Our top five skin-saving facials

Monday, 12 August 2013

Top facialsUsing good quality products is a must if you’re looking to improve and maintain the appearance of your skin. However, no matter what your skin type or concern, there’s nothing like a monthly facial to assist in keeping your complexion in tip top shape.

Here, our top five facials to help you achieve the skin you’re after:

Deep cleansing facials
If you have oily, combination or acne-prone skin, this is the facial for you. Deep cleansing facials penetrate deep down into the pores to remove impurities and relieve congestion. When combined with the correct skin care products, it helps tremendously in eliminating and preventing blackheads and whiteheads.
Try Environ Deep Cleanse Facial at R390 for 45 min.

Calming facials
Sensitive skin needs special care, and harsh or potent products should be avoided. This type of facial is usually very gentle on the skin, and provides nourishment without stripping the skin or irritating it. It is also designed to relieve redness and sensitivity.
Try Dermalogica Ultra Calming Skin Treatment at R525 for 60 min.

Hydrating facials
If your skin is dry, dehydrated, sun-damaged or mature, you may want to consider a hydrating facial. It promotes intense hydration, and often uses a combination of antioxidants, proteins and growth factors to achieve the desired results. Skin is left looking healthy and radiant.
Try Skin Medica TNS Hydrating Masque from R590.

Anti-ageing facials
As we age our skin begins to lose elasticity, it sags, fine lines and wrinkles become more apparent and dullness, dryness and sun-damage sets in. Anti-ageing facials that target the signs of ageing, tightens skin, hydrates and makes use of microdermabrasion could be the answer to prolonged beautiful skin.
Try Anti-Ageing Mesoglow Facial at R850 for 60 min.

Brightening facials
Dull, lacklustre skin not only makes you look run down and tired, but it’s also to blame for making us look older than we actually are. A brightening facial restores the skin’s luminosity and vitality while refreshing it and leaving it looking more radiant.
Try ESPA Skin Brightener Facial at R680 for 90 min.

Other articles you may be interested in:
Anti-ageing potions 
How your skin ages 
Natural skin remedies 
Alpha-hydroxy chemical peels 
Skin protection tips 

Written by

Anien studied English and journalism before heading off into the world of beauty. An undercover "tree hugger" and fashion lover, she's usually found with her nose in a magazine. She has far too many bottles of nail polish and is completely lost without her lip balm. Anien on Google+

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  1. emmysemmy

    The Environ Deep Cleanse Facial is just heavenly! you leave there feeling amazing and your skins looks good

    4 years ago •

  1. Atisha N

    I think that monthly facials are great but so many of us spend our money on good products there is little left over for monthly facials especially at the high salon prices. I aim to do two facials a month at home. You just have to make time for it.

    5 years ago •

  1. Kariwo

    I believe i am in need of a Brightening Facial. Will check at my local beauty salon if they have one

    6 years ago •

  1. Sue1N

    Sounds amazing, but agree with Tanusta. Will do mine at home with all the wonderful natural ingredients one can use.

    6 years ago •

  1. Tanusta

    I also do my facials at home. You saving your money and still looking after your skin.

    6 years ago •

  1. Prior

    I have been using Dermalogica for years… I have a feeling they are over-hyped about products. My skin is not reacting to their products anymore. I’m going to go for another type of facial, maybe choose the Environ one.

    6 years ago •

  1. Miss Addy M

    After reading Bun Bun’s HORRIFIC reaction to a facial recently, I am a bit hesitant about them. And they are quite pricey.

    6 years ago •

  1. Tiaan Smith

    I can’t believe how pricey they are. It’s sad. I’d rather do it myself.

    6 years ago •

  1. StephanieM

    These treatments are so pricy…

    6 years ago •

  1. Rochelle Kay

    I just do my own facials at home!

    6 years ago •

  1. Ferreira

    Facials are a must! And why not pamper yourself once a month? I’m going for a PDT/Silk Peel tomorrow at Skin Renewal.

    6 years ago •

  1. Anni*

    I love facials, they make your skin so nice.

    6 years ago •

  1. Azraa

    I went for a La Mer facial a few weeks ago, it was great!

    6 years ago •

  1. foreverGLAM

    I’m going to go for the Environ one.

    6 years ago •

  1. Khalisi

    Very informative article, its always hard to decide which treatment would be best for ones skin. At least now we know! Thanks.

    6 years ago •

  1. Hess

    Can’t wait for the next facial, will choose the Environ Deep Cleanse!

    6 years ago •

  1. Ruweida

    Lovely Article :) I’m in need of a Deep cleansing facial as I’m currently battling with blackheads and whiteheads!!

    6 years ago •

  1. Jara

    This info is very helpful, my face needs ESPA skin brightener facial…

    6 years ago •

  1. Flint

    Hydrating and Anti-ageing facial that’s what I need now. Love this article!

    6 years ago •

  1. Carlene

    Could I please have one of each :)

    6 years ago •

  1. de Vos

    Deep cleansing facial really works wonders for oily or acne prone skin. I had major breakouts when I was younger and it really helped a lot!

    6 years ago •

  1. Sammy

    Love this article! I need a hydrating facial then, again maybe I need all.

    6 years ago •

  1. me

    Right now ESPA Skin Brightener Facial, is what my skin is looking for.

    6 years ago •

  1. Cornelli

    Great article! I’ve never been for a facial but I’m very keen now!!

    6 years ago •

  1. Miss Addy M

    I definitely want to give the Skin Medica TNS Hydrating Masque and the ESPA Skin Brightener Facial a try.

    6 years ago •

  1. Riana Alexander

    I’ve never been for a facial – so I might make some time.

    6 years ago •

  1. NaturalDiva

    Good article, now all I have to do is aim for a treatment every 8 weeks…

    6 years ago •

  1. Pannack

    I never had any luck with facials! They are not my favourite beauty treatment. I would rather get a good scrub!

    6 years ago •

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