Friday, June 29, 2012

Skin Indigo Q&A

Want to get a facial, but don't know what's involved?

 Service provided by: *Skin*Indigo with Cynthia Rae Esthetics
 Patron:  Emily Loewe
 Interview: Ryan White

Recently Emily Loewe, a skeptic, and first time user of facials services sat down with Ryan W. from Wordcount for a post-treatment Q&A session. Emily received the Signature facial by Syndi at *Skin* Indigo Facial Studio- located within Indigo Palm Salon. Check out what she had to say...

( Pictured Emily Loewe, Photo by Kelsey Hawes)

Ryan @ WCM: Have you ever had a facial before?

Emily: No, I’ve never had a facial. I usually don’t do spa-related things. To tell the honest truth, I was a little nervous about it.

Ryan @ WCM: Did you enjoy it?

Emily: Yea, but I was a little scared at first. I didn’t know if I would like someone touching my face. She did a good job of making me comfortable and talking me through the whole process.

Ryan @ WCM: Was there anything about the process that surprised or stood out to you?

Emily: She said she was going to do a massage for my face. And I had no idea what that meant. I was wondering if she was just going to rub my face. But no, it was like a combination of soothing strokes and gently working on pressure points, like my sinuses. I was surprised how much I actually liked it. I have to say, that was the part I was most worried about because I’m a little touch-phobic. But it was nice, gentle pressure, and she was very calming. She kept reminding me to relax and take deep breathes. Also, at one point, she used the little electro thing on me and it was really awesome! The noise it makes is really intense, but it doesn’t hurt at all. It just feels like a little tingle feeling. I think that is what has actually made the biggest difference in my skin. Before my visit, I had a couple blemishes and now it seems like they’ve been really reacting to it. At the time of the facial they looked pretty bad, but now they are healing really quickly. This is something new for me because usually my skin heals really slowly. My skin felt great afterwards. It didn’t feel dry or oily, I was like, wow, I can’t believe how soft it is!

Ryan @ WCM: So, you definitely have noticed a difference?

Emily: Yes, it has made a difference.  Going into this, I honestly didn’t think it would. I thought it would feel good for just that day and then wash off, but it has actually treated my skin. I was half expecting to wake up and have more blemishes, but I’ve noticed that my skin is pretty calm, and it hasn’t even been as irritated as it normally gets. One of my favorite parts was the mud mask she used on me. She only put on a little bit to start and let me test it. She was cautious to let me know that sometimes it can be reactive, or cause a burning-like sensation  on some skin types, but everything felt fine so she went ahead and applied the rest. I enjoyed the mask part because as I was lying there I could feel it working— it was kind of tingly, and I knew it was doing something.

Ryan @ WCM: Do you think it’s worth the money for the service?

Emily: Oh yea, I’ve already got another appointment scheduled for next week. Plus, she gives a lot of incentives, like for referring clients. It’s really nice because Syndi is not only good at what she does, but she knows why the process is good for you. Just like a teeth cleaning at the dentist, you need to go in and get your skin cleaned regularly too.

Ryan @ WCM: What would you say to someone who has never had a facial before, but is interested in it?

Emily: I think they should just try it. I was nervous and I tend to be self-conscious about my skin, but now I am hooked.  It was really nice to do something that made me feel better, and she was very careful to take things slowly and tell me what she was doing before she was doing it. Several times she paused and asked me how things felt. She was very calm and relaxed through the entire service. My anxiety melted away because she would she told me what was doing, what products she was using, and explained how everything worked.  Plus at the end, she applied some light makeup. It really made me feel great, I was glowing inside and out when I left the *Skin* Indigo Studio.

Article by Ryan White of Wordcount
Edited by Sara Murray

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