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Best Places For Facials In South Bay

November 27, 2012 12:00 PM

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With the weather getting colder, winds increasing and rains continuing, our skin suffers. Dry patches appear and wrinkles seem worse as the seasons change, so make time for yourself and do more than pamper this year. Try hydration masks, acne-fighting peels and problem skin solutions from some of the best specialists in South Bay. When you need a little time to yourself, want to unwind, need pampering or want to solve an ongoing skin issue, the five beauty destinations below are the places to head.


Faces Plus Skin Spa
351 Saratoga Ave.
Santa Clara, CA 95050
(408) 985-8889
www.fpskinspa.com

Price: $198 per session – Hydra Facial

Your skin is exfoliated and dead/damaged cells are extracted with the hydra facial peel from Faces Plus. Skin is left brighter, fairer and much softer as your skin is nourished with a blend of antioxidants of fruit acids. The long run of this treatment is that fine lines and wrinkles appear less often. Pores begin to get smaller and less congested. This is a fantastic facial for oily or acne-prone skin or those with hyperpigmentation. Within Faces Plus Skin Spa, you will find a modern urban spa which is both relaxing and up-to-date with the latest technology. The team of estheticians are well trained and take care to ensure each client experiences exceptional service. Be sure to check online regularly for special offers.


Forest Spa Boutique
325 Forest Ave.
Palo Alto, CA 94301
(408) 759-0576
www.forestspaboutique.com

Price: $120 – Hydration Facial

Using a mixture of Marine Collagen and Marine Elastin, Forest Spa’s hydration facial provides relief for dry skin, protecting against environmental and natural concerns. Skin is protected against dehydration, premature aging, wrinkles and loosening. Forest Spa offers an array of facials for both men and women, though this particular facial is currently only offered for women. Forest Spa Boutique provides clients with the best in facial products using organic ingredients. When you first arrive, an in-depth skin analysis is performed so all your needs can be treated and discussed. The result is not only a fabulous facial for you but aftercare that surpasses your day at the spa. Check online before booking your spa service for specials.


Parasol Beauty Atelier
470 Hamilton Ave.
Palo Alto, CA 94301
(650) 321-9800
www.parasolbeauty.com

Price: $150 with extractions – Acne Fighter Facial

Combining anti-bacterial enzymes, benzoyl peroxide and alpha and beta hydroxy acids, Parasol’s acne fighter facial cleanses, exfoliates and purifies. Within the 60 minutes, you relax with a mask containing anti-inflammatory properties which leaves your skin more breathable and smoother. Your acne worries become less and less of a problem and you will soon wonder what took you so long to make an appointment at Parasol Beauty Atelier. It is a clean, fun boutique where modern technology meets an old school girl’s world of beauty. Julice, the head esthetician, is well trained and has earned a reputation in the local community as a leader in the industry. Appointments are recommended as Julice’s services are high in demand, so book early.

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Belleza Makeup Artistry & Skincare
1190 Homestead Road
Santa Clara, CA 95050
(408) 799-4069
www.bellezamakeup.com

Price: $95 – Resurfacing Peel

The resurfacing peel treatment at Belleza is for aged and damaged skin, those suffering from acne, hyperpigmentation and scars. Improve your skin appearance immediately. Make-up can be applied minutes after this treatment and life for the customer carries on as normal. Services at Belleza spa are tailored to each client’s needs so if you are after something a little bit more special, book an appointment with the staff members here. Reflect, relax and unwind as you experience an urban oasis. Firefighters, police officers and hospital staff within Santa Clara County receive special discounts including 30-percent off services, so check online for all details before booking your treatment.


SkinSpirit Skincare Clinic & Spa
701 Emerson St.
Palo Alto, CA 94301
(650) 324-9600
www.skinspirit.com

Price: $60 – Lactic Acid Peel

If you want a facial peel that allows for better renewed skin but also has little to no downtime, SkinSpirit’s lactic acid peel is for you. Ideal for clients who have never tried acid peels, this peel brightens skin while keeping moisture locked in. It is great for all skin types but especially suited for those with sensitive skin. Either try this facial peel alone for a mild skin stimulation or add it on for a more in-depth experience. SkinSpirit provides non-surgical, anti-aging procedures in a spa environment. Stop in or call for advice from trained staff and check out what locals have been talking about for years. Check online for special offers as each SkinSpirit location is different.

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Parmeeta Ghoman is a freelance writer living in San Francisco. She specializes in shopping and style. Find some of her work on Examiner.com.

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