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Facials are the perfect beauty regimen for all seasons. They are ideal for ensuring you appear especially fresh and invigorated whether you have been really busy at work or having a great time partying.
A quick peek into their history will show that they have certainly come a long way since the middle ages when wealthy English ladies including the reigning monarch at the time, had a fondness for a potentially lethal concoction made from lead and vinegar otherwise known as ceruse.
The mixture however fell out of favour by the 19th century – when everyone had discovered just how dangerous it was - and was replaced by zinc oxide and a series of stifling ‘toilet masks’.
The early 20th century ushered in raw meat facials, radium treatments, needles and freezing contraptions which were certainly not for the faint of heart. Thankfully facial care took on a more modern turn in the 1950s with massages and steam treatments, subsequently evolving into the relaxing, enjoyable and rejuvenating forms in which they can be enjoyed today.
Below you will find a few of the most common facials you can expected to be treated to at your favourite salon or spa.
Fruit Facials: Since the skin loves fruit just as much as the rest of the body does, it is hardly surprising that these facials come with such awesome results. And they are so straightforward too. All they involve are the application of a gentle scrub to your face to get rid of any dead cells before the main procedure is carried out. Expect to end the session with tightened and rejuvenated skin which has been cleansed of impurities and given a healthy dose of vitamin C.
Hot Stone Facials: Warm, cosy and centuries old, they are excellent for loosening tense facial muscles, improving blood circulation and reducing puffiness and swelling in the skin. End results include cleared sinuses, radiant skin and an overall sense of wellbeing.
Cold Stone Facials: Involving the use of stones which absorb heat the slowest, such as marble, they will enhance the flow of blood in your face through vasoconstriction. They are perfect for relieving hot flashes, swelling and redness and will leave your skin feeling firm and refreshed.
Oxygen Facials: A favourite of A-List celebrities who swear by their effectiveness, they promise to leave you feeling and looking younger without any painful after effects. Oxygen facials generally involve exfoliation, steaming and the application of oxygen as well as additional supplements into the skin and work wonders for skin exposed to toxins which abound in urban centres while also smoothing lines and wrinkles away.
In addition to the facials mentioned above, there are several others which specifically cater to each skin type and are guaranteed to leave your skin rejuvenated and glowing.
And it is all thanks to our website which not only informs you of available treatments but also ensures you are able to book and pay for appointments on it as well.
Start browsing right away in order to provide your skin with the pampering it deserves, making your holiday an especially memorable one!