Last week I decided to be super indulgent and try out the Diamond Facial at Carol Joy, London. Located on Draycott Avenue, the all white salon and spa is super chic.
Upon arrival, I was escorted downstairs into the VIP treatment suite by my lovely therapist, Jo. The extremely spacious treatment room came with a private bathroom, complete with bathtub, shower, and amenities. Perfect if you need to put yourself together after a treatment to meet a girlfriend for lunch at Daphne’s. But I digress…
Jo began the Diamond Facial using the an actual diamond head for microdermabrasion to exfoliate and refine the skin. While the skin is being exfoliated there is a cooling blast of oxygen, which is used to stimulate collagen production. The process was really refreshing and didn’t feel the least bit harsh.
After I was rubbed with the diamond, my skin was steamed, extracted, and massaged. We decided, since I had a few extra minutes, to add on the “For Your Eyes Only” treatment. This was an amazing addition using Diamond Dust, Gold Millet Oil, and caffeine. PERFECT for us sleepy working moms!
The Magic Eye Serum!
After the eye treatment Jo placed the Pure Plant Collagen mask on, and then gave me a glorious shoulder massage. The entire experience was sheer and utter bliss.
When the facial was over she handed me the mirror and I was literally shocked. My skin was actually glowing and I looked awake, even though I only had 4 hours sleep the night before.
Jo sent me home with these handy tips, which I thought you ladies may find useful:
Upon returning home after a busy day, cleanse your skin immediately. This is much more effective than waiting until bedtime (when all of the daily grime has had a few hours to settle into the skin, which can result in congestion such as blackheads). Use a warm, damp cloth to lightly exfoliate dead cells and grime.
Massage your skin every night, or if you are time poor once a week in a warm bath. Use plant oil such as Avocado, which aids collagen production. Massage down your neck first to boost lymphatic drainage, then outwards on your face.
For you AGs with dry skin, she also warned me not to over exfoliate! If you’re good about your skincare routine, you should only be doing it once every 2-4 weeks to reduce disturbing the natural barrier of the skin.
The next evening Hubby and I went to a dinner party and the first thing one of my girlfriends asked was how I look so rested with a newborn (no joke!) And I just smiled and pretended to have the perfect baby. Secret’s out!