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.
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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