In this blog post our lovely in-house green beauty expert Ellie Gill describes her process and why a natural, green facial is so good for the skin, the spirit and the emotions.
I started doing facials almost by accident. I have been working as a freelance makeup artist for ten years and shortly after trained as a massage therapist.
Quite a few clients were asking me if I offered facials so I thought why not? I did some training and nowadays this is what I absolutely love doing the most and am lucky enough to spend most of my time doing.
When I first started out I had no idea quite how powerful and healing facials could be. Not just on the skin but on the mind and emotions. Holistic facials are incredibly relaxing and 99% of the time my clients fall into a deep sleep on the couch then drift out of the door in a relaxed haze.
I choose I use the A.S Apothecary skincare products because I have found pure ingredients to be incredibly effective. It’s so wonderful that the ingredients are grown locally and the products are made in the same building as the treatment room.
The facial serum is my favourite item because it works like magic. I’ve used it on clients with acne and rosacea to great success.
I love the way my techniques work in harmony with the aromatherapy qualities of the products too. Amanda has kept the scents clean and simple, I often find that other natural brands combine too many scents which can be overpowering.
Our skin is the largest organ we have and absorbs whatever is put onto it, for this reason I would never put anything onto the skin which might contain toxic ingredients.
During the first half of your facial I will cleanse, tone, exfoliate and apply a mask. Your hands or feet are then massaged while the masks works its magic then I spend thirty minutes massaging the muscles of the face and neck.
Massage is the best anti-ageing solution as it helps boost circulation, and helps to remove toxins from the face leaving you looking glowing and radiant.
Having regular facials once a month is an ideal way to switch off and relax from the stresses of everyday life and help maintain a healthy complexion.
If you want to know more about what will happen during your treatment give this video a watch
Facials are available at the shop Fridays and Saturdays. Advance booking is recommend
You can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the shop 01273 253 186
Find out more about Ellie and our other therapists here.