Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Out with the old, in with the new

Today I went into Groom Spa, a place that specialises in skin care, facials, etc. to get a spring package facial done. The main aspect of my treatment was a coffee berry peel, a hydrating, anti-aging treatment. Now by no means do I need an anti-aging treatment although I did need a good dosage of hydration.

I initially bought this as a gift for my mum but unfortunately she couldn't make it as she has been away for the past week so I thought I'd use it up instead. 

The beauty therapist started off my examining my skin under a special light where we saw that my skin was very dry and dehydrated. Now once we removed my makeup she reassured me that it wasn't as bad as we thought as I had used a powder foundation prior to the check which made my skin glow purple under the light (purple indicating the lack of moisture).

After discussing with her my skin care routine she told me that I was doing all the right things just using the wrong products. Prior to today, I had been using a khiels serum and a Nivea moisturiser, both of which are topical products and do not benefit your skin whatsoever.

I thought I'd switch up those two products as I have been using them for a while and have not noticed a difference in my scarring nor my hydration levels. The two products I picked up are from the Ultraceauticals range where the ingredients are concentrated which means I should see results a lot sooner than the other products.

This ultra brightening serum will help in reducing the appearance of hyper pigmentation and help in enhancing clarity and luminosity. The formula will also aid in exfoliating the skin which will help in improving the appearance of blackheads.

I have to start using this every second day in order to get my skin accustomed to the potency off the product before starting to use this every morning and night.

This moisturiser is going to aid in rehydrating my skin and replenishing the skins lipid barrier in order to resume producing oils as normal. It helps reduce the appearance of fine lines, uneven texture, and tightening the skin back top it's normal state.

In my current skin care routine I was using very low amounts of SPF, relying solely on my makeup to get my dosage of sunscreen. This moisturiser has an SPF of 30, meaning that my skin is protected and during the upcoming summer my scarring won't get worse.

I also really like the packaging of both of these products. The pump means you can easily estimate how much you need and it avoids excess product coming out.

These two products were really expensive coming to a total of $200 but you only get one face and if you don't take care of it now, you'll regret it in the future. The serum which was $130 should last about eight months which means I should get my money's worth out of it, especially if it works.

I should see results in about a month, the lady even said as little as two weeks but I'll definitely keep an eye on it and keep you posted.

Sophie x

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