Winter is over, spring is here and the weather is starting to warm up, making it the perfect time for an ultimate facial Spring clean-up. Just like you change your wardrobe for the seasons, it’s also important to change your skincare for the seasons too. Your skin always behaves differently depending on the time of year.
Winter generally results in flaky, dull skin and tired eyes, so in Spring your face needs a little extra loving. With this in mind, we highly recommend you give your skin an extra boost and try VOYA’s facial and eye treatments using the finest and purest, hand-harvested organic seaweed. These unique treatments are now available for the first time in New Zealand at the 5 Star Spa at the Pullman in Auckland.
Anti-Ageing Restorative Facial Treatment
This treatment will leave your face and eye area feeling plumped and well-nourished with a radiant Spring feeling. Suitable for all skin types, especially those in search of anti-ageing results. VOYA has designed this treatment using only the finest certified organic ingredients combined with anti-oxidant algae complexes and a restorative blend of aromatherapy oils applied to your skin. The dual action face mask combination of pure, hand-harvested seaweed leaves and seaweed powder helps to stimulate collagen production and reduce the appearance of those unwanted fine lines and wrinkles. The result is instantly firmed and tightened skin with a natural and more radiant glow.
Marine Eye Treatment
Using certified organic Laminaraia Digitata seaweed eye compresses, hand-harvested from the wild Atlantic coast of Ireland, this is a unique treatment for refreshing and rejuvenating tired, fatigued eyes. It combines relaxing and decongesting lymphatic massage movements with specialised products for individual concerns of ageing, which appear around the eye area. This is a firming, hydrating and result-orientated treatment that is just perfect for those tired eyes.
After your treatment at Spa at the Pullman, here are some top tips to maintain and continue taking care of your complexion and eyes so they stay looking fresh every day.
Make looking after the skin around your eyes a ritual
Once a week give your eyes some attention with VOYA’s Visage eye mask. This is one of the first seaweed eye masks ever on the skincare market. What VOYA’s team has attempted to do is bottle this luxury treatment allowing you to bring it home. As a booster treatment gently apply around the eyes and for optimum benefit leave on overnight. This awakening eye mask is ultra-soothing and a beautiful anti-inflammatory seaweed and green tea tonic for even the most sensitive and puffy of eyes. The sea heather within will strengthen, protect and reduce inflammation, while the green tea desensitises, cools and calms - perfect for those tired eyes that need a lift.
Use a night cream
Wake up to your ‘best you’ by nourishing your skin with a night cream that contains active and natural ingredients. Some people ask: “Why is skincare still so important at night?” The answer is simple, your skin temperature is higher at night time, making it easier to absorb nutrients into the deeper layers of the skin. Apply VOYA’s Balancing Act facial serum, Bright Eyes eye cream and then either VOYA’s Dusk To Dawn or Dream Creme night cream to lock in moisture to your skin while you sleep. VOYA’s anti-ageing eye cream, Bright Eyes, is suitable for using throughout the day and night, as needed.
You need to boost your circulation to increase blood flow to the cells and restore your skin’s vitality. This will also help perk up your lymphatic system and flush out the fluids and toxins that are causing dull skin and help to restore your radiance. Stimulate your skin with a gentle facial scrub, such as VOYA’s Love a Scrub (be careful around the eye area). It will help blood circulate to your cells while at the same time sloughing away any dirt that might be clinging to the surface of your skin.
Dead skin cells can build up under your eyes just as they can on any other part of your face. Poor skin cell turnover can contribute to fine lines, dull skin tone or even tiny white keratin cysts called milia. Exfoliate your skin with one of VOYA’s enzyme peels, such as Luminosity or Radiance, to give your tired face and delicate skin under the eyes a fresh, healthy start.
Say ‘no’ to salt
Eating an excessive amount of sodium-rich food can lead to increased water retention in the body. This includes the area around your eyes which can lead to the appearance of puffiness. Keep an eye on the salt content on the labels of your food where it is often listed as sodium.
Get more sleep
If you feel fatigued and believe you look fatigued, a lack of uninterrupted slumber could be a culprit. During the day your body sheds its top layer of skin which is made up of dead cells. When you go to sleep your metabolism is still working to restore these cells during the deep sleep phase. You need to give your body the time it needs to repair and maintain your skin.
We all know the benefits of drinking water every day to help give your body the hydration it needs to replenish skin cells. One source of dehydration that can be a factor in circles around the eyes and a general appearance of fatigue is alcohol. As we move closer to the Christmas Party Season a handy trick to know is how to balance your alcohol intake with water. Pre-hydrate with a pint of water before you go out and then drink a tall glass of water between each alcoholic beverage.