The Ultimate Mindfulness Facial at Blush & Blow

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We all know that feeling. Our diary is chockablock, we have social obligations we’re not quite sure we can fill and we can’t quite remember the last time we had a little TLC. This was my exact sentiments last week and to say I was a little overworked was an understatement! Enter The Mindful Facial at Blush and Blow! A facial that combines a calming mindfulness audio to lull you into a deep relaxed state, while a combination of mineral rich alkaline skincare products - including a detoxifying zeolite and bentonite face mask - purify and rejuvenates the skin- Where do I sign up?!

I entered the spacious pretty Blush and Blow salon in Fulham to be greeted by a friendly receptionist and a warm cup of ginger tea. I was then taken into the inviting therapy rooms by the facialist. She started by cleansing and cleaning my skin whilst the relaxing mindful audio began. I often find it hard to unwind when I’ve had a busy day so by hearing a mindful voice and relaxing music it gave my journey a bit of a kickstart to the journey.

She was also using Sönd Cream products which are an alkaline skincare system. I must admit I am not too knowledgeable in this area, all I know is that I needed and wanted revitalised skin urgently! Yet Alkaline refers to the pH level. While most skin care products have a lower pH of around 5.5, Sönd’s products have a pH of 7.3 which is just slightly higher than water (which has a neutral pH of 7). Despite this sounding new, alkaline products are not a new discovery. From Egyptians bathing in salt lakes up until the 1950s, alkaline skincare was considered fundamental for having a regenerating effect on the skin.

I was next given the most heavenly massage one could desire. ‘Please don’t fall asleep,’ I told myself as she soothed my neck, shoulders and head but alas, a few minutes of sleep was just what the doctor ordered. I woke to the facialist applying a mask using a brush- and one thing I noticed was all the products smelt naturally lovely. They did not feel harsh on the skin at all. Indeed this facial is especially beneficial for anyone with skin that is going through period of sensitivity, or who has longer term skin concerns such as rosacea or eczema.

I can normally get a bit twitchy if I'm distracted in the therapy room but there was no background noise and I was finished with hydrating Sönd products. I left with my skin feeling plumped, refreshed and soft, as did my shoulders and my mind that had forgotten all about the busy schedule I’ve been having of late. Science and wellness? I think we all need a little more of this in our lives.

Sönd’s Mindfulness + Alkaline Facial at Blush + Blow in Fulham is now available at £80

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