Poppy Goes to the Ark & Comes Home Glowing
Call it a treat; luxury or necessity the joy of a professional facial is therapy in its own right. Beautiful, skin, she says, improves your self-confidence, prevents premature ageing and gives you a healthy glow.
Professional as well as home facial treatments are relaxing and rejuvenating, improving the condition of your skin while helping to ensure beautiful skin for the future.
Identifying your skin type is a necessity when choosing your beauty regime. I am sure I am not the only woman to have bought unsuitable skincare products because one size does not fit all and buying the wrong skincare can be costly, ineffective and an irritating mistake.
Having performed over 100,000 facial treatments since they opened in 1998, ARK beauty salons certainly understand their clients’ skin. Their approach to skincare is holistic. They believe your skin and body are best cared for with a balanced and healthy lifestyle.
The ARK’s mission is to “Enhance the Flow of Life Energy” and to do this they look at the underlying causes of skin and health concerns and treat each client as a unique individual.
Recently voted top facial by Woman & Home magazine and No. 1 anti-ageing facial by ES Magazine, the ARK ‘SkinResponse’ facial was, I decided, a treatment worth trying..
This facial is designed to combat the internal and external environmental factors that lead to premature ageing. It uses free radical activity, reducing inflammation and dehydration, helps the breakdown of collagen, strengthens natural immunity and natural hormones.
The ‘SkinResponse’ facial is designed to cleanse and treat the skin, feeding it with essential nutrients and vitamins that will help the skin to function normally and reach optimum health.
The therapist conducts a detailed Age Aware Assessment, a consultation that categorises your skin according to what skincare range is appropriate for your age and skin type. What follows for the client is time to relax while the therapist does all the hard work.
The facial begins with a meticulous deep cleansing routine: cleansing, steaming, exfoliation, extractions and masque application. This helps to reduce the appearance of blemishes, congestion and shine and brightens the skin for a glowing complexion.
Precise massage to the face and scalp stimulates the skin and muscles, providing nourishment to the upper layers and relaxation to the underlying muscle fibres, for a lasting moisture boost.
In addition, drainage movements encourage detoxification and a thorough massage to the neck and shoulders eases away upper body tension.
The intensive treatment uses a powerful blend of antioxidants, vitamins and lipids, which protect against environmental aggressors and diminishes signs of ageing.
When your treatment is complete you leave with your own skin health programme, prescribed to improve how your skin looks and feels when you are looking after it at home.
The 'SkinResponse' Facial and Age Aware Assessment lasts for 75 minutes and costs £70.00.
I found it very relaxing and immediately effective and informative and the practical skin care advice and home programme was designed to suit my budget.
The session made a real difference and having a good homecare regime for face and body will, hopefully, help to keep me looking and feeling at my best. Over time our skin does change and now I realize that professional advice is invaluable.
For more information visit www.arkskincare.com