Ageing - I have never been more worried about the process than when I turned 25 yesterday. 25, how did that even happen?! It’s true what they say, you may age on the outside, but you don’t feel any different in yourself!
For my birthday I went to the Destination Skin Clinic in Knightsbridge for a skin treatment. My skin therapist Tia was absolutely fantastic, I wasn’t sure what treatment I wanted, so she sat me down and we did a full skin consultation and went through the different treatment types available and we decided on a prescription facial which would tackle my dehydrated skin. My skin tends not to be too dry, but I had visited Brighton over the weekend and managed to get quite bad sunburn on my face (despite having been wearing factor 30) so my skin was feeing rather delicate and dry.
Tia was great, she talked me through all the steps and explained the different ingredients in the cleansers, exfoliators and masks, and even took some photos for me during the treatment so that I could post them up on my blog.
The treatment itself started with a deep cleanse of my face to remove any makeup and London smog. Step two, an exfoliant, was applied which smelt delicious and contained passionfruit which helped to break down my dead skin cells. Next, serum was applied to my skin and massaged in to improve the circulation. A firming mask containing banana potassium was then applied to help tone and firm my skin, illuminating any fine lines I had from dehydration. To finish with, a selection of products were applied to my skin to leave me looking dewy.
|Sunburn on full display|
|Overexposed picture, but this is with some mineral foundation applied|
This is my skin the next day, before applying make-up, the redness has definitely settled. I know I'm going to peel a little, as my sunburn was pretty deep, but I'm very relieved that I no longer look like a tomato!