Spa treatment of the month: Organic Microdermabrasion
Cost: $150 for 60 minutes
A trip to the spa is instant gratification. After a period of stress or a string of hard workouts, nothing rewards you quite like a massage or facial.
But a recent trip to Juju Spa & Organics reminded me that the benefits of a spa treatment need not end when we walk out the door. In fact, Juju's Organic Microdermabrasion Facial keeps getting better for days (yes, days!) afterward.
The Result: Juju's Organic Microdermabrasion may just be my favorite facial ever. Why? Not only did Juju's Holistic Esthetician Courtney St. John pull off an incredibly relaxing and gentle treatment, she exfoliated and deep cleaned my skin so thoroughly that it continued to look extra healthy, clear and radiant for days and days.
Some facials result in spotty, blemished skin after all of that hands-on maintenance, but this treatment gives you nothing but glow.
When to Go: Splurge on this incredible facial before a wedding, vacation, or any other time you want to look and feel extra-gorgeous. Treat yourself regularly, and you may never have to deal with a bad complexion day again!
Microdermabrasion is a favorite of celebs and the beauty savvy crowd for its ability to reduce scarring and visible damage, diminish wrinkles, encourage collagen production and smooth the skin. But some microdermabrasion treatments can be quite harsh on the skin. Problem solved: the organic version performed at Juju is gentle, chemical-free, and safe for even sensitive skin types!
During the treatment, expect a soft scratching feeling on your skin (Esthetician Courtney St. John described it as the slight sandpaper feel of a cat's tongue). The organic grains gently exfoliate skin to reveal a smooth, even complexion. You won't need to exfoliate for at least a week following your treatment. As a bonus, extractions performed after the microdermabrasion are much less invasive for your skin.
There's no downtime after your treatment, but you should skip makeup for at least 24 hours, and cover up with sunscreen before you venture outdoors.