Calling all tired mummies! It’s ok to want a bit of pampering. It’s ok to treat yourself from time to time. But we just need to be clever about how we do it.
Personally, I don’t have time to go to one salon to get my facial and another place for teeth whitening. And I certainly don’t enjoy the process of shopping around to get a good deal because that can take up a whole day, plus it results in a lingering worry that the cheap price will mean poor service. It’s far more convenient to find someone that you trust with your appearance and to re-visit over and over again, and even better if all the experts can be found under one roof.
I’m not being paid to say this, but I think I’ve found the answer in the Stonehealth clinic – a private medical and dental clinic in the heart of the city of London, a stone’s throw from Bank underground station. The first time I had treatments here, I felt so relaxed and knew I had found MY place. And to celebrate that and to introduce my friends to the idea that you can look good after having a baby (with a bit of help), I hosted a party at Stonehealth so that all my friends could try a few treatments.
By far the most popular treatment with my friends was the microdermabrasion – an essential tool if you live in a big city like London and your face regularly gets clogged up with dirt from the tube and the congested roads.
At Stonehealth, they use a diamond tipped pad to gently remove the outermost skin layers so a smoother layer of skin can replace it. Anything involving diamonds is alright by me!
My sister is more of an adventurous type (and she’s been partying hard in the run-up to Christmas) so she went for something to really drive out all the toxins – a chemical peel. By taking away more skin layers, it helps to stimulate cell renewal and regenerate a healthier skin appearance. I expected her to come out looking like a lobster after her treatment, which is how I’ve looked after peels in the past. But she looked radiant and I was very jealous! (She’s the blonde in the pic below).
If you really want to look like a VIP, then you need to try the Vampire Facelift that’s popular with celebrities like Kim Kardashian. It’s not for those who are scared of blood, but it is for those who what to look younger. Blood plasma rich in growth factors enables our proteins to rejuvenate our skin, giving us a healthy, youthful glow.
The clinic also offers Botox, dermal fillers, permanent make-up and all the dental treatments you’ll ever need.
Like me, you could make a day or a night of it, ordering in food and getting all your treatments done. It made me go back to my baby feeling like a yummy mummy rather than a just getting-by, scrummy mummy. The space is so tranquil and calming!
When I feel better about myself, I have more energy to look after my baby as I feel happy and full of love. It’s horrible to look in the mirror and hate what you see – it makes you feel down all day. We should all put an end to that feeling by taking time out to treat ourselves!