Summer is right around the corner! You already have the perfect summer dress and the cutest new sandals. You’ve even summerized (is that even a word?) your hair with the sweetest summer cut and colour. But what about your skin? If glowing summer skin is on your list, then it’s time to book a facial. I’m a huge believer in facials and get them about 4 times a year, usually at the change of seasons, to help my skin transition into different temperatures. Since I’ve become adamant about them, I’ve seen a huge difference in the tone and texture of my skin. Not only does my skin now naturally glow, but I rarely get breakouts anymore. Needless to say, my aesthetician has become my skin’s BFF (I happen to think she is pretty cool too!). Since the cost of a facial can be quite the expense, and you might not alway have time to pencil it in your schedule, I found an amazing alternative for the busy gal.
I had the extreme pleasure of being treated to a Dermalogica Skin Treatment at Dermalogica Montreal. Since I’ve been getting facials for a long time now, I kind of figured that I knew what to expect. Turns out, it was even better!
I was welcomed by Jessica, one of the skin therapists at the Montreal location, who started off by giving me a questionnaire to complete for my file. The questions included information about any medical conditions I have, medication I am taking, my beauty habits or regular treatments, and current skincare routine. From there, I was lead to the treatment room, suited up in a cozy sarong and jumped up on the reclining chair.
Jessica began with skin mapping. She looked at each and every inch of my skin (we’re talking face, ears, neck and hairline) to determine what my skin issues were and the best way to treat them. She was wonderful at walking me through each step and asked the necessary questions to give me a proper skin diagnosis. From there, the treatment began. The wonderful feeling of steam on my skin, mixed with the soothing fragrances some of the products made the experience such a relaxing treat. The next thing I knew (about 45 minutes later), the treatment was over. As I got dressed again, I couldn’t believe how amazing my skin felt. It was like a layer had been lifted and my skin could breathe again. I walked out greeted by compliments of how glowing my skin was. It was a really wonderful feeling!
Once the treatment was done, I met Jessica at the Skin Bar where she handed me my personalized skin prescription, complete with the products I should use day and night, where I should apply them on my face, and how to use them for the best results (no joke, I found out that I was using my Daily Microfoliant all wrong!). I walked away with a few more products in my skin care routine, which my skin has been loving ever since. (As a side note, I want to mention that the goal of the skin therapists isn’t to push as many products on you as possible, but rather prescribe the right products for your skin. I promise you won’t leave with a 10-step routine).
If 45 minutes is too long for you, Dermalogica Montreal also offers Micro Zone Treatments. These mini 20-minute treatments deliver big results, whether you want to give your skin a quick exfoliation before a big event or boost your skin’s moisture after a long trip.
I’m a huge fan of Dermalogica products (as you can see here, here and here) and am so happy that I got the chance to try their Skin Treatments. Since discovering the brand, I’ve learned so much about the products, but more importantly, I’ve also learned a lot about my own skin and what it needs to keep looking its best. Sounds like something you would like to try? Book your own Skin Treatment at Dermalogica Montreal or click here to find a treatment centre near you.
A big (no, huge!) thank you to Faulhaber and Dermalogica Montreal for welcoming me and giving me the opportunity to try this skin treatment. You sure know how to treat a girl!
[Photo credit via Dermalogica.ca]