The Skin Spa
Although we may not be seeing much summer weather yet, this is the time of year where I typically start to focus on my skincare regime so I can avoid wearing lots of make-up on warm, sunny days. I just want perfect skin so I can look flawless with only a tinted moisturizer on - is that really so much to ask?! So, a while back, I started taking my skincare more seriously and added a monthly facial to the mix and I have to say, it's made QUITE a difference.
Lauren and I took a trip to The Skin Spa, located at 335 Duckworth Street, to try out their customized skin treatment. The first thing worth noting about their new location downtown, is that it's perfectly instagrammable! Secondly, the space was made all that much warmer and inviting by the super friendly staff and owner who were there to great us and do our treatments.
Since the revamp of my skincare regime, I've been using a lot of Dermalogica products, so I was very happy when I learned that this was the product line used at The Skin Spa! Not to mention, after a service, they offer 20% off their products. Hello, my bank account is in trouble!
Lauren and I both filled out a quick questionnaire about our skin types, what we use and what we were expecting to get from a facial. This was standard, but what came next was above and beyond.
Owner and esthetician, Victoria Strickland, separated us into our spa-like treatment rooms, and she began my treatment. Once layered in cozy blankets, Victoria ran through my skin history with me and did a detailed breakdown of what she was seeing on my skin. I told her about a recent breakout I was having and how I was sure it was from stress, but she let me know that based on where it was, it was probably due to my over consumption of sugar and dairy - and as we all know, there was no disagreeing with her there. She mentioned to me about congestion areas in my pores and how to work with them daily, and spoke with me about using SPF to prevent aging that I was afraid of. Even before my facial had really began, I had learned a lot and was ready to take my daily regime to the next level.
With Victoria's expertise on what my stressed-foodie skin needed, she conducted a custom treatment to mend what I had going on, and to make my skin feel great on leaving. There was cleansing, exfoliation, high-frequency lights, extractions (who doesn't love these) and a relaxing multi-mask with steam. Throughout, I felt calm and excited for that unbeatable purely cleansed feeling you get post-facial.
Lauren and I both left The Skin Spa beaming with our fresh new skin. Admittedly, my skin turns pretty red after a facial, especially after extractions, but it absolutely felt amazing and even more so in the days afterwards.
We both loved our experience at The Skin Spa with Victoria and Stephanie. The space is gorgeous, and they definitely know what they're talking about! My skin has been glowing ever since.