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RELAX The Spa Rochester invited A-List editors to experience some of their newly introduced organic services. We’re sharing our experiences (one each month) and RELAX The Spa is extending an exclusive offer to A-Listers to enjoy the service for yourself. Let’s just say, it’s been a beautiful season of facials, wraps, massages, all in the name of research. Wink. *Exclusive Discount Offer for A-Listers Below.
Alanna Stage, 30s, wife, mom of a two year old, and marketer for a Rochester based software company.
Organic Clear Skin Facial
Do you ever look into the mirror, again facing a breakout, and think “what the F$*# am I doing with my skin?!?!” Yeah, me too. My mid-30’s skin is me trying to solve a rubric’s cube after three glasses of Pinot Noir – I do not know what the heck I am doing. And God forbid I Google or search Instagram for help; it’s an endless rabbit hole of concoctions and advertisements—leaving me lying awake in the middle of the night scrolling and scrolling for something that seems rational.
Wanting to avoid this all again, I joined some terrific fellow A-list girls for a Saturday night at Relax the Spa for an Organic VitaSkin Clear Skin Facial.
“Skincare can be overwhelming,” consoled my esthetician, Cara, pointing out all the products, treatments, and DIY remedies that are out there. Add to that the external factors we may not consider like pollutants in the air and increased stress, it can feel like an uphill battle. Facials are a way to super-charge your fight, with deep cleaning power to defeat the build-up regular products and outside toxins.
My facial treatments consisted of ingredients I had heard of, organically grown, geared toward my own skin issues. Cara clearly explained the process, letting me know the benefits of each step. The first was a Hungarian mud mask.
This was followed by a yogurt mask.
Cara also gave me good information to take home and practice. Like many mommies, my skin majorly changed after having my daughter. I long blissfully for the days where a quick wash with a mild cleanser kept my skin blemish free. Today, I can be found shoulder-to-shoulder with awkward pre-teens in the facial cleanser section of the grocery store. What happened?!?!
For me, Cara explained, it’s hormonal (Thanks Aunt Flo!) and the best treatment is using organic cleaners, like the Eminence Organics Skincare Products. Cara recommended a steady routine of cleansing both before bed and when I wake up, along with monthly facials.
After two hours with some fantastic girlfriends, great feeling skin, and improved mental state, it wasn’t going to be too hard to convince me to return each month.
And to help, Relax the Spa is offering $20 off a Clear Skin Facial for A-Listers in January (see below)!
Relax the Spa products smelled clean and fresh, not overly perfumed. Cara was fantastic. She wrote down the products she used and gave me a little goody bag of samples!
Not only is this facial fantastic, with this month’s exclusive discount for A-Listers, you can enjoy $20 off!! I highly recommend this facial for anyone with breakouts.
ps. Go early and take advantage of the quiet room where you will be sitting by a fireplace sipping your favorite hot beverage or fruit infused water.
-Alanna Stage, A-List Contributor