Why I’m Adding Spa Days to My Beauty Routine

On Wednesday, I woke up feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. And, my skin? It was radiant, y’all! What happened? I had a spa night at the Aveda Salon & Spa at The Chase Park Plaza the night before. That experience was so transformative that I’m adding spa days to my beauty and skincare routine.

Chase Park Plaza Preston

Earlier this week, a few of my blogger friends and I were treated to a spa night at the Aveda Salon & Spa. I had been looking forward to the event―Martinis & Masks―for weeks because every event I’ve attended at The Chase Park Plaza was memorable. This one topped them all. I arrived early at the spa to mingle and enjoy the specialty martinis courtesy of The Preston.

My next stop was my favorite, and it was filled with surprises. I went into a treatment room to receive the Perfecting Plant Peel facial. As a brown girl, I’m terrified by the term “peel” because I already have hyper-pigmentation as well as severely sensitive skin. This particular procedure also promised results comparable to that of a 30% glycolic peel. So, I expected some stinging or burning. What I got instead, though, was a calming, soothing, and very relaxing facial (and upper body massage).

Thirty minutes later, I emerged with glowing skin and a new, calm energy. Aroma therapy is a huge part of the Aveda experience, and I could feel my entire energy shift during the facial. I was a relaxed and chill Psyche by the time I got to the foot soak and hand massage. Can you tell?

Before heading back out into the real world, I opted for some finishing makeup. A gal needs her brows filled to move around in the world, right? How did I not know that Aveda has an entire line of makeup though? At first glance, there don’t seem to be sufficient brown girl colors, but I had a successful foundation match (coffee/12).

Now that I’ve been reminded of the transformative and transporting power of a spa experience, I’m pretty sure that I’ll become a regular at the Aveda Salon & Spa. A spa experience like this one will certainly support my 2017 goal of doing everything I can to improve my overall health this year.

Disclosure: All services were provided free of charge by the Chase Park Plaza during the blogger event. As always, all of the opinions and ideas are my own.


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