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What to expect: Apple & Eve Signature Facial

Banish your holiday blues with an all-encompassing deep cleansing ritual
September 25 2016, words by Jacquie Esparza

Whether you’ve been lucky enough to escape to a tropical paradise, enjoy a Mediterranean beach holiday or simply stay at home to enjoy the garden, the summer months are soon to be settling into an autumn haze. There’s no doubt that the sun we’ve been enjoying is essential for our health and happiness needs – the Vitamin D and glowing skin (that we crave all year-round) are beauty saviours in themselves!

With all that sun, sea, sand and barbequing however, means that our skin is probably in need of some post-summer holiday TLC to cleanse and revive yourself, ready for the autumn ahead.

This is why the Apple & Eve Signature Facial is the perfect treatment for this month. Coming home from a dreamy summer holiday and back to reality can often be stressful and it’s just as important to care for your skin after the scorching sun, salt water and a varied (sometimes sugar-filled!) holiday diet.

Whether it’s your first time getting a facial or you are looking for a seasonal deep cleanse and maintenance, it is often best to go for a treatment which covers all areas after a prior examination. Just like taking the time to exercise and skip the junk food, a periodical facial is an extremely important element to your beauty regime as well as a great excuse to spend time with your own thoughts and relax.

Here’s what to expect from your Apple & Eve Signature facial.

On a Friday afternoon, after a week of hard work in the city, I was greeted by the warm smile of Doriana, a senior therapist at Apple & Eve who was going to carry out my Signature Facial using Decléor products.

After carefully examining my skin under an LED light and asking me some questions about my existing skincare routine, she double cleansed and exfoliated my skin using upward and circular motions, focussing on my jaw line, eye sockets and cheekbones. Upward and circular motions are crucial for the stimulation of the lymphatic system in the face and the toning of facial muscles (which helps with the ageing process.)

I often find, like most people, that my skin changes with the seasons so sometimes it will be more dehydrated and other times more oily – living in a big city can also cause blocked pores from pollution and dirt. After tepid steaming and gentle extraction, Doriana treated my skin to a luxurious tea tree hand-cut cloth mask as well as a soothing eye treatment for my under eye circles.

While the mask was getting to work, Doriana massaged and exfoliated my hands and applied a deep moisturising hand mask which was soothing and left my hands feeling silky. The luxury continued with a shoulder and neck massage leaving my entire body in a state of total relaxation.

Finished with a hot scented towel, toner and a cool gel serum for the eyes and complexion, my skin felt intensely cleansed and bright and I left the salon sparkling. What better way to banish any summer holiday blues? Pop into Apple & Eve today and get ready to face the autumn.

Highlight of the Treatment: The best part of the treatment was that it didn’t feel like a rehearsed procedure like some facials can. It felt more like a full body ritual and because Doriana had taken the time to examine my skin thoroughly, it felt like a customised treatment for exactly what my skin needed.

Book your appointment for an Apple & Eve Signature Facial today, 90min £120 on our bookings page or call 020 7370 7077.

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