To be more accurate, I got at the Skin Health HydraFacial from Aqua Advanced Skincare and Beauty.
Although I consider myself to have a rigorous skincare routine, there is nothing quite like having someone else give your skin the once over.
Bearing in mind, this is a small city (rather a grand title for what is, in effect, just a small town) in Cornwall, Aqua is totally on the ball with their ranges of skincare products. They stock Emma Hardie, Alpha-H, SkinCeuticals, Medik8, Obagi, The Ordinary and Omorovicza.
I was welcomed by the lovely Amy who is super informed on all the products that they stock and definitely knows her stuff when it comes to all of the treatments that Aqua provide. Firstly, I had a professional skin analysis, which is quite terrifying as you get to see what damage all those years of sun exposure has done. In my early 20’s my skincare routine consisted of soap and water and some Oil of Ulay moisturiser, and when lying in the sun I used to rub coconut oil into my skin !
The skin analysis showed that the area around my eyes was quite dehydrated and that there is quite a lot of pigmented skin.
The first step in the facial was lymphatic drainage which helps drain toxins away from the skin. This was followed by the cleanse and exfoliation which incorporates Glycol Acid to loosen and remove dead skin cells.
Then the gross bit, the exfoliation of dead skin, blackheads and the deep cleansing of pores. This was achieved by suctioning all the debris away, leaving the skin really clean and prepped for the next stage.
The final stage was the Dermal LED Phototherapy treatment, where a formula of peptides and hyaluronic acid is applied with machine to push the product into the skin. Then the LED Phototherapy light is used to further enhance the effect by pushing the product deeper into the skin.
Finally, a sunscreen is applied and I felt that the results were immediately evident. My skin looked tighter, clearer and definitely had a bit of glow going on.
I will definitely be going back to have more regular treatments.
What’s your favourite facial treatment?