Since you already know I take a skin-first approach to beauty, it will come as no surprise that I love a good facial. So, when there’s a new treatment trend making headlines I obviously need to know more! Deep cleansing treatments are particularly good for giving your complexion a reboot, which is why the hydrafacial sounds like it could be a winner. To tell me more, I put my questions to Chandani Bhudia, Senior Aesthetic Technician at the Mayfair Practice, to tell us everything there is to know about the hydrafacial…
What is a HydraFacial?
‘A HydraFacial is a super charged 6-step aesthetic facial that uses a clever wand with vortex technology to simultaneously fuse deep cleansing agents into the skin, whilst a gentle vacuum extracts debris from congested pores. A glycolic peel is then applied to the skin which works from within, so no obvious skin shedding! Botanical extracts, vitamins and hyaluronic acid are then generously applied to the skin, along with LED light therapy, to sooth the skin and provide anti-ageing benefits. Finally, a mask is applied to calm the skin. All in all the HydraFacial leaves skin visibly brighter, smoother and totally cleansed.’
How is it different from other deep cleansing treatments?
‘The HydraFacial uses salicylic acids, alongside the vortex technology, to deeply cleanse without the need for manual extraction, so debris is softened and lifted from congested pores without causing trauma to the skin.’
Who is it best for?
‘Literally anyone over the age of 18 who wants a results-driven facial that combines clever technology and active ingredients to refresh and revive their complexion whilst promoting anti-ageing.’
Anyone who should avoid?
‘The HydraFacial and the active ingredients it uses suit practically all skin types, however it may not be suitable for those with active skin conditions, such as psoriasis, eczema or cystic acne.’
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