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The Benefits of Skin Peels for Healthy Glowing Skin

The Benefits of Skin Peels for Healthy Glowing Skin

The benefits to receiving a skin peel are endless, they reveal a brighter, smoother and more even skin tone plus they improve the overall health of your skin. At Face Body Day Spa we provide a range of paramedical skin treatments that focus on delivering real results to all skin concerns. In the spa we proudly use The Elaine Brennan Skin Renewal Peel, it is an extremely safe and effective treatment that can be used to treat a variety of concerns.

Some of the benefits you can expect to see from having a skin peel-

  • Softer, smoother and refined skin texture
  • Even skin tone and a reduction in the appearance of pigmentation.
  • Clear skin with reduced breakouts and congestion
  • Improved skin hydration
  • Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Improved performance of your home care products as the active ingredients can penetrate the skin more effectively.

Our team of experts are answering some of our most frequently asked questions below-

How does a skin peel work?

Skin peels remove the top layers of your skin revealing fresher, younger cells. When you have a professional peel with us we use gentle hydroxy acids to lift away dead skin cells and sheds the surface layers of your skin. This then allows the fresh new cells to multiply and move to the surface during this skin renewal process your skin also produces more collagen and elastin. This results in the skin appearing younger and healthier !

What can I expect my skin to look like after the peel?

Your skin will go through a peeling process which can take 7-10 days of downtime. Every client’s skin will respond differently and your therapist will talk you through what to expect for your individual skin. After this down time your skin will be soft, smoother and your skin tone will be dramatically improved.

A skin peel sounds scary! Does it hurt?

A skin peel may sound a little scary but don’t worry our team are highly trained and will take very good care of you. Prior to any treatment we perform a thorough skin consultation prior ensuring you don’t have any contraindications and we thoroughly explain the process with you.

How many skin peels do I need to have to see results?

You will see results after your first peel but a series of skin peels is a skin changer. We recommend a course of 6 peels performed  2 -6 weeks apart for optimal results.

If you have been thinking of having a skin peel to improve your skin now is the perfect time. Our team of professionals in our beautiful day spa located in the heart of Parramatta would love to take care of your skin!

Different types of body massage and the benefits to your mind, body and soul

Different Types of Body Massage and The Benefits To Your Mind, Body & Soul

At Face Body Day Spa we provide many different types of body massage, while they are all beautiful relaxing experiences they each have different benefits to your body and muscles. If you are wondering what massage to book or looking to experience something different at your next visit below we have explained the treatments we have available and the benefits.

Swedish relaxation massage By far the most popular treatment in our spa Swedish massage is the ultimate in relaxation, this technique is a beautiful experience to ease away tension. The technique used in this type of massage focuses on muscle relaxation, targeting superficial muscles (rather than the connective tissues targeted in deep-tissue massage) and increasing blood circulation. If you’re looking to reduce tension or suffering from anxiety then definitely opt for a Swedish massage. We also offer custom aromas to enhance your experience

Remedial massage- A more intense and specialised technique that focuses on treating concerns related to muscles that are knotted, tense, damaged or if you are suffering from reduced mobility. It’s ideal if you are a sports athlete, do regular intense exercise or have a physically demanding lifestyle.

Our massage therapists use a combination of pressure, massage and stretching to deeply massage the muscle and stimulate the body’s mechanisms to repair itself. There are many benefits to remedial massage including relieving tension and muscle pain, improved posture and joint mobility, reduced physical and mental stress and improved sleep.

Aromatherapy massage This treatment uses essential oils to improve both mental and physical wellbeing. The main benefits of an aromatherapy massage are reduction of stress and anxiety, decrease in muscle tension and pain relief. It also helps to reduce mental stress and enhance your body’s relaxation. We have a range of essential oils and each one has unique benefits from calming and relaxation to energizing blends.

Hot Stone- A deeply relaxing massage technique where our therapists use heated basalt rocks (a type of volcanic rock). The hot stones are smooth and flat and are placed on specific parts of your body. The warmth in the stones adds to the benefits of your massage as the warmth eases muscle tension and pain and also increases blood flow to the area. We also find our clients find the warmth a very relaxing experience adding to the mental relaxation state.

