Little black dress? Check. Killer pumps? Check. Fresh blowout and equally fresh makeup? Check and check. You may think you’re ready for a dinner date, that must-go-to party or a night out with the girls, but you left off one important step in making yourself as drop-dead gorgeous as possible. And that, my friend, is a facial.
Many people think that facials are for clogged pores, blackheads, dry skin, acne, fine lines, oily skin, sun damage and uneven skin. In other words, just to address what’s wrong with, or lacking in, your skin. And they’re right – a therapeutic facial can help alleviate all those concerns through a tactical combination of exfoliation, cleansing and moisturizing.
But what many people forget is that facials are also for those times when you simply want to look and feel your best. Compare your face to your house or apartment for a moment. Sure it looks fine, but couldn’t it benefit from a deep cleaning every now and then? You know how good it feels after you’ve decluttered, dusted, vacuumed and polished your house. Your skin feels equally radiant after a facial – and you feel equally confident to tackle whatever the day has in store for you.
Maybe it is that big social event. Or an interview for that job you really want. Maybe it’s a client presentation where you want to put your best foot – and face – forward to land an important account. Or even better – how about a wedding? Is there any better occasion for you, your attendants, your mother and mother-in-law to, literally, glow with happiness and well-nurtured skin?
And the good thing is that it doesn’t take long to reap great rewards. A typical facial lasts from 50 to 80 minutes, but medical day spas like Ecobeautica Wellness Center in Brooklyn, New York, offer a mini-facial for those especially strapped for time. Also called the “lunchtime facial,” it’s ideal for anyone on the go or short on time. After quickly analyzing your skin, skilled aestheticians deeply cleanse, tone and exfoliate your skin. A customized mask leaves your face – and your spirits - feeling fresh and revitalized.
In addition to their mini-facial, Ecobeautica offers a comprehensive arsenal of facials geared to a variety of skin situations. Because the medical spa emphasize a holistic, whole body approach to wellness, their trained technicians first determine the root causes of your particular concerns so that they can recommend a facial that will most effectively address them. Once they’ve ferreted out the underlying conditions that can include diet and lifestyle behaviors, they’ll provide a skincare treatment that is appropriate for you. Options range from Yoga, Oxygen and their signature Ecobeautica Facials to Acne, Men’s and Classic European Facials, and Ecobeautica also offers microdermabrasion, peels and massages.
Accepting an industry award. Going on a blind date. A holiday family get-together. Meeting your fiancé’s parents for the first time. Just as there are many services offered by Ecobeautica, there are an equal number of special occasions that warrant treating yourself to them. So go ahead – carve an hour or two out of your busy day, and indulge in a well-deserved facial or body treatment.
To learn more about how you can pamper yourself at Ecobeatica Wellness Center, call them to schedule an appointment (718/382-9200) or visit their full-service spa at 2158 Ocean Avenue in Brooklyn.