As we sat sipping champagne on the Terrace Bar of the Ritz, two very esteemed colleagues commented that my skin looked much more radiant than it had when theyd seen me in Italy. Trust me, its not much that makes these hard-worn beauty journos take note.
What had happened, they wanted to know.
In between one security check and the next, Id managed to squeeze in a medical facial at hot new Medi-clinic Medicetics. This treatment combines a mild glycolic peel with all the usual trappings of a facial, including the all-important massage. In these tough economic times, Im increasingly for products and treatments that deliver a visible difference and this facial is nothing if not results-driven.
For the next couple of days, my skin felt a bit rough as skin cells sloughed off (no one else noticed this), and you always get a few tiny scabs and spots after a peel as things you had no idea were hidden under you skin come to the surface.
But just a couple of days after that, there really was a positive difference. My skin didnt just look brighter and feel smoother; it had shed some of its pesky milia, too. With a couple more treatments, I could probably get rid of them all, according to my therapist, which is great news for me and, I imagine, anyone else whos ever felt exasperated by those stubborn white heads that accumulate under your eyes (and can only otherwise be removed with a needle and an extremely experienced facialist).
A peel this mild wont plump up skin like stronger peels can (not visibly anyway), but the Medical Facial is great if your skin feels dull and congested and you want to freshen it up. My only niggle is you dont get extractions that, plus a slightly longer massage would make it a truly 360-degree treatment.
Meanwhile, I cant wait to find out how my beauty friends get on