Not everyone gets chance to access their own personal facialist, but yes, we’re pretty good to you here at RIH. Anti-ageing queries or acne concerns?  Puffy eyes or fine lines? Each month, we’ll be giving you the chance to put your questions to super facialist and skincare expert Antonia Burrell

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I’m in my late twenties and just starting to think a bit more about skincare and spending on products. What about facials? Do they really make a big difference and how often should you have them? What kind of facial is best and what should I look for? My skin is quite mixed, dry in places and oily too.

Your twenties is definitely a good time to start investing in your anti-ageing routine. It’s important to take anti-ageing seriously even in your twenties as the more time and effort you invest in looking after your skin now, the better results you will see later in life. I recommend having regular facials, about one every 6-8 weeks, with an experienced facialist. Changes in temperature, the environment and hormone levels can all have negative effects on even the clearest of complexions, so it’s important to consult a therapist who can advise on how to improve its condition.


With regards to what type of facial to look for, I recommend having a bespoke facial that’s tailored to your specific skincare needs. My bespoke facials offer a chemical-free, holistic experience and are custom designed around you and the needs of your skin. They help tackle a myriad of issues from premature ageing, keeping wrinkles at bay, adult acne to pigmentation to name a few. Procedures like extractions, microdermabrasion and accupressure are all important techniques that you should look for in your facials too as they make a real difference to your skin.

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