What Is a HydraFacial and Will It Clear up Your Skin?

If you have looked in the mirror recently and thought that your skin could do with a boost right before the big family wedding, then HydraFacial may be the answer for you. The facial treatment is simple but effective, involving deep cleansing and exfoliation, extraction and finally hydration, by infusing the skin with intensive serums through a unique HydroPeel tip.


Why it’s so popular


HydraFacial is a red-carpet favourite of Kate Winslet and Beyoncé, in part because it reveals youthful, radiant skin with almost no side effects. The treatment involves hydradermabrasion – a great way to vacuum out existing pores. This also helps HydraFacial to deliver consistent results, unlike traditional facials where the outcome can vary.

Who it’s good for


While it appeals to all ages, complexions, and concerns, HydraFacial is ideal for those of you who aren’t ready for injectables yet but want to see effective anti-ageing results. Fine lines and wrinkles are instantly reduced. It’s also great for brides-to-be who want to glow on their big day.


A 60-minute HydraFacial can be divided into three sections, the first being deep Cleansing + Peeling.

HydraFacial uncovers a new layer of skin with gentle exfoliation and relaxing resurfacing. A serum is used to remove dead skin cells to reveal healthy skin and a mixture of glycolic and salicylic acids delivers the benefits of a peel without post-peel scaling.


The second step involves Extracting + Hydrating. HydraFacial removes debris from pores through painless suction and nourishes with intense moisturizers that quench skin.


And finally, the third step involves Fusing + Protecting. HydraFacial saturates the skin’s surface with antioxidants and peptides. This helps maximize the glow. Targeted, skin solutions are generally used to address specific skin concerns.

Is it safe for all skin types?


HydraFacials can be performed on most skin types, including sensitive complexions. The treatment is highly customizable. Your skin expert will study your skin concerns and recommend a personalized treatment for you. An aesthetician can use the exfoliator at varying intensities, and leave acids on the face for differing durations. But, those with sunburns, active rashes, or rosacea must abstain from HydraFacials as they may cause flare-ups or further damage.


What Are the Benefits of HydraFacial


A HyraFacial is known to give a more hydrated, plump, bright, and clear complexion. It can also improve signs of ageing. The treatment increases firmness and evens tone and reduces enlarged pores, fine lines, spots, and wrinkles.


What not to do after a HydraFacial

While there are plenty of good things you can do for your skin after a facial, there are also those that do some damage. To keep your skin glowing, it is prudent to avoid some common post-facial pitfalls. Here is our guide to what not to do after a facial:

  • Pick at your skin

It may be tempting to pop and pick pimples, but it is best to keep your hands off those, especially after a HydraFacial. Every time you squeeze or touch a blemish, you run the risk of spreading bacteria and scarring your complexion.

  • Wear makeup right after

If possible, do your HydraFacial in the evening or late afternoon and don’t wear makeup at least for the next 12 hours as the creams and serums need time to show their magic.

  • Visit the steam room

A trip to the steam room may seem

like the perfect way to end a blissful day at the salon, but steer clear. Steam could lead to irritation and broken capillaries. Hitting the gym is also a no-go. Increased heat and sweat can irritate freshly exfoliated skin, causing inflammation and redness.

A HydraFacial won’t make up for a bad skincare regime


Don’t forget that the best way to have healthy, hydrated skin is a good skincare regime. HydraFacials do not substitute the need for an appropriate skincare routine. Consider this treatment as an add-on that gives your skin extra radiance. Repeating this procedure every six-eight weeks will help boost the glow.

That being said, if you want to get one done, you can simply get in touch with us.


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