The Europeans invented facials during the Renaissance, when they sought to attain the cherubic complexions depicted in Raphael's Angels Playing Poker. Imbue skin with a royal flush with today's Groupon: for $49, you get a 55-minute classic European facial with a massage at Monique's Skin Care Center in Poway (a $115 value).
As a technician with European training and a background in medical aesthetics, the owner of Monique's Skin Care Center, Monique, draws on two decades of experience to train her staff and help them bestow health to patrons' complexions. During 55-minute classic European facials, aestheticians screen skin for such individual quirks as dryness or fondness for store-brand colas before clearing debris with cleansers and exfoliants by Sothys and Epicuren. A facial massage restores circulation to pallid skinplanes, and, if necessary, extractions pilfer blackheads and whiteheads from pores. While a mask penetrates skin for 15 minutes, aestheticians pass the time by massaging the feet, shoulders, and arms. Finally, the application of a moisturizing cream quenches thirsty skin more pleasantly than wearing a fishbowl helmet.
Monique's Skin Care Center
The eponymous Monique of Monique's Skin Care Center has 30 years of experience in the beauty and health industry. She draws upon her hard-earned knowledge to lead a staff that offers a variety of skincare services such as facial treatments, waxing, and body wraps.