New York, Spas & SalonsHaven Spa

HavenSpa_ReceptionAreaAround this time of year, it can get crazy with shopping and traveling, and skin absorbs and shows the stress and extra sugar that come with the holidays! I decided to take a break from it all and give my face what it’s been sorely in need of- a thorough facial at the beautiful new location of Haven Spa.

My very talented therapist Irina listened to my concerns prior to starting treatment, which included dry winter skin, blocked pores, and pesky sun spots. She suggested that instead of the Boot Camp Facial which I had signed up for, to try the HydraFacial. I’m so grateful that she took the initiative to recommend this, because it was exactly what my skin had been aching for for months! She could tell from my pores that I had major blockages, and she customized the facial and product selection to maximize effectiveness for me. The HydraFacial works on all skin types, but does wonders on congested and dehydrated skin. During the cleansing and steam, Irina used bold, firm strokes in combination with small circular movements to efficiently stimulate circulation while promoting lymphatic drainage. A complete excavating exfoliation was done for me, which of course hurts-so-good! The focal part of the treatment utilized a hi-tech infusion of moisture and incorporated a light acid treatment to cleanse. A dual action mask was also customized for me, one part for my T-zone and another formula for the areas surrounding. The HydraFacial delivers bright and even skin tone, exfoliation, and hydration in one highly effective appointment.

FaceMaskI highly recommend this facial for renewing skin using a combination of technology and the classic technique of a skilled esthetician. Cell turnover is boosted along with collagen production, and carries on long after the facial is completed. Thankfully, I didn’t have redness or breakouts which can sometimes follow deep cleansing facials, even with the technology of the HydraFacial treatment. I went straight to dinner with a girlfriend afterwards who was astounded at how dewy young and glowing my face looked, even before I mentioned my trip to the spa! In case you’ve procrastinated, the Haven gift certificate will definitely be a favorite gift of the season.

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