Hey eveyone! 🙂
So, a couple of weeks ago I attended my second microdermabrasion treatment at Embrace Hair & Beauty in Weymouth, Dorset. Although the idea of this facial is not necessarily to relax, I definitely came away feeling revitalised, my skin felt fresh and I still felt a lot more relaxed after a busy week.
If you haven’t read my first blog post about my initial microdermabrasion treatment then I highly recommend you do and you can do so here.
It was great to be able to discuss the issues with my skin and also to receive some feedback and suggestions of products that will help to improve my breakouts. I thought that using a tea tree face wash would be helping to improve my skin (it wasn’t helping a great deal) and it turns out it was probably too harsh on my skin, so multiple products have been recommended in place of my original skincare routine. If you’re like me and feel really down about breakouts and not having great skin then I would highly recommend trying microdermabrasion and also getting some professional advice on which skincare products will benefit you. It’s not all about your skincare routine though… Do you feel stressed and anxious? Stress can lead to breakouts for some people and spending half an hour-45 minutes relaxing during the treatment certainly helped me feel more revitalised when I left the salon. My skin felt super fresh which also resulted in me feeling a lot better about myself.
Penny, the salon owner at Embrace Hair & Beauty, used a variety of Espa products throughout the treatment. She started by using a couple of cleansing products to remove any dirt from my skin. Both the Espa Purifying Micellar Cleanser and the Espa Hydrating Cleansing Milk felt amazing on my skin and they smelt good too! During the treatment, a handheld device containing crystals was used to exfoliate my skin as well as the use of Espa’s Refining Skin Polish (a brightening exfoliator that refines and smooths the skin). The process of the handheld device loosens any dead skin cells and vacuums them away (nice hey?). After the exfoliating process, a clay mask was applied to my skin which is great for healing and smoothing the skin. It’s especially good for my t-zone where I experience most of my breakouts. Clay masks date back to 60BC and are still extremely popular because it is full of minerals.
What are the benefits of a clay face mask?
- Reduces inflammation, bacterial imbalances and toxicity
- It’s full of calcium, magnesium, silica, sodium, copper, iron and potassium
- It’s anti-bacterial – helps to heal eczema, dermatitis and psoriasis
- Detoxifies and purifies the skin
- Puts hydrogen back into the skin which helps to improve circulation and skin condition
- Shrinks skins pores by removing sebum and dirt
- Regulates sebum production (oil)
- Helps softer, smoother, fresher appearance of skin
There are so many more benefits of using clay masks to improve the appearance and quality of your skin.
After the face mask was removed, an Espa 24 hour Balancing Moisturiser was applied which genuinely was amazing! It’s a balancing moisturiser that helps to hydrate and clarify the skin. An Espa Lift & Firm Eye Moisturiser was also applied around my eyes which helps to brighten the area. Penny had also applied the Espa Skin Radiance Intensive Serum during the treatment which was another great product for brightening my skin considering it looked and felt so dull and tired before the treatment.
I felt so relaxed throughout the treatment and I came away feeling so much better about my skin. It really helped give my skin the boost it needed as well as giving me a good amount of time to lie down and relax. It’s often difficult to find the time to just sit down and switch off from the stresses of everyday life and so this treatment allowed me to switch off. It’s surprising how a facial treatment can help you unwind and help you feel 100x better after.
At the end of the treatment, Penny provided me with some skincare recommendations which are great! My first recommendation is to use a clay mask, my congested areas require use of a clay mask and exfoliation, I must try and resist touching my face which will not be helping my clogged pores and a creamy cleanser & light moisturiser have also been recommended.
If you’re interested in booking in for Microdermabrasion then I would highly recommend Embrace Hair & Beauty in Weymouth. To find out more about the treatments they have to offer, please click here.