Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Dermalogica Face Mapping Facial:: The Downlow

While I'm on the subject of beauty and skincare, I have to share an amazing experience I had a few weeks ago. 

Dermalogica invited me to enjoy a FaceMapping session at their treatment centre. 

I'm going to skip to the punchline, because I can't recommend it enough. Immediately following the session I could see the results. My skin texture was immediately improved, it was well hydrated, and even if I do say so myself, the effects left my skin radiant. I floated out of that treatment feeling AMAZING.

But I don't need to say it myself, because a number of people have commented on how good my skin looks. Let me assure you, I'm not being a smug jerk. I have issues with my skin, so when someone tells me my skin looks great, I retain the compliment. Retain. Retain. Retain. 

So let's go back to the treatment. It's amazing.

Rebecca (my therapist) sat with me to talk about my skin concerns. Mine? Ageing. Spots. Dryness. 

She then took a look at my skin under a magnifying headset to map my face into 14 distinct zones. 

Say what? Well the image above explains it better. 

Drawing on the centuries old tradition of Chinese Facial Diagnosis, the skin therapist examines your skin, divides it into 14 zones, and takes a look at why your skin is looking the way it does. By taking the cues from the Chinese Facial Diagnosis, therapists can see the activity of the heart, lungs, liver, spleen and kidneys - and how they're reflected in the condition of your skin. 

For example, if the ears feel hot, it may mean potential kidney distress from too much alcohol or caffeine, resulting in dehydration. Or a pale, swollen nose might indicate the stressful effects of too much dairy.

Pretty amazing, huh?

So the treatment you get is tailored to your personal skin needs, so you get the optimum results. 

Inch-by-inch your therapist will look at your skin to provide an accurate record - so you can set some goals. The therapist can then prescribe products specifically to you. 

I am going to book in to have another session because it really did my skin wonders - plus highlighted some potential health issues. In my book, that's pretty cool. 

Face Mapping is only available from Dermalogica skin care professionals at authorised skin treatment centres. Want to get mapped?

Find a location here

*This is not a sponsored post. I was offered the opportunity to have a Face Mapping session. I took it with both hands. Loved it. Glowed. Raved about it. Want it to happen all over again. I wanted to share. I only ever share things I am truly passionate about, and want you to know about.

1 comment:

jody said...

Sounds like just what I need!