When better to factor in a small dose of ‘me time’ than the Christmas holidays? Yes, free time is likely to be in short supply, especially if you’re lucky enough to be spending Christmas with a house packed full of loved ones, but pampering needn’t take hours. According to Shane Cooper, the renowned facialist and aesthetician often behind Phoebe Dynevor’s red carpet glow, an effective radiance-boosting DIY facial need only take a matter of ten minutes. Dubious? Read on for the full explanation.
The 10 Minute DIY Facial You Need To Know About
Step 1 – ‘A great home facial should start off with a really good cleanse and tone,’ says Cooper, ‘For this feel free to use products that you already have at home and that you know work well for your skin. If you’re yet to invest in a toner try my Shane Cooper UK Hyaluronic Mist, £65, which is super hydrating and incredibly gentle.’
Step 2 – Now it’s time for your face mask. ‘Use a hydrating liquid face mask that has enough slip in it to allow for a good face massage. Apply and massage it into skin using lymphatic drainage techniques’ – watch a great how-to here – ‘before washing it off with warm water. This step will make a huge difference to your skin during these drying winter months.’
Step 3 – ‘Finish off your DIY facial routine with your favourite serum and moisturiser, affording yourself a few more face massage moves as you apply them. You can even use a cryo ball after application to boost your skin’s circulation and up your glow even more.’ Try Nurse Jamie’s Super-Cryo Massaging Orb, £14.
Shane Cooper Explains A-List Skin
Cooper is a well-known name in the celebrity facial circuit. ‘I have some high profile clients that don’t like to disclose the treatments they receive, however clients that I am able to mention include Sienna Miller, Ellie Goulding, Phoebe Dynevor, Nicola Coughlan, Vicky McClure, Rochelle Humes, Mabel, Raye, Hannah Waddington, Emma Bunton, Abbey Clancy, Jessie Ware, Maya Jama, to name just a few.’ Impressive. So, what does this star-studded line-up book in for? ‘With my treatments it’s all about having a bespoke and unique approach,’ Cooper explains, ‘some clients see me for event-related skin prep to keep their skin in the best condition possible. I have a lot of clients who are actresses, musicians and frequently in the public eye. They often have to wear very heavy make-up as part of their jobs and come in for regular treatments to keep their skin looking great.’
The London Edition Residency
Cooper has partnered with the The London Edition hotel to host an exclusive residency series. Would-be clients will be able to book in with Cooper on Monday 24th January and Monday 31st February at the renowned and luxurious central London location. ‘There is just something really fun and great about The London Edition,’ says Cooper, ‘including the location and how beautiful the hotel itself is. The hotel suite that I’m doing the treatments in is beautiful. It’s such lovely positioning and very spacious.’ Cooper will be offering a bespoke treatment created especially for the hotel. Meet the Shane Cooper Edition Facial, £500, which targets texture, tone and radiance. Features of the facial include exfoliation, LED light therapy and a Cryo Cool lifting gun. To make an appointment please contact