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Reviewed May 22, 2014
Reviewed February 22, 2014
What You'll Get
A spa makes it seem like your troubles are a thousand miles away, especially if the spa is a thousand miles away from that zoo you let all the apes out of. Escape with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $39 for a 60-minute classic facial (an $80 value)
- $79 for a 60-minute ultrasonic deep-pore cleansing facial with a 30-minute back massage (a $170 value)
The classic facial includes an exfoliation, steam, light eyebrow maintenance, extraction of blocked blackheads and pores, massage, mask, and moisturizer. The deep-pore cleansing facial includes everything from the classic, as well as low-frequency vibrations to loosen and remove dead skin, debris, and oil, and a 30-minute back massage.
Pores: Wells of Oil Enriching Your Skin
Facial treatments help keep skin radiant by clearing out your pores. Check out Groupon's guide to these barely visible but vital vents in your skin.
Like it or not, there's a lot of oil and dead skin cells on your face right now. This mixture constantly travels up hair follicles under your skin and out through holes in the surface. Yet this isn't a bad thing. In fact, the oil and skin cells actually protect your skin from bacteria and keep it moisturized. It may sound like the perfect breeding ground for acne, but this environment doesn't cause you to break out. Rather, it's when this mixture of oil and cells can't get out—when the pores get clogged—that breakouts occur.
When an excess of oil and skin cells—as well as dirt, grime, or lost pennies—collects in the pores, bacteria make their way to the blockage, causing inflammation and acne. To remove this blockage and keep the pores clean, facial treatments aim to clean and loosen dry skin cells—a process known as exfoliation. Whether done manually, as in microdermabrasion or scrubs, or chemically, as in an acid peel or retinoid, exfoliation removes the debris to keep pores clear and bacteria free. Still, such treatments should be done in moderation—too much exfoliation can strip away the otherwise healthy levels of oil and skin cells that keep skin healthy.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires 90 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per visit. Appointment required. 24-hour cancellation notice required. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.