When it comes to skin, I like mine as soft and as glowy as possible. Living in Scotland and having dry skin, it’s not always possible. No matter how many acids, scrubs and masks I use, I feel like my skin can always use a bit of TLC. So, in my efforts to get the best skin possible, I’ve been visiting Zen Lifestyle every two to three weeks for one of their DiamondTome Facials. Designed to resurface and rejuvenate skin, it’s a microdermabrasion treatment which gets skin feeling like brand new. I started treatments in January in a haze of New Years Resolutions, and I’ve been returning on a three-week basis as the results have been so incredible.
The treatments can last either 30 or 50 minutes, and they’re a perfect way to carve out a little ‘me’ time during a busy week. The Hanover Street salon feels like a true sanctuary, so getting to lie down and relax for a bit, is a real treat. The facials start off with a thorough cleanse to get rid of any makeup or pollution – I don’t wear makeup on days when I’m getting the facials purely for ease. Once skin is cleansed, the therapist DiamondTome machine – quickly works the wand over the face, neck and décolletage.
‘llSince the therapist can see your problem areas, you can really target any issues, and it’s so lovely to be able to lie back and just zone out for a bit. If you’ve chosen the 30 minute treatment, once you’ve been exfoliated, skin is treated with a range of serums and moisturisers by MediKate and Murad, and you’re good to go. If you’ve opted for the longer treatment, you then get to enjoy a gel mask, and red light treatment. The light treatment works to promote healing within the skin, reducing redness. Once it’s finished, skin is treated with a curated selection of serums and moisturiser, and you’re good to go. Skin feels absolutely incredible, and the results last for a good few weeks. When I get home, I tend to layer on a rich cream (Weleda Skin Food is a favourite) and I’m good to go. It’s an incredible treatment to have before a big event, as it smoothes and perfects skin, meaning I don’t need as much makeup as usual.
The facials have made such a difference to my skin, and I am a complete convert!
DiamondTome Facials are priced at £55 for a 30 minute facial and £85 for the 50 minute treatment.