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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 10th Apr 18, 8:44 AM
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    Advice re. facials needed, please.
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    • 10th Apr 18, 8:44 AM
    Advice re. facials needed, please. 10th Apr 18 at 8:44 AM
    Hi people!

    For quite some time my skin has become very dry and sad-looking, and is in great need of a facial or three!

    However, looking at the lists in the windows of salons or online at their websites, there seem to be a million types of facials with fancy names and widely-ranging prices, and I am quite bewildered by them all.

    Plus, I haven't had a facial or visited a beauty salon for years.

    Can anyone give me any advice on what the main categories of facials are, and what's involved?

    Many thanks.
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    • pollypenny
    • By pollypenny 10th Apr 18, 9:00 AM
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    Try your local college, Pyxis. The girls are supervised and you will have advice. Tend to be slow, though.

    Do you have any friends who can recommend a salon?

    Facials are a real treat for me.
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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 10th Apr 18, 9:17 AM
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    Try your local college, Pyxis. The girls are supervised and you will have advice. Tend to be slow, though.

    Do you have any friends who can recommend a salon?

    Facials are a real treat for me.
    Originally posted by pollypenny
    No, no-one I know can help!

    I hadn't thought of a college.

    It's just that every salon seems to have a myriad of different types, with names of facials that vary from salon to salon, and it's so confusing!
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    • PoppyTaylor
    • By PoppyTaylor 10th Apr 18, 12:44 PM
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    • 10th Apr 18, 12:44 PM
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    • 10th Apr 18, 12:44 PM
    I may not be a huge help but I usually pick the salon and tell them my skin type and then they will tell me which facial they would recommend! Each salon seems to use different products and techniques but they are usually helpful when recommending which facial to get which will suit your skin type!
    • UnionGirl
    • By UnionGirl 10th Apr 18, 10:09 PM
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    If you can find a self-employed small salon they can often be a lot cheaper.

    Iím in Scotland and the woman who does my massage and facial is an awful lot cheaper than other salons. I can recommend Environ facials if available in your town.
    As my Mum always said "Look after the pennies and the pounds will look after themselves"
    • Kim kim
    • By Kim kim 22nd Apr 18, 11:25 PM
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    • 22nd Apr 18, 11:25 PM
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    • 22nd Apr 18, 11:25 PM
    If you are on Facebook join the Deciem Facebook groups, there are two big ones.
    Maybe your skincare needs an overhaul.
    • bethhursty
    • By bethhursty 23rd Apr 18, 11:54 AM
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    • 23rd Apr 18, 11:54 AM
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    • 23rd Apr 18, 11:54 AM
    I'd always recommend ones like dermalogica if you're really looking to improve your skin, as they will do extractions of blackheads for example which can be really great for your skin. Or you could go super medical and get a peel or resurfacer.

    I once went to just a local salon which was more a relaxation facial, and used very smelly products which brought me out in a rash and made my skin x10 worse!
    • Thisishowyoudoit
    • By Thisishowyoudoit 30th Apr 18, 10:35 PM
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    • 30th Apr 18, 10:35 PM
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    • 30th Apr 18, 10:35 PM
    Extractions are vital and masks can help if done properly. Buy some good products and ask for recommendations.
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