By Kathy Buccio | May 28, 2018 | Lifestyle
There’s no price tag when it comes to getting pampered and feeling rejuventated, especially when it comes to our faces. Blemishes, flare ups, dryness, and oily skin are just some of the culprits that could plague our natural beauty – whether due to stress, lack of sleep, genes, or even weather. The remedy? An uplifting and vitamin-boosting concoction to help bring you (and your face) back to life. Let’s face it – there’s no better solution than treating yourself to a facial at one of these spas near you.
What if we told you you could sign up for a non-invasive facial that will have your skin looking younger, firmer and more toned in 80 minutes ($275)? It exists at The Spa at Carillon Miami, and it is life-changing. The Non-Surgical Facelift lifts and firms sagging skin and immediately restores radiance. A crystal-free ultrasound technology is used to power-cleanse the skin. It uses firming micro-current, lymphatic drainage, led light therapy, skin-relaxing peptides and an advanced collagen-based hydro mask to turn back the clock. Results are seen in just one treatment; but, if you’re looking for long-lasting results, then twice-weekly 50-minute treatments for five weeks, followed by a monthly 80-minute maintenance session is suggested. If this sounds up your alley, consider joining the exclusive Carillon Spa and Beach Club, where membership starts at $7,500 for the basic package (you can also opt for the Elite or Executive tier). Expect everything from (but not limited to) discounted and/or complimentary thermal experiences, monthly spa treatments, fitness classes, private training sessions and guest passes. 6801 Collins Ave, Bal Harbour, 305-514-7000.
While the term ‘dermaplaning’ might sound a little scary, it’s actually one of Lapis Spa’s most requested facial at $175. Dermaplaning is a form of exfoliation that uses a facial blade to remove dead skin and facial hair. One of the biggest skin myths out there says that if you shave your facial hair, it will grow back thicker. Not only is this false, but by removing that so called unwanted ‘peach fuzz’, skincare products will be able to penetrate deeper into the skin. After the dermaplaning, a mild peel is applied to remove any excess dirt in the pores and extractions can be done as an add-on feature. Skin will emerge looking more youthful and vibrant thanks to that removal of dead skin. You won’t need to add an Instagram filter after this treatment. 4441 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, 305-674-4772.
Mindy Kim knows skin and it’s no wonder this Korean skin guru is bringing in the masses to her Edgewater nook. Mindy specializes in customizing facials for both teens (hello, puberty) and adults. Whether it’s microdermabrasion to regenerate skin growth or collagen-boosting treatment for tired skin, Mindy’s got you. It’s her Adult Acne Facial, though, that keeps her clients coming. Mindy’s own extraction method guarantees to clear out skin and minimize scarring. The skin is then infused with vitamins and antioxidants that help in minimizing acne flare-ups. 275 NE 18th Street, Miami, 786- 449-0822.
Caleb McGrew is killing the facial game one Gold Standard Facial at a time, and we’re not complaining. The gold standard is a classic European facial with cleansing and exfoliation under steam, extractions, oxygen infusion treatment, customized serums, essential oil Massage, 24k gold and crushed pearl algae mask for brightness and illumination, and finished with a peppermint infused foot massage. Walk out of your appointment feeling revived and rejuvenated and leave that dehydrated and overworked skin behind. At $125 for an hour of pampering and beauty, you can sign us up for this royal treatment any time. Specials available weekly via Instagram. 2750 NW 3rd Ave, Wynwood, 305-773-7138.
If you wonder why all the women (and men) walk out of Atma Beauty with an intensifying glow, it’s probably because they just experienced the salon’s popular Hydrafacial with renowned aestetician, Bernadette Oli. Guaranteed to be a skin game changer, this hydrating and moisturizing facial can revive and brighten even the dullest of complexions. The skin is first cleansed and peeled with exfoliation to reveal a new layer of skin. Extractions of the pores will follow and then an infusion of moisturizers that will awaken the skin before the final antioxidants are added to bring the skin to life. You can expect to see an improvement in fine lines, firmness, dark and sun spots, and enlarged pores (our worst enemies). Blue light or red light treatments are used after the facial to kill bacteria and help acne. You’ll walk out feeling like a red-carpet beauty. 1874 West Avenue, Sunset Harbour, 786-216-7510.
