Lately, I had been hearing a lot about the Hydrafacial from beauty bloggers and watching a lot of videos online about what this facial could do. It promised to make skincare simple and easy, but also promised to be good for those who also have sensitive skin – which is 100% me. My skin freaks at the usage of any and all products and currently my skincare regimen consists of charcoal face wash and makeup remover. Horrified yet? Yep, I need help.
I was recommended to Hana Elchaar of Natural Solutions, located at CF Eaton Centre by beauty blogger Gracie Carrol. She had previously had the Hydrafacial done and told me I wouldn’t be disappointed so I contacted Hana and gave her some 411 on my skin. She eased my mind about the procedure and we booked a date to get this done.
When people are looking for their next quick fix for skincare and spa treatments, I have seen some horrifying chemical peels and heard of facials that need to have multiple treatments done before you really get to see the results. The fact is: I know what kind of person I am and I’m not the type to go back time and time again to achieve that whole “pain is beauty” thing. So I need something that is going to make my skin look and feel great right away. Plus apparently, this what Beyonce is using to keep her skin looking fresh and glowing.
So how does the procedure work exactly? It is almost like a mini-vacuum sucking out and exfoliating all the dead skin cells from your face while ridding your skin of any excess oil. It’s not invasive and it doesn’t hurt, it’s actually quite relaxing which is kind of hilarious. Also, unlike most microdermabrasion exfoliation processes, the tip of the machine is made up of crushed diamonds. The vortex-peel releases a GlySal serum which delivers all the benefits of a peel and helps loosen up dead skin cells. Kinda neat, huh?
The final part of the facial was probably my favourite and it was the extraction part. The vortex extraction literally sucks out clogged pores and cleans out your face with a serum. If it sounds disgusting, it kind of is, but think of it as steam cleaning your face. What I love was that Hana talked me through the entire process making sure I never felt uncomfortable and that I knew exactly what was happening on my face during each and every single step. She told me exactly which products were being put onto my face and how it was going to make my face feel. All throughout I felt like my skin and face were getting the royal treatment and a true deep clean.
So once we were all done, I got to see all the gross skin cells and blackheads that were sucked out of my face. It was fascinating and a sad reality that I need to take better care of my skin. The entire procedure took an hour and my skin felt so great afterwards with absolutely no redness leftover. The Hydrafacial starts at $150 and with added extras can go upwards of $250 for one session. If you’re looking for an alternative to your next skin treatment, this might be something to treat yourself with.
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