Over the weekend, I went for my very first facial. Yes, you read that right. At 31, I had never had a facial before. While I always wanted to try one, I was hesitant because of my sensitive, acne-prone skin (and not-so-secretly feared that I would leave looking like Samantha Jones in Sex and the City after she had a chemical peel).
Thankfully, none of my concerns came to fruition, as I was in excellent hands with Jessica at Skin Bar New York in Huntington.
Jessica was warm and friendly, and instantly made me feel at ease when I arrived. After filling out a short questionnaire about my skin type, I changed into a robe and began to settle in on the heated table for my treatment. She first examined my skin for texture to determine what type of customized cleansing facial treatment I would benefit from.
Once Jessica had my skin type down, she began working her magic with the first of two treatments. The first treatment was an arctic berry peptide peel, which had a slight sting to it, but felt invigorating. I could almost feel my skin rejuvenating under the warmth of the peel. Then, Jessica did a blueberry detox treatment to soothe my skin after the peel. Despite having sensitive skin, both treatments felt amazing.
Jessica was very informative throughout the facial and explained everything that she was putting on my face. I liked that she used organic and natural products, and that she instructed me on which products to use at home to make my glow last even longer.
I couldn’t have asked for a better first-time facial experience, and I’m glad that I found someone as knowledgeable as Jessica to see for my skin issues. And the best part is that she is local, making it convenient to see her again in the future.
The next day, with very minimal makeup on, I received tons of compliments on how great my skin looked. The facial had evened out my skin tone, reduced the redness around my cheeks, and made my skin feel smooth and soft. Going for a facial gave me more confidence and a renewed hope that with the proper treatments and products I can have glowing skin sans makeup.
If you are on Long Island, and looking to improve your skin or just give it some extra TLC, I highly recommend stopping in to see Jessica at Skin Bar New York. With a whole range of services offered, from a Lightening Lemon Lift to Microneedling and laser hair removal, she can tackle all of your beauty and skin care needs.
*Facial courtesy of Skin Bar New York. All views and opinions expressed in this post are my own.