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DIY Spa: Get The Giorgio Armani Experience

Don’t have enough time to visit the spa? Each month, we visit a top spa therapist to find out how to recreate their most luxurious treatments at home.

Beauty therapist Safia Choudhary teaches us how to recreate the Giorgio Armani Crema Nera Extrema facial experience. This treatment is centred around Crema Nera Extrema (exclusive to Harrods), a super moisturising cream that targets hydration, firmness, wrinkles, radiance and clarity.

DIY Spa: Get The Giorgio Armani Experience
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    First, thoroughly cleanse to remove all traces of make-up. Begin with Cleansing Milk and follow with a sweep of Mineral Primer Lotion to hydrate skin.

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    In the spa, Safia placed a hot towel over the face to open pores but at home you can use a hot damp face cloth for the same results. After a couple of minutes, remove and massage Crema Nera Extrema into the face. Start by pressing into the forehead and cheeks before smoothing upwards and outwards.

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    Create a mask by mixing two pumps of primer lotion with two spatulas of Crema Nera Extrema. Apply a medium/thick layer to skin and place damp cotton pads over eyes. After ten minutes, remove with a cotton pad saturated in primer lotion or Crema Nera Concentrate Serum – by avoiding washing it off you ensure your skin soaks up all the benefits of the cream.

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    Follow the mask with another light application of Crema Nera Extrema, and pat a little Crema Nera Extrema Eye Serum around the eye area. Finally, seal moisture into the eye area with an application of Crema Nera Reviving Eye Pot.

Final Result

Your skin will feel like silk after this simple facial. The beauty of the regime is that it uses products you may already own, but makes them work harder for you - who knew it was that easy to create a mask?

Suitable for all skin types - even blemish-prone; it’s ideal for anyone with anti-ageing concerns but will also add radiance and clarity to younger skin.

Shop all the products Safia used below.

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