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Winter Skin School: Face Value

Winter is arguably the worst time of year for our skin; the combination of central heating plus the harsh weather conditions makes for dull, dry complexions. But it’s not all bad news – winter is the best time of year to try non-invasive skin treatments.



Face Value clients love the latest addition to the suite of services on offer; the Aquapure hydrafacial. A non-invasive dermabrasion treatment that delivers clearer, more hydrated, refreshed and younger-looking skin, Aquapure is ideal for all skin types as it targets uneven skin tone, oily/congested pores, dehydrated and dry skin, fine lines and wrinkles, and is the perfect companion treatment for other skin therapies.

Winter is also an ideal time to treat yourself to IPL and facial peels.

The reduced risk of sun exposure before and after such treatments optimises the outcome and is the perfect time to tackle pigment, tone and texture changes associated with sun damage.

Winter skin can look dull, so a professional treatment every three to four weeks is ideal – that’s how long it takes the skin to move through the full cycle of cell growth.

A superficial peel or exfoliating treatment will clear away dead skin and enable better absorption of active topical skincare. Regular facials will help to keep your skin clean, clear and hydrated.

Your everyday skincare regime may need tweaking during winter as the skin becomes drier and more sensitive.

Face Value offers a complementary skin consultation with a skin therapist to make sure you are doing all you can to achieve perfect skin health.

Book your complementary consultation now, phone 03 363 8810.


Say goodbye to summer sun damage

It’s been a hot season full of sunny beach days, barbeques and time outdoors, but along with happy memories, summer is also known for leaving us with skin pigmentation and signs of ageing


Even with sunscreen use, UVA and UVB rays can cause freckles, dark sun spots, hyperpigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles.

Dermapen microneedling treatments are highly effective for treating sun damage, working by creating microscopic channels in the skin which stimulate your skin’s natural repair process to regenerate, with the help of active skin-boosting solutions containing vitamins, minerals and peptides.

As melanocytes (pigment producing cells) are directly targeted, this process creates a more even skin tone. Dermapen treatments are also a safe and natural way to fight the ageing process, by using the skin’s natural healing response to kickstart elastin and collagen production, rejuvenating and plumping the skin without surgery or injectables.

Nicola Quinn Beauty & Day Spa is a Gold Authorised Treatment provider for Dermapen, using only the latest model device and protocol Dermapen skin products.

To find out more about Dermapen Microneedling and the SkinFit ‘buy three get one free’ promotion, ending 31 March, visit:


Beauty Progress

Hottest beauty treatments

A summer menu of beauty treatments is what we’re all craving.

1. Facials
A treat and a necessity, facials do so much on so many levels.

A thorough facial includes a skin analysis as skin changes with the seasons.

It’s vital to know what your skin needs and what products to use or avoid over summer.

For ultimate radiance, time a facial a few days before a big event.

Summer is not the best time for peels or enzymes, but for hydration and more hydration.

2. Exfoliate and let your skin shine
Make sure you exfoliate before getting a fake tan, for a smooth, even finish.

After a removal of old cells, summer skin can now breathe, and makeup and tanning treatments won’t be dull or patchy. Take extra of the décolletage area, which is sensitive especially as we age, with hydrating gentle products. Exfoliating is the first step before waxing to avoid ingrown hairs.

3. Fabulous feet
From cuticles to ankles, a long, luxurious pedicure is not just for feet – it relaxes the entire body and sets the mood for summer.

Heels especially are on show in backless sandals.

Express pedicures are perfect for busy lives.

4. Eye framing
There are amazing products for Hollywood-style brows, but swimming and sweltering sun means something a little more permeant and fuss-free is a godsend.

Tinted eyebrows and eyelashes are a summer essential.

5. Moisturise all over
‘Tis the season to lather deliciously scented nourishing oils and creams regularly.

Having a massage is a way to relax, rejuvenate and get that deep moisture boost at the same time.