classic facial home secret spa review

7:00 a.m. on January 2, 2022

If there’s one thing we all lack, it’s time. And for many women who live in a whirlwind of work, family, home, socializing and trying to stay on top of shopping (just call me Mother Hubbard …) the last thing we devote to time is to take care of yourself. Well, with Secret Spa on-demand beauty service now operating in Cheshire, you can now take care of yourself.

It’s been ages since I’ve had a facial, probably before confinement. So the happiness of lying on a massage bed in my own living room, while an expert in the art of facial massage goes to work, cannot be overstated. I worked until check-out time, shut down my PC and within minutes my doorbell rang and she was there – Helen, carrying a big bag and a massage table, ready to go.

Moments later, hair tightly covered, a cozy blanket draped over me, Helen began the routine. First of all, of course, a cleansing and toning. Helen works with Decléor, a brand that I did not know, but that I love now. The sweet fragrance of the Neroli range transported me to a place of calm.

Once my skin was cleansed, Hélène applied Decléor Thyme Gentle Peeling and Exfoliating Cream (formerly known as Phytopeel). which then allows better hydration. It’s a nice feeling, not at all rough like a lot of exfoliators.

Relax, then stroll through your own kitchen for a cup of tea – the joys of a home treatment
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Another quick and invigorating cleanse is followed by the application of a massage mask, Hydra Floral Hydrating Oil Mask, which Helen applies and then massages on the face, neck and décolleté, with firm movements that immediately warm the skin. and relax muscles, resulting in a smooth, plumped look and feel. Once my skin is awake, Hélène applies the Aromaplastie mask. It is a thick and creamy mask that she preheated and that she applies on a muslin. I can smell the heat and the soothing oatmeal scents. It is packed with vitamins and minerals and is very relaxing.

While the mask does its job, Helen gives me a hand and arm massage, using a beautifully floral scent oil, and I relax into a meditative state that’s hard to come by otherwise.

This brought us to the final stages of processing. Once the mask is removed, Hélène tones again, before applying the Prolagéne Lift & Firm Eye Cream and the Day Cream. These last moments are accompanied by a more facial massage and I can feel the remaining tensions disappear.
My skin is left soft, smooth and hydrated and my level of relaxation is at its peak, and as a bonus, I don’t have to walk outside in the freezing winds and December rain and drive as far home as possible. I’m already here and dinner is ready (yes husbands are helpful sometimes) and a relaxing evening awaits me. My weekend is clear, my days are still mine to be filled with everything that needs to be done, yet this one hour gift to myself, being well pampered, made all the difference.

Secret Spa – I will be in touch very soon.

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