Have you heard of a back facial?! Up until two weeks ago I hadn't either, but now I'm glad I have!
Favoured by celebrities, especially around awards season, and anyone basically wanting a nice smooth, clean back, back facials do exactly what they say on the tin - they give your back everything a regular facial gives your face...
Why just have a back massage when you can have the full schbang, I say!
The treatment lasts between 30-45 mins and consists of lying down on a couch as if you were to have a massage. Your back is double-cleansed, exfoliated, heated up with hot towels to open up the pores, buffed to create a nice smooth sheen, given a firm massage (the best bit!), followed by a mask to draw out any toxins or blackheads, and toned and moisturised.
Back facials are great for anyone, but they are especially good for "back-ne" or blackhead suffers, common with fitness fanatics, or anyone who wears fake tan, as you will never be able to fully remove every inch of fake tan even with a loofah. If you're going on holiday and know that you're be showing off your back more than usual, or wearing a backless/strapless/one-shoulder dress for your upcoming Christmas party, then these facials can seal the deal and add the pièce de résistance!
I too thought they sounded a bit strange, but I think it's one of the best treatments I've ever had. I was lucky enough to have my second back facial yesterday and it was so good I completely nodded off. It's already started to ease away a few knots that I've recently been suffering with and my back feels smoother than ever. Now...where's that backless dress of mine?!
I will be offering back facials in my salon, so let me know if you would like to book your back in for some pampering! It's worth trying.