Last Saturday BF surprised me with a facial. And, he was such a sport; he took me out to lunch and waited 90 minutes while I was getting pampered. He definitely gained a few brownie points with such a selfless act. However when he told me about the Miracle Lift Massage, my first reaction was, "Sweetie, what do you mean I need a lift?"
Is he trying to imply something? (His mind is racing at this point trying to find the right thing to say.) The poor man had to dig himself out of that one!
In preparation of the facial, I had to leave the house with only sunblock and no a bit of makeup at all with exception to lipgloss. (My no makeup solution: Put on an oversize pair of sunglasses)
Back to the treatment, it was wonderfully relaxing and at the end of the facial, my skin literally glowed. BF got me a 90 minute Miracle Lift Facial which comprised of Japanese Miracle Lift Massage and a deluxe facial. The most painful part of the facial was the extraction process. This is when clogs/white heads are squeezed out from my face. I thought I had pretty good skin until last Saturday. I was sort of embarrassed. I called my aesthetician Olivia, the owner of the salon, Olivia the Ruthless. She is a riot and really great. When Savvy Sis had facial massage done every week before, she never put on makeup because her skin looked super healthy and glowed. I am thinking I need more facials.
I would totally do this right before a special party or event.
Onto Miracle lift, it is a Japanese technology which promotes skin rejuvenation, lift and reduces sagging skin on the face. My aesthetician placed her hands on my face wearing a pair of silver knitted gloves emitting low micro current. Something happened because I tasted metallic in my mouth when those gloves were placed on my cheeks. I didn't have wrinkles so the result was not dramatic but I definitely felt my facial skin became firmer. This effect of this treatment is supposed to be like Botox.So during my facial I asked her a couple questions just in case I couldn't visit her often.
Question 1: Why do I have white heads and clogs?
I found out white heads are caused by clogs from oil and impurity on the face. Olivia commented me using Creme de la Mer in summer is too rich for my skin since I have younger skin and too much rich lotion is not a good thing actually. The lesson is to pick out the right lotion to properly hydrate the skin without going over the top. I have stopped with the La Mer cream and switched to gel lotion during summer. I have learned to apply just enough lotion to hydrate. Putting more on will not make your skin more hydrated. Your skin will let you know via clogs and white heads that you are over doing the lotion or if you are using the incorrect lotion.
Question 2: How do I get smaller pores?
Olivia recommended microdermabrasion or peel. I found out since I have combination skin on the T-zone area, my nose and my forehead tend to have larger pores due to oil.
Well, what if a gal can't afford professional treatments then what should she do? I found out we can use alpha hydroxy facial wash to make sure exfoliation occurs regularly. I will make more of an effort to exfoliate my skin from now on. I used to do weekly but had become slight lazy.
It was a very relaxing afternoon and quite informative. If you are in the OC area, I do recommend Olivia's Expert Touch Salon. She is located in Corona Del Mar. (I swear I am not getting paid for saying this.) I can have all the facial in the world but if I don't take care of myself with lots of water, sunblock, exercise and a health diet, my skin will not have the natural health glow. It is about balance. So let me ask you this, what is your glowing skin secret?
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