There are three things every girl wants from a facial at this time of year: intense moisturising, improved circulation and skin so plumped you start to believe fine lines were a figment of your imagination.And the Valmont Revitalising Facial ticks every box and then some. Yes, the main focus of the treatment is your face but therapists also massage the décolleté too, leaving this delicate area smooth, soft and teenage-looking. I mean, if ever there was a treatment perfect for pre-Christmas party/wedding prep, it's this one.
It appealed to me because I've done that incredibly cliched thing of turning 30 and suddenly thinking I look ancient. I see crepey skin, lines and bags. I spend a lot of time contemplating Botox.
I booked into Coworth Park's spa in Ascot for the facial where, thanks to the serenity and beauty of the location, I'm already completely relaxed by the time I wrap myself in a fluffy robe and stroll along to the treatment room.
Here, my therapist explains the facial is all about re-energising the skin through massage and essential nutrients to get that never-smoked-a-single-cigarette glow (she doesn't describe it like that, but you know what I mean, right?).
After cleansing, she applies a collagen mask - the part of the facial that will plump my skin and make those suddenly apparent lines disappear. While it works, I enjoy a hand and arm massage so much, I promptly fall asleep and stay that way until the end of the treatment.
Twenty minutes or so later, I drowsily wander back to the changing rooms to peer at my face. Is it fresher looking? More youthful? Less tired? Yes, yes it definitely is - it's sort of like all the negative stuff was a bad dream and I'm back in my mid-twenties. Truly, I couldn't ask for more.
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