How should I prepare for my treatment?
Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing that will allow us access to your body.
Be sure to eat a snack or small meal an hour or two before your appointment.
If possible, avoid strenuous activity or exercise after your treatment.
Avoid drinking alcohol or caffeine before and after.
Do drink plenty of water before and after your treatment.
Avoid using retinol products and stay out of the sun before a facial to reduce the chance of unwanted sensitivities.
What does the treatment consist of?
Together we will review your medical history, health concerns, and current medications, including a discussion of your main skin concern and skincare goals.
You will be asked to undress to your comfort level for your facial, as some bodywork on your upper body will be done as well. Although uncomfortable at times, facials should be a relaxing experience, so please communicate openly with your esthetician about pressure, comfort level, and any allergies you might have. The goal of a facial is to provide a set of treatments that will cleanse, exfoliate, remove impurities and dead skin from the areas of attention, and end with a massage and a mask. All treatments use nutrient-rich, non-toxic products with proven actives to support the skin's optimal health and function. It is important to remember that you may not look picture-perfect immediately after your appointment as you may experience some redness for hours after your appointment.
What about after?
As with most modalities, the effects vary among individuals and are based on your sensitivity as well as the treatment strategy itself. To maximize your facial, keep the skin hydrated by drinking plenty of water and increasing your intake of fresh fruits and vegetables after treatment. Do not touch your face, pick at pimples, or use heavy make-up after your facial, nor visit a sauna or steam room after, and avoid wax or laser treatments on your face for at least a week. Your facialist will make customized recommendations for an at-home treatment plan and follow-up treatments to help you with your skincare goals.
About Seasonal Facials
When the seasons change, you may notice your skin type changes as well. Your skin reacts to the changing humidity, UV rays, wind, cold, and heat, and this is the time when some with oily skin might notice their skin turns a bit dryer, or those with normal skin might consider their skin to be suddenly very dry. You will probably need to change up your skincare products and switch them accordingly. If you aren’t sure whether or not your skin needs a new regime, consult our advanced esthetics practitioner. They can analyze your skin and ask you simple questions to see what skincare type you fall in.
Our goal with our summer facials and summer home care regimens is to reduce the risk of sun damage and pigmentation by increasing antioxidants and SPF, as well as using products that slow down melanocyte activity. For oil production and acne, we strive to offer purifying treatments and lightweight hydration that help balance oil production. Summer facials not only strengthen compromised, at-risk skin by stimulating surface cell turnover for healthier tissue but brighten skin tone while boosting collagen for pro-youth results. Infusing skin with protective antioxidants, healing vitamins, replenishing hydration, and soothing botanicals.
Fall treatments are a great way to correct skin damage that may have occurred during the summer months. Pumpkin is nature’s richest source of Vitamin A and infuses the skin with potent antioxidants, brightens and smooths imperfections, as well as stimulates collagen activity.
Winter can affect the skin in many ways, from the harsh cold weather to the stress and poor diets associated with the holidays. It is important to gently exfoliate, hydrate, and nurture dry and sometimes cracked winter skin with restorative treatments and healing home care products. Parched winter skin will be restored to buoyant health for a dewy, luminous glow.
Spring seasonal treatments focus on exfoliation while infusing the skin with nutrients to help bring back the radiant glow. Awaken, renew, and revive your skin with the power of flower essence. Bring dull winter skin to life with hydrating, brightening, and rejuvenating treatments.