There is nothing, and I mean nothing quite like a facial to get you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. Now that winter is out the way, I’ve been having a spring clean in every sense of the word, starting with my skin.
My face had been feeling a little grey and tired from the colder months and I’d been battling against a few breakouts, which is why I was super excited when my siblings gave me a voucher for a treatment at the Beauty Within You salon. The voucher they gave me was for the ‘Crystal Clear intro microdermabrasion facial’, a bit of a mouthful to say, but don’t let that put you off!
I have had this facial two times before and was so happy with the results. But what actually is a microdermabrasion? Well, in a nutshell, it’s pretty much a mini vacuum used to gently exfoliate your skin and extract all of its impurities, along with the uneven outer layer. This particular treatment deals with anything from blackheads, acne and scars, to boosting collagen levels! It basically gives you a complete skin refresh, which is exactly what I needed.
I turned up to the Beauty Within You salon and was met by beautician Emma, who I was surprised to discover actually remembered me from the last time I had the treatment (around a year ago!) I was taken to the treatment room as soon as I arrived.
A cute little room with low lighting and relaxing music, this was the perfect place to enjoy my facial. After cleansing my skin with a few different products, Emma began with the microdermabrasion machine. It may seem bizarre that having something exfoliate and pull at your skin is relaxing, but I genuinely nearly fell asleep at a few points during my 40 minute session! The machine delivers a very slight scratching sensation, but not in an unpleasant way, instead I would describe it as satisfying, because you can really feel the impurities leaving your skin.
After a deep clean with the vacuum, the facial was finished off with layers of lots of different products, all of which smelled great and made my skin feel amazing! I only wish I could have stayed laying down for longer. Greedy I know.
The first two times I had this facial I was very impressed with the result. I was told that I would breakout in the few days after the treatment as all of my impurities had come to the surface. Inevitably, this did happen. However, once I had gotten past the breakout, I genuinely had clear skin for weeks!
This is how my skin looked straight away after this round of microdermabrasion…
I’m pretty sure I left that salon without a speck of the skin I had woken up with that morning, I felt completely rejuvenated! The facial made my skin really glowy and even though I have some blemishes, it somehow felt clear? I can’t wait to see the final results after I get past the inevitable break-out period!
In terms of price, getting a facial is never really cheap. This one comes in at £42.50 which is why I sadly can’t afford to have it often. However, treatments like this make for a great birthday or Christmas gift, and are definitely worth it for the results you get! The experience at a salon itself is also a really nice treat once in a while, and a very relaxing experience. So if you’re looking for a complete skin refresh and a little pamper session, then this treatment is definitely the one for you!
Do you have any drug store facials you can recommend to me? I’d love to know in the comments!