A wonderful follow up review from katina.
Read her other review on our blog or In the Press on our homepage.
We have been very lucky lately with some wonderful reviews. Katina came and saw us recently and is writing a wonderful article about her journey on helping clear up her skin. See the link below for her 1st article and before and after pictures from her 1st facial.
Ever wondered what happens during one of our extraction facials? Want to find out if this is the right treatment for you? Here is the lowdown on how it all works…
At Shine we start every facial with a thorough skin consultation. Your therapist will ask some questions and inspect your skin in order to understand your main concerns and the current condition of your skin. Clearing your skin is only part of the solution, we need to investigate how you got the acne or blackheads in the first place so we can consider ways to prevent the issue from coming back. It is also a good idea to bring along your current skincare and make-up so we can look at whether products are the issue.
Once you are in one of our beautiful treatment rooms, snuggled under a doona in one of our luxurious beds with an electric blanket keeping you warm (and a little Norah Jones playing), we will commence with a double cleanse to ensure your skin is completely clean. Then we will examine your skin under a magnifying lamp to ensure we can see everything that is happening with your complexion. This might seem a little scary, but it is necessary to ensure we don’t miss anything and we can make sure we have cleansed all the dirt and toxins away.
Next step is exfoliation which is tailored to your skin type – this might be an enzyme/scrub or a gentle buff. Then it’s time for a relaxing steam while we use a deep pore cleanser to ensure we soften any blackheads – as this will help the extractions to come out more easily.
I won’t lie, the extraction process can be a little uncomfortable. But for people who have acne and blackheads, it is a necessary process and your skin will reap the rewards. We will work with you as to how much you can cope with – for super-sensitive skin we are extra-gentle and avoid areas where the skin is not strong enough.
At Shine, when it comes to extractions we only use tissues and our fingers. We are often asked whether we use those “pimple-popping” metal tools – we don’t! We believe they are too harsh on your skin and you can’t feel how much pressure you are applying, which can cause bruising, scarring or more damage to the skin. Touch is the best gauge.
Depending on time we may also include a massage and/or a treatment mask as part of the session. If you have requested the inclusion of red or infra-red LED light therapy, this will be done once we have completed the extractions to help calm inflammation and speed up the healing process.
Your extraction facial is finished off with some high frequency therapy. This is a little wonder tool that uses gentle electricity to convert to ozone to kill bacteria, heal your skin faster and reduce your chances of another break-out. (This is an old beauty therapist trick that only experienced therapists and extraction specialists know about!).
The facial ends with a selection of serums, moisturiser and sunscreen massaged into your skin to ensure your skin’s hydration and condition is at its best.
If you would like more information about Shine’s extraction facials and other beauty and body treatments, call us today on 98191034 or book online @ shineskinandbody.com.au
We were lucky enough to receive a visit from blogger Nikkia Joy. She wrote this fantastic article about her facial with us.
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Alesia here, I wanted to start contributing to the blog and seeing as I have a facial special going at the moment, I thought I would start with the wonderful benefits of facials. Our special which is on until 20th March 2015 is Book a 1hr massage and receive a 30min facial for free.
Here is my 1st blog for you all.
You may merely enjoy the pampering and relaxation you feel when receiving a facial treatment, but most people don’t understand the benefits that a good professional facial offer.
Most people will wait until they encounter a skin concern (breakouts, dryness, pigmentation) or have a special event before coming in for a facial. This is o.k. but problems can be avoided by regular facials.
Here are some reason why you should have a regular routine.
Your skin is always on display and often has the power to dictate how good we feel about ourselves. Investing in your skin has more value than buying a new dress or going out to a fancy restaurant.
Hope to see you soon for a great massage and facial 🙂
For the latest specials https://shineskinandbody.com.au/specials/
I have had a lot of phone calls lately asking for a facial with extractions. It seems to be a really missing element out there with so many therapists not doing them.
Extractions are the part of the facial where your beauty therapist removes blackheads, whiteheads, milia and pimples. Extractions take place after the skin has been thoroughly cleansed, exfoliated and steamed, which helps soften uthe pore where the blackheads are.
Different types of congestion:
I do extractions in most of my facials if you need/want them. I will offer them if I think you need them or can do on request.
I have a facial which concentrates solely on extractions, or I also offer it in my other facials if you just have a few you want to get out but also have other concerns such as hydration or ageing you wish to address as well. (They range from $95-$120 in price)
If you have acne or a lot of congestion (little bumps) under the skin I recommend a AHA/BHA peel. The peel will give you a fantastic exfoliation and really loosen up all the dead skin on the top layers allowing the blackheads to come out more easily.
A lot of people ask if I do microdermabrasion- I don’t. I have used it in the past but believe that peels work much better. Micro will take off the top layer of your skin, but not penetrate into the pores to clean deeper/remove oil/work deeper. Peels being a gel penetrate through the top layers breaking down the bonds that hold the top layers together giving you a more through result. BHA’s (salyclic) are oil loving so if you have oil they will go searching for it and eat it all up hence reducing future breakouts.
AHA peels have no downtime. BHA peels can sometimes involve some peeling. But as I said before extractions can be done very successfully in a normal facial as well. You just get added benefits with a peel.
And last but not least is High Frequency. This is a glass electrode that buzzers. It uses ozone to kill bacteria in the skin, speed up the healing process and is fantastic for reducing post extraction breakouts. A must after an extraction facial.
I will do a few more posts on this as it seems to be a concern to a lot of people so stay tuned.