Soy Candle A unique massage treatment that is a wonderful warming and relaxing experience using Swedish massage techniques to stretch, work and relax the muscles. During the treatment, we use a specialised soy oil based candle that heats the oil to a warm temperature that can then be poured onto the skin and massaged in. It is a wonderfully relaxing treatment as the warmth relieves muscle tension and aids in relaxation. As we are using a soy oil from the candle it is rich in vitamin E which leaves the skin feeling nourished, hydrated, soft and rejuvenated after the massage.

Pregnancy Massage- During pregnancy, your body is put under extra stress and muscle strain as you carry extra weight and your body changes to accommodate carrying a growing baby. Our therapists are trained in specialised pregnancy massage techniques to ensure we can provide you with a safe and relaxing treatment. We know the areas to avoid and will ensure you are comfortable in the bed. The benefits are endless from reducing stress, relaxing strained muscles, increasing blood flow and improving your mood and sleep quality.

Our award winning day spa in Parramatta is the perfect place to experience a specialised massage technique. Our team of spa therapists are qualified and experienced and can assure you a relaxing treatment.

Ready to book? Book online now!


Treat yourself to the whole body experience

Treat Yourself To The Whole Body Experience

For many of us, pampering ourselves to a day spa experience is something we save for a special occasion or if we are lucky enough to be the recipient of a gift voucher but the benefits to treating yourself to a body treatment at a day spa are endless and something we should consider doing on a more regular occasion.

As one of the top day spas in Parramatta Sydney, our team at Face Body Day Spa are experienced in pampering our clients with luxurious packages and body treatments that are tailored to the unique needs of each individual. In the spa we offer several types of body treatments such as rejuvenating salt body scrubs, nourishing body wraps, herbal steam treatments and muscle soothing massage. Read on to discover the benefits of experiencing a body treatment with us.

A mind, body reset- We all live in a busy fast paced world and everyone deserves a break to relax and pamper yourself. During a visit to our spa it is a true oasis where you are forced to clock off from work and family commitments. When we get the chance to truly relax this flows onto positive health benefits, from muscle relaxation and lower blood pressure, to improved circulation and better quality sleep.

Tension relief- Our physical everyday life and mental load can cause us to carry tension through our body in particular our back, neck and shoulders. The warmth from our steam treatments and infrared sauna and the healing hands of a full body massage helps to relieve tension through your body.

Flush toxins- Spa body treatments are amazing for lymphatic draining and will assist to clear our harmful toxins in your body allowing you to function at your best and boosts your immune system.

Improved skin texture and tone- Our full body scrubs and wraps will have your skin feeling soft and smooth. The body exfoliation will remove all the dead skin and the nourishing ingredients in our body wraps and oils will hydrate your skin like nothing you have experienced before

Visits to the spa shouldn’t be something we leave for special occasions, just like the fancy wine glasses or expensive shoes we keep in the box life is for enjoying. Book yourself in for a body treatment with our team and experience some of the many benefits.

Ready to book a treatment? As a great introduction to spa treatments we have an amazing sunkissed summer promotion, amazing value and it will have your skin glowing from head to toe. Follow the link below to book online now.

Introducing Kenzina Skincare

Introducing Kenzina Skincare

We are excited to introduce you to a brand new skincare range to grace our spa- Kenzina Skincare. When we discovered a range that delivered amazing results and has a sustainable, ethical mission we knew it was the perfect addition to our shelves.

An Australian made and designed range with a strong sustainable mission Kenzina skincare focuses on ethically made products in sustainable packaging. Each product is packaged in recyclable containers and even eye and lip masks completely dissolve in water- Zero landfill!

Why we love it-

  • Real Results
  • 100% Cruelty Free
  • Sustainable Packaging
  • Alcohol, sulphate and paraben free
  • Dermatologically Tested
  • Australian Owned & Designed

The range focuses on eye and lip masks as well as some reusable options such as face and eye gel ice packs and face rollers.

Our teams top 3 favourites are:

Kenzina Rejuvenating Under-Eye Masks-

Luxurious under-eye masks infused with Hyaluronic Acid, Antioxidants, Niacinamide (vitamin B3) and Vitamin E for instant hydration, cooling, soothing and depuffing of the under-eye area.

Amazing to treat fine lines and wrinkles, eye puffiness, dark circles and dehydration.

Can be used every morning or evening as your regular routine or weekly as a self-care pick me up.

