There’s a Facial for Every Skin Type--What’s Yours?
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Does the hot weather have your skin a bit confused? Like, you're thinking sun-kissed glow, but it's looking all dry and dull? We got you. Here's a short list of essential summer facials that will plump and perfect your skin, no matter what your problem. So lie back, relax and wait an hour for a prettier version of yourself.
Is your skin irritated from the heat?
'Tis the season for little breakouts. Thank you, perspiration (#heatwave). Duck into the Face Haus, no appointment necessary, for a half-hour organic facial ($40), which includes a soothing pumpkin mask. And spring for the $10 cool-blast add-on, in which icy air is massaged over your face all York Peppermint Pattie-style.
12332 Ventura Blvd., Studio City; 855-550-4287 or thefacehaus.com
Feel Like You Need a Little Lift?
Kate Somerville’s Muscle Lift facial ($180) supplements your typical facial with pulsing wands that massage your brow, cheeks and jaw into looking a little firmer and glowier (yes, we made that word up, but it works). Effects wear off in a week but are cumulative, so spring for multiple appointments spaced out over a month.
8428 Melrose Pl., W. Hollywood; 323-655-7546 or skinhealthexperts.com
Your face looks thirsty.
Yep, even your skin get can dehydrated. Show up at the Hotel Bel-Air an hour early to enjoy a shower and a steam, then settle back for a La Prairie Signature Facial ($210). Your aesthetician will layer your skin with fancy French products from the company that has, for generations, used high-tech potions to keep madames’ faces picture-perfect. Our favorite part? The extra-relaxing mid-facial massage.
701 Stone Canyon Rd.; 310-472-1211 or dorchestercollection.com
Umm, your tan is patchy with brown spots?
Hyperpigmentation or plain-old sun spots? You don’t have to go through expensive dermatological treatments for a fix. Skin Laundry offers a 15-minute laser and light facial--that’s 15 minutes, total--in which you get one pass with a low-level laser and a second pass with a super-bright light that stimulates collagen growth. Curious? Your first time having this $65 treatment is free.
Locations in West Hollywood, Santa Monica, Glendale and Topanga; skinlaundry.com
You’re sick of seeing blackheads.
Don’t want to endure a painful extraction session? At Marianne Kehoe, the IDERM Galvanic Facial ($125) places a heated dome over your face, encouraging clogged pores to cleanse themselves. There is some manual pore piercing, if you need it; but the highlight is the electrode mask that tingles your skin with low-amp zaps that encourage circulation. After you’re done, you’re glowing (in a non-Weird Science way, we promise).
4383 Tujunga Ave., Studio City; 818 509 0384 or mkskinstudio.com