hydradermie facial?
Absolutely! I can’t believe I’ve been missing out on this not so well kept secret for so many years! When’s the next available appointment?!

The Hydradermie facial is one of most popular treatments at Gems. It’s a favourite, as is tackles many skin problems – spots, pigmentation, premature ageing etc and is great for many skin types – dry, oily skin, ageing skin. The electrotherapy facial is not a “surface” facial, as penetrates deep into the skin, instead of focusing on the first layer of skin like other facials may do. An all round amazing facial, which you will not be disappointed with!

Monday, 1 February 2016

Exfoliate – why, how & what to use

“You must exfoliate” - words we often hear and although we know it’s important to exfoliate, we often don’t know exactly why it’s good for our skin, the correct way of doing so, and which products to use to achieve the best exfoliated skin. So here is why, how and what to use to exfoliate properly:

Exfoliating both removes old skin cells and enables new healthy skin cells to grow. Therefore, to maintain healthy, glowing, youthful skin, we need to remove these old skin cells and encourage proper cell turn over.

If you don’t exfoliate to remove these dead cells, your skin can looked aged, dull and simply unhealthy. The cells can also clog up your pores and create blockage, which can sometimes be the cause of breakouts.

Body – Apply an exfoliating scrub to a loofah or glove and scrub your body gently from the ankles upwards. Be careful not to scrub too hard, as leaving it red and sore will do your skin more harm than good. Rinse off with hot/warm water and do this a couple of times a week. Apply a moisturiser to lock the moisture back into the skin.

Face – Using a face exfoliate, apply the product into wet skin, and use circular motions to massage gently. Wash off with warm water.

However, always read the back of the label of the product you’re using, as it will also guide you on how to use it properly.

What to use
·      Equipment > A loofah or exfoliating scrub is the best option to exfoliate your body. The Dermalogica exfoliating face brush is also a great brush to use.
·      Body exfoliants > The Guinot Gommage Facile Smoothing Body Scrub is great for getting that soft feel.

·      Face exfoliants > Dermalocia’s daily microfoliant is a popular choice with our clients. Unlike other exfoliants, it is a rice-based powder, which you mix with water and it instantly leaves the skin smoother and brighter.
If you’re suffering from a breakout, try Dermalogica’s blackhead clearing pore control scrub, as it deep cleans pores.