WellesleyWeston Magazine

WINTER 2015-2016

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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cent masque material, which accelerates delivery of its key ingredients in five minutes, is in the shape of your face and has eyes, nose, and mouth cut-outs for comfort. Customized Facials Slightly more expensive but well worth it, a FACIAL WITH A PEEL is an effective way to address the dry, rough skin that comes along with the winter months. A facial is a complete skin care treatment that also has the lovely added benefit of nurturing your spirit. The esthetician examines your skin under a magnifying lamp, discusses any skin care concerns, and customizes a facial to address your needs. CHEMICAL OR NATURAL ENZYME PEELS ($50 - $175 at your skin care spa) are a wonderful add-on to your facial and have the added benefit of encouraging collagen production, one of the best things for aging skin. For those who are allergic to chemicals or dislike extractions, try Jesamondo Salon & Spa's DERMASOUND FACIAL ($155). This noninvasive ultrasonic treatment uses distilled water with low frequency sound waves to exfoliate and clear out pores, allowing the follow up steps in the facial to penetrate deeper. And facials aren't just for women. Men can benefit from Jesamondo's MEN'S REFINING FACIAL ($105), which is specifically formulated for those who suffer from ingrown hairs brought about by shaving. If you are annoyed by those darker age spots on your cheeks, Bella Sante's PIGMENT BALANCING CHEMICAL PEEL ($175) may be something to consider. It works in two ways: Vitamin C lightens discoloration and a medical grade exfoliation allows powerful skin lightening ingredients to penetrate deeper and bring dark pigmentation to the skin's surface where it can be lifted away. Bella Sante's signature HYDRAFACIAL ($175- $225) treats dehydrated, stressed, or damaged skin. The treatment begins with a facial lymphatic drainage massage to increase circulation and eliminate toxins. Antioxidants are then applied along with a combi- nation of lactic, glycolic, and salicylic acids. LED light to reduce redness completes the procedure and skin is left looking healthy and radiant. More Intensive Treatments MICRODERMABRASION is offered at most spas and skincare centers and is a more intensive treatment for sun-damaged skin. Aluminum oxide crystals, very close to the hardness of diamonds, are blown against the skin and then suctioned away. The slight suction pulls up the crystals and draws blood to the skin's surface carrying nutrients and oxygen, resulting in a smoother skin surface. This treatment is primarily for those with leathery, sun-damaged, or very pigmented skin and for those with allergies to chemicals and who cannot tolerate peels. The next generation in microdermabrasion is the BIO-BRASION EXFOLIATING PEEL ($150 or as part of facial $215) such as that offered at Elizabeth Renee Esthetics. This crystal-free, low-suction abrasion system, which can be used on any skin type, lifts away dead, dry, dam- aged layers of the skin revealing the healthier, more evenly pigmented layers beneath. Elizabeth Renee Esthetics recommends the Bio Brasion Facial, which includes the peel plus additional steps that focus on brightening, clearing, or smoothing. W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | w i n t e r 2 0 1 5 / 2 0 1 6 Liz Luongo of Forever Young Laser & Skin Care Center performs a Laser Genesis treatment fitness & health "nurturing your spirit" C O U R T E S Y O F F O R E V E R Y O U N G L A S E R & S K I N C E N T E R 146

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