FaceTime: Choosing the Right Facial to get Results
Weather wreaks havoc on our skin causing annoying breakouts, dull, dehydrated skin, sun spots, pigmentation and wrinkles. The good news (yes, there is some coming!) is that there are great high tech facials that can repair your glow. Here are six options to keep your skin looking and feeling great this summer…
Best for Pigmentation
Sun spots, freckles and pigmentation are caused by sun damage so it’s important to protect your skin with a good sunscreen. I’ve written a dedicated blog post so check it out for some sunscreen recommendations. If damage has been done, IPL Skin Rejuvenation Facial (aka The Photo Facial) uses light-based technology to target a wide range of skin conditions including pigmented and sun damaged skin, enlarged pores, redness and rosacea and uneven skin tone.
Best All Rounder
The Zen Triple Action Facial is a great multi-tasking facial that delivers results fast. It combines three of our top facials (Microdermabrasion, LED light therapy and a Medik8 Intensive Recovery Mask, to hydrate, plump and repair. These 3 results-oriented treatments are combined into one time-saving, action-packed facial lasting 80 minutes. It’s designed to give you a brighter, younger complexion and A-lister glow.
Best for Skin Tightening
If bright sunlight means you focus on sagging, old or tired looking skin around your eyes, neck, jowls, jaw and chin, try the award-winning Exilis Ultra 360. It’s a powerful radio frequency treatment device that helps the production of new collagen and elastin as well tightens, plumps and remodels the skin for a smoother more youthful appearance. I’d recommend four to six sessions for lasting effects. The CACI Non-Surgical Facelift is another great treatment and popular with the likes of Jennifer Lopez (she loves it so much, she bought her own machine). It combines LED light therapy with a micro current to stimulate facial muscles, helping to remove, reduce and soften lines. Go for 10 treatments to see full results, you’ll love it.
Best for a Radiance Boost
Most importantly, always stay well-hydrated and drink up. I’m talking water and lots of it. It’ll help improve the overall appearance of your skin. Treatment wise, Clear + Brilliant is fabulous. It’s a safe, non-surgical, non-invasive treatment that uses a gentle form of fractional laser to even out skin tone and give it a radiant, youthful glow. A one-off treatment will give the skin a rejuvenated look, but for maximum long terms benefits we recommend a course of 3 or 6 sessions. Your therapist will be able to advise on this in your consultation.
Best for Acne Scars and Damaged Skin
The problem with summer is that when it’s hot, it can make you sweat and skin more prone to attracting dirt and grime, which results in a perfect breeding ground for pimples. My advice would be cleanse daily, use a lightweight moisturiser and sunscreen, carry blotting sheets and introduce a Retinol product (Murad do some great ones) nightly – it stimulates collagen production, helps even out complexion and unclog pores. For those that have acne scarring, Rejuvapen is a non-laser, non-surgical procedure that uses a micro needling system to penetrate the surface of the skin, stimulate cell regeneration and help skin repair and renew.
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Fiona Fowley - Founder and Director of Zen Lifestyle
Fiona Fowley is the beauty expert and entrepreneur behind the Zen Lifestyle salons. Originally a beauty therapist, Fiona realised there was a gap in the market to create a unique kind of customer experience in the UK beauty and spa industry. She created Zen Lifestyle to provide discerning clients with an exceptionally high standard of therapies in luxurious, beautifully designed surroundings. she has led the business to 18 national beauty awards, as well as being voted UK Salon of the Year 5 times.