Choose from Three Options
- $21 for a 50-minute basic facial ($50 value)
- $26 for a 30-minute microdermabrasion with enzyme peel ($60 value)
- $26 for a 30-minute anti-acne or anti-aging photofacial ($70 value)
Skin: A Protective Blanket That Mends Itself
Beyond its soft, seemingly delicate outer layer, skin acts as a living barrier between us and the harsh world outside. Check out Groupon’s guide to the body’s pliable armor.
If you were to take all your skin and spread it out, it would, on average, cover a twin bed. And though that might be a blessing when you’ve run out of clean sheets, it would leave you defenseless against hazards such as bacteria, chemicals, sunlight, and even water. A complex system of more than 300 million constantly regenerating cells, nerves, and glands, the skin is not only the body’s largest organ, but also its first line of defense against the environment, a flexible, waterproof sheath for all the muscles, bones, and sensitive electronics inside.
In most cases, we can only see the skin’s outer layer, or epidermis, but two more layers lie just below the surface—the dermis, full of flexible collagen and elastin, and a subcutaneous layer of fat meant to cushion and insulate our insides. Of the three layers, the dermis is the workhorse, bracing the capillaries that regulate our body temperature and hosting millions of follicles that knit new hair and expel softening oils. But despite its importance, nobody will ever tell you how nice your dermis looks. Beauty, after all, is only epidermis deep, and it’s there where we see the most change. New skin cells are constantly replacing the old, pushing off roughly 1.5 pounds of dead cells every year, and over time the epidermis slowly loses its ability to retain moisture or spring back into place, resulting in wrinkles, dryness, and other signs of wisdom gained.
One of skin’s most useful attributes is its regenerative ability. When the skin breaks or needs repair, the blood vessels amp into overdrive, carrying much-needed nutrients straight to the site on pallets of platelets. This is why a cut forms a scab and, oddly enough, why our face turns red when we’re sunburned; the color isn’t actually a burn—it’s blood rushing to the face to repair the cellular damage caused by UV rays.
A Chat with Helen
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
I give all of my clients exceptional facials, combined with LED light therapy, at exceptional prices in a clean and relaxing environment. Additionally, I personally guarantee that every facial will be performed by me for all of my returning clients.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
I was always interested in learning about ways to better take care of my skin, so I went to school to become an aesthetician. Afterwards, I discovered that people really liked my services because they noticed the results, and it started to grow from there.
What do you love most about your job?
I have the opportunity to help people relax from their daily stress and help to make them look and feel better at the same time. When they see the results for themselves and tell their friends, that to me is the best feeling knowing that people appreciate my work.
What is the best reaction you've ever gotten from a customer?
Whenever customers say that other people compliment them on their skin and how it made their day, it's a great feeling knowing that I'm helping improve someone's self confidence while making their day.