We all know the rules; cleanse tone and moisturize! Do your body scrubs, facials, manicures, pedicures and all the works.
The rules haven’t changed, but the methods have gotten more sophisticated and more effective. Check out three basic treatments and their much better variants.
The basic facial VERSUS The oxygen facial
During a facial, your face is thoroughly cleansed, steamed and blemishes are extracted. An oxygen facial however, does you one better.It delivers a mixture of hyperbaric oxygen or pure oxygen at a high pressure, and anti-aging serum through an airbrush to the face. It’s almost as though someone is using a tiny power washer to pump oxygen and moisturizer into the skin. People who get oxygen facials say the process apart from cleansing, also aids makeup application because it gives the skin a smooth and moisturized surface. Makeup can be applied right after the oxygen facial, as opposed to traditional facials, which often require a 12-hour waiting period before you can apply any makeup.
The full body scrub VERSUS The Moroccan Hammam
When you get a body scrub, hands or a machine are combined with a body scrub to blitz off dead skin cells and get you a lovely glow.
In comes the hammam. This treatment trounces the regular body scrub. The process includes getting rubbed down with herbs, a steam treatment, a vigorous full body rub down with a hammam sponge( you actually see dead skin rolling off!) . This wonderful treatment ends with Argan oil being rubbed all over your skin for that luxurious feel.
The result: an instant glow with reduced blemish action. Keep it up and flawlessness becomes a possibility.
Traditional Manicure VERSUS The gel manicure
After your regular manicure, you get a change of polish. With the gel manicure, a paraffin treatment is thrown in, then the gel nail polish is applied and cured under a Uv light.
The Result: Super soft paws and nail polish that lasts two whole weeks!