Skoah. Okay I’ll admit it, I’ve never actually had a real facial before. Sure I do mini facials at home and a few months ago I had one at a higher end department store but never a real facial at a spa…. I know, I know, but somehow it never happened. To be honest, I just didn’t get the point. It’s not overly logical, I spend time working out, getting my hair done, picking out makeup and choosing great outfits, why don’t I spend more time on my skin care? Well on my birthday a good friend of mine presented me with a gift certificate and rather than let it go to waste (which I almost did) I decided to throw caution to the wind and went.
So on an ugly, rainy Friday I showed up at Skoah in Yaletown. Sure I’ve walked by before and I’ve even been inside but somehow I never committed to any of their services. When I booked my appointment I specifically didn’t look at the package my friend bought so that I wouldn’t start stressing about it. Thursday had been a really tough day and I didn’t need any more stress even if imagined.
A warm and inviting space, from the moment I walked in the door I could feel the tension beginning to melt. Everyone was so nice and friendly. I waited for a few minutes and then Stef, my Skin Care Personal Trainer, brought me to my room. In a health conscious, exercise obsessed city I think that’s such a fantastic way to look at skin care. They actually have skin gym memberships and at home workouts. It’s crazy, I’m very aware of how awful I look when I haven’t had enough sleep or water yet I never think to really take care of my skin on a regular basis. What you put into your body is important but you can’t forget about what you put on it. I have a daily routine that I do but it certainly isn’t perfect.
My room was toasty warm with a heated bed…. I’m relaxing just thinking about it. I have to admit I was surprised when Stef instructed me to remove my clothing, uh this is a facial right? She quickly clarified that I was also getting a shoulder/neck massage and a foot/calf massage. Off went my clothes! Stef explained everything she was doing and to my surprise informed me that my skin is in pretty good shape….Excellent! The products were so gentle and smelled so good, I quickly fell under the facial spell. I don’t have the ability to stay quiet and I chatted the whole time but Stef was extremely patient with me. The only bad part was having to leave, I might have to stage a sit in the next time I’m there. Since this a skin gym and I have to maintain my amazing new glow, I decided to bring a few things home with me. I bought the Skrubbin’ Face Wash (smells yummy and fruity), tonik (a toner that smells like a fresh cucumber) and this amazing lip balm (lip dip) that makes my lips amazingly soft. I pledge to take better care of my skin from now on!