Glowing skin is what many facials promise, but few deliver as well as the gold facial. Think about it. Being pampered for an hour and then having a mask of pure gold put on your skin, wouldn’t that make you feel like a goddess, or Cleopatra herself?
Well, this is what this treatment does. If you have an impending event or a wedding and you absolutely need to look your best, there is not a better solution than having a gold facial.
It will increase blood circulation, even out the complexion, firm up the skin, slow down the loss of collagen and leave you feeling like a million bucks! And here’s how it’s done:
Step 1: Cleansing
We already know that cleansing first is always a must. Apply a gentle cleanser all over the face and neck area. Massage for 1-2 minutes and then remove with lukewarm water.
Step 2: Toning
A toner will help balance the pH levels in the skin, calms the skin, shrink the pores and remove the excess oil from the skin.
Step 3: Exfoliation
There is no good facial without exfoliation. Apply a generous amount to the face and neck and gently rub in circular motions to get rid of dead skin which would stop the nutrients from the mask penetrate the skin properly. Remove the scrub with a wet towel and dry the treated area.
Step 4: Gold Mask
The gold mask actually comes in packets of thin sheets which are 99% pure 24-carat gold. The sheets should be carefully applied to the entire face and left to sit for about 15 minutes. The gold will start to do its job as soon as it’s applied.
Step 5: Gold Serum
Apply a serum with pure gold particles on top of the mask and start massaging the face. During the massage, the sheets will start dissolving and mixing with the serum which will enable the skin to soak in the gold and vitamins from the mask more easily as well as improve blood circulation. After the massage, the gold residue sitting on top of the skin should be wiped off with a wet towel.
Step 6: Gold Veil Mask
Afterward, another layer of gold is applied to the skin, but this time in the form of a powder. The gold powder is mixed with water to create a paste which is then applied all over the face and neck and left to dry for 15 to 20 minutes. After the designated time, the plastic mask is removed in one piece, making sure that the face is left perfectly clean.
Step 7: Moisturizing
As a final touch, the esthetician will apply a moisturizer over the entire treated area to hydrate and soothe the skin.
This facial is one of the most popular facial treatments today. It’s used by celebrities and commoners alike and it works perfectly for a red carpet event as well as an ordinary house party.
It will leave the skin refreshed, tightened and literally glowing. Even though having this facial done might require a bit of splurging that not everyone is willing to go through for pleasure, remember that these kinds of treatments are here to make us look and feel beautiful and happy. And who can put a price on happiness?