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I woke up like this: 5 reasons to love Carbon Facials

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When friends ask me which facial treatment will give them the “I woke up like this” factor, I almost always point them in the direction of a Carbon Facial (otherwise known as the Hollywood Facial or Carbon Laser Peel). Here’s 5 reasons why they are worthy of some serious skin love.

1. Great alternative to chemical peels

Chemical peels are an effective way to overhaul a troublesome complexion, but they also come with a face full of peeling skin, and in the case of deep chemical peels — significant recovery time in the days following treatment. Carbon Facials remove the outer layer of skin then and there during treatment, so you don’t need to hide away for days as your skin sheds itself like a snake. Also, there’s no post-treatment downtime with Carbon Facials — so that’s another winner in my book.

2. Skin is instantly brighter

With Carbon Facials, the q-switched laser handpiece and applied carbon cream work hand-in-hand not only to remove the dead and dry outer layer of skin, but also to clean, purify and tighten pores. The result is an instantly smoother, brighter and refined complexion that will leave you looking fresh as a daisy.

3. Excellent long-term benefits
Aside from the instant glow effect, many clients seek out Carbon Facials for deeper and more personal reasons. Those who struggle with acne, premature ageing, uneven skin texture, post-acne red marks or pigmentation are all good candidates treatments with this skin machine. For these deeper issues, a course of treatments will be prescribed, and the number will depend on your desired results. With each subsequent treatment, acne breakouts will clear up, fine lines and wrinkles will reduce, and post-acne marks and pigmentation will lighten.

4. Battles ageing
Carbon Facials are pretty clever. While doing all the stuff mentioned above, the laser energy is also working at stimulating new production of collagen and elastin below the surface, which we need to maintain soft, supple and wrinkle-free skin. And considering after the age of 20 our skin’s collagen production declines by one percent with each passing year, it’s not a bad idea to receive a helping hand in the form of Carbon Facials to keep your skin plump, firm and fabulous into your 30’s, 40’s and beyond

5. It doesn’t hurt!

High-tech and pain-free? Man, I love science. Carbon Facials are virtually painless — you can expect to feel a warm, tingly sensation on the skin as the laser energy interacts with the carbon cream, but that’s about it. So it’s a perfect in-depth skin corrective treatment for even the softest of softies.

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Brittnay is a self-confessed skincare junkie. She’s always eager to impart her knowledge and tips on how looking good can help you feel great and her never-fail makeup tip is that, “you can’t go past a statement lipstick.” Her personal favourite? “Purple”. Her beauty philosophy is simple – don’t be afraid to be bold and beautiful!

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