3 ways to great skin Reap the benefits from one of these facials
Forget fillers and botox. Try one of these three facials and you’ll instantly see great results
imagine if your skin looked so fresh and healthy, your wrinkles no longer mattered. Well, here are two very different professional facials that are both game changers, followed by a selection of masks for DIY. Take a closer look.
1 Laser facial
This is a results-focused, timeefficient treatment performed by a doctor – but don’t be put off by the word laser. Although the facial is not meant to be relaxing, it’s not unpleasant either. This laser-based treatment boosts the benefits of having a facial every so often. It addresses each layer of the skin and covers multiple issues, including anti-ageing, rosacea and pigmentation. Afterwards, your skin will glow and continue to improve for days.
THERE ARE THREE STAGES
1 First, a YAG laser is used to target the middle layer (dermis) of the skin and is great for pigmentation and luminosity.
2 Second, a laser genesis is
used to target the deeper layer (hypodermis) and is great for collagen stimulation, texture, pore minimisation and redness.
3 Finally, a topical peel is applied to remove the dead skin on the surface layer (epidermis). To finish the facial,
a protective moisturiser is applied.
The optional extra is the use of blue, red or yellow LED lights, depending on what your skin needs.
The cost for a facial is $275 and it takes 30 minutes.
For more information, go to conceptcosmeticmedicine.com.au. Similar laser treatments may be available at other cosmetic medicine practices.
2 QI facial
This relaxing facial works on your qi (pronounced chi), the same energy used by acupuncturists. It uses the energetic properties of hundreds of gold-plated micro-magnets to create bridges between acupuncture meridians.
The facial helps to plump and tone the skin, and reduce pore size, the appearance of pigmentation, broken capillaries and the depth of wrinkles. You’ll look radiant.
DURING THE FACIAL
1 First your skin is assessed and
a personalised qi face matrix is designed to stimulate the flow of qi within your areas of concern.
2 The skin is then cleansed and
exfoliated before gold-plated micro-magnets are placed on selected acupuncture points. The magnets create magnetic fields for stimulating the energy and helping to remove blockages. They stay in place for 30 minutes. 3 Once the magnets are removed nourishing products are applied. There are also home-care kits available to support the qi stimulation. This facial starts from $180 and takes an hour. For more information, go to qibeauty.com.au.
3 DIY facial
Masks improve the condition of your skin, and here are six of the best. Choose which one will serve your skin’s needs and use it once a week to give yourself a facial.
1 Boost hydration with a rich, creamy mask. It will deeply moisturise dry, tired skin and balance combination and oily skin. Leave it on for at least 10 minutes to give a surge of hydration. Rosewater Hydration Deep Hydration Face Mask, $19.95, Natio.
2 Cleanse deeply with the aid of pure clays and the soothing properties of mallow flower polyphenol. This mask detoxifies skin without drying. After four weeks your complexion will appear healthy and radiant. Pure Clay Soothing Mask, $19.99, L’oréal Paris.
3 Improve rejuvenation with this powerful mix of retinol, collagen and glycolic acid. Apply it at night and wake up to brighter, more energised and hydrated skin. Beauty Sleep Power Peel, $129.95, Alpha-h.
4 Increase luminosity and instantly refresh and brighten your skin. Use this under make-up or apply at night with the excess wiped off, not rinsed, after 10-15 minutes. Black Rose Cream Mask, $180, Sisley Paris.
5 Smooth texture by removing dead surface skin. This mask has white kaolin clay to extract impurities and help shrink the appearance of pores, and salicylic acid, which exfoliates and reduces breakouts. Purity Made Simple Exfoliating Clay Mask, $48, Philosophy.
6 Restore strength to your skin by using a mask infused with hyaluronic acid and a probiotic blend. Together they will optimise your skin’s renewal process. Superstart Probiotic Boost Skin Renewal Biocellulose Mask, $85 for four masks, Elizabeth Arden.
Get deeper results with laser.
A personalised qi matrix.