Kenzina Plumping Lip Masks-

The ultimate in your self-care routine for ultra-smooth, soft and radiant lips.

Enriched with coconut, avocado, watermelon extracts, hyaluronic acid and Vitamin E, these lip masks hydrate, relieve dry cracked lips and visibly plump.

Amazing as a daily treatment or weekly to get your lips ready for your favourite lipstick, matte shade or gloss.

Kenzina Instant Glow Face Mask

Infused with collagen and vitamin C this sheet mask will leave your skin instantly radiant, nourished, and hydrated. The sheet mask is made of Bio-Cellulose- a natural fibre derived by cultivating Acetobacter (Coconut Fruit water fermentation) to form the fibres that make up the fabric of the mask. It adheres to your skin like a ‘second skin’ to deliver ingredients deep into your skin and lock in moisture for maximum hydration.  We love that this product is Australia’s first 100% biodegradable face mask in 100% biodegradable packaging! Leave the mask on for 15- 30 minutes as a weekly hydrating treatment, or whenever your skin needs a boost.

Kenzina Skincare also has Face Rollers and reusable freezable face, eye and lip masks that are amazing for soothing, reducing puffiness and relaxation. You can shop the full range in our Day Spa located in the heart of Parramatta, Sydney. We are delighted to have discovered this range and we know you will love results as much as we do!

How To Keep Your Skin Glowing Over The Festive Season

How To Keep Your Skin Glowing Over The Festive Season

Summer has well and truly arrived with the longer days and warm nights gracing us. We are blessed in Parramatta to have a beautiful summer season and that means for the majority of us we will be enjoying our time in the sunshine celebrating the Summer holidays, although this is a beautiful time of year it’s more important than ever to protect your skin to avoid long lasting damage. Our team has put together our top tips to keep your skin glowing over summer.

SPF, rain hail or shine and don’t forget to reapply! – We wouldn’t be passionate beauty therapists if we didn’t remind you that SPF is the number one way to protect your skin from skin cancer but also from premature ageing and pigmentation. We suggest applying your SPF daily as part of your morning skin care routine and reapply every 2 hours especially if you are out in direct sunlight at the beach or park.

We have a range of SPF products in the spa available. One of our best sellers is the Thalgo Illuminating Multi-Perfection BB Cream SPF 15, its lightweight, hydrating, slightly tinted and delivers an SPF15.

Include antioxidants in your skin care routine- During our daily lives our skin is exposed to free radical damage and this is magnified during summer due to the extra UV exposure, this free radical damage causes skin ageing such as fine lines, wrinkles and pigmentation. Including antioxidants can help prevent and correct these visible signs.

Ingredients to include are vitamin c, niacinamide, vitamin E, and co enzyme Q10. We have a variety of products in the spa available that include quality and active antioxidant ingredients.

Don’t forget to add some antioxidants to your diet! Try including a jam packed morning smoothie or juice. Foods that have high antioxidant content include berries, spinach, broccoli, red grapes and dark chocolate.

Keep hydrated! This is especially important during Summer when sun exposure, air conditioning, exposure to chlorine in swimming pools and saltwater at the beach all accelerates water loss. This results in your skin becoming  dehydrated and looking dull. To avoid dehydration, create good habits by having a large glass of water first thing in the morning, take a 1L drink bottle with you on outings and aim to drink at least 2L a day. If you get bored with plain water try sparkling water with lime or add flavour to your water bottle with citrus or berries.

To ensure the hydration reaches your skin keep using a hydrating moisturizer morning and night and consider adding a hyaluronic mask or serum to your skin care routine. This lightweight ingredient has the ability to draw and hold water into your skin to keep it hydrated all day long.

Invest in professional skin treatments- While our skin is taking a hit with extra sun exposure and a busy lifestyle over summer it’s an important time to prioritise professional skin treatments to repair and rejuvenate your skin. We have a wide range of results driven facials available in our day spa, from customised skin treatments, LED and microdermabrasion that will treat any skin concern.

Summer is full of wonderful events and it is the season for gifting! If you have a loved one that would love to be gifted skin care don’t forget to add on a gift voucher for a skin treatment, it’s the ultimate gift of self care! We have pamper packages available or choose any facial to be given as a voucher. You can purchase vouchers in the spa or online 24/7-  here

We hope these tips keep your skin glowing this holiday season, our team of therapists are always here to answer any questions.