Introducing our newest member of Team DML – Robyn. Read her IPL Facial review
I started working for Donna and Sarah a few months ago. I live on the same tiny island as Sarah and I love being part of the Donna May London team.
Sarah and I both work from home and a mutual desire for a change of scene meant we squeezed in a quick lunch out this week. I mentioned to Sarah that I was about to begin a series of IPL facials and she asked me to document the process for you all. Will it be worth it?!
I’m a busy mum to three boys and it’s fair to say that my skincare routine has been a little hit and miss over the last few years. As my boys are getting older I’m finding a bit more time for me and went to visit our local beauty therapist, Mariysa, who offers @skinbase_facial treatments. My skin tone is uneven, I have broken capillaries, pigmentation and fine lines and would love my skin to look clearer, brighter and more even.
Mariysa recommended IPL which is a light based therapy using beams of light to target structures in the skin. It’s similar to a laser treatment however laser focuses just one wavelength at your skin while IPL releases different wavelengths of light, like a photo flash. The light from IPL is more scattered and less focused then a laser so it treats a larger area. The light penetrates down to the second layer of your skin without harming the top layer. Pigment cells in your skin absorb the light energy and convert it into heat. The heat destroys the unwanted pigment. It also promotes collagen production to smooth wrinkles and remove fine lines.
Mariysa applied a cooling gel before sectioning my face into areas to treat. She used a different penetration of light on each area to target different problems. The light therapy felt like a hot flash on my skin. It stung slightly and the flash made me jump (even though I was wearing goggles to protect my eyes) but it didn’t hurt at all. Results are not instant but I can already see that my broken capillaries are changing after just one session. Mariysa recommends a series of 3 to 4 treatments, 3 to 4 weeks apart.
I’m hopeful that the course of treatments will be effective in ‘resetting’ my skin, giving me a good foundation that I can maintain at home with a strong skincare routine. I’m looking forward to having Donna Francis @thebeautyed back in the Donna May London Facebook Community soon to give us her expert skincare tips. If you’re not a member of our community yet, come over and join us.
I’ll keep you all updated on my skincare progress and tell you more about the treatment as I go.