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Fancy a champagne facial?

Fancy a champagne facial?

Most ladies love gold and champagne, but would you want them in a facial?

Hailed as one of the world’s most luxurious facial experiences the 24ct Gold Champagne Facial promises to leave you feeling like a million dollars. It sounds lavish, but what exactly does it entail? And how could gold and fizzy wine help our complexion? Dr. Esho, a non-surgical cosmetic doctor, developed the concept at his UK clinic Le Beau Ideal.

“Beauty for me is more than just the physical,” Dr Esho told Cover Media. “It embodies so many intangible elements which I try to replicate in each of our treatments. For me, each treatment at Le Beau Ideal is more than just a treatment, it's an experience which captures these elements all at once.”

The 24ct Gold Champagne Facial consists of three face masks. First an aromatic honey and papaya enzyme mask is used to ‘cleanse the skin and calm the mind’. This is followed by an exfoliating mud mask made from citrus and rosemary which opens pores and draws out any impurities. The facial is then activated with a ‘copper and botanical refreshing mist’ to aid collagen production. This is the champagne moment, as the sensation feels like bubbles popping on the skin. It may feel slightly strange, but Dr Esho claims your complexion will be “perfectly exfoliated” afterwards.

Before lying back to relax for 30 minutes, the face is sprinkled with 24ct gold leaf and later rinsed off. For anyone feeling cheated out of real bubbles – clients can sip away on champagne during their visit.

This treatment aims to clarify and retexture your skin without causing breakouts.

If splashing out on a luxury facial isn’t in your budget, try making something at home.

While layering your face in gold leaf alone probably won’t banish spots, we do have a recipe that might help. Combine 2 tbsp pure honey, 1 tsp cinnamon and the juice of half a lemon in a small bowl. Continue to mix until you get a smooth paste. Using your index and middle fingertips massage the mixture on a clean face and leave for around 15 minutes. It’s best to lie down during this time as it can drip. Rinse off with warm water and skin should feel smooth and more radiant.

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