Organic Green Clay and Cucumber Facial
Wonderful calming facial treatment gently cleanses problematic, congested skin. Re balancing mud mask detoxifies, suitable for even the most sensitive skin. $110 (members $95)
More details on this 100% natural (no nasty preservatives), perfect for sensitive skin
One hour green clay cleansing facial
Anti Ageing Collagen Facial
Experience instant results with this intensive treatment for fine lines and skin damage. The collagen hydrating mask infuses vital moisture and nourishment. $110 (members $95)
One hour anti ageing collagen facial
Or purchase to use at home
Organic green clay and cucumber face mask – This mask gently cleanses sensitive and congested skin. Great for skin that is prone to break out, also gently nourishes with macadamia oil and shea butter. Paraben and sulphate free. Natural preservative and colour. 100 ml – $17
Anti Ageing Collagen Face Mask – Easy to use face mask – Experience instant results with this intensive treatment for fine lines and skin damage. The collagen hydrating mask infuses vital moisture and nourishment. $6 each
What does a facial do for your skin? (These are included free in our spa packages)
One of the most pampering things you can do for your skin is to give it an aromatherapy face mask.
A great quality mask will gently cleanse your skin, remove deep seated impurities and dead skin cells, softly expose new skin and help your skin to look younger and fresher.
At Ripple we love to spoil our guests, and so in every one of our massage packages we include a free organic cucumber and green clay face mask and head and face massage.
The face mask is of the highest quality light green clay and is perfect as a gentle cleanser for even the most sensitive skin.
This is applied just before we do your arm massage and is allowed to gently dry and tighten your skin. Your therapist will then remove the mask with warm, steamed towels, taking with it any impurities and leaving your skin glowing.
You then enjoy a head and face massage, which increases the blood flow to your skin to nourish it with oxygen. This works on specific pressure points on your head and face, relieving any remaining stress or tension. Gently applied, it is a magic way to complete your Ripple Massage experience.
Free face masks in our spa packages
Having a facial is one of life’s little luxuries that we don?t get to have often enough. If you can?t afford or have time for Ripple to come to you to have a facial then I have some tips on how to do your own facial at home. You will need to know a few things to do this and I will explain these below.
Facial Tip 1: Figure out your skin type
One of the most crucial things to do when starting a facial or skincare routine is working out your skin type. I have listed a few characteristics below of skin types so that you can have an idea of what category you fall into for your facial.
Oily Skin: Large pores, greasy skin by lunch time, shiny forehead and chin. Frequent breakouts and plump skin.
Dry Skin: Small pores. Few breakouts. Dull skin and aging skin. Flakiness. Skin always feels dry.
Normal Skin: No real issues, occasional acne, vibrant skin.
Combination skin: Usually oily in the t-zone (nose, forehead and chin) and dry on the cheeks.
Ageing: Fine lines, wrinkles, dark spots, crows feet, sun spots and sagging.
Acne: pimples, black heads, white heads, cystic acne.
Sensitive Skin: Irritation to either touch or chemicals (i.e. hands touching the face or ingredients in products)
Once you have figured out your skin type above and any skin issues you have then you can choose skin care products suitable for your facial. Skincare lines are usually catered to a specific skin type and this will be indicated on the packaging.
Facial Tip 2: Stick to one skincare line
The best advice I have ever been given is to stick to one skin care line for your facial routine. Why? Because skincare lines are created to complement each other. If you choose a cleanser from one line, and a moisturiser from another, you could be using ingredients that contradict each other. Unless you really read the ingredients list, it’s safer to stick to one line.
Facial Tip 3: Try and go as natural as possible
Try and go for gentle and/or natural products. Unless you have been prescribed with medicated skin care, your skin doesn’t need it. You can find lots of natural skin care lines and you will find that your skin reacts better with this type of facial. Another pieces of great advice that I got was that if you get the odd pimple or anything besides serious acne (which a doctor will decide), you don’t need to use medicated acne creams. Just go back to a simple, natural skincare routine and watch your skin heal from your facial.
Facial Tip 4: Take some time out to do a facial
It may seem silly and unnecessary but you do need to take some time out for yourself to look after your skin and your sanity. A facial is the perfect way to go about this. Light some candles, lay in the bath, pop on a face mask and enjoy the serenity for a change. You skin, mind and soul will thank you for it.
At Home – Quick And Easy Facial
Step 1: Wash off any makeup/sweat/oil from your face with a suitable cleanser and warm water (not hot or cold) as this will open up your pores. Cleanse a second time to fully cleanse your skin.
Step 2: Lay in the bath, couch or bed with your favourite candles and relax with a suitable face mask for 15mins.
Step 3: Wash off the mask and tone your face with non-alcoholic toner like witch hazel.
Step 4: Apply any eye creams with your ring finger to under your eyes and sides of your eyes.
Step 5: Apply a moisturiser from the same skincare line, that?s suited to your skin type. Oily skin can get away with a light or gel moisturiser, whereas dry skin can use something more creamy and rich.