Here I am again, new day new treatment! What a lucky girl!
On Tuesday I experienced my first ever facial peel. As you may have seen through recent posts we have been very excited about the ZO skin health system which is by Dr Zein Obaji whose philosophy is to create and maintain healthy skin for life.
Since my teenage years I have always been interested in skin care and make up and have always dipped in to different skincare systems from Clarins, Dermalogica, Elemis and often mixed the systems never sticking to a solid routine.
When ZO was first introduced to the clinic I was given the daily skincare programme which I loved! It was great as this gives you all the products you need to begin your new routine, you have in this the exfoliating cleanser, exfoliating polish (My personal favourite!), complexion renewal pads and the daily power defence. This is all you need to start your skin care journey and after just two days I noticed such a difference in my skin, it felt smooth, fresh and my make up sat so much nicer on the skin as opposed to patchiness or uneven tones.
This Tuesday I then was given the opportunity to have a stimulator peel by Liza, our new Well-Being Assistant.
First of all, Liza removed my make up whilst looking at my skin and discussed the areas that concern me the most and my skincare history. For me areas of concern are my chin as I tend to get clogged pores and breakouts and dark circles under my eyes. I felt completely at ease and it was lovely to talk about my skin and not feel conscious. Liza explained the chin area seems to be hormonal and the circles are hereditary but both can be made better reduced and helped with a solid routine. After my make-up was removed I then had the facial which was a variety of cleansers and exfoliators to prep the skin.
Next came the peel, this was applied in two stages and although this started to tingle it was not uncomfortable or painful in any way. Liza was great in ensuring I was comfortable at all times and was great in explaining what I was likely to experience with the treatment.
Once the peel had been applied the second time this was removed and a mask placed on, this felt lovely and soothing and a perfect finish to the peel.
The entire treatment was very relaxing, enjoyable and my skin was left feeling incredible.
I would highly recommend this treatment to anyone and I can’t wait to continue with a great new skin care programme.
Until next time…