What are Facials?
A facial is essentially a multi-step skin treatment that is one of the best ways to take care of your skin. A facial cleanses, exfoliates, and nourishes the skin, promoting a clear, well-hydrated complexion and can help your skin look younger. You also receive advice on the best way to take care of your skin. A facial works best when it is part of an on-going program of skin care.
At Carbon Blush there is a facial suitable for all ages and all skin types and we only recommend the most suitable treatment for your skin.. We use a combination of high end medical products, prescription products, natural and organic products. Facials can be effective for boosting absorption capabilities of the skin, eliminating whiteheads and black heads, detoxifying the skin and rejuvenating your overall complexion. Facial massage additional helps promote blood circulation and is part of the treatment for reducing stress and anxieties.
Visit one our clinics where you can relax, unwind and replenish your skin with the most advanced products and experienced therapists at the same time.
Types of Facials Available:
BOTANICAL FACIAL (£75)This botanical facial uses 100% natural petal power ingredients. Rose, used medicinally for thousands of years due to its magical healing and moisturising qualities, nurtures dry, sensitive and ageing skin. Organic facials are perfect for all skin types and are typically gentler on the skin as they are chemical-free. Many of the herbs, oils, and fruits used, offer antioxidants and are antibacterial, which is especially helpful for cleansing damaged skin. This sumptuous facial soothes, softens and regenerates the skin back to hydrated beauty. The perfect all natural facial is finished off with collagen inducing Red LED Light Therapy.
OBAGI CRYSTAL CLEAR FACIAL (£90)An intensive, prescriptive skin clearing and exfoliating facial using Obagi Medical Clenziderm products. Salicylic acid and benzyl peroxide based products are used to deeply penetrate the pores to clean, de-clog, tighten and resurface oily and acne prone skin. The Clenziderm ingredients work to eliminate bacteria at the source, meaning your skin will begin to heal and blemishes reduce in redness and size. This rejuvenates your skin by tackling the root of the problem, leaving you feeling, younger, fresher and brimming with confidence, followed by Blue LED Light Therapy to help reduce any redness.
DR LEVY REJUVENATING FACIAL (£140)Instantly rejuvenate your skin and enhance your natural radiance with a facial that not only incorporates all Dr Levy products but additionally uses a light AHA Dr Levy peel. Harnessing a Nobel Prize-winning discovery – that ageing is reversible – Dr. Levy’s skin care is phenomenal; proven to revitalise the dermal stem cells that create essential collagen for smoother, firmer, stronger skin. Dr. Phillip Levy is a laser and wound-healing specialist who created this patented range, starring ArganCellActiv Complex - the first formula proven to stimulate, protect and nourish skin’s own regeneration system. Following this, stimulate collagen production with LED light therapy and the matrix mask.
GUA SHA FACIAL (£75)Using tools and products from the Carbon Blush Botanicals Range, this facial combines ancient Chinese healing techniques using scraping tools to stimulate circulation and cell regeneration. These rejuvenating actions help encourage penetration of botanicals and active ingredients to give your skin a fresh lift and glow. Leave the clinic with a new found radiance using natural products and tools that plump, lift and brighten your complexion and your soul. Blue and Red LED Light Therapy furthers these restorative effects.
INSTAGLOW FACIAL (£125)A facial that leaves you with a glow worth sharing! This facial combines the Dr Levy Pro Peel, Dermaplaning and LED Light Therapy as well as steaming, cleansing and exfoliating to rejuvenate the skin. Close your eyes and relax as we diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin texture and promote penetration of leading skincare products. Harnessing a Nobel Prize-winning discovery – that ageing is reversible – Dr. Levy’s skin care is phenomenal; proven to revitalise the dermal stem cells that create essential collagen for smoother, firmer, stronger skin. The exfoliating action of the Pro Peel is powered by three components: the AHA and BHA blend from fruits and flowers, the stabilised pomegranate enzyme and the 10% natural (and biodegradable) cellulose micro-beads. Working to dissolve the bonds between dead skin cells and lift detritus, this peel helps to promote an even texture and reveal soft-to-the-touch skin. It’s also enriched with ultra-concentrated probiotics to help fortify your skin’s acid mantle; hyaluronic acid to encourage healthy hydration and retention; aloe vera and vitamin B5 to soothe. Coupled with Dermaplaning and LED Light Therapy, your skin will appear visibly dewy, youthful and feel beautifully soft.
Red LED Light Therapy helps improve scarring and signs of ageing, such as wrinkles. Research shows that fibroblasts, skin cells responsible for collagen production, are stimulated. This promotes skin healing since collagen is a protein in the skin (and other connective tissues), providing a plumper, more hydrated appearance.
