If you are looking to book a facial in London then our blog post will tell you everything you need to know!

A facial is a great way of getting that just back from holiday healthy glow. It’s also the second most popular treatment after a massage!

Living in London is tough on the skin!

Living in London can be tough on the skin, but a facial will remove that layer of dirt from your skin and make you feel fabulous!  Pollution and air-conditioned offices all take their toll on our skin. That’s before we even think about the weather, alcohol, sun damage, dehydration and the inevitable passing of time. Just thinking about what we put our skin through is enough to give you frown lines!

Give yourself a break!

Whether you’re living and working in the city full-time or need a bit of downtime, why not treat yourself to a facial in London and enjoy a bit of pampering! It’s a great way to take things up a gear from your everyday face mask for more intensive results.

There are so many great spas and treatment rooms in London where you can give your face a break. Whether you want a long, relaxing facial, an express facial or a total skincare overhaul, there is something for all types of people and all types of budget in London!

So what is the average price for a facial in London?

How much does a facial in London cost?

When you book a facial, you’re not just paying for an hour-long series of cleansers, masks, and serums being applied to your face. The price you pay is a reflection of the products, techniques and technology being used, plus the level of expertise of the professional performing your treatment.

The cost really depends on where you go and the type of service you want.  But, to give you a rough idea, the average price for an express facial is around £45.

Day spas are often less expensive than hotel spas. And if you book a mobile beautician to come to your house, it will be a lot cheaper!

If you want a specialist anti-aging or spot busting treatment you can expect to pay quite a bit more. And special masks and serums also hike up the price!

 

 

What exactly is a facial?

A facial is essentially a multi-step skin treatment that is one of the best ways to take care of your skin. It involves cleansing exfoliating and nourishing the skin, promoting a clear, well-hydrated complexion and can help your skin look younger. You’ll also receive advice on the best way to take care of your skin. It works best when it is part of an ongoing skincare regime.

The main steps:

Consultation

A facial should begin with a consultation. You might fill out a form with questions about your skin concerns, your diet, how much water you drink, which drugs and supplements you take, and products you are currently using.

Cleansing

The facialist usually starts by wrapping your hair with a towel or headband before thoroughly cleansing your skin. Most professional facials do a double-cleanse.

Steam

Most facials involve a thin vapour of warm steam directed at your face. This is relaxing and helps soften up any blackheads and whiteheads to be extracted.

Exfoliation

Next, the skin is exfoliated using mechanical or chemical exfoliants. done in a series.

Removal of blackheads/whiteheads

Any blackheads/whiteheads are extracted.

Facial massage

Your face is then massaged to both relax you and stimulate your skin and facial muscles.

Facial mask

A mask is then applied targeted to your skin type (eg dry, oily, combination, sensitive, mature) and condition.

Final application

A final application of toner, serums and moisturiser is then applied.

 

Advice on home skincare

The facialist will then tell you how to care for your skin at home and recommend products.

What are the benefits of having a facial?

Facials have been scientifically developed to calm inflammation from breakouts, reduce pore size, regulate oil production, tighten sagging skin, reduce fine lines or wrinkles, target dark circles, encourage healthy cell growth and rehydrate the skin.

How often should you have a facial?

To keep your skin in tip-top condition, dermatologists recommend a monthly facial because that’s how long it takes the skin to regenerate.

So what are you waiting for? Get your glow on!

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