• Fashion & Beauty

    The 24-Karat Gold Facial

    • Apr 8, 2012

    • By:Kelly Leigh

    Dripping in jewels has taken on an entirely new meaning at the best luxury spas around the world offering the must-try-now treatment, the 24-karat gold facial. Though the initial reaction may be to assume that slathering gold on your face is an unnecessary extravagance, it turns out the 24-karat gold facial has many anti-aging benefits that won’t go unnoticed.

    To begin with, the 24-karat gold facial is non-invasive, eliminating the need to schedule time off of work and the fear of needles and scalpels. The benefits don’t stop there. The facial is the ultimate rejuvenating skin treatment that promises to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and firm aging skin.
    The typical 24-karat gold facial begins with your therapist massaging a hydrating compound into your skin as preparation for the application of the gold. Sheets of gold are then carefully placed over your face and massaged in gently as the magic starts to take place.

    The reason the facial has proven so successful is that your skin naturally tries to reject gold because it is a foreign object. As a result, new skin cells are generated. Whereas it would typically take 28 days for new cells to be produced, the 24-karat gold facial accelerates the process leaving you with skin that is firmed, tightened and refreshed. The residual benefits of gold include slowing down collagen depletion and breakdown of elastin to prevent sagging skin, improving blood circulation and reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.

    To try the facial locally, go to New York City’s Spa Martier where they offer Gold Leaf spa treatments for your face and body.