‘Tis the season for a trip to the spa? We think so!
Although there are benefits to receiving professional skincare services year round, the stretch between fall and winter is an especially ideal time to enjoy a bit of much needed pampering. Getting a facial can do a lot to help keep skin stress in check, but can also provide some much needed zen time in the midst of the busiest time of the year.
For getting the most out of your self care here are a few treatment options we recommend:
Pick #1: AHA Chemical Peel
A professional peel that utilizes acid-based ingredients and enzymes is a great way to shed buildup of dead dry skin cells that accumulate this time of year and reboot your skin in time for a new year. Additionally, because post-peel recovery requires you to avoid excess heat and sun exposure, shorter daylight hours and cooler temps outside will be on your side for securing great results.
Pick #2: Hydration Infusion Facial
Colder weather also often means less humidity in the air and this lack of moisture can quickly take a toll on your skin. If your skin is prone to dryness, then a nice nourishing holistic facial may be just the ticket. At your appointment you’ll be treated to a host of hydrating products that deeply nourish and replenish the skin, with a goal of promoting moisture retention and repair.
Pick #3: Hydrabrasion Facial
If you can’t decide between exfoliation and hydration, the good news is that you can have the best of both worlds with a hydrabrasion facial. This option uses a special water pressure tool to gently exfoliate the pores, as well as deliver active serums into the skin. Immediately after the skin is left smooth, supple and glowing, making it the perfect choice before those holiday parties.
Pick #4 Microneedling
For a more advanced option that targets premature aging, hyperpigmentation, skin texture, and scarring, microchanneling and microneedling are two variations of a similar treatment that entails creating micro injury to the skin to promote regeneration and rejuvenation. Because this modality works best when performed in a series, it can provide you with multiple opportunities to escape to the spa and experience serious skin transformation in the process.
P.S. One last bonus tip for treating your skin this season is to always support your professional care with a consistent at-home routine. Think gentle, hydrating, products full of nutrient-rich ingredients which will help your skin to repair between treatments and ensure your best possible end result.
I wanted to highlight our amazing Victoria Spa Retail Partners and some of their amazing facial treatments:
1. Bliss Spa – mybliss.ca
02TODERM Glass Oxygen Facials - This revolutionary treatment turns natural air into pure oxygen of up to 92% and delivers it through the dome-shaped hyperbaric-like chamber & Oxygen pressurized hand held applicator. They induce and stabilize free radicals which in turn regenerate new cells, reduce bacteria, rebalance pH levels, improve signs of aging, correct and heal damaged cells.
2. Elham Cottage – elhamscottage.com
Pumpkin & Lactic Acid Peel – $95 zero downtime, Great quarterly treatment!
Microneedling with LED Light Therapy - $350
Treat fine lines, enlarged pores, acne scaring with microneedling combined with 30mins of LED light therapy to promote collagen stimulation & elastin, and heal acne breakouts.
3. Floating Lotus Spa - www.floatinglotuslaserandskincare.ca
Mini Facial – 30 mins - $75
Luxurious 30 min treatment designed for one with a busy schedule seeking a quick treatment to target their skin concern and relaxation.
4. Radiance Boutique Spa – www.radianceboutiquespa.com
Rezenerate Facial - $145 – 1hr This facial uses cutting edge Nanotechnology, pressure points & the cooling touch of cold therapy. This revolutionary non-invasive facial creates micro-channels in the skin to stimulate cell repair, deliver nutrients, hydration & to encourage the production of natural collagen
5. Silva Esthetics – www.silvaesthetics.ca
Hydrabrasion Infusion Facial - $200
Exfoliate, Extract, and Infuse with a targeted treatment serum solution for your skin’s specific needs or concerns.