Hair & Beauty

Winter Skin Saviour: The Only Skin Treatment You’ll Need This Season

By Iro Kotsimbos
10th Apr 2014

Yeah, Melbourne, we get it. Summer's over and your need to freeze us all with your sub-zero temperatures is very, very obvious. And along with the gloomy skies, delightful torrential downpours, and arctic winds you seem to love so much, comes skin enemy #1 – dull, dehydrated winter skin. Oh yeah, thanks a lot for that.

Well lovely Listers, worry no more about the dreaded feeling of winter skin because Skin Wellness in Canterbury has the ultimate skin solution! While the Eastern suburbs based beauty salon and skin clinic has an array of results-driven skin treatments, it's their 90 minute Rationale Epinova Photosonic Facial that makes us want to twirl around on a hill, à la Maria in The Sound of Music, singing its praises. Let's be honest, it's one of the best facials in Melbourne.

So, why do you need to book in for one of these winter skin saviours? 

Firstly, the name, and the brand used, says it all – Rationale, a cosmeceutical skincare company favoured by Australia's leading dermatologists, skin coaches and cosmetic doctors, provides top-notch products that actually deliver on what they claim to do. Rationale products contain the perfect mix of active ingredients, vitamins and minerals to achieve skin that's clear, hydrated and happy. Skin Wellness has the same passion for results-driven products and treatments, so really, it's a match made in heaven.

The treatment itself begins with a skin analysis conducted by one of Skin Wellness's expert skin coaches. The consultation not only allows the skin coach to gain a thorough understanding of your skin type – super important when it comes to effective skin treatments – but also helps YOU understand what your skin needs and wants, along with how best to treat it at home.

Next, it's massage time – ahhhh, glorious massage time. Your feet, arms and shoulders will be massaged so well, if you're anything like me, you'll be close to nodding off. I make no apology for it…falling asleep, or coming close, is a sign that you're onto a good thing. 

A deep cleanse and enzyme peel follows the massage, which in my opinion is the best part. The cleanse clears your pores of grime, whilst the peel not only gets rid of dead, dry skin, it also helps to hydrate and brighten the skin. Buh-bye dull winter skin and helloooo clear complexion!

Another bout of massage (this time focused on the face and shoulders – bliss!), a customised mask, and LED light therapy – perfect for strengthening skin that's often left fragile during winter – are the next steps, before finishing up with an application of Rationale's famous antioxidant serum. Seriously, if I could drink this super serum I would!

As if the promise of clear, hydrated and smooth-as-a-baby's-bum skin wasn't enough, consider this; Skin Wellness are offering The Urban List readers a complimentary 30 minute back massage (trust me, their massages are gooood) valued at $40, when you book in for the Rationale Epinova Photosonic Facial. Simply call 9836 0229 to book and make sure you mention The Urban List to redeem this exclusive offer. Your skin will thank you!

TUL Note: Today's List Love post is proudly sponsored by Skin Wellness and endorsed by The Urban List. Our sponsored posts will never be a secret. Thank you for supporting the sponsors who make The Urban List possible.

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