Ayurvedic Facial Review

A couple of months ago I had my first Avurvedic Facial – and not to mention first facial ever. I was lucky enough to receive this as a gift and it is something that I would definitely invest my own money in to go again (one day down the track). However, after having this – I do have a couple suggestions if you ever decide to try it out! The whole process included a double cleanse, a scrub, mini microdermabrasion, steam, extraction and moisturise (the order of that could be incorrect!).

After walking into one of the private facial/massage rooms – the first thing I noticed was the dim lighting, relaxing music and perfect temperature which all sets you up for relaxation.

The double cleanse was a very relaxing and soothing experience and the smell of these Aruvedic products is just amazing. The scrub that followed was very light and not abrasive at all.

The mini-microdermabrasion was quite an odd feeling something that I’m not 100% sure that I should be doing to my skin but the facialist mentioned that my pores were pretty clogged and that this is something that would really work to open them again.

The steam came next and it was okay, however, honestly it sort of felt like it was burning my skin even after mentioning that it was too hot and having the machine moved further away from my face!

Then came the extraction. I can definitely say that I won’t mention that I have a few blackheads to a facialist ever again. I figure that if something doesn’t easily come out of your skin – it is not a good idea to keep stabbing your nails into the same area of your skin for a good 5 minutes (especially on your face!). I have quite a bit of acne scarring on my face from picking so this was a concern. This part just wasn’t pleasant – the facialist was actually digging her nails in so hard that it was bringing tears to my eyes due to the stinging.

By the time we got to the moisturising part of the facial, I was quite relieved – the pain was over! Okay, a little dramatic 😉

Overall, this is something that I would definitely love to go back and do – definitely minus the extraction and probably minus the steam! As negative as this review sounds – everything apart from the extraction really was so pleasant, relaxing and amazing. Don’t let my story about the extraction scare you!

Plus, what I had learned from the facialist was that my pores were pretty clogged due to using oil on my face at night time. This is something that I had absolutely no idea that I was doing to my skin. Instead, I was recommended to just continue and use my regular serum and moisturiser routine. Through this process I was also recommended … although, this is something that I don’t think I will go for as I have been told that the results are not permanent and this is soo expensive. If you have any experiences with this process I would love to hear about it!

Have you ever had a facial? How often do you get them done? What is your favourite type of facial? Let me know your thoughts!