My Skin Journey With Facialista’s

If you’re an OG reader of my blog, you’ll know the struggles I’ve been through with my skin.

It all started in primary school for me. I was one of the lucky ones to go through all of High School with lots of little friends on my face….who can relate!? I was also one to try different things to help my skin but would never stick with anything. I’ve only now realised there’s no quick fix and consistency is key.

So fast forward about 10 years since high school and the little friends on my face started to leave me, but they didn’t leave completely…and those who left, left me with some pretty decent scars, and what I see as holes (aka open pores). So I started to just accept that this was how it was going to be…..until the day I met my skin fairy godmother (aka Bernadette at Facialista’s).

So here’s the story, I one day really just felt like getting a facial, it was coming to the end of 2018….it was a long year and I felt like pampering myself, so I googled facials in Adelaide and found a groupon deal for Facialista’s. I booked myself in and let’s just say, the rest was history!

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I met Bernadette for the first time and we clicked instantly, she was so sweet and just wanted to help my skin. She asked me what kind of results I was looking for and I just said: please fix my ‘holey’ skin! We laughed and then she had a look and said this is achievable with their omnilux light therapy treatment ….I was intrigued and open to anything. So the journey began.

The treatment started with a thorough cleanse, she then put me under the omnilux light (see photo below) and gave me the most relaxing yet firm shoulder and neck massage. It was such an amazing experience. Once that session was over, Bernadette suggested that I book in for a few more treatments…..I’m normally not one to buy into these ‘deals’ but I really believed in Bernadette and thought to myself, now is the time to invest in my skin!

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I decide to have a few more fortnightly sessions, and I started noticing a reduction in my scarring as well as a reduction in my pore size. A few months past and I suggested to Bernadette that I wanted to share my results with you guys here on the blog, and Bernadette kindly offered to do some more treatments for me on the house so she could ensure that I have consistency (remember consistency is key!) so I continued to have regular sessions for the rest of the year, and here are the results (from December 2018 to December 2019)…

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Facialista’s also introduced Nanopore (aka Micro Needling) to their services and Bernadette started including this in my treatment plan. I found this to be a bit of a game changer for my skin. I feel it made my skin feel replenished from within….as in the overall texture and feel of my skin improved immensely….it just felt cleaner! In terms of pain level, I would say it feels like someone is scratching your face for a few minutes with sharp fingernails….but it’s totally manageable! Apart from Omnilux and Nanopore, I also purchased some skincare for my home skincare maintenance routine….only 3 products, so it wasn’t scary to figure out how to use them. The routine includes a cleanser, a cream, and an illuminating serum. Your routine will depend on your skin and Bernadette will be able to recommend what’s best for you depending on your skin concerns!

So that’s my skin journey! To start yours off, Bernadette has kindly offered 50% of your first Omnilux treatment (rrp $155)  This is for new clients who mention reading this blog post! Hope you enjoy it! Check out Facialista’s here > http://facialistas.com.au

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Essential beauty: asap Antioxidant Facial

Do you want to know where to go, to get a great facial that actually helps the overall health of your skin?

Well the place to go is Essential Beauty

Essential Beauty recently invited me to try out one or their beauty treatments, when I first received the invitation I wasn’t quite sure if I wanted to accept it, because when I think of Essential Beauty, the only thing that came to mind were the pictures of scary piercings I see when walking past their stores. Before accepting, I went on their website and had a look at their menu of treatments available and saw that they offer a range of facials….so I thought I’d try one of them out.

I went for the asap Antioxidant Facial, when you go on their website and click on the facials available  they provide an outline of the steps that go into the facial, so you can go in knowing exactly what to expect….which is great, because its important to know what’s going on your skin. The asap Antioxidant Facial follows the following steps:

  1. Remove any eye make-up with asap gentle eye make-up remover
  2. Cleanse with asap daily facial cleanser
  3. Apply asap AHA / BHA exfoliating treatment mask and leave for up to 20 minutes
  4. Remove your mask using asap daily exfoliating facial scrub
  5. Lather on asap gentle cleansing gel and rinse it off
  6. Apply and infuse asap super C serum then massage it in
  7. Apply and infuse asap super A serum then massage it in
  8. Apply and infuse asap soothing gel then massage it in
  9. Apply a thick layer of asap advanced hydrating moisturiser
  10. After 5 minutes, massage your face with damp hands
  11. Apply asap advanced eye repair + and lightly massage

(Taken from: http://www.essentialbeauty.com.au/service/facials/#collapse2)

I have included some photos from my experience below but I didn’t take any before and after photos because usually after facials, you can’t really see a difference in the skin, it’s more about how it feels. In saying that I didn’t notice a difference in my skin straight after the facial, but I did notice a difference a couple days after. 
 
When the beauty therapist applied the mask she spoke about how it works by taking of all dry skin and removes pretty much the outer most layer of skin. I think this was what helped the overall texture of my skin. You know the feeling when your having a bad time with your skin and you just feel like peeling the top layer your skin of and cleaning out the underneath, getting rid of all the black heads, white heads and any others gross things under the skin, I have this feeling quite often, and I think the mask worked extremely well in doing this, without me having to conduct any surgery on my skin…thank goodness!
 
Overall I was really happy with my Essential Beauty experience, the beauty therapist was lovely, the products are great quality and my skin feels a lot cleaner and in my eyes looks smoother.

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