* Disclosure – I received a complimentary beauty treatment in exchange for the promotion of Spa Week. All opinions are 100% my own. #spaweek
Spa Week begins April 13th and ends April 19th! During this week you can book fabulous treatments for only $50! How long has it been since you’ve taken time out for YOU? Here is a chance to enjoy a relaxing massage or facial at a special reduced rate. Take a friend, your mom, your daughter (Hint, Hint Mom!) or your significant other and pamper yourselves! To book your treatment, just go to the Spa Week website, enter your city & state (or zip code) and find participating spas in your area!
I was fortunate enough to preview a treatment for Spa Week at Total Woman Gym + Spa in Irvine, Ca. I chose the Microdermabrasion Facial. If you haven’t had one before, here is a description: “A non-invasive mechanical exfoliation treatment that helps repair the skin by reducing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and acne scars. This treatment will clean clogged pores and restore your skin while helping to fight signs of aging and hyperpigmentation.”
When I arrived, I was greeted by a very friendly receptionist. She was kind, helpful and welcoming. I was offered a locker, which included a fluffy robe, towel and spa slippers. The reception area was serene and displayed the lines of the premiere skin and beauty products they carry.
Once I changed, there was a quiet room available to relax in while I waited for my treatment. Water and snacks are available as well. The lighting was low and there were several chairs with soft pillows.
Soon I was greeted by Erika, the aesthetician, who performed my Microdermabrasion Facial. The room also had dim lighting and relaxing music playing in the background. The “bed” was warm and inviting. Erika put the warmer on which felt great and helped ease my sore neck and shoulders. We briefly discussed my current skin care regimen and whether I had any concerns that needed addressing. First she cleansed my face and then put the steamer on. I LOVE the feeling of the steam on my face. Its probably one of my favorite parts of a facial. Though Erika explained the next steps of the treatment, I admit that even as we chatted, I began zoning out because I felt so relaxed! She performed the Microdermabrasion treatment and then finished with a Vital C mask and moisturizer by Image Skincare. If you have the opportunity to try Image Skincare products, I highly recommend it. I have dry skin and the Vital C line is perfect for me! I love the way it makes my skin feel. Finally, was a neck and shoulder massage to complete my treatment. I was in heaven and my skin was glowing! In fact, it looked bright and dewy all day! I can’t wait for my next treatment!
I had the option to stay and use the jacuzzi, sauna and steam room, but sadly, I had another commitment. I think next time I would come a bit early and use the jacuzzi and steam room first. Total Woman Gym + Spa has Fitness and/or Spa memberships and offers a full service gym, personal training, group fitness classes, a Pilates studio and child care!
Afterwards, we spoke about skin care and I asked for some tips (of course)! Erika was very knowledgeable about caring for your skin and was a wealth of information. Here are some recommendations regarding Microdermabrasion. For best results, Erika recommends monthly treatments. I told her that many moms just can’t or don’t take the time each month to pamper themselves. We compromised at a maximum of 3 months between treatments. Now we all have different skin and will get different results, so this is based on average skin, with no major issues. Her next recommendation was to invest in a good quality Clairsonic Cleansing Brush. (The knock-offs may not be as gentle on your skin) In addition, be sure to moisturize regularly and wear sunscreen every day!
Spa Week occurs every April and October. The $50 Treatments are a great value and will sell out! Book now! #spaweek