After lounging around and soaking up that summer sun poolside on the idyllic grounds of the Marriott Harbor beach resort, your skin will be asking for some TLC. Pop into the spa (open to both guests and non-guests) and try the Post-Sun Recovery Facial. The skin is infused with intense hydrators and calming botanical ingredients (perfect for alleviating any sun burn or redness), including German blue chamomile and aloe vera. With your skin already feeling refreshed, be tempted to try some facial enhancements like the blueberry wine peel or some Vitamin C enzymes for extra nourishment. This post-sun goodness will run you $145. 3030 Holiday Drive, Fort Lauderdale, 954-525-4000.
The Spa at the Miami Beach Edition is the pampering hotspot to check out the next time you want to feel fancy. They’ve introduced 21 new treatments, including the unforgettable Royal Enhanced Facial. Here’s what it does: it brightens, firms, lifts, and re-energizes. Enjoy luxuriously advanced results from a Nobel Prize-winning Laboratory of Dermatology at Omorovicza, thanks to highly absorbent minerals and the healing powers of gold and diamond (we told you it was fancy). You can also add a double lift collagen mask of gold or diamond to your royal treatment. 2901 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, 786-257-4500.
You don’t have to sacrifice your beauty needs and wants if you’re crunched for time. Introducing the Eminence Head to Soul Facial ($145)- a 75 minute treatment at Skintique in Coral Gables that includes a fully customized facial that simultaneously includes a head, neck, shoulders, arms and hands massage. Call it a facial your whole body can enjoy. Let’s not forget the feet! This one of a kind facial also includes a soothing foot scrub. 4100 Salzedo Street, Coral Gables, 305-569-0612.
Let’s get that skin invigorated, hydrated and feeling like a baby’s bottom. It’s a tall order, but the aestheticians at Exhale Spa at the Ritz Carlton Bar Harbour promise to deliver with their popular Power Facial. Individually customized to best suit a guest’s skincare needs, the power facial consists of an exfoliating mask to prepare the skin for extraction and detoxification. You can then choose to finish the facial with either a cool beam, which is an antibacterial light that triggers collagen production, softens fine lines, and gently reduces inflammation of the skin and acne, all while hydrating. Your second option is the Ultrasonic waves, which removes dead cells and excess oils. 10295 Collins Ave, Bar Harbour, 305-455-5400.
At the well-established Mayoral Dermatology, all you need is 30 minutes to get your skin looking from drab to fab thanks to the instant results of the Hydrafacial (sign me up!) This superior facial treatment is perfect for all skin types and results are immediate. Using a handheld device with a brush and vacuum like tip, it is used all over the skin to extract blemishes like blackheads, whiteheads, and even bacterial cysts. It also removes dead skin cells, improves skin’s texture and tone, and fine lines and wrinkles. Thanks to peptides, hyaluronic acid and antioxidants being absorbed by the skin during treatment, the Hydrafacial moisturizes, hydrates, and creates healthy cells that will give your skin a fresh glow. Extend the results of your Hydrafacial by taking home some of Mayoral Dermatology’s products that will prolong and enhance the effects of the treatment. 6705 Red Road, Coral Gables, 305-665-6166
Holistic Wellness is front and center at Esencia, the Eden Roc’s spa in Miami Beach. After soaking up those summer rays and our skin feeling dehydrated and lackluster, it’s time too book the 50 minute Beco Way Facial, or what I like to call, the non-invasive botox alternative. This facial helps minimize expression lines and wrinkles, giving a more youthful complexion and preventing signs of aging. The skin’s luminosity is magnified thanks to the infusion of vitamins A, C and E, plus antioxidants, every girl’s (and guy’s) best friend. Make sure to take full advantage of their relaxation room, which offers unobstructed views of the beach and pool. 4525 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, 305-520-7197