The Thai Sculpting Facial

There's a new service debuting at i {heart} skin in just one week and I can't wait to share it with you! Today I'm here to explain this amazing new treatment, I call the Thai Sculpting Facial. This facial is geared at anti-aging, lifting and sculpting your natural bone structure to provide a temporary facelift effect. How does it work? Read on!

Believe it or not, the sculpting Thai facial massage uses only the device pictured above. This small herbal compress is called a poultice. The poultice is filled with organic herbs - including Thai ginger, Java apple leaf, patchouli, lavender, geranium, bergamot and lemongrass. To perform the facial, the compress is heated in a steam cooker. Not only does the action of the poultice benefit your face, but the steamed herbs are also wonderful for your skin.

The idea behind the Thai Facial Massage is essentially lymph drainage. Most of us carry excess puffiness in our face due to allergies, diet, sleep patterns and other factors. The massage helps alleviate some of this, which then produces some immediate results for your face. Some clients have noticed reduced appearance of wrinkles, less puffiness around the eyes, more defined jaw line and more defined cheek bones after the facial.

Over time, clients who repeatedly receive the massage can even develop muscle memory which creates a more long-term benefit. A few other perks of this treatment - it is detoxifying and purifying. It relieves sinus pressure, relaxes and eases jaw tension (TMJ), and increases blood flow in the face stimulating cellular turnover.

And if that isn't enough for you, it's also (I'm told) incredibly relaxing.

The Thai Sculpting Facial otherwise follows the protocol of a regular signature facial. Prior to the poultice massage, the skin is prepped with a double cleanse followed by a blend of exfoliating fruit enzymes. Although I always customize product for each client, I like to use a mixture of Coconut, Papaya and Orange Zest enzymes on this one. Coupling tropical infusion with a healthy dose of vitamin C. The fruit enzymes help gently remove dead surface skin and leaves the skin glowing. The treatment also includes a hydrating Vanilla Clove mask designed to create more softness and suppleness in your skin.

Here is an example of my typical palette for the Thai Sculpting Facial, in case you're curious. Its just too bad you can smell everything pictured here. It truly is an aromatic delight for the senses.

Photo by Wendy Vitzthum

Another added benefit of the sculpting facial? Recently Denver makeup artist, Nicole Toledo, stopped by to try out the treatment and reported that highlighting and contouring were a dream afterward. You can read more about Nicole's experience and check out her makeup tips here.

I've been practicing and perfecting the Thai Sculpting facial for the past few weeks with the help of some clients, who were willing to be test subjects. So far we are loving the results, and I can't wait to share more once this treatment debuts. In the meantime, feel free to reach out with any questions and be sure to read back for more advice on skin care and aging.

<3 Jenny

About the blog:

This is a blog about everyday skin health. As an esthetician I strive to provide comprehensive skin care advice and knowledge to anyone who wants to know more.

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