Have 2016 be the year you make skincare a priority and invest in some of these luxurious new treatments that will leave you glowing, beautiful and relaxed.
This hot new trend is one you can do at home, or you can leave it to the professionals and relax while they do it for you. Multi-masking is the use of multiple masks on different areas of the face, depending on each area’s needs.
For example, if you have an oily t-zone, you can apply a clay mask to the area to dry-up excess grease, but if your cheeks are dry, you need a highly moisturising mask to bring the area back to life. You would usually need a separate, more delicate mask for your eyes, and perhaps another mask again for any acne-prone areas. The beauty of having a professional do this for you is that he or she will be able to assess your skin and know exactly which products will work best. The Glow Medical Spa and Beauty Boutique in Savannah, Georgia, USA, has utilised the multi-masking technique for quite some time. The most popular facial at the salon is the Get Glowing Facial, which lasts around an hour.
For USD 100, they cleanse, tone, exfoliate and clear your skin, before applying a variety of masks customised to your needs.
It is possible that you have already heard the term ‘K-Beauty’, which refers to skincare products created in Korea. The term signifies the popularity and excitement that surrounds Korean innovations in beauty.
The latest treatment to come from Korea is Aquafilling. This refers to the use of creams and lotions containing natural ingredients that give your skin a hydration-boost. One of these ingredients is Tremella, a mushroom that can hold more than 500 times its weight in water. When applied to the skin, it provides intense hydration that will banish dry skin and help to plump and smooth complexion. It is set to be the biggest thing in skincare this year.
So where can you get your mushroom fix? Professional spa treatments are currently only available in Korean clinics, but keep an eye on your local salons as this treatment will be popular this year. Meanwhile, you can Aquafill your skin at home with products containing the Tremella mushroom from the Earth’s Recipe line.
Also known as dry salt therapy, Halotherapy is an ideal treatment for those suffering from allergies, dry skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis, stress, asthma and bronchitis. It is also good for those wishing to improve the condition of their skin. Patients are taken to a room known as a salt cave, which is full of a highly concentrated saline aerosol, where they are expected to sit for 45 minutes. As they breathe in the antibacterial salt spray, it works its way through the respiratory tract and dissolves bacteria and pollutants. It is then either coughed up, or it makes its way out through the natural sweating process. The salt also works to neutralise negative energy in the body, making it a very relaxing treatment. Experience this service at The Salt Cave, London, UK.