Blue LED Light Therapy can target the skins sebaceous glands helping to reduce activity. This helps prevent breakouts by controlling sebum production. It can also kill acne-causing bacteria beneath the skin, which can help reduce the severity pimples, including cysts and nodules. Additionally, it can be used to treat sun damage and premalignant or malignant skin cancer growths.
- All skin types
- Ageing skin
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Pigmentation & sun damage
- Acne & scarring
- Eczema & psoriasis
- Open pores
- Burns and sunburn
- Dark circles & puffiness around the eyes
- Improving skin elasticity
- Uneven skin tone
- Do not use topical agents that may increase the sensitivity of your skin such as retinoids, exfoliants, topical antibiotics or acids 1 week prior to your treatment.
- If you are planning to receive Anti-wrinkle Injections or dermal filler injections, make sure that you give yourself at least 2 weeks between your treatments
- Do not take anti-inflammatory medications, such as ibuprofen, for at least 3 days prior to your treatment. These will interfere with the natural inflammatory process that is critical for your skin rejuvenation.
- No waxing, depilatory creams, or electrolysis to the area being treated for 1 week prior.
- Do not shave 48 hours prior to your treatment.
- If you’re prone to cold sores, you can take antiviral medication for 2 days prior to the day of the treatment to reduce the chance of a breakout.
- Avoid prolonged sun exposure to the face 48 hours prior to treatment.
- Avoid IPL/Laser procedures for at least 2 weeks prior to your treatment.
- Avoid the use of artificial tanning products on your face.
- The best way to arrive at your appointment is without makeup.
- Avoid prolonged sun exposure for 1 week after your treatment. SPF should be applied every day for at least 2 weeks.
- Avoid makeup for 24 hours after your treatment.
- Wash your hands before you touch your face.
- A gentle cleanser can be used 6 hours after your treatment.
- You can resume your usual skincare regime 24 hours after your treatment.
- Keep your skin hydrated by drinking plenty of water.
What does a facial do? Is there more to it than just relaxing?
Yes! Skincare treatments coupled with great skincare products should not be considered a luxury, but a way of life and part of your regime. Whilst facials are relaxing, and that is certainly an important part of the treatment, they can seriously help to improve targeted skin concerns and maintain a youthful glow.
What products will you use?
This will depend on your choice of facial, but could include products from scientifically backed and award winning brands such as Dr Levy and Obagi Medical. You can speak with your practitioner prior to treatment to find out which products will be used.
How do I prepare for a facial?
See our full list of pre & post-treatment protocols on this page which includes avoiding prolonged sun exposure and certain skincare products. Be aware that you hairline may get wet during a facial!
What should I do/not do following a facial?
See our full list of post-treatment protocols on this page which includes avoiding makeup, and using SPF is a must!
Will my skin look red afterwards?
Everyone reacts differently to treatments, but as we tailor these to the individual, the products and techniques we use should leave you with glowing skin. Some redness may occur, but this is not a cause for concern. If you do have a specific reaction following your treatment, you can contact our practitioners.
Do you treat any and all skin types?
Yes, we do! Our facials can be tailored to each individual and their needs. We will ensure that the products and techniques used are suitable for your skin type so that you can get the most out of your facial.
Can I have a facial if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?
You certainly can. Facials are incredibly relaxing, and could be the perfect treatment for a new mum or mum to be. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the products or techniques we use, you can discuss these with our practitioners before treatment.
How often should I get a facial?
Frequency of facials will depend on the condition of your skin and what your skin goals are. You can discuss these one to one with your practitioner who will help to determine a treatment plan. We do recommend including facials in your monthly regime at least alongside a regular at-home skincare routine and Carbon Blush can also talk you through the best products for your skin type.
Facials should be as essential as getting your car MOT'd!
Your skin is constantly exposed to sunlight, environmental pollutants, oils, and other ageing toxins, which can leave your skin layered with blackheads, acne, pigmented areas, and dying cells that are ready to be exfoliated off.
“I can highly recommend Carbon Blush – I have been coming here for some time now for facial peels and always have the most wonderful experience. Everything is of the highest standard – the results of the facials are amazing, the clinic itself is a beautiful haven and Anna and Daniella are so lovely and welcoming. Really can’t fault anything!”
“Lovely place, I had an Obagi blue chemical peel and a facial, therapist was lovely, charming and explained to be clearly and precisely what the treatment involved and how to care for me skin afterwards! Skin looked noticeably refreshes and revitalised, Thank-you!”
“Beautiful setting and a brilliant peel and facial! Ladies in there are so lovely and friendly and made me feel really welcome. Thanks ladies see you soon!”
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