My First Facial: A Novice's Experience - The Cleveland Moms

Yes, I had NEVER had a facial!


I’m a forty-(something)-year old woman, and I’ve never gotten a spa facial. In fact, I had no idea that I was in the minority on that.  However, the look of surprise I used to get when telling someone that said otherwise! Now, thanks to Pricilla at Eve Skincare in Avon, I no longer have to endure that look!

I am a facial-virgin no longer!


Priscilla at Eve Skin Retreat in Avon introduced me to the world of the facial and advanced skin care.  From the moment I stepped into her room, I felt comfortable despite not knowing what to expect.  The room is bright, clean and calming.  Comfy is the word to sum it up. Priscilla provides a calmness.  Also, her passion for great natural skincare is evident. She loves what she does.


I began by filling out a couple of forms giving Priscilla more information about myself, my health, my skin and my skin concerns.  After she took the time to look it over and ask some questions, we started by me getting onto the table and under some cozy blankets.  She also put on a headband to keep my hair out of the way and a towel over my chest to ensure my clothes stayed untouched.


Now, I have to admit that after a cleanser and a few other applications, I may have relaxed so much I missed a few steps of what she was doing.  No joke.  Facials are relaxing!


Glowing Skin with Dermaplaning


Then we get to the dermaplaning.  Dermaplaning is a super effective mechanical exfoliation for maintaining an even, healthy glow. Dermaplaning uses a surgical blade to gently remove any dead skin cells on the surface of your skin and along with the Vellus hair (peach fuzz) on your face. This service will allow products to penetrate the skin more easily. Buildup of dead skin and microscopic hair can make your complexion appear dull, flaky, and even cause breakouts due to clogged pores and hair follicles and leaves the skin feeling baby soft with a smooth surface for an incredibly even makeup application!  Now, I didn’t think I had that much peach fuzz or dead skin cells.  After all, I’m not an animal.  I exfoliate at home regularly and I wax at home regularly.  But was I shocked to see how much Priscilla removed.  WOW!


Fun fact:  Did you know that as we age, the regeneration rate of our skin cells slows down??  Once we hit early 30’s we go from turning over every 28 days to every 30-something days.  Derma-planing can help speed up the process and “trick” the body into turning over the skin cells faster.


After the dermaplaning she applied enzymes and did some extractions.  There were some special lights involved as well.  Who know that different light colors did so much for our skin?  By the time she was done my face was glowing.  I’m dead serious.  I never knew a face could glow.  The glow lasted for a few days too!  I’m sold.  I am now in the facial club.  I will be going back in 4-5 weeks as recommended to keep up my glow!

my first facial

Since I was totally relaxed and may have missed a few steps in the process, I asked Priscilla to give me a list of all she did.

Dermaplane at Eve Skin Retreat gives you the most out of your results utilizing proven technologies to help you achieve a clearer complexion, brighter and even skin tone, and a more youthful appearance.


Steps to Dermaplane Facial at Eve Skin Retreat: 


1) Cleanse with micro exfoliating honey cleanser to start the process of breaking up dead skin cells. 
2) Double cleanse with a light foaming wash (lipid replacing cleanser) using My Skin Buddy. MSB is an ultrasonic device  using heat and deep cleansing ions to gently yet effectively break up dead skin cells while also pulling impurities from the skin. 
3) Dermaplane is performed 
4) An invigorating Caviar Lime and passion fruit mask is placed on the newly dermaplaned skin to unveil a radiant glow.
5) Warm towel is placed over mask to keep the enzymes active for 3-4 min. 
6) An ultrasonic spatula is used to gently extract and pull impurities out.
7) A red tea mask is used to calm, soothe and hydrate.
8) Vitamin C drops and a Peptide infused SPF are used to finish this magical service 


If you would like to reserve your spot at Eve Skin Retreat with Priscilla, you can schedule here for a variety of services.  I PROMISE you will not be disappointed!

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