BOTANICAL RESURFACING FACIAL

1 HOUR $120

This spa treatment is safe to have during pregnancy. Please inform your spa therapist which trimester you are in so that they may accommodate you.

This spa treatment has been identified as a Spa Gem - a favourite amongst our staff.

 

Enjoy a holistic approach to microdermabrasion. Begin your experience with a foot scrub, followed by the application of herbal formulas including shitake mushrooms, clary sage and bamboo while incorporating a décolleté, face, and arm massage with warmed oils. This treatment will help to resurface the skin by minimizing fine lines and wrinkles, removing congestion, and reducing any redness or swelling.

 

 Benefits• Overall relaxation• Good for all skin types• Minimizes appearance of fine lines and wrinkles• Great for acne to reduce inflammation and clear up blemishes• Great for men to help reduce sensitivity and irritation from shaving• Immediate results...................................Avoid if• You have pink eye• You have open sores or rash on face• You have any contagious skin conditions (ie. hives, chicken pox, shingles, etc.)   What to bring/prepare• Please bring a hair tie to tie back long hair• Wear your spa robe or loose clothing (your pants must be able to roll up to the knee as this facial incorporates a foot bath)• Do not apply make-up prior to treatment (your skin will be cleansed at the beginning of the treatment)• Do not apply make-up up to 24 hours post treatment• Do not go out into the sun for at least 24 hours post treatment as the protective skin layer has been removed...................................Try this treatment if• You are looking to brighten up your skin...................................Product LineAveda 

 

Read moreIs your skin looking tired and dull? Do you feel like you need a really good deep cleanse? Why not try the Botanical Resurfacing Facial at Ste. Anne’s Spa. This facial is great for any skin type and was developed especially for those with sensitive skin. Modelled after Microdermabrasion, the Botanical Resurfacing Facial helps to minimize fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars, large pores and pigmentation without causing redness or irritation. The product behind this facial is Aveda’s Tourmaline Charged Radiant Skin Refiner. The Skin Refiner, made from all natural botanicals such as bamboo and clary sage, exfoliates the skin to reveal the new skin cells just below the surface. By removing all the dead skin, the face can take on a more radiant and healthy glow. So, if you are unsure about what facial is best for you, try out Aveda’s Botanical Resurfacing Facial at Ste. Anne’s Spa. This 60 minute facial starts with a warm foot bath and sea salt scrub to soothe and exfoliate tired feet and calves. During your foot soak, you and the therapist will discuss any skin concerns or allergies you may have, along with all the benefits of this treatment.  You will also choose an aromatic oil or essential oil to complement your treatment. After the foot soak is completed, the therapist will step out and let you get comfortable between the sheets on the heated table. Your therapist will begin by performing a skin analysis to determine which products are best for your skin type. Your facial starts with a cleansing of the skin to remove oil and impurities, followed by an application of toner in order to remove any leftover cleanser and to restore the pH balance of the skin. Next is the exfoliation which is where Aveda’s Tourmaline Charged Skin Refiner comes in. The exfoliation process takes about 15 minutes and basically removes all the dead skin cells from the surface of the skin. By doing this, it opens and clears the pores and gets them prepared for the application of the mask.  After the mask is applied, the therapist will massage the mask into the skin. Massaging the mask into the skin is relaxing for the facial muscles and also helps the product to penetrate the skin better. When the facial massage is complete, the therapist will perform a hand and arm massage along with a calming scalp massage. The aromatic essential oil that you chose at the beginning of your treatment will be incorporated into the hand and arm massage to enhance your facial experience. Your Botanical Resurfacing Facial will finish with a warm towel to remove the mask as well as an application of serum, toner and moisturizer suited to your specific skin needs. This facial leaves your skin refreshed and hydrated and leaves your body feeling rested and recharged. Before your treatment is over, your therapist will provide you with your Purescription, a form which gives you an overview of the products used on your skin. The Purescription form also gives you some tips about aftercare following your facial, such as staying hydrated by drinking plenty of water and avoiding heat for 30-45 minutes to give the products a chance to absorb into the skin. So, whether you are visiting Ste. Anne’s Spa for the first time or the fifth, the Botanical Resurfacing Facial is one you won’t want to miss. This facial is a favourite of several Ste. Anne’s estheticians and many of its guests as well. If you are unsure about which facial is right for you and are overwhelmed by the many choices, choose Aveda’s Botanical Resurfacing Facial, your skin will thank you! By Vanessa Shorey, BA, Esthetician Vanessa Shorey began practicing as an Esthetician at Ste. Anne’s Spa in 2007. She graduated from Wilfrid Laurier University with a B.A. degree in Psychology and then went on to study Esthetics at St. Lawrence College.