Hello & Hallo,
Today I had my first facial ever. A girl has got to treat herself sometimes, am I right?!
I went to Cowshed in Shoreditch House and had a Speedy Facial which included cleansing, a peel, a mask and a hand massage. Extraction (or spot-squeezing) was unfortunately not included but would be in the full 1 hour facial. The Speedy Facial costs £45, a full facial would have been £75.
When I arrived at Cowshed I waited a while in the area where people have their manicures & pedicures. The have little televisions in front of every chair with headphones there playing episodes of “Sex & the City” – what else!
When my therapist called me we went downstairs to the treatment rooms for massages & facials. My Therapist was very friendly & throughout the treatment he explained what he was doing.
Before the facial I was asked to take of my top and lie under a towel in my bra. The reason for this is that the décolletage & neck are included in the whole treatment.
During the cleaning my face was steamed. The cleaning was very gentle & the steam not too hot. Once the mask was applied the steaming stopped. The mask tingled a bit – especially on my upper lip. While the mask was ‘doing its magic’ I got a lovely hand massage. This took about 10 minutes. At the end of the treatment eye cream, moisturiser & lip balm was applied.
One tip from me – If you want to get a facial DO NOT wash your hair before. Your hair will be put out of place by a hairband but some of the moisturiser might get onto the root. I washed mine in the morning and had to wash it again.
Overall, the experience was very pleasant. My sin felt softer, fresher & cleaner afterwards. However, I found it difficult to relax – but I always do! I am not sure if I would have another facial. I think you can pamper yourself at home with a bath and a mask and save some money. I am glad I did it but am frankly in no rush to repeat it.
Bye & Tschüss,