HydraFacial Review | Gentle Touch Spa & Laser

A huge thank you to Gentle Touch Spa & Laser for inviting me in to try the ever popular HydraFacial! 

If you follow me on instagram you would have seen that yesterday I went to one of my favourite spas in the city, Gentle Touch, for a HydraFacial. I had heard great things about it and was super excited to try it out and see what it could do for my skin! 

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The actual process only takes 30 minutes. It is said to "remove dead skin cells and extract impurities while simultaneously bathing the new skin with cleansing, hydrating and moisturizing serums". The way they do this is with a machine that uses a silicone vacuuming tip. 

It was definitely a sensation I had never felt before (kind of a suction feeling as they run it over your face in small sections) but it didn't hurt. It is also super soothing when the serums are smoothed over the part that just had the suction on it.

I have extremely sensitive skin that is prone to uneven redness and dryness. Most days my skin is quite red on my cheeks and chin for no reason. Lindsay the aesthetician informed me that I am showing some early signs of rosacea (going to get this checked out soon!) However, this facial is safe and beneficial for all skin types, so I wasn't worried about it hurting my skin in any way. Due to my rosacea-prone skin, I was very red after the procedure. But the redness went down considerably within an hour, and almost completely after 2-3 hours. 

I didn't do anything to my face the rest of the day and only cleansed my skin briefly with water before bed. When I woke up, my skin felt hydrated, plump and looked a lot more even in terms of red patches.  I didn't take a before photo (I'm new to this haha) but my skin had quite a bit more redness. When I asked my boyfriend if he noticed anything different he said "your skin looks more smooth, and more all one colour" - he's great with words... lol. This is me this morning, no editing, makeup etc. Although my cheeks are pink, this is MUCH less colour than they normally have, and it is much smoother and less patchy.

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Overall I am super happy I tried this facial and I would recommend it to anyone who is looking for a non-abrasive, hydrating facial! You can find more info on the Gentle Touch site here.

Thank you again to Gentle Touch for inviting me in for this facial. :)

Olivia Biermann