Spa treatments have been in existence for as long as mankind’s existence on earth. Beauty enhancement has been one of the activities in the women’s world that could never go stale. Centuries ago, ladies had to lie in warm soil pool to keep their tender skins tan and beautiful.
They had to use other processes that came out poisonous or a boost to their beauty maintenance. In ancient times, gold was an ornament only royals could afford. Asides popular Queen Elizabeth of the United Kingdom, who took up the dangerous lead as a choice for beautifying herself, Queen Cleopatra was a huge fan of facial gold.
Remember, she was referred to as a goddess, how beautiful she must have been! In these days, gold facials and gold facemasks have added to the list of numerous procedures available at highly expensive spas around Western countries, including Nigeria. It has become a more sought after style by celebrities to indulge themselves in after work.
Why gold you may ask? Gold is not just a precious and expensive metal to be worn on occasions, but a substance with high beautifying values. Gold facial is a traditional facial procedure used for cleansing the face. It involves the use of 24 karat gold massaging sheets, gold leaf, colloidal gold or liquid solution mixed with nanoparticles of gold. With the expansion of DIY spa procedures, gold facials can also involve the use of gold facemasks used in massage on the face.
In 2006, gold facials became widely popular in Japan when a company released its innovative style on how to help penetrate the surface layer of the skin. Thinking about gold dusts and its particles on the bare skin may have you running miles away from spa, but here are some benefits. Gold has a long and successful history of being an item used in Ayurvedic medicine (oldest healing systems, using natural methods) and ancient skincare.
Unlike lead, history has never made mention of its adverse effect on users. Also, gold has some antioxidant properties, which are said to fight environmental toxins and sun damages. Modern aestheticians add gold to their list of materials for use because of its anti-aging and firming properties. It also helps make skin softer, owing to accelerated cell rejuvenation and elastin production.
As Dermatologist has warned, people who consistently have dermatitis when wearing jewellery may have adverse reactions to this procedure. I know you are searching your spa menu for your next visit. How much does it cost? Of course, when you think about cost, you suddenly remember we are talking about gold. When it first hit the beauty scene, it made waves not just because it required the use of gold as a very important ingredient, but because of its huge cost. It does cost a fortune!!
Even though, it is no longer a new item in spas, as all spas try to get this deal breaker ON their menu, the price has begun to drop, but slowly. Be sure to pay about 150,000 Naira to 300,000 Naira to get this work done on your face. When next you go on a spa visit, try a gold facial. Don’t forget to take a selfie!