My wonderful bridal clients will often ask my thoughts on facials, and whether having a regular treatment will improve the condition of their skin before the wedding day. I LOVE a facial. There’s something about the relaxing movements, gorgeous smelling oils and soft music that just makes me feel completely light headed for the rest of the day. So I highly recommend getting one or two facials done before the wedding – if not just to chill out for an hour or so!
What I would say though is that facials, by their nature, are designed to bring toxins to the surface of the skin. So don’t be surprised if a couple of days after your facial you have a breakout. That’s why I often say to my bridal clients not to have a facial done too close to the wedding date. 2-3 weeks before the wedding is the perfect time frame. The reason facials can cause breakouts is through the various applied massage techniques done by your therapist – the pressure stimulates blood to the surface of the skin, bringing with it all those naughty toxins. Which is great if you’re wanting to have a thorough detox, not great if you have an important event coming up… so be warned!
A facial is essentially a multi-step skin treatment that is one of the best ways to take care of your skin. A facial cleanses, exfoliates, and nourishes the skin, promoting a clear, well-hydrated complexion and can help your skin look younger. You also receive advice on the best way to take care of your skin. A facial works best when it is part of an on-going program of skin care. Try to have a facial at least four times a year, as the season changes. You may need it more frequently if you are trying to clear up a case of acne, especially at the beginning. Otherwise, once a month is plenty.
Top 5 New Forest Places To Get A Facial:
1. Chewton Glen – Signature Treatment – Natura Bissé Diamond Life infusion
2. Lime Wood – Signature Treatment – Bamford Bespoke Facial
3. Careys Manor Senspa – Signature Treatment – Senspa Acu-Firm Facial
4. Balmer Lawn Saltus Spa – Signature Treatment – Age-Defyer Facial
5. Burley Manor Temple Spa – Signature Treatment – My kinda skin