With the holiday season quickly approaching, stress and anxiety will be on the rise. While getting the stockings hung by the chimney with care is important, taking time for yourself this season to look and feel your best should also be a priority. We hope this series will bring you some self care inspo!
I’ve been plagued with clogged pores my entire life. I’ve tried the Biore pore strips, the blackhead comedone extractor tool, and even an as-seen-on-TV pore vacuum, but nothing has ever really done the trick.
And then, I see it: the HydraFacial.
Scroll down for a before/after + a chance to win a FREE HydraFacial from Boss Gal Beauty Bar!
The HydraFacial treatment removes dead skin cells and extracts impurities while simultaneously infusing the new skin with cleansing, hydrating, and moisturizing serums in just a few easy steps. Though results are immediately noticeable, your skin doesn’t reach peek glow until a few days after the service, making it the perfect pregame to holiday festivities.
My clean pore journey took me to Boss Gal Beauty Bar‘s sleek, contemporary MedSpa in Clintonville. As an authorized HydraFacial provider, I knew I was in great hands. Kayla was my spirit guide, leading me through each soothing step with great expertise and care.
Step 1: Cleanse + Peel
Boss Gal likes to work off a clean palette, so the HydraFacial begins with a manual cleansing. This step feels a lot like a mini face massage, setting a calming tone right out of the gate. Next, the Vortex Cleansing method removes dead skin cells from the surface through water-based exfoliation, while glycolic salicylic acids soften the skin in preparation for extractions.
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Step 2: Extract + Hydrate
This is where the real fun begins. During this step, pore plugs and dirt are removed from the face through the cleaning and suctioning action of the HydraFacial applicator.
I found this part particularly satisfying because you can actually see all the “gunk” that’s been drawn out of your skin. You say, “Gross!” I say, “Gratifying!”
Boss Gal tops it off with a manual extraction session on the most congested areas of the face.
Step 3: Fuse + Protect
After removing all the unwanted oils, toxins, and dirts from the skin, it’s time to seal it off. Using Boss Gal’s super serums, the skin is infused with peptides, antioxidants, and hyaluronic acid for a glowing, hydrated look.
Step 4: Signature Jelly Mask
The HydraFacial concludes with a mini hand massage while Boss Gal’s signature jelly mask cools and calms the skin.
Before + After
I left Boss Gal Beauty Bar completely makeup free and felt great—really great. I was happy to have treated my skin to the TLC it desperately needed and getting a solid dose of relaxation I desperately needed. And, just like Kayla said, my skin continued to appreciate in glow for days after.
With holiday parties and photo opportunities galore this time of year, the HydraFacial could be your secret weapon to achieving bright skin and rejuvenation all season long.
Give yourself or someone you love the gift of pampering and relaxation this holiday season with a FREE HydraFacial from Boss Gal Beauty Bar! Just comment below to be entered. Winner will be chosen on Sunday, December 8.