Here at The Grooming Guide we know that having great skin is the cornerstone of looking well- groomed. By now, you will no doubt know that we recommend a regimen of three steps: cleanse, exfoliate and moisturise. Hell, we have even convinced a Mountain Rescue Team of the benefits! However, every so often though we believe a man could benefit from a facial and you would be surprised how many have them. A facial is the second most popular spa treatment after a massage as it cleanses, exfoliates and nourishes the skin. On men the results can be dramatic, if you need any more convincing have a look at the list of benefits below:
– Slows down premature ageing
– Removes dirt particles
– Relaxes the nerves and muscles
– Improves blood circulation
– Stimulates the skin functions
– Softens wrinkles
– Deep Cleanses
Dunhill Age Repair Facial
Tucked away from the busy metropolis of London is the Dunhill Spa. Situated in Bourdon House Mayfair, the spa itself is compact, stylish, masculine, and art-deco inspired with marble walls. I arrived frazzled and slightly late for my appointment, but was instantly made to feel comfortable and relaxed.
I chose the Dunhill Age Repair Facial and it could not have been more relaxing. After initially stripping to my boxers ( the treatment is performed on a heated bed) I slipped between the brightest and whitest towels, to leave my face and neck area exposed. The therapist began by cleansing the face with cotton pads or sponges using a product chosen for my skin type (normal, dry, oily, combination, sensitive, mature.) In my case the products used were; Aromatherapy Associates Rose Hydrating Mask, Aromatherapy Associates Intensive Skin Treatment Oil Anti-age, Kyoku for Men Eye Fuel and Kyoku for Men Mask.
What followed was a facial massage which used rythmic strokes to relax and stimulate my skin and facial muscles. Then specially targeted masks, again relevant to skin type were applied. There was also a benefit of a neck and shoulder and foot masage.
How do I know it was relaxing? I drifted in and out of consciousness, at some stages not even knowing if I was even awake or asleep! I had an hours massage the day before and this facial was much more relaxing. And the results? As promised, the results were instantly visible and my skin was left cleaner and brighter.
Tester: Nick Cox Editor of The Grooming Guide
Verdict: “Brighter, fresher, plumper skin”
Price: £110 for 90 mins
Available: Bourdon House 2 Davies Street Mayfair, London W1K 3DJ +44 (0)845 458 0779
Opening Hours Monday – Saturday 10.00 – 19.00
1. Spa Interior
2. Dunhill Spa Logo
3. Facial Treatment
4. Bourdon House Exterior
5. Kyoku Lava Masque about £24 for 112 ml at Liberty
6. Aromatherapy Associates Rose Hydrating Face Mask about £32 for 100 ml at Liberty
7. Kyoku for Men Eye Fuel about £28 for 20 ml at Liberty