Holos Loves You Bespoke Facial
This week, Niamh had scheduled training with a beautician who would like to work with Holos products. I thought I was invited along to learn (which I was) but what I didn’t realise was, I was in for a treat! I expected to hear a lot about a routine I already know. Nothing of the kind and I realised they needed me to be a facial model for the trainee: Leanne from Leanne’s Beautique in Thurles. OMG! You have to try Holos treatment for yourself.
First my complexion was analysed. I learned that I am a very lucky girl having oily skin. I wouldn’t have said that thirty years ago, when my skin gave me lots of trouble. But being in my forties I can really appreciate it. So to teenagers with oily skin – just be patient because in twenty years you will thank your lucky stars because you’ll have less wrinkles than your dry skinned pals!
1) First step and a surprise
I like to clean my skin very thoroughly but never heard about a pre-cleanse. My face was cleansed with Good Morning Body oil (appropriate for oily skin) and a wet hot towel (yes you can use Holos Body oils as cleansers). It felt so good. Afterwards my face was massaged with Good Morning face wash and cleansed with wet hot towel (I should call it WHT as it was used many times).
2) Organic rose floral toner
The beautician was not sparing with the toner to my delight. I was surrounded by rose water mist after the cleansing and energetic massage stages.
3) Blossoms Light Facial Polish
Time for exfoliation. I am very well aware that at my age I need to support my skin with getting rid of the dead skin cells to make room for new younger, better looking ones 😉 The facial polish smells divine . Ylang ylang and jasmine essential oils help to balance our hormones and blended with Neroli – ah a little piece of heaven. Essential oils can penetrate the bloodstream and therefore improve our mood. (Recommended to all women, especially around the full moon but more about that another time).
The next part of the treatment was an extra treat! While waiting for a few minutes for my skin to soak all the goodness from the Facial Polish (which is also a brilliant moisturising mask – volcanic lava pumice is loaded with minerals shared generously all over my skin) I was given an arm and hand massage. Leanne chose Blossoms body oil to massage my arms as it is such a lovely girlie treat and she used the Love Your Skin hand cream to massage my hands. What I loved about this is that you are not left for a second. Every minute of the 75 minutes you are pampered.
The thing I find with massage is that sometimes therapists may use the same techniques but not every one of them has THE TOUCH, with some you may never make another appointment. Leanne was not one of those Therapists. From the first touch, I knew I was in good hands.
And then more WHT and Floral toner mist. I couldn’t get enough!
4) Energetic Massage
Facial, neck and scalp massage with Love Your Skin Body Oil
My muscles were a bit tight so the first moments of stretching my neck were a bit sore but seconds after I felt relief to the point of falling asleep. I don’t know for how long. I hope I didn’t snore.
I was so relaxed. I’ve never got such a massage having a facial. My legs did not want to come back to reality or go back to work.
5) Gentle Massage
Because I had to go back to work, I had to skip the Masque stage but I did get to experience the Gentle Massage stage. I had my face gently massaged with the well famous Love Your Skin Anti-ageing Facial Oil. There are no words!
6) The final touch
And so comes the end and Love Your Skin Facial Cream was applied to my face. Well deserved. I have mature skin. Yes it is possible to have mature and oily skin at the same time.
I have to admit I did something I do very rarely (after a party maybe) I didn’t cleanse my face that evening. I just felt it was the right thing not to do. I gave my skin a chance to soak all the good fatty acids, minerals, antioxidants, essential oils and vitamins for a bit longer. It felt great!
I thought I knew nearly everything (only Niamh knows everything 😉 about Holos products. I’m learning more every day, I’m also using them every day. I also learned that in the hands of a professional beautician Holos is even more magical. It is a ritual.
I haven’t revealed all the secrets. I’ve left some to discover for yourself ☺
For a Holos Loves You Bespoke Facial treatment you need to visit Leanne’s Beautique in Thurles
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Very relaxed Ewa