• SKIN ASPIRATIONS | DMK ENZYME THERAPY

    10 July, 2017 • Posted in Beauty, Skincare

    Skin Aspirations

    I had an exciting opportunity to work with Skin Aspirations on sharing with you a unique facial known as DMK Enzyme Therapy. This was unlike any other facial I have tried previously. I loved the scientific approach this treatment had as it focused on what the skin really responds to rather than targeting key areas you think it needs.

    This facial treatment focuses on 4 key concepts:

    REMOVE:

    Dead skin cell build up which leads to the appearance of dry skin, fine lines, and skin discoloration.

    REBUILD:

    Cells by providing protein, amino acids & nutrients enabling the cells to live longer & healthier.

    PROTECT:

    The skin from the sun, free radicals, glycosylation and other environmental factors.

    MAINTAIN:

    Enabling the skin to function optimally with appropriate home prescriptives.

    Situated in the beautiful streets of South Kensington, I met the lovely Simona who is Co-founder and Skin Therapist who immediately made me feel comfortable and at ease.

    Skin Aspirations

    Consultation

    We had a mini-consultation to discuss my skin type and any areas of concern I wanted to raise. Simona then talked through the treatment procedure in full detail and what the benefits of what this facial can do for my skin. Simona also pre-warned me of some of the effects I will be feeling during the treatment which was very helpful – it allowed me to not have any surprises! Once I signed forms of my medical history and that I understood the procedure we could begin.

    So here are the steps of the treatment…

     

    Cleanse

    The first step was to have a thorough cleanse. Using their own special line of products for this treatment, a cleanser called Acu-Klenz is a cleansing gel which contained salicylic acid (perfect for oily skin) It’s a deep penetrating action help keep pores clean and drying up existing acne.

    Simona then analysed my skin with a magnifying glass to have a closer look and found I had a few blocked pores as well as vascular veins which meant some areas of my skin were exposed to the sun and had some blackheads too.

     

    Exfoliate

    Exfoliate
    Exfoliate wrap

    Next was to exfoliate the skin. Now for me exfoliators, I have used in the past often consisted of beads which would be rubbed into the skin. This was a gentle exfoliant called Desquamate which was put onto the skin, then my face was wrapped in cling film and hot towels to ensure the product was soaked into the skin for a couple of minutes, this helped to loosen and remove dead skin cells. Once complete, my skin was thoroughly wiped with a hot flannel.

     

    Extraction

    To combat blackheads, a Sebum Soak was rubbed into the skin to soften the hardened sebum plugs in the pores preparing the skin for extractions.

    My face was then wrapped in cling film. Once the cling film was removed, a tool was used to remove unwanted skin and blackheads. This part admittedly was a little uncomfortable and painful in some places. I had quite a few on my nose but have to say once complete my skin already felt lighter and clearer.

    Epitoxyl was added to the skin which helped to remove toxins from the skin and my favourite part – Ice was rubbed into the areas to reduce inflammation from extractions and to completely cleanse any possible leftover of the product away.

     

    Enzyme Masque #1

    DMK Enzyme Mask
    DMK Enzyme Mask Dry

    Now for the main event. In order for the mask to work at its best two steps were applied to the skin.

    Melanotech drops – revises uneven skin tone, dark spots, pigmentation.

    Fibromax Vitamin C powder – is an exclusive formula of liquid droplets encapsulated in Silica particles.   It works like mesotherapy without a syringe. This not only Tones but tightens and brightens the skin too. Vitamin C acts as an antioxidant and free radical scavenger to protect skin.

    Then the signature DMK product mask was applied which enhances the skin’s capacity to function optimally. This mask was left on the skin for 45 minutes. I found this part to be the most uncomfortable as I experienced itching, pulsating, throbbing and tightening as the mask dried, these were all good responses which meant the mask was working at its best. It’s important to keep relaxed and if you can, try and have a little dose if possible! During the end of the mask treatment, these feelings did start to subside which was a plus!

     

    End of treatment

    Results of Mask
    Result of Mask

    The mask was then carefully removed with a number of hot flannels – this took a while as it needed to be gently removed from the skin. Once fully removed, my skin instantly felt refreshed and clean. Now as you can see from the picture exposed capillaries/veins will appear and may show more on lighter skin tones, this again is normal and means your skin has responded well to the treatment – this will disappear after 30 minutes or so.

    To complete the treatment further serums, drops and creams were added to the skin to keep its moisture and to protect the skin from sun rays.

    Here is a quick rundown:

    Pore reduction drops – reduce the appearance of open pores and help to reduce the inflammation

    Melanotech drops – revises uneven skin tone, dark spots, pigmentation.

    Beta gel – to address reactive, irritated or inflamed skin.

    Vitamin C serum – key vitamin for the production of collagen which gives skin its firmness.

    Eye tone serum – to treat fine lines as well as dark circles or puffy skin under the eyes.

    Herb and Mineral Mist – it helps the oils and crème to penetrate deeper into the skin.

    Contraderm crème – is a soothing, anti-inflammatory and anti-irritant crème.

    DMK Sunscreen – to protect from UVR

    My thoughts?

    Before

    Before

    After

    After

  • My skin visibly looked brighter and even toned. I found a number of blemishes and scarring I had from previous spots were visibly lighter. My skin looked nourished and moisturised and still had a tingly feeling which felt good to the skin. I loved my skin felt supple and bouncy and hydrated too. I was surprised with the instant results of this, you can imagine the results you would receive after a number of these sessions. This would work very well for problematic skin especially if you are suffering from Acne which can help diminish and control your skin activity.

    This treatment in total lasts for 90 minutes including the consultation and costs £150. If you are looking for instant results this is the key to youthful, healthy skin.

    If you would like to know more about Skin Aspirations and their other treatments they have available do follow their Facebook, Instagram, and site for more information.

     

    Disclaimer: This was a PR opportunity and can confirm all thoughts and opinions featured in this post are entirely my own. 

    Till my next post..

    Yasmin x
    #beautyafter30

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