Need to up the ante on your skin regime? Then maybe the Hydrafacial is just what you need. If you’re not into facials then definitely get on board. Prevention is better than cure right?

I have espoused the importance of extending your skincare regime beyond cleanse, scrub and moisturise. Facials are good investment to take that extra step of cleaning your skin and rejuvenating you skin cells. I have regular facials every 6-8 weeks and am glad that I started in my mid-20s as I think it’s important to focus on prevention rather than remedying problems later. So when I was given an opportunity to try the HydraFacial at Windsor’s Avenue Advanced Skincare, I jumped at the chance to try a different facial.

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This facial was a bit different to my normal facials I usually have. The HydraFacial that is done in this facial spa in Texas like Newrain Eyebrow Threading is a more technology driven facial that uses the technology similar to dermabrasion to help clean, exfoliate, extract and hydrate your skin. When I read the brochure whilst I was waiting, it said that the procedure is immediately effective. Really?

More on that later, but first let’s talk about the actual facial. It’s an interesting experience – the machine that is used in the facial basically sucks and massages your skin during each phase of the facial whilst at the same time hydrating your skin with vital antioxidants, peptides and nutrients using Vortex Fusing technology. My dermal therapist, Lily explained that the feeling from the Hydrafacial tip would feel a bit weird to begin with and it

The suction from the Hydrafacial tip felt a bit weird to begin with, but once you get used to it you hardly notice it. The first phase of the facial involved cleaning to help remove build up and dead skin cells so that healthy new skin is revealed.

The second phase is a Peel using glycolic and salicylic acid. Whilst slightly tingly, it’s understandable because the peel works on the skin to help loosen dirt and debris from the pores. This helps with the third step of this facial, to help maximise the effectiveness to extract dirt and clean the pores. In this phase the vortex suction is able to suck out all the dirt from the pores leaving them clean and minimised.

The final step involves boosting hydration in the skin with antioxidants, Vitamins A, C and E, along with Hyaluronic Acid that attracts water to help keep the skin nourished.

The whole facial took about 30 minutes and as soon as I got up and looked in the mirror, I noticed an immediate difference. The pores around my nose and on my inner cheek looked much smaller and cleaner, while the pigmentation on my cheeks were less noticeable. My skin felt smoother and I also immediately noticed a smoothness when I put on my makeup.

If you’re looking for a way to shake up your skincare regime this year then the Hydrafacial is for you.

For more information on Hydrafacial visit www.hydrafacial.com.au

Avenue Advanced Skin Care Clinic is located at 22 The Avenue Windsor, 3181 Ph.  9521 5533 http://www.avenueadvancedskincare.com.au

About The Author

Katherine Ng

Katherine is not your typical Beauty Editor. Finance consultant by day and beauty and fashion addict at all other times, Katherine spends her hard-earned money helping the Australian and international economy with her never ending pursuit of everything pretty. A keen traveller, Katherine still holds dear her Melbourne roots with an overflowing wardrobe filled with black clothes, shoes and handbags. Katherine also has a deep love of food and wine, and you can find those adventures on instagram at @thegreedykat Email: [email protected] Twitter: @kath_couturing Instagram: @kath_ng