Skin services and facials

As a make-up artist, skin is an integral part of my job. It’s the canvas I work on, and whatever I apply to that canvas makes such a difference to how the make-up I do, will look and stay on. It’s not about having the perfect canvas by any means, but just knowing the right things to suit it, which in turn make everything else easier.

Skin can be difficult to understand at the best of times, even the calmest of skin can be temperamental. I’ve found over the years that many people find it tricky knowing the right products to suit theirs. Often a make-up concern is actually caused by a skincare issue not the make-up. That’s way I’ll always try and get someone’s skincare right before tackling their make-up.

I’ve been learning more and more about skin, and continue to do so. I’ve seen the difference it can make helping other women understand theirs. Sometimes just a simple product tweak can make the world of difference. It’s also of course other factors too, you can have the best skincare but if you’re not looking after yourself nutritionally, physically or mentally, then that will have an effect – on everything! It needs to be a 360 approach.

I’m now so pleased to be able to offer some specific skin services and facials. I have an offering online for those who aren’t local to me, but so excited for in-person treatments coming very soon to South East London/Bromley. I’m trained in Indian Head Massage, facial lift massage, acupressure massage and holistic facials so will be combining all of these to create the perfect bespoke facial for you, using some of my favourite green and conscious skincare products.

Feel free to drop me a line at lou@louisedartford.com if you’d like to know more, I’d love to hear from you.


VIRTUAL SIMPLY SKIN 

With a questionnaire beforehand to tailor the consultation, during this 45 minute to an hour virtual session, we’ll cover –

  • A skin analysis to help assess your current skincare routine and work out what is working and what isn’t working for you. 
  • I can give you product swaps but also help you to use what you already have, so products or money are not wasted.
  • I’ll recommend a routine to address any skin concerns along with a tailored massage to incorporate within it.
  • Basic nutritional advice for skin if needed*.
  • The session can be recorded for you to watch back and I’ll send illustrated notes with links to products with some special discount codes, and also any further reading that I think you might enjoy. 
  • I am happy to continue the conversation via email if you have any further questions.

From £50


VIRTUAL FACIAL WITH FRIENDS

This is a lovely way to learn more about skincare while connecting and relaxing with friends. During this session I’ll guide you through a DIY facial. We’ll cleanse, exfoliate and mask using products you already have at home. While the mask is on, we’ll do a relaxing and releasing head and neck massage. We’ll then remove the mask and I’ll tailor a facial massage for your specific needs.

Please contact me for more details


IN PERSON SIMPLY SKIN CONSULT FOLLOWED BY BESPOKE FACIAL

With an in-depth online questionnaire beforehand we’ll then have a (30 minute) face-to-face consult on the day of your treatment, we’ll cover –

  • A skin analysis to help assess your current skincare routine and work out what is working and what isn’t working for you. 
  • I can give you product swaps but also help you to use what you already have, so products or money are not wasted.
  • I’ll recommend a routine to address any skin concerns along with a tailored massage to incorporate within it.
  • Basic nutritional advice for skin if needed*.
  • This is followed by a bespoke facial designed to suit you and your skin’s needs. Using some of my favourite green and conscious skincare brands, I’ll cleanse, (gently) exfoliate and apply a mask along with lots of relaxing massage – head, neck, shoulders, hands and face (you might fall asleep!).
  • We can focus on relaxing, calming, lifting – whatever you need/would like that day.
  • I’ll follow up with written notes and a new routine for you to follow at home.

More details coming soon – please drop me a line lou@louisedartford.com


BESPOKE FACIAL

This is a beautiful facial tailored to suit you. I’ll send an online questionnaire beforehand but we’ll have a check in on the day to see how you and your skin are doing. I’ll then tailor the facial to whatever you and your skin need.

  • Using some of my favourite green and conscious skincare brands, I’ll cleanse, (gently) exfoliate and apply a mask along with lots of relaxing massage – head, neck, shoulders, hands and face.
  • We can focus on relaxing, calming, lifting – whatever you need/would like that day.
  • You’ll glow home!

More details coming soon


Some kind words from previous and regular clients

It was fab thank you! What a relaxing treat on a Sunday afternoon. Loved it x

Kate – facial with friends

Why have a facial?

A regular facial can really boost your skin and help keep it clear and glowing. Stress and tension in the muscles can restrict the flow of blood and lymph. Massage will boost circulation bringing more nutrients to help rejuvenate skin, whilst also improving lymphatic flow.

Destressing and relaxing are a really key part of your skin care. Releasing tense muscles will also help to soften the face and enliven the complexion.

Facials are not only beneficial for your skin but for your general wellbeing. Regularly taking the time out for some relaxation and self-care is important on so many levels. Facials can aid sleep and promote a calmer state of mind.

If you have any skin concerns we can address them together. I can help you to understand your skin more, and give you advice for home care in-between sessions.

What are you waiting for?! 😉

Please just shout with any questions.

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