The cold weather had left my skin feeling dry, lacklustre and prone to break outs. Like many people, I find the combination of harsh central heating, frequent temperature changes (and a little festive overindulgence…) results in a complexion that is more grey than glowing.
I chose Nirvana Spa’s Black Diamond facial as it looked like the ultimate reboot for my tired skin. My lovely therapist Emma used a selection of luxurious Germaine de Capuccini vitamin-based skincare products specifically designed to exfoliate, revitalise and brighten.
My 65-minute treatment began with a warm Pinda pressure point ritual that left me feeling blissfully relaxed before moving on to an eye and skin cleanse; toner and a menthol exfoliating facial scrub that removes dead skin cells to leave the skin fresh and clear.
Next a serum was massaged into my skin before a mineral-rich face mask containing crushed diamonds was applied! (in fact, my skin sparkled subtly in the sunlight for the rest of the day!) With a light, mousse-like texture, the mask gently exfoliates during application, resulting in a luminous, healthy glow that genuinely lasted for days afterwards.
While the face mask was working its magic, I nearly drifted off to sleep as Emma gently massaged my scalp, shoulder, neck and arms. Then a hydrating moisturiser was applied that left my skin feeling plumped and supple. This incredibly indulgent facial finished with warm towel neck stretches and scent inhalation. Totally dreamy.