When your stomach is unhappy, you get a stomachache, but when your face is unhappy, it drags you around by your tongue and makes your mouth hold a pen to write yourself an angry letter. Keep your face happy with today's Groupon: for $45, you get a basic facial, eye-rescue treatment, and hand paraffin at Skin Visions at Classic Comb Salon & Spa in Washington (a $90 value).
Helmed by aesthetician Kelly Jacquin, Skin Visions' epidermal detailers refresh each inch of skin entrusted to them in a calm, candlelit environment. Designed to brighten and smooth skin, the 45-minute basic facial (a $50 value) begins with a short face-mapping to determine the most direct route to a healthy epidermis, before an exfoliation extirpates superfluous dead skin cells. To round out the main event, skilled staffers administer a facial massage and finishing mask. While the mask dries, clients receive a light stress-lightening massage of the hands and arms with steamed towels. The 20-minute eye-rescue treatment (a $30 value) boosts elasticity and firmness and saves peepers from the puffiness caused by ingesting too many Funyuns and bacon-wrapped celery sticks. A certified skinsmith submerges ragged hands into a warm bath of wax during the paraffin treatment (a $10 value), leaving nature's silverware softer than an excessively sentimental cumulus cloud.
Aesthetician Kelly Jacquin puts her Demologica Skincare certification to use in helping clients achieve clear, smooth complexions with her array of spa treatments. She specializes in all things skin, from gentler peels that exfoliate away roughened outer layers of skin to cleansing facials and eye treatments that return delicate skin to its balanced and bright state. Kelly also helps clients keep their newly polished skin looking nice with waxing treatments, spray tans, and makeup treatments that let them show off their assets without hiring their own independent auditor.