A couple of weeks ago I was kindly invited to Medispa S10 in Sheffield. After a long browse through the treatment menu (there’s lots of choice) I opted for a bespoke facial.
Before my visit I’d never had a facial. We all have different things we like to invest our money in and for me, the last year or so has been all about regular blow drys and getting my nails done. I have a few friends who invest regularly on facials and now that I’ve experienced one myself I can see why.
It all started with an in-depth skin consultation. I headed over to the salon early one evening (open ’til 8pm on Wed/Thurs) to meet with Heather and create my bespoke facial. The facials at the salon are tailor made to suit your skin type. Your beauty therapist will go through everything they offer and with her experience and your final say you’ll create something your skin needs. You can focus on anything from hydration, acne, anti ageing or deep cleansing.
I wanted to stay away from anything too intensive as I have very sensitive skin and was looking for a hydrating treatment. Heather was open to answering all my questions and I didn’t once feel pressured into agreeing to a treatment I didn’t feel comfortable with. We finally decided that the Enzyme Peel would work best for my skin and really help to hydrate it.
The salon was easy to get to and as soon as I entered I felt welcomed and at ease. All the girls are very friendly and are quick to supply you with refreshments. As you can see from the photos, the salon is beautiful.
A week later and I was back at the salon early one morning ready for my treatment. Was I nervous? Yes, a little. Aren’t we all when we’re about to try something new? Did I need to be nervous? As in most cases, no, not at all.
So, as I mentioned, I was having the Enzyme Peel. I made my way to the treatment room, which was white, crisp and clean. I hopped onto the bed and Heather covered me with delightfully soft blankets, I felt very snug and ready to relax.
The treatment began with a cleanse and exfoliation before two masks. The products which were used on my skin were all by Dermaquest – I would like to treat myself to one of their serums soon. Whilst the first mask was on (it consisted of pineapple and papaya) I had an arm massage with beautifully scented oils, not overpowering just very relaxing. If I’d let myself, I could have drifted off.
I’m pleased to say that I didn’t have any irritations from the products on my skin. I’ve added some funny little photos of me mid-mask, not the most flattering but I can assure you I was feeling very relaxed. I particularly like the first mask (enzyme peel) which made my skin feel all tight, I could hardly speak or smile as I was taking the photos.
I’m normally terrible at taking a break and it’s not something I’m proud of. However, my facial really ensured I took some time to relax and focus on myself for a change.
After my facial I noticed an immediate difference in my skin. I was glowing and there was a visible lift in my skin. I had a busy day ahead of me so after the treatment Heather applied Young Blood make-up to my face. I’m keen to invest in a few items from the range, particularly the foundation – it left a very natural look and felt as though I didn’t have make-up on. My skin was left glowing for around a week, even a little longer.
The following days after the treatment were fine, wonderful even. I’d thought I might have some redness on my skin but that didn’t happen at all. No redness or irritations, just a natural and healthy glow. I’ve since made an extra effort to drink more water and take good care of my skin.
I want to say a huge thank you to Medispa S10 for inviting me to experience at treatment at their salon. I was delighted with the results of my treatment and I’ll be visiting again.
The salon offers a wide range of treatments aside from facials such as; laser hair removal, waxing, microdermabrasion, massage, acne treatment and much more.
Location: 378/380 Fulwood Road, Sheffield, S10 3GD
This was a complimentary treatment
What are your thoughts on facials, are they something you regularly invest in?