My First Facial: What I learned & What to expect

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I finally did it; I made my very first facial appointment at Kucmber Skin Lounge. Not quite sure what to expect, but knew that I needed to take a step towards taking care of my skin. My mind began racing, were there going to be lasers, needles, stinging creams? My anxiety made up the most dramatic scenarios, which obviously didn’t happen but I didn’t read into what I signed up for. After speaking to the owner, Nadya, she had mentioned I could add on a lip plump too for a full facial rejuvenation. My adventurous side got on board even though I had nothing big planned to show of my new luscious lips.

The customer service I received from the moment I walked in, to the time I left was wonderful. I’ve worked as a personal shopper for 8 years and being in the industry to serve clients, I am so picky about this subject. This is my experience:

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Click above to watch the video and the process

WHAT HAPPENED

The Hydra Facial

The facial was the most relaxing feeling ever. My skin was cleaned, scraped (very gently), and hydrated with a hand tool that sucked everything out. The feeling felt funny and tickled and I was giggling while Janeth was working her magic on my face. Her soft voice was informative and the conversation taught me about the importance of a facial and how it helps all the cells and layers in your skin to work together. She called it a ‘gym for the skin’ and recommends a monthly visit to keep my face glowing and baby soft.

The Lip Plumping

This process was non-invasive and done without injections. It’s a temporary lip plump lasting up to 3 days using electric waves to shock the lips a little. It started off with gobs of cold gel piled a ton my lips for protection and a cotton napkin inserted under my lips and over my teeth. As the tool shocked my lips to a fuller size it tingled and felt hotter and hotter as the treatment went on. Only once did it hurt a little but Janeth was on it and added more gel then went back to the small shocks.

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WHAT I LEARNED

Dark Circles

Most of my life I’ve had bags under my eyes that I have to cover up well with concealer. Not even a good night’s sleep remedies it. Although they are partly hereditary I learned my skin is very sensitive and the cells under the eye are extremely soft. As time goes on and we rub our eyes and so forth we break up the small cells and the reaction causes the darker circles. The facial is a great way to help my cells repair more quickly and using the renewal eye cream by epionce will also help. They gifted me a sample kit that includes epionce Cleanse & Prepare, Correct & Boost, Renew & Fortify creams to try too.

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Possible Food Poisoning

A few years ago, my face started to become sensitive to touch, to feelings, and to temperatures. My cheeks turn bright red after a good workout and the redness doesn’t go away for an hour after I’m done, if I touch my face it turns red, when I get excited or happy it turns red. It’s annoying! During my facial Janeth noticed this and in the video you can tell after the treatment how my face is a little pink. We waited for some of it to go down before videotaping. The problems that show up on the face are connected to our stomachs and livers so it’s probable that I have a food allergy that is causing this. I also have a little bit of rosacea showing up and need to get that treated by a dermatologist with cream or oral medication to prevent it from getting worse. Now I have two appointments to make with a dermatologist and naturopath!

 

HOW I FEEL NOW

Right after the treatment, my skin felt the cleanest it’s ever felt. No other way to get that feeling with gels, cleansers or scrubs the tool they used was literally sucking out all the junk I put on my face. I’m finding the more care I put now, will make a huge difference to my skin and beauty regime in the future.

It’s been 4 days since my facial and my skin still glowing. I’ve used minimal foundation and you can see for yourself in this video how I look and feel.

The lip plump was fun while it lasted those 3 days. It was nice because it was subtle and not a dramatic, giant, puffy lip.

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Watch how I feel after my facial and learn about the GIVEAWAY!!!

GIVEAWAY TIME!

The first 20 NEW clients to schedule a FREE in-home style consultation at by clicking here will receive a hydrafacial worth $125 from Kucumber Skin Lounge Bellevue Take the time for you today! I’m here to plan your closet and outfits so you don’t have to stress about it. By the way….is my skin glowing in this video or what?! This was done 3 days after my facial.

 

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Author: seattlestylist

Tannya is best known for her style expertise and personal shopping skills. She can easily combine textures, styles, and trends to produce an effortlessly pulled together look. Clients appreciate her ability to understand and interpret their creative vision yet stay true to her personal aesthetic.

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