Ok first things first, I’m a shit blogger.
I haven’t chewed the fat with you guys for ages and I’m sorry.
I’ve been busy, procrastinating.
As well has not looking after my blog, I have I have failed to take care of Sarah and she has started to suffer.
Like most parents I put my family first, I rarely ‘treat’ myself. Actually, I wonder how many of us do take time to pamper ourselves, do you?
Self-care can be as simple as a hot bubble bath without a kid and a naked Barbie for company – throw in some candles and a big glass of Sauvignon Blanc and you’ll be floating around the house like Mary Poppins on Zanax!
But every so often we need a real treat, so when I was asked if I’d like to review a deluxe 90-minute Exuviance facial, I jumped at the chance.
The Exuviance facial includes a gentle chemical peel alongside a super-hydrating mask, fabulously called the Bionic Tonic Treatment – with the words chemical peel and bionic in the title I had high hopes. I wasn’t disappointed.
I arrived at the Feel Nordic Physiotherapy Centre, in San Augustin frazzled and strung out (my general demeanour) to be greeted by my therapist Kelai, from Sweden. After a brief chat, I was settled on the treatment bed and Kelai explained the facial to me.
The Exuviance facial is quite full on, it includes the ass-kicking Lactobionic acid peel, as well as a lymphatic drainage massage, therefore the pre-treatment consultation is pretty in depth enabling Kelai to assess your needs and to also adapt the treatment accordingly.
I wanted to look 10 years younger (I know, it’s a facial not a magic wand, blah, blah), so we went for the anti-age facial, although the Exuviance also treats skin conditions such as acne, atopic dermatitis, rosacea, keratosis pilaris and sensitive skin.
After cleansing, the peel was applied with a soft brush, it tingled slightly but there was certainly no pain. The strength of the peel and the length of the application time varies, depending on how many peels you’ve had and your skin type. I begged Kelai to give me the strongest and longest peel she could muster but she was having none of it! As she explained, “the philosophy behind Exuviance is gentle, on-going care rather than harsh evasive treatments”.
After the peel was removed came the ‘extraction’ stage (posh word for zit busting). I was mortified and overjoyed at how thorough Kelai was at removing the nasties from my skin, nothing escaped her high-volt lamp and scrupulous eye.
Then followed my absolute fave part of the Exuviance treatment – the massage.
It was INCREDIBLE. Kelai’s fingers flew across my face and neck area soothing and stimulating every inch. I’ve had many facial massages but I have NEVER experienced a massage like this, my face felt alive and tingly, without doubt my favourite part of the whole treatment!
After the massage came the ass-kicking Bionic Tonic Treatment Mask and a Deluxe Eye Mask, I think I drifted off a bit then and I might have even snored, it was bloody lush!
Finally, Kelai massaged the last of the mask into my skin, “so we don’t waste a drop”, and I was left lying on the massage bed in a semi-catatonic state, so relaxed was I.
Afterwards, my skin was visibly improved; no doubt, it was clearer, smoother and glowing.
Kelai explained to me that the Exuviance peel is “part of an on-going treatment”, which she explains fully on her website. “Unlike Botox or fillers, which simply reduce wrinkles, Exuviance also regenerates cells, tightens and firms the skin, minimises marks or scarring, evens up the skin tone and reduces wrinkles”.
The Exuviance facials aren’t cheap, they range from 65€ for a 60-minute treatment up to 95€ for the de-luxe 90-minute anti-aging facial, but compared to evasive treatments such as Botox and fillers they’re much more economical and the results are better in my view – Check out the before and after pictures of studies done on Kelai’s clients right here – it’s impressive stuff.
I don’t normally write reviews but I was damn impressed with the treatment so I wanted to share it with you guys, I hope you don’t mind?
If you live in Gran Canaria you can go along and meet the lovely Kelai & Linda, the owner and physiotherapist, at the Feel Nordic Physiotherapy Centre, it’s the only centre currently offering the Exuviance Treatment System in the Canary Islands.
Feel Nordic are offering anyone who quotes ‘Losing My Lemons’ a 10% discount on any Exuviance treatment, massage or physiotherapy session, so why not treat yourself to some ‘me-time’ and get yourself looking gorge and feeling great for Christmas! (offer is valid until December 31st)
Call (0034) 638 033 852 to make an appointment
Do you look after yourself, are you a fan of facials or fancy treatments, has anyone tried a facial peel before? Do you treat yourself in other ways? Drop me a comment blow, I’m a nosey bugger and I want to chat with ya’ll!