There is something amazing about getting a facial. I don’t know if it is the warm and fuzzy feeling you get when you know you are finally taking better care of your skin, or knowing you can sit back and relax for a while, with mindless thoughts and ideas freely flowing in and out requiring very little focus. Or maybe it’s that feeling you get during your facial when you can literary feel your pores opening up and the dry and dead skin falling off…
Okay maybe I am over exaggerating a bit, but you know what I mean right? Aww man it just a good feeling.
So I recently stopped my local Sorbet, in Douglasdale and got myself a Dermalogica 60 minute facial. As embarrassing as it may seem, I will admit: At 23, this was honestly my first official / professional facial. I know some start earlier but hey, some start later too! But I am glad I started now. One of my New Year’s resolutions was to take better care of my skin and create some sort of skin care routine that would fit easily into my busy days, and I guess getting facials is a good place to start.
Obviously not knowing what to expect, I went in for my appointment with an open mind. I first had to fill in some form where basically you are asked questions relating to your skin type, products you currently use or if maybe you have any trouble areas or allergies. I was then led by my beauty therapist into one of the rooms with calming music playing which immediately put me at ease.
She explained each step, what product was being used after she had done my face mapping analyses under a very bright light. It’s so funny because I always believed I had dry skin (you know the kind that never gets pimples and requires little to no attention)… oh was I in for a shock! Turns out my skin is actually dehydrated (lacking moisture) with clogged pores.
Unlike a neck and back massage where you can just zone out and relax, a facial allows you to still relax but also you get to learn about your skin and how to take better care of it.
Investing in your skin is a conscious decision one makes. We not getting any younger ladies! Invest in your skin today by booking yourself regular facials and your future self with thank you! Here’s to drinking more water to stay hydrated, daily facial cleansing + moisturising and to monthly Dermalogica facials at Sorbet!
*Thanks to Nombali at Sorbet Douglasdale for my amazing facial (my skin is still glowing).
What’s your skincare routine? Is it simple and straight forward or more detailed and intricate? Every face has a story, I just shared mine, what’s yours?