By Soul Essence New Eltham
£35 FOR 30 to 45 MINUTES
If you would like your skin to feel soft and retain its youthful look, but suffer from a dry or oily complexion. Book a few treatments now! There are oils and flower waters suitable for all skin types. None of the products contains Sodium Laureth Sulfate and are all Paraben-free.
Bring to mind a person you know, you most likely visualise their face. It is estimated that 95% of people evaluate another person by their face. Our faces tell a story about us – our lifestyle, diets, emotions, and personality. Holding stress, anxiety, negative emotions, having a poor diet or lack of exercise can alter a persons appearance dramatically.
A Natural Facial treatment consists of:
Cleansing the face and neck with a gentle plant-based cream (aloe vera and jojoba oil).
Toning with aromatic flower water see descriptions below.
Using a warm compress to open the pores and aid absorption of oils into the skin.
Application of a natural face mask to draw out impurities.
Massage of the face, neck and scalp with carrier oils selected to suit the client’s skin type. To read more about Snail Gel which I also offer as a face mask, face serum and moisturising gel as part of a treatment for a small extra charge.
Aloe Vera Gel
Skin Types: All, it is antibacterial and antifungal, acts as a healing agent to the skin, is used for regeneration and can help skin problems of all descriptions.
Carrier Oils and Their Uses
Basic carrier oils are easily absorbed. They are extracted from vegetables, flowers, nuts or seeds and have therapeutic properties in their own right
Skin Types: All, particularly mature, dry, sensitive, inflamed skin. Relieves itching, soreness, dryness and inflammation.
Very light oil ideally suited to face massage as it is easily absorbed
Skin Types: All
A popular oil for face massage as it is light and moisturising; coconut oil has emollient qualities that are important in the retention of moisture, making it particularly beneficial to the care of skin and hair.
Skin Types: Greasy skin & acne
The astringent action stimulates the circulation.
Oils to Enhance
All these oils are added to the basic carrier oil to enhance effects;
Skin Types: All, particularly dry & mature, heals scar tissue, repairs sun damaged skin, neutralises free radicals that cause skin ageing.
It is a superior oil that helps cell regeneration and gives UV protection.
Skin Types; All particularly mature
Special quality: Aids absorption
Skin Types; All, especially mature, sensitive, inflamed skin, eczema and psoriasis.
Special quality: 10% GLA 65-70% EFAs
Skin Types; All, mild on skin, antiseptic, inflamed skins, psoriasis, eczema, acne and hair care, highly penetrative
Special quality: Its waxy substance mimics sebum. High in vitamin E, protein, minerals and EFA’s. Regulates sebum production. Natural cleanser for makeup removal
Skin Types: All. Psoriasis, eczema and prematurely aged skin
Special quality: A Natural preservative. The vitamin E in wheat germ prevents oxidisation of the essential oils in a blend
Skin Types: All. Promotes tissue regeneration, reduces wrinkles, lines scars, burns, heals UV damaged skin and improves skin and hair and aged and sun damaged skin. Helpful for psoriasis and eczema.
Special quality: Unlikely to cause an allergic reaction. It heals skin fast and is a superior skin tissue rejuvenator. Very useful in sun care products, often combined with Aloe Vera.
Flower waters are used to tone the skin. They clear the skin of soap films, cellular debris and any trace of oil. They also emulsify deposits and blackheads in the follicles
Rose water has soothing, cooling and anti-inflammatory properties. It is a gentle antiseptic and very mildly astringent. It is often incorporated with natural oils to make the cream.
As a toner, it is good for all skin types even the most sensitive skins and is particularly recommended for dry skins. It can restore the skin’s pH and relieve eczema. Oily skins are better treated with orange flower water.
Orange Flower Water
Orange flower water is slightly more astringent than rose water, so is a better choice for oily skins. Due to its strong astringent properties, it can be used for tightening lax skin.
As a toner, it is good for oily skin types and acne
Lavender water is unsurpassed as a skin remedy for any skin type and any skin condition. A sprayer of lavender is especially useful when travelling in hot countries as it can soothe sunburn and insect bites and a cold compress over eyes helps to alleviate headaches and migraine.
As a toner, it is good for all skin types especially combination
Witch hazel is extracted from the bark and leaves of the plant. It has mildly astringent and soothing qualities for the irritated skin. It has excellent cleansing action. It can be combined with rosewater for use on ageing, damaged and mature skins, for thread veins and for use around the delicate eye area. Can also be combined with orange flower or lavender water.
As a toner, it is good for all skin types including greasy and acne
Use 50% with one of the above
The word “cosmetics” is derived from the Greek word meaning “cosmos”. Ancients Greeks and Egyptians considered that to be physically beautiful was to be in harmony with the universe. To be in harmony with the universe, we need to be in harmony with nature.
The body responds to natural substances in a different way to synthetic substances. The body and natural substances recognise their common primal evolution. Like a tree, we were borne out of matter – nature’s earth. Natural substances reinforce the cosmos within you, whereas synthetic substances can create a ‘chaotic’ you.
Benefits of a Natural Facial treatment
The natural products and techniques benefit all skin types – normal, dry, oily, combination, sensitive and mature
Natural products provide nourishment to the skin, enhanced by massage
Aids the removal of dead cells, promote cell regeneration
Softens wrinkles and expression lines
Soothes inflamed skin, eczema and psoriasis
Promotes a balance of sebum production
Relieves acne and spots
Skin tone improves and is more translucent in appearance.
Improves skin suppleness
Circulatory tonic promotes lymphatic draining, and detoxifies
Reduces puffiness around eyes
Releases muscle tension
Promotes a relaxed confident expression and radiant appearance.
Relieves stress and depression, promotes relaxation and well-being
Natural facial is a safe, effective therapy but there are some circumstances when treatment should not be given:
Cancer/HIV and Aids without a letter of consent from GP
High Temperature or fever
Drunk or under the influence of other drugs
Infectious skin disorders ie Chickenpox
Contagious illness like conjunctivitis
Local pain such as a toothache
Sunburnt, hypersensitive or broken skin
Acute inflammation or swelling
Diabetes if the skin is very thin (bruising may occur)
Recent surgery on the local area
Procedures such as Botox in the previous 3 weeks
Pregnancy – no massage of any kind in the first 3 months or if there is a history of miscarriage or other complications
There are some circumstances where treatment can be given with precautions;
Allergies to any of the products used
Severe Acne – no treatment when painful/weepy
Large spots, cysts and warts
Recent scar tissue, bruising, open cuts or abrasions
Eczema and psoriasis