There’s no denying that every woman loves a day at the salon, and what better way to pamper than a relaxing facial! Facial not only improve the look of the skin, it also takes that back-breaking stress off your shoulders. Besides chocolate facial, Jewellery for the skin is the latest fad in the beauty circle these days i.e; precious metals like gold, silver and pearl and other precious and semi precious stones are being incorporated in beauty treatments for a premium, of course. History has it that Cleopatra, the Egyptian queen known far and wide for her beauty, used gold in her beauty treatments. Let us look at some unusual and precious facial treatments.
Cosmetic companies and skin clinics say diamond facials aid lymphatic drainage without abrasion and hydrate the skin. A real diamond works with the natural contours of the face and is useful for difficult procedures which require intensive treatment such as mild scarring, skin polishing and exfoliation. It helps those who have an uneven skin tone, aids in scar reduction, tackles enlarged pores and reduces fine lines. It leaves skin thoroughly cleansed, gently exfoliated, brightened, tightened, plumped and firmed. It has a calming and relaxing facial treatment.
Get your fix:Primarily found in face packs and exfoliating scrubs, diamonds are also available in cream and gel forms.
Gold facials have now become fairly ubiquitous in high-end salons. They are said to give the skin a radiant luster. The gold in the products is said to retain moisture in the skin, increase flexibility and smoothness, slow down collagen depletion and prevent sagging skin. Gold facials also apparently improve lymphatic drainage and regenerate skin cells. Also, they are said to fight damaging free radicals and prevent premature ageing.
Get your fix: Ayurveda advises using gold not just in topical skin formulations but also ingesting it as medicine. Gold is found in creams, gels and serums.
Pearl facials are much talked about these days, it is no less popular among women, just as Gold Facials and Fruit Facials. Pearl facials are known to be quite suitable for oily skin types. The pearl polish provides an instant glow to the skin and makes skin look clear and radiant. It counter problems related to cellular skin damage and helps in instant tan removal and rejuvenates dull, tired and sluggish skin to bring an instant glow to the face. Pearl facials work wonders for brightening the skin, remove the tan, nourishes the skin and keep wrinkles at bay.
Get your fix: Pearl creams, masks and packs are supposed to polish the skin so that it becomes as smooth and shiny as a pearl.
Gemstone facials are a great way to keep your skin young and beautiful. These facials are becoming increasingly popular among people who want a healing treatment that also helps to balance their energy levels. Various types of gemstones have peculiar powers.
Get your fix: The gemstones such as amber, onyx, ruby and emerald among others are ground to a micro-fine powder along with a mixture of vitamin rich oils and aromatherapy essences and are applied directly to the skin which helps face to relax and improve skin texture and tone with beautiful sensory experiences.
If you thought eating a bar of chocolate can satisfy your mood swings, then you’re wrong. Chocolate facial, a new fad in the beauty circle will not only enhance complexion but also ensure that skin is healthy and glowing in the long run. Chocolate is high in anti-oxidants, contains anti-ageing properties too, imparts a healthy glow to face, increases the production of collagen and lightens blemishes and acne marks, hydrates skin and thereby delay the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.
Get your fix: Chocolate cream, paste, scrub etc – used for chocolate facial has a smooth and creamy texture with the fragrance of chocolate that ensures that your skin is de-tanned and glows.
With weekend just round-the-corner, how have you planned to pamper yourself and your senses?
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Metals when used extensively can penetrate into the skin and even get into blood stream resulting to metal toxicity.
Do a patch test before going for metal-based facials.
Always seek an expert’s advice before opting for metal facials, as some are not recommended for people with sensitive skin.
Visit a good salon with experienced and trained staff.
Use branded products only.
Visit a dermatologist in case you find rashes on skin after the facials.
A glowing skin needs long term care, good sleep, healthy food and plenty of water.