Since following Zoe Foster on the Mamamia website, I have made a deal with myself that, A) I’ll look after my skin with a consistent routine every morning and night and, B) get a facial once every two months. I recently had my second one for the year with my ‘Skin Therapist’ Jo at Utopia Skin Solutions in Yarraville and apart from the painful bits (I will explain) it was divine. Heaven. The perfect holiday treat.
I won’t pretend to know what all the products she used actually did for my skin, but I know that she used MD Formulations products and Guinot Products for the hydration facial. These are beautiful products that I would love to be able to use daily, if only I could afford them.
The painful bit was when Jo performed the ‘extractions’, which is a nice way of saying that she brutally squeezed all of the blackheads out of my face. Now I would like to add that I am pretty sure she enjoyed this process – it’s something about skin therapists and squeezing things. I would also like to add that I believe the pain associated with this process is up there with childbirth, but at least with childbirth you can get an epidural. This procedure is not fun, but a necessary evil, that Zoe Foster talks about here (if you’re interested).
After the painful part was over, Jo then massaged a whole lot of other lovely smelling creams into my face. It was near the end that she placed a hydrating mask onto my face, then proceeded to give my hands and arms a massage – BONUS! This was so, sooooo relaxing!
Overall, this was a lovely experience, even with the painful component.
Do you get regular facials? Have you had ‘extractions’? What are your thoughts?