Give your skin a workout

Posted: 30th January, 2012 2:02 pm / By The Naked Bodycare Team

We all know the benefits of giving our body a workout (as much as we hate to admit it), but now some clever people at a top holistic treatment centre have developed a way to give tired skin a workout as well. Known as the Skin Gym, this revolutionary concept has just launched at Triyoga Chelsea and is set to give us a whole new insight into how to keep skin happy.

The Skin Gym is based on the idea that the way you feel inside will be reflected on the outside, and so the treatment takes a holistic approach to facial rejuvenation. Facialist Charlotte Colwell has developed a “facial workout” which combines luxurious potions with yoga-based breathing exercises, with the aim being to get you to relax so the treatment can do its work. Charlotte believes that many skin complaints are caused by stress so her treatment focuses on getting you to balance your emotions—her core facial includes a relaxing neck and shoulder massage (complete with hand-blended essential oils), a deep cleanse and exfoliation followed by a sequence of massage movements on pressure points to clarify the skin, with the final step being the application of a “live” face mask and a relaxing foot massage.

The result? A relaxed expression, fewer frown lines, a youthful glow and a deep sense of calm, with your skin having a radiance that seems to come from within. Sounds good to us! The combination of relaxation and high-end yet natural products is said to work wonders, but of course, you don’t have to head all the way to Chelsea to get this kind of experience. You could always give yourself a holistic massage with the right masks and moisturisers, and if you pamper yourself after a yoga workout you could be in the perfect frame of mind to see the results.