HydraFacial: Hydrated Skin Goals

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Hydrated skin is the foundation for a healthy, radiant complexion. However, environmental aspects can negatively impact your skin’s hydration levels.

From Summer sun to air conditioning and central heating, seasonal changes can mean dry, dull, dehydrated skin. 

This is where the STORY custom HydraFacial treatment comes in; lavishing your skin with bespoke hydration for instant results. 

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What causes dehydrated skin?

If your skin is looking dull and tired, maybe a bit dry, dehydration could be the culprit. Other signs include moisturising products absorbing rapidly and foundation looking patchy or uneven.

Dehydration is the result of water loss in the skin and may signal weakened skin barrier function. Supporting your skin barrier through solid skincare choices can help prevent this common issue of water loss.  

You may notice it more as the seasons change. This can be because we start to expose ourselves to the moisture-stripping effects of artificial environments with air conditioning and central heating.

There are many year-round reasons for dehydrated skin, though. From stress and lack of sleep, to smoking and the old classic – not drinking enough water – here’s a quick cheat sheet on what causes dehydrated skin…

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Now you know what causes your skin to be dehydrated and how to spot the signs, it’s time to take affirmative action. You can start by forming good hydration habits in your diet and lifestyle. To really kick off your skin’s moisture maintenance plan, we recommend a custom HydraFacial.

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The HydraFacial for radiant, hydrated skin

Currently available at STORY Southwell, the custom HydraFacial is suitable for all skin types, skin tones, ages and genders for the ultimate, immediate glow-up.

This luxurious facial treatment invigorates your skin, raining hydration down into its deepest levels. Lie back and let our skin expert pour revitalising, juicy, powerhouse ingredients over you, all tailored to your precise needs.

Below we answer a few of the most frequently asked questions about the STORY Southwell custom HydraFacial. If there’s anything else you’d like to know about this popular treatment, or if you’d like to book your appointment now, do just get in touch.


What is a HydraFacial?

A HydraFacial is a skin hydrating facial that uses a painless, needle-free device to deeply cleanse and exfoliate your skin. Your skin is then drenched in a personalised cocktail of active ingredients, tailored to your specific needs. 

When will I see results?

The HydraFacial gives immediate results. You should leave with radiant, hydrated skin that has a plumper, youthful bounce. 

Does the HydraFacial involve injections?

No, injections! This is one of our no-needle skin treatments. It uses painless suction delivered using an award-winning vortex technology device.

Is this suitable as a lunchtime facial? Can I go back to work afterwards?

There is no downtime so, yes – absolutely. The standard HydraFacial appointment takes 60 minutes in total, including your consultation. 

If you’d like to add on any additional treatments – such as a skin peel, dermaplaning, manual extractions or LED – you may need to treat yourself to a more leisurely lunch break. 

We highly recommend going back to work afterwards though so you can show off your glow!

How long do HydraFacial results last?

You should continue to enjoy noticeably healthier, brighter, more hydrated skin for up to 4 weeks after your facial. Regular HydraFacials, every 4-6 weeks, offer these benefits, as well as less congested skin, on a longer term basis. 

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