Perfect Skin?....Yes Please!
Over the last couple of years I have been trying to hold back the aging process of my skin! I have tried lots of different products but have realised that I really do need to make some investment for my skin these days. And I am not going to grow old gracefully, I want all the help I can get to look good as it makes me feel good and gives me confidence.
I had Botox for the first time last November (read my blog post on this for more details) and in fact I am almost ready for a top up! The Botox treatment was the best thing I did, I felt so much more confident and happy with the appearance of my "crows feet" when the full effects kicked in.
My next big step was to get a Dermaplane facial. I got this done yesterday and am 100% pleased with the results. Dermaplaning is essentially exfoliating but instead of using granulated products, instead a surgical scalpel is used to gently "shave" off the top most layer of dead skin cells and vellus hair (the "peach fuzz facial hair) which can trap dirt and oils on the skin, even if you are exfoliating and cleansing your skin (warning! pic of this below) This allows for skin care products to penetrate deeper into the skin, makes the skin feel and appear smoother and reduces the appearance of acne scarring.
In the last couple of months I have suffered from a lot of breakouts, more than I ever usually would. I think this has probably been caused by a combination of high stress levels, lack of sleep, not drinking enough water and my change in eating habits detoxing my body. These breakouts have caused my even more stress and made me really self conscious as I am not used to having bad skin.
I wanted to go for a Million Dollar Facial, which does include the dermaplaning, but at £125 it was more than I wanted to spend at the moment.
Through the Dermaplane UK Instagram page I found a therapist locally who is trained in the Dermaplane facial, she gave me lots of information prior to the treatment and was so friendly and professional on the day. She was so knowledgeable and gave me some great skin care advice.
The facial started as normal by cleansing the skin, then she used the scalpel to carry out the dermaplaning, then I had a Hyaluronic acid mask (there are a variety of masks available but this is the one that I preferred and was suited to my skin and needs), then after the mask I had a serum applied followed by an SPF.
SPF is so important for the skin, but especially after the dermaplane facial as the vellus hair acting as a sort of barrier for your skin against the sun rays, which are harmful to skin even when it is cloudy.
I noticed an immediate difference which was so satisfying! My skin was glowing and radiant, and actually a different colour. I didn't realise just how dull and almost grey looking my skin was before this facial - until I saw the before and after pictures. I am still glowing and healthier looking the next day.
I 100% recommend this treatment, do your own research and find a fully trained therapist but do give it a go!
I hope you have enjoyed this post and found it interesting and helpful!