Who would’ve thought water doesn’t moisturize?
We can’t believe people get these done voluntarily.
A facial should be a part of every woman’s beauty regime. Whether it be once a week, month or year, it is a little slice of luxury that we all need – and deserve. So, of course, I jumped at the chance to trial Jurlique’s latest facial treatment at their flagship store in Westfield Sydney.
Little did I know that, not only was I in for a real treat, but the entire experience was more like a dream than a Monday morning. The age-reclaiming facial using Jurlique’s breakthrough Nutri-Define range is aptly named A Touch of Luxe Contouring and Defining Facial.
And what a way to start the week it was! Lucky for me, the treatment went for 90 minutes and not only did it incorporate unique and indulgent contouring and defining massage techniques to leave the skin replenished and revitalised, but it also included a back, neck and hand massage. I was in heaven.
The treatment also used some unique tools that, as a big fan of facials, were new to me. The tools being a Jade roller and Rose Quartz stones.
As explained to me in detail by my therapist: “The Jade roller – the stone of youth and longevity – is used to massage the face, stimulating the skin’s surface and increasing blood flow. Various roller movements are applied to pressure points on the face and neck to relieve muscle tension, while the cooling properties of the jade stones help to tone and firm the skin.”
Next, the Rose Quartz massage stones: “When the crystals are heated circulation is improved, helping to revitalise the skin and leave it looking energised, firm and smooth, while lines and wrinkles are minimised.
The Touch of Luxe Contouring and Defining Facial Treatment incorporates:
- A neck and shoulder massage
- Facial cleanse
- Skin exfoliating treatment
- Customised facial mask
- Moisturising application
- An arm and hand massage
- Jurlique Nutri-Define Touch of Luxe Contouring and Defining
It really is the definition of a luxury indulgence and, needless to say, I enjoyed every one of the 90 minutes of it!
Available at selected Jurlique and department stores, $170rrp.
While we’re on the search for flawless, youthful skin, this trendy facial was right at the top of our to-do list. Women have been using ice cubes for centuries to reduce lines and wrinkles, and to keep skin looking soft and smooth. If you’ve ever wanted to try this for yourself at home, here is all the information you need.
Benefits for your skin
Running an ice cold cube of water of your face helps to clean the surface and renew cells at a much faster rate. Although this treatment is certainly not for everyone – people who suffer from sensitive skin or very prominent blood vessels should definitely not volunteer themselves. However acne-prone skin can benefit from the ice cube facial, especially if you choose to freeze chamomile which will help to decrease the severity of spots and pimples on the skin.
After the treatment, your skin should have a nice rosy glow – especially on the cheeks, chin and forehead. The cold sensation will settle down after a few minutes, and skin will feel fresh and rejuvenated.
How to make your own ice cube facial
This facial is specifically designed for people suffering from problematic acne-prone skin, so chamomile is used to relax those angry blemishes.
Mineral water or chamomile (green tea)
Ice cube container
- Pour mineral water into a container and store in the freezer.
- Squeeze out one half of the lemon, then add a teaspoon in a glass of water. Pour the water into a container and freeze for a few hours.
- Boil a cup of water and add 1 tablespoon of chamomile flowers (or tea) into the mixture. Heat for 10 minutes over a medium heat then wait for the solution to cool down before applying over the face.
Images via Indian Beauty Centre