OK, I’ve had a fair few facials in my time but this one is a blinder!
If you’re like me and don’t really look after your skin like you should, I’ve found facials to help keep my skin in check. The difference with a HyrdaFacial at Spa810 is tailored to your skin’s current state. Using what looks like an egg, my lovely therapist Hayleyanne took pictures of my skin in various states.
So, what is a HydraFacial?
A HydraFacial is a non-invasive skin resurfacing treatment. Combining deep cleansing, exfoliation, extraction, hydration (with hyaluronic acid) and powerful antioxidant protection, as well as using red LED light in the final stage to stimulate collagen and elastin production or, where appropriate, they use a blue LED Light which is antibacterial to help treat acne.
Get your glow on
Known as the ‘red carpet’ facial many celebs use the facial to radiate at events and awards ceremonies – it’s time to glow!
Heading into the Spa 810 therapy room, based on the Crown roundabout in Harrogate, Hayleyanne talked through the pictures taken in the egg machine. She established that I do have rosaria and some thread veins near where my glasses rest on my nose which I should be careful of and look at an alternative like contact lenses. And while my skin isn’t too badly dehydrated, more water would help the underlying acne.
The good news was I hardly had any lines or wrinkles and for my age (34) I didn’t have anywhere near as much sun damage as some people. I do have to ensure I apply sunscreen to the eyelids. Like many people, I’ve forgotten to cover my lids and top of the nose in sunscreen. Hayleyanne enquired if I protected my face against the elements. I replied with SPF30 as this is what is in my foundation. Hayleyanne was talking about wind, the cold, and pollution – often forgotten by most us. So she gave me a little pot of protection to put on before makeup to help protect against everyday elements.
Six step process HydraFacial
Like most facials the HydraFacial follows a series of steps to obtain the ‘red carpet’ glow. So it was time for me to jump in and get cosy in the heated bed and experience the six steps for myself:
- Detox – We started with draining the lymphatic system which helps increase circulation. Lymph in Latin means ‘water.’ By draining the lymphatic system I’ll increase blood flow to the area bringing oxygen to support the cell. I’ll also bringing fresh clean lymph to reduce puffiness, restore hydration, tone and firm the skin and eliminate toxins.
- Cleansing and Exfoliation – The HydraFacial machine gently exfoliates away dead skin cells to reveal healthy new skin. Simultaneously a serum containing lactic acid, glucosamine and many botanical extracts is delivered deeply to cleanse and nourish the skin.
- Brightening Agent – Using a gentle glycolic and salicylic solution on my skin helps to loosen debris from my pores ready for the extraction stage. It also helps to brighten the appearance of the skin.
- Extraction – Here’s the fun part. What I can only describe as the end of a very small vacuum Hayleyanne extracts the blackheads and draw out impurities in congested areas using a serum of natural salicylic acid and honey extract. It then collects in a jar at the back of the HydraFacail machine. I took much delight or was it horror at what came out of my face!
- Hydration – Right it’s now time for the Facial to give back. The HydraFacial Vortex-Fusion technology delivers a cocktail of hydrating hyaluronic acid. The most advanced and powerful antioxidants, peptides and multi-peptides to replenish my skin, leaving it hydrated, plumped and at optimum skin health.
- Rejuvenation – Near infrared LED light is used to reduce redness and further stimulate collagen. The light also supports the collagen. But if you are like me, we chose the blue LED light for its antibacterial properties and improvement to my skins health. The LED light also supports the natural production of vitamin D, leaving your skin glowing. While this was happening Hayleyanne gave me a relaxing arm and shoulder massage – I was in heaven!
Is a HydraFacial worth it?
Yes, Yes, Yes! This treatment isn’t cheap at £130 for a HydraFacial Skin Health for Life treatment. However, if I had the money, I would certainly be treating myself every three to four months.
As I write this post it’s been a week since the treatment. I can still see and feel the results – my skin doesn’t look dull! Under the instruction of drinking more water and protecting it against the elements, I feel so much more positive towards myself.
I also have to mention the team as they were one of the nicest bunch of therapists I’ve ever met. So lovely, welcoming and funny! They put me at ease and soon my troubles were a distant memory.
A January offer – but you better be quick!
Currently Spa810 has an offer for a HydraFacial Skin Health for life treatment for only £110 saving £20! But you have to be super quick to get it as the offer ends 31st January. You can call them on 01423 590810 to book a consultation and treatment.
I hope you enjoyed this post about Spa810. The team also booked me in for a surprise Reflexology. Having read my post about rebalancing my life they asked if I fancied it. The’ll be more to come on the reflexology treatment next month – it brought up some interesting results!
Have you ever had a facial? How do you keep up the results of your facial weeks after you had it? I’d love to know – all comments welcome below.
Thank you to Spa810 for the warmest of welcomes and the two treatments – a HydraFacial and Reflexology. Views are my own and honest.