Zero downtime, maximum glow-up | 5 of the best party beauty treatments 

Zero downtime, maximum glow-up | 5 of the best party beauty treatments 

#1 Omnilux and Healite

An absolute favourite of all the party beauty treatments when it comes to celebs prepping for the red carpet. The Omnilux and Healite Therapy helps activate your skin’s natural renewal system to reverse the effects of aging, while restoring a younger and healthier appearance. The warming lights plump the deepest skin cell layers, stimulating collagen and elastin, resulting in instant and long-lasting radiance. 


#2 Dermaplaning

Dermaplaning is a bit like shaving your face, only it’s performed professionally and takes care of much more than peach fuzz. Number two on our party beauty treatments list might sound a little strange, but it’s a hugely popular pre-big-event treatment thanks to the fact that it gets rid of facial hair, can make your face feel baby soft, and gives you the ultimate smooth base for makeup application. 


#3 Lash lift

Unlike some party beauty treatments, this one’s easy to work out: a lash lift is exactly that. It lifts your lashes from the root to create a natural and subtle curl – like a perm for your lashes. It adds the illusion of length to your lashes, as well as making your eyes appear bigger. Silicone pads are placed onto your eyelids to mould the shape of your eyelashes. A bonding gel is then be used to grip your lashes onto the pad in an upwards and outwards direction. Following this, a perming solution, followed by a neutralizer and (finally) a lash conditioner will be put onto your lashes. Last step: a tint to finish off. 


#4 Spray tan

Good, old fake tan – the easiest way to go from zero to golden glow in a flash. Skip makeup on the day, and deodorant – both can act as barriers. Also decide how “deep” you would like to go, whether that’s a picture reference, or an occasion – say a week-long holiday or just the one big night. We’ll work our way down the body doing the front first and then your back, making sure there are no crease marks on knees, bums and knuckles. Bring loose, dark clothing and nothing that may rub the tan off. The guide colour of your tan will appear darker than the finished result, and will wash off in the first shower. 


#5 Eyebrow wax and tint

Brow maintenance can take off years, lack of sleep and even physical imperfections. It’s a great, non-invasive solution to brightening the face. If you feel you have small eyes, or they’re too far apart, a well-shaped brow can address that lack of symmetry. A wax and tint is the perfect way to finesse these frames to your face. 

Need to look your best for a special occasion? Or just need an end-of-year glow-up (and who doesn’t at the end of 2020??) We have all our treatments and practitioners listed in our handy online booking portal – we can’t wait to see you.


Skin and your lymphatic system | DMK lymphatic drainage

Skin and your lymphatic system | DMK lymphatic drainage

Think of lymphatic drainage like a waste management service for your body. The big-ticket player – that is, your heart – pumps oxygen- and protein-rich blood out through the arteries and into the body’s tissues and organs. The veins carry blood containing carbon dioxide, unused proteins and other waste products back to the heart. Around 90% of the blood gets sent back through the veins.

What is “lymph”?

So what about the other 10%? This stuff is lymph, the fluid component that leaks out into the body’s tissues through the very tiny blood vessels known as capillaries. 

Here is where your lymphatic system takes over, pushing the fluid out of the lymphatic capillaries and into larger lymphatic collector vessels. These sit just under the surface of your skin. When lymph builds up thanks to excess toxins – protein, waste, cellular debris, bacteria, viruses, excess fat (basically, the festive period) – it can result in puffiness, particularly around the eye and jawline. 

Lymphatic drainage massage

You can help your system out with a light lymphatic drainage facial, comprising light strokes starting at your forehead. From the centre of the face, ensure you’re always working in sweeping motions outwards. For each movement that you’re doing, you want to be draining outwards towards the lymph nodes which are found in the bottom front and behind the ears right down the back of the neck and right into just above the collarbone.

DMK Enzyme Therapy Treatments

Skin guru Danné Montague King is at the forefront of lymphatic drainage as a beauty elixir, pioneering his cult Signature Enzyme Treatment. It changes dead cell material into a weak acid and flushes it away (a process called enzyme hydrolysation) and brings new cells to the surface.

Over 40 years has been spent perfecting DMK’s signature Enzyme Therapy treatments, utilising the beneficial effects of transfer messenger enzymes. It encourages blood circulation, oxygenation and the lymphatic drainage system while simultaneously, through reverse osmosis, helping to flush away toxins and free radicals as well as stimulating collagen production. 

The result? Plump, hydrated skin; immediate, long-lasting results – with cheekbones even Keira Knightley would side eye. Check it out in action below, or even better, book in to experience it yourself.