Hey guys...Have you missed me? Apologies about the lack of blogs on here lately but sometimes real life gets in the way!!! I am currently organising a 5 day festival (http://www.castlerearosefestival.com), planning for my brothers wedding in Portugal, working at my regular day job, working at my favourite job (Makeup Artist) and trying to be a wife, daughter, sister and friend in between all of that!!
Anyway this blog is long overdue and has been in the pipeline since April. I'm so excited to tell you about my first Microdermabrasion treatment.
I met the lovely Lucy from Eden Skin & Laser Clinic back in January and we got talking about all things skin. As I get older I have really started to take better care of my skin and choose my skincare products and treatments with alot more care. In general my skin is quite good but I do suffer with hormonal breakout, an uneven patchy skin texture and of course the fine lines (I am 35 this year so they are expected). So Lucy suggested I get a Microdermabrasion treatment to help treat some of my problems.
What is Microdermabrasion I hear you ask!
Basically tiny crystals are sprayed onto the skin to gently remove the outer layer of your skin. It is an exfoliation and skin rejuvenation procedure that leaves the skin looking softer and brighter. It is the ideal treatment for :
Eden Skin & Laser Clinic
Hidden behind RosMed Pharmacy on the Golf Links Road in Roscommon town this clinic looks quite unassuming from the outside but Lucy has put her heart & soul into the interior. Words will do it no justice so I took plenty of photos so you can see for yourself. It is simply beautiful!!! The reception & waiting areas are all decorated with rich wallpapers in soothing colours and comfortable furniture whilst the treatment rooms are absolutely spotless. Even though they are a little clinical (I would expect nothing else from a high end clinic) they have luxurious fluffy towels & linens to make you feel as comfortable as possible. Oh and they have a fantastic coffee machine :)
Lucy herself is amazing. She is the Proprietor and Clinical Director of Eden and it has been her baby since day one. A veteran nurse of over 20 years she has worked in every departments of many hospitals throughout Ireland. Looking for a new challenge she was given the life changing chance to branch into aesthetics and hasn't looked back since. She has and still does travel all over the UK & Ireland to attend intensive training workshops & conferences in the latest laser & skin treatments and products.
Lucy is so passionate about the treatments & the products that are used in the clinic. My all time favourite skincare guru is Caroline Hirons (http://www.carolinehirons.com/) and those of you read her blog know how passionate she is about skin and skincare. Well Lucy reminds me of her. Oh if your aren't reading Caroline's blog you should be. Amazing woman. Anyway back to Lucy. She is a firm believer that ongoing research and training is vital to delivering the most up to date treatments so that her clients recieve the best treatment available with proven results. I mean what else could you want from your skincare consultant.
After re-reading that paragraph I realise I am totally fangirling on Lucy but she really is that good. And anybody I have spoken to about her and Eden Skin & Laser Clinic totally agree with me. Anyway on to my treatment!!!
My experience with Microdermabrasion
As mentioned above I do take good care of my skin and I use an AHA exfoliator on my skin about 4/5 times a week. However I did start to notice my skincare products weren't sinking into my skin aswell and makeup was beginning to sit on certain patches of my face. So I messaged Lucy and she suggested I try the Microdermabrasion before heading off on holidays.
I had to fill in the obligatory paperwork and then Lucy brought me to the treatment room where she explained the entire process to me. I was expecting it to be a little painful but it was more uncomfortable and scratchy than painful. The machine ( a Derma Genesis M2 Medical System for those of you interested) sprays the skin with tiny crystals and what can only be described as a vacuum sucks all the dead layers of skin back off your face. Sounds horrendous but to be honest it was grand. We chatted the whole way through and once Lucy had finished with the actual microdermabrasion she applied a Image Skincare Peel followed by a beautiful serum and SPF to leave my skin glowing with health.
I really loved how my skin felt for weeks after the Microdermabrasion. Obviously it is recommended that you have a course of treatments but Lucy & her team will best advise you on that. I plan on having one about every 3 months or so to keep my skin in tiptop condition. A single treatment is €90 for a full face and a session takes about 30 mins. Microdermabrasion is often referred to as the "lunchtime facial" as it's safe, pain free and and shows results immediately. You can apply light makeup about an hour after and as you can see from the above photo there is no redness or nastiness to deal with. Check out the Eden website (http://edenskinandlaser.ie/) for a full list of their treatments and therapies. They also offer facials, teeth whitening & threading to mention just a few.
If you have any questions please let me know below and I will be happy to answer them for you.
Until next time...Be Happy!!!
Lover of all things beauty, Makeup Artist, Blogger & Wife . I am always on the look out for the perfect makeup or the best beauty product so keep reading to follow my never ending quest!