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It’s our Birthday at City Retreat

It's our Birthday at City Retreat

Oh My Goodness, how time has flown. It’s our Birthday here at City Retreat and it was 11 years ago today we were putting the finishing touches to the brand new City Retreat, Newcastle.

What a beautiful start to October, but please don’t be fooled, the weather is about to change!

Wind, Rain, Cold Brrr… Need I say more?? It is this time of year when we need to start thinking about protecting our skin from the harsh elements approaching.


Follow our 4 Steps to a Healthier Skin, but most importantly:-


Like the trees, first we need to shed those dead skin cells: We need to clear away the old matter and concentrate on nourishing and hydrating the skin at every level; in order to keep our skins plump, nourished and looking its best during the harsh winter months.

Now is the time to check out your bathroom cabinet, dig out the scrubs or peels and those masks that have been lying in there for months, and give your skin the perfect Autumn Treat.


4 Steps to a Healthier Skin

Step One: We really need to try to get into a good cleansing routine; the first cleanse will remove your make-up; following with the second cleanse which will deeply purify. Follow this with a gentle toner to suit your skin type.

Step Two: We need to make sure we’re not getting any build up of dead cellular matter on the skin, by giving ourselves a good exfoliation every 3-4 days (yes days, not weeks)! This will help keep the skin clear and allow all those wonderful treatment products to be fully absorbed into the skin.

Step Three: Treat and protect; a good serum is invaluable at this time of year, especially if we’re trying to hold back the years! Elemis have some amazing treatment serums that reach the deeper levels of the skin to treat, nourish, repair and ward off those lines and wrinkles!!

Step Four: The final step – your moisturiser. This locks in the serum and provides protection from those harsh cold winds, the central heating and those nasty free radicals that try to destroy our cells and damage our collagen and elastin fibres, which we all want to keep healthy to prevent premature ageing!!


Lesley’s Favourites

Step 1 – Elemis Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm

Step 2 – Elemis Soothing Apricot Toner

Step 3 – Elemis Pro-Collagen Advanced Eye Treatment Serum and Elemis Pro-Collagen Super Serum

Step 4 – Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream


If you’d like a book a FREE Skin Care Consultation with us for your winter skin regime, get in touch by calling us on 0191 281 9222.

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