By Pamela Vendetti, Lead Esthetician, Lead Educator – NeoGenesis
February, the month of love, is a beautiful time for giving a gift of pampering. Spoil your loved one for Valentine’s Day with a gift certificate for a day at the Spa. Gift certificates for facial services make the perfect gift for a loved one. They always fit perfectly and never go out of style.
Valentine’s Treatment Tips for Estheticians and Spa Professionals
Valentine’s Day is the time to create special treatments and add the little touches that make your clients feel extra special.
For your treatment room or waiting area, add fresh flowers, especially roses arranged beautifully on a table. Individually wrapped dark chocolates or chocolate covered strawberries are special treats that everyone loves. A glass of champagne with chocolate is a delightful surprise and sets the tone. Warm your treatment table so your client is slipping into a soft, warm, and luxurious bed. Scented candles or a scented essential oil diffuser or room spray completes the setting for a fabulous facial. Your client is perfectly relaxed and ready for the real magic to begin.
The Perfect Stem Cell Facial
The perfect facial is the one that leaves every client’s skin radiant, calm and refreshed. Fine lines are diminished, the tone is more even, the texture is refined and redness is reduced or eliminated. Using NeoGenesis products is the key to this transformation. The NeoGenesis skincare product line is good for all skin types, all skin conditions, and has no contraindications, so all clients will enjoy this incredible facial.
Double Cleanse: Take your time with this important step. Choose a cleanser that is appropriate for your client. A double cleanse provides a mini facial massage and prepares the skin for what is to come. Remove with warm towels.
Exfoliation: Enzymes are the perfect gentle exfoliation. There are a wide variety of enzymes to choose from, with or without steam. For Valentine’s Day, think berries, both for their skin health benefits and lovely scent. Aromatherapy relaxes the client further while the enzymes very gently resurface the skin. Remove with warm towels.
Recovery: Apply 1 to 2 pumps of NeoGenesis Recovery and massage into clean skin. The skin will immediately begin to improve in appearance and texture. Do not remove.
Facial Massage: Using your favorite massage oil or cream, scented with a drop of Absolute Rose Essential Oil, begin your luxurious facial massage. A *lymphatic facial drainage massage will improve the contours of the face and provide important detox benefits for the skin. Facial massage is bliss for clients. Aim for 15 to 20 minutes of massage time. Finish with warm towels.
*If lymphatic drainage massage is contraindicated for your client, proceed with your favorite facial massage techniques.
Skin Serum: Apply 1 to 2 pumps of NeoGenesis Skin Serum. Do not remove.
Chocolate is well received any time of the year but Valentine’s Day is THE time for decadent chocolate masks. Chocolate Masks are available for purchase but it is so easy to make your own chocolate mask that is fresh and edible! Here is a short list of why chocolate is so beneficial and a “go to” treatment.
- Cocoa contains a higher antioxidant level than either green tea or red wine. A chocolate mask will provide cell repair and cell protection due to the high antioxidant content.
- Cocoa contains important vitamins for tissue growth in the form of Vitamin A, B12, B-complex, D and E. These vitamins are known for being important to achieving and maintaining great skin.
- Cocoa has a high mineral content which translates to promoting cell growth and tissue repair. Copper, iron, manganese, magnesium and zinc, superstars of skin care, are found in cocoa.
- And did I say it tastes great?
Leave the mask on for 10 – 15 minutes. This is the perfect time for a hand treatment or arm and hand massage. Remove the mask with warm towels.
Hydrate and Protect: Apply 1 pump of Skin Serum to the face and neck. Apply 2 pumps of NeoGenesis Intensive Moisturizer and massage into the face and neck. If your client will be out during the light part of the day, apply Chemical Free sunscreen for protection.
This simple but effective facial will be a client pleaser!
The Perfect Ending
As a final extra special touch, have a gift bag to hand to clients as they are leaving. A beautiful organza bag with a couple of product samples, a few chocolate squares and your business card put the perfect ending on the perfect Stem Cell Facial.
Chocolate Mask Recipe
Here is a fun recipe for a Chocolate Mask. Use organic or raw materials where possible.
- ¼ cup cocoa powder
- 1 tablespoon Raw or Manuka Honey
- 1 tablespoon Plain, organic Yogurt
- 4 drops of your favorite skin care oil (Olive oil, Sea Buckthorn oil, Jojoba oil, Avocado oil)
Blend all of the ingredients until smooth. Apply to skin and enjoy!