If you’ve been keeping up with me, when it comes to my spa trips I’m normally getting some kind of body treatment. I’ve had a bamboo massage, a milk and honey massage, a Blissage and a Baborganic Body Treatment, but I have never had a facial. The only thing extra I’ve done is a mask or a little microderm abrasion treatment at home but nothing else! So I was really looking forward to the opportunityon Saturday to return to the Bliss Spa on Fort Lauderdale for The Triple Oxygen Treatment (75 minutes/$160), their most popular facial that promises to literally give your complexion a reviving breath of fresh air.
After talking with Maria, the lady who was going to do my facial, about what type of skin I have and what my trouble spots were we got started. We first started off with a skin-type specific peel, which felt very, very tingly! It was a bit uncomfortable but I was confident in knowing that this stuff was really getting into my pores. Besides, it smelled really good so that helped me get through that!
Next was a preextraction oxygen wrap, which was a cream that was put on my face, then wrapped in this thin plastic and then a wet, steamy towel. It’s supposed to get your skin really, really soft so that Maria can get in there and extract all the yucky stuff. Good news is there was a protective cloth that was put over my eyes so your eyes aren’t wrapped in plastic! LOL. The cloth also smelled like yummy cucumbers and felt nice and cool on my eyelids. Now, because this was my first facial it was really weird having my face wrapped and it actually made me feel a little nervous! But when the hot towel went on, I was relaxed again because I love hot water on my skin (I’m the one that takes scalding showers everyday! LOL). While the wrap was on, I got a nice shoulder, arm, and hand massage which was really nice! I appreciated that she didn’t just leave me sitting there on the heated table (one of my favorite things at a spa).
Once the wrap was removed and my face was wiped off it’s extraction time. I can’t lie to you ladies, this is one of the most uncomfortable parts of the entire facial. It’s kind of like when you go and get your eyebrows waxed, you know it’s going to hurt, but at the same time you know you are going to have awesome eyebrows. That’s how this part of the facial felt like! With my eyes still covered and a light shining on my face, Maria tackled my entire T-Zone, from forehead to chin, which has been breaking out a lot lately.
After my skin had been successfully extracted, the Triple Oxygen cream and mask goes on. That was kinda fun, especially after the extraction business! As soon as the mask goes on, it turns into this bubbly foam that just felt really cool! Felt like my face was in a bubble bath! While that was on I got a nice foot massage, which I really needed after working out the night before.
One more wrap with a hot towel and I was ready for the hydrating enzyme pack and vitamnized oxygen spray. The enzyme pack was nothing more than a cream and Maria did an awesome job massaging it in before wrapping my face with this seaweed looking type of cover along with a hot towel (ya’ll can I just say again how much I love the hot towel?!). Once that was off my face was gently sprayed with a cool blast of oxygen that felt super refreshing.
The results – most of my forehead and chin breakouts were gone! I was amazed! My skin felt soft, very firm, and very refreshed. I had one minor little pimple but by the next morning it was practically gone. My only little peeve was that my nose was extra shiny all day afterwards (my little sister noticed so I know it was more than usual!). Other than that the experience overall was really cool and I indeed felt pampered and it’s a good treat to give your face every once and awhile.
Have any of you ladies had a facial? Would love to hear your experiences with them!
Photo courtesy of: Bliss Spa
FTC Disclosure: Spa treatment mentioned in this review was received as a complimentary service.