In all the hustle and bustle of getting ready for the holidays with gifts, meals and more, one important to-do list that many of us seem to overlook is getting YOU ready. I mean what other time of the year do you see more people that you want to show off that you look and feel amazing (even when you don’t?)
To make sure you sparkle at your Christmas get-together or NYE party, you need to make time for these beauty treatments designed to make you look good and feel good – whether you were naughty or nice this year (they don’t discriminate!)
For the Face: HydraFacial MD
Before you even start – this facial is going to make your skin picture-perfect as soon as you walk out the door. Don’t worry – there’s no “Rudolph” after look. In just an hour, my skin felt so soft and like I had taken a 20 hour nap while drinking three-days worth of water. Whether it’s the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, congested and enlarged pores, oily skin, hyper-pigmentation or brown spots (which includes about everyone), your face is going to clean, fresh and selfie-ready. But what makes this facial so special that celebrities make it part of their skin routine monthly to keep them ready for their closeups anytime?
The HydraFacial® is a medical grade treatment and the only hydradermabrasian procedure that cleanses, detoxifies, exfoliates, extracts and hydrates all at once, offering long-term skin solutions that redefine the way people approach skincare.The HydraFacial® resurfacing procedure thoroughly cares for your skin, providing cleansing, exfoliation, extractions, and hydration, including Vortex-Fusion® of antioxidants, peptides, and hyaluronic acid. The HydraFacial® is a non-invasive, non-surgical procedure that delivers instant results with no discomfort or downtime.
Did I mention there are no tweezers, extractions, or pain but you still get all the benefits plus more? In just four steps, I experienced cleansing, exfoliation, acid peel, Vortex-Extraction™, and Vortex-Fusion®- all from the comfort of a soft warm bed at Rejuve Med Spa in Dallas (my local Med Spa, but you can find a location nearest you on the website.)
Step 1: Cleansing and Exfoliation
Featuring Activ- 4™, which is a combination of Lactic Acid and Glucosamine, this step softens and conditions skin, creating a clean canvas and leaving skin feeling refreshed.
Step 2: Acid Peel
This advancement in skin-resurfacing technology combines the benefits of aggressive exfoliation and chemical peels into a one-step resurfacing treatment. With the potent GlySal™ solution used in conjunction with HydraFacial®Vortex-
Fusion® technology, the cell-sloughing capabilities are unsurpassed for deep cleansing and exfoliation of the skin.
Step 3: Vortex-Extraction™
This multi-action step utilizes Beta-HD™ to soften sebum and impurities which aid in the automated, painless extraction process which uses gentle suction instead of squeezing.
Specialty Treatment For Fine Lines & Wrinkles (optional)
The uniquely formulated proprietary combination of advanced peptides found in DermaBuilder™ is designed to help smooth the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, enhance skin elasticity, and help even skin tone and texture.
Step 4: Vortex-Fusion®
Designed to help detoxify and protect skin from environmental free radicals, the final step features an application of “super-serum” Antiox-6™ to replenish skin’s natural elasticity and hydration. This powerful formula combines deeply moisturizing Hyaluronic Acid with detoxifying antioxidants such as Vitamins A, E, White Tea Extract, Horse Chestnut Extract, and Rosemary Extract.
For the Nails: Red Door’s Orange and Pomegranate Manicure + Pedicure
I’m not going to show you what my nails looked liked before, but you know what laundry, dishes, kids and making dinner can do to a woman’s hands. Then throw in a Christmas tree, blinking lights, and wrapping gifts and you can imagine that they aren’t anything to every see the light of day. Much less the tension I was feeling in my legs and arms. However, it’s nothing a trip to Red Door Spa at couldn’t do to fix them both.
Experience the clean, fresh essence of orange & pomegranate in this season’s new nail & body services available for a limited time at the Red Door.
This definitely ain’t your everyday, down-the-street-kinda mani and pedi. I mean there’s a reason Trudy referred to the Red Door as the top of the line in “Steel Magnolias” and today it’s still the case. Once you open those crimson doors, you are brought into a sacred place that invites you to drop it all at the door. For two hours, I enjoyed a premium sugar exfoliation, infused with the vitamin and antioxidant benefits of Orange and Pomegranate, stimulates collagen production and improves skin immunity. A hydrating wrap and paraffin treatment invigorates the senses while sealing in moisture to soften even the driest skin. Now my nails and toes ready for not only the holidays but my anniversary, too. (In perfect southern fashion, I celebrated my experience by donning my new nails at the gun range!
For Your Mind + Body: Aromatherapy Shower
I am not a bath girl. While I love the idea of a long luxurious relaxing bath with bubbles, soft skin, and aromatheraphy sounds heavenly, who has time for all that? For a woman that is always on the go, my only washing is done in the shower and they normally last just long enough to slap on some shampoo, conditioner, and if my husband is lucky, a razor will find my legs. Thankfully, ESSIO has found a way to make the best of both worlds come together with the Aromatheraphy Shower. ESSIO is a unique and one of a kind item that transforms the everyday shower into a personal spa – all by the comfort of home. It’s an affordable luxury and a great gift, too!
The product is extremely easy to install. It usually takes less than 1 minute to get the entire starter kit set up, and with no tools. (Really, I did it like five minutes by clipping the attachment onto the standard shower pipe. The pod snaps onto place on the end and extend over the shower head into the water, instantly creating aromas like breathe, passion, unwind, wisdom and others.
The oils are 100% USDA-certified organic and there are no synthetics or harsh chemicals and help to reduce inflammation, increase blood circulation, reduce stress and improve mental well-being. (Yep, all from one little pod that can last 4-5 continuously aromatic showers and leave no residue!)
Honestly, this is one thing you should be asking for in your stocking stuffer so do yourself a favor and add it to the list of gifts you already are buying yourself, wrapping and then putting under the tree. Or get five minutes away before the hustle and get one today at local store or online (where you can get $10 off your first starter pack!)
Even with five minutes you can have a spa experience at home.
How do you get ready to shine and wind down for the holidays?