Treat your skin with a facial

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A facial is a great thing to indulge in – especially at the change of seasons. Slough off that dead skin, and glow again for the upcoming party season! Elemis has just launched a new Amethyst Roller so you can indulge in a little bit of a facial at home.

Facial rolling gives great beauty benefits to your skin – it can boost circulation, relax facial muscles, help to eliminate toxins, stimulate lymphatic drainage and reduce puffiness.

Using an amethyst stone also contains an additional skin benefit, as amethyst carries a negative charge, while toxins and free radicals carry a positive charge. This means the amethyst can help to detoxify the skin, giving you a clean, refreshed feel. The new Elemis roller comes as part of a set – the Peptide 24/7 Amethyst Face Roller Collection. It includes Peptide4 Night Recovery Cream-Oil 30ml, Peptide4 Thousand Flower Face Mask 15ml, Peptide4 Eye Recovery Cream 15ml, and the Amethyst Roller. The set is an online exclusive at and is £94. 


Elemis founder Noella Gabriel recommends a four-step routine – apply Peptide4 Eye Recovery Cream, patting in gently around the eye area, then apply Peptide4 Night Recovery Cream-Oil. On the eyes use the small end of the roller, start at the corner of the eyes, and roll under eyes to glide over upper eye lid. For the face, use the large roller end, start at the temples and roll over forehead, glide to cheeks and roll back and forth to jawline, on neck roll upwards. Repeat three times.

A top tip is to store your facial roller in the fridge or the freezer if you need a little extra help with de-puffing.

Of course, you can just save yourself the hassle, and go book in for a facial at one of the salons on 5pm Spa and Beauty instead. There are so many facials to choose from.

Let’s start at Spa in the City in Glasgow’s city Marriott Hotel with a Dermaplane Facial. You can book in Monday, Tuesday and Friday, offers from £55 for a Standard Dermaplane Facial, and £70 for the Luxury version. It’s a prescriptive treatment which starts with a dermaplane treatment to gently scrape dead skin cells and vellus hair from the face, then an enzyme peel is added to shed all impurities from the skin, before SPF application. The luxury option also includes a Murad power mask, or an LED treatment to maximise results, with a gentle massage.

Maybe Dermaplaning is old hat, and you want to try something new on your face. How about Microneedling? Vogue was raving about this earlier this year, and althougn it sounds a little out there, it’s a great treatment to have. It’s similar to derma-rollering which has been around for a while. Microneedling – also known as collagen induction therapy is available at Shettleston’s LA Beauty in this deal. It uses fine needles to create hundreds of tiny, invisible puncture wounds in the top layer of skin. This results in cell turnover and increased collagen and elastin production which is whats needed for skin to remain as youthful as it can. You can book in Tuesday to Saturday, and prices for this deal start at £85.


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7 Benefits of Microneedling, the Hottest skin trend Hundreds of tiny pin pricks going into your skin might sound like the beauty version of waterboarding, but it could just be the best thing that ever happened to your face. What is microneedling? Microneedling (also known as collagen induction therapy) involves using fine needles to create hundreds of tiny, invisible puncture wounds in the top layer of skin. Sound appealing? Not so much. But this minimally invasive treatment—whether it’s done in-office by a trained aesthetician, dermatologist, or plastic surgeon, or at home using a dermaroller (a small, handheld paint roller coated in tiny needles)—is virtually painless and incredibly effective. “The micro-injuries you create stimulates the body’s natural wound healing processes, resulting in cell turnover and increased collagen and elastin production, therefore reversing as well as preventing signs of aging,” says board certified dermatologist and RealSelf contributor Sejal Shah, MD. (It works the same way lasers do, only you’re injuring the skin mechanically instead of using heat or light.) Believe it or not, microneedling has become hugely popular among skincare fanatics—Vogue is calling it the next big thing in anti-aging. (Check out these game-changing anti-aging ingredientstaking the skincare world by storm.)

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Microdermabrasion seems so last year compared to all the new treatments out there, but it is an absoutely brilliant boost for your skin – you will never have looked so good! Book in to the Savannah Day Spa at the Hallmark Hotel in Glasgow’s city centre for a Diamond Peel Microdermabrasion for £56, available all week.

Using the latest Diamond Peel dermabrasion this system promotes cellular renewal and stimulation of collagen and elastin fibres. It reduces fine lines and wrinkles, improves ageing skin, pigmentation, open pores, acne scarring and congestion.  It also just feels great, and your makeup will go on beautifully post-treatment.

Over in Edinburgh at the PURE Spa & Beauty, in Lothian Road and Ocean Terminal, it’s £80 for a massage and facial double with this great offer. All week you can book in for the treatment duo  – a BIOTEC Facial and Massage package. The back massage is 25 minutes, which is perfect to unknot that tension.

The BIOTEC facial is 30 minutes, and will increase cell energy, making your skin perform better, and look vital, instantly and in the long run. The facial is tailored to your needs, and is a great boost for your skin, using microcurrent pulses and blue and red light therapy.