Oxygen Facial

OH. MY. GOSH! I am obsessed! I am truly obsessed with the Oxygen Infusion Facial! If you’ve never tried it, you absolutely need to experience one. A lot of you may not know what it is, (I didn’t know what it was until I saw the machine) so I’ve done a ton of research on it, and I am here to tell you all about it! So the first thing I did was Google it, duh!

The first interesting thing that appeared in my search was from the NY Times and surprisingly from 2006. It’s been around that long! Why is this not a more popular treatment??? I have no idea! Well, here is how the NY Times describes an Oxygen Facial and I couldn’t explain it better myself: “The (Oxygen) facial involves a machine that sprays atomized moisturizers onto the skin using a stream of pressurized oxygen. The treatment is supposed to hydrate skin immediately, making the face appear smoother and plumper. Ms. Peck is referred to as “Madonna’s personal oxygen treatment facialist on the web site www.madonna.com.”

So this is also known as the Madonna Facial, or at least what the estheticians and I at the spa call it. Have you ever noticed how glowy and plump Madonna’s face looks? Any woman nearing 60 doesn’t look that great by accident. Well luckily, I can tell you by experience that this facial has a lot to do with her radiant skin. I had the privilege of trying out this amazing facial 3 times and I was floored by the results. Let me tell you a little bit about my skin.

My concerns are:

  • Dry skin (which I wasn’t aware of until my [licensed & awesome] esthetician told me my skin was super dry)
  • Blackheads (yuck)
  • Hormonal break outs (why meee)
  • Uneven skin tone (Lately, I only feel comfortable with the look of my skin if I have foundation on)

So after I spoke to my esthetician about all of my concerns, she recommended an Oxygen facial and Microdermabrasion treatment every other week. Microdermabrasion removes the top layer of dead skin cells from your face and reveals the newer, softer skin underneath. I really needed that because of my clogged pores (causing black heads) and dry skin (causing build up of dead skin cells). So here is my before and after!

I couldn’t believe how great my skin started looking and feeling! My skin tone evened out and my breakouts vanished! It’s going to take a little longer for the scarring from my breakouts to go away but my esthetician said if I stick to my facial regime (and do my homework in between) the scarring will go away soon enough. I no longer feel like I have to wear make up every time I go out. I actually love NOT wearing make up so I can show off how awesome my skin looks. So lesson learned: there is A LOT you can do to take your skin to new levels. You just have to be willing to prioritize your skin.

LED Light Therapy

So, call me cliché, but the way I always hear about the latest and greatest is if celebs are doing it. Well, the most recent thing I’ve seen that piqued my curiosity, was some sort of light mask.  I keep seeing different celebrities like Jessica Alba and Kourtney Kardashian post videos on Snap Chat, or pictures on Instagram using it.

And I thought, what in the world is that thing?! It kind of looks like a tanning bed, but for your face (also, just a little bit creepy).  Well, just the other day my Spa Director told me about an enhancement that we will soon offer for our facials called, LED Light Therapy.  After reading about it, I realized that was the same as those masks! They are LED Light Therapy Masks.

If you’re still not really sure what that is, then let me explain.

LED Light Therapy is known to have many benefits.  There are a few different color lights you can use. Cru’ Day Spa uses Red and Blue.  Red is used to improve lines and wrinkles, and blue is used to treat acne. The awesome thing about LED Light Therapy is that it is all natural and has no side effects.  So if you have a breakout or any white heads that you want to get rid of, DO NOT PICK AT YOUR FACE.

I have learned the hard way that picking at your face is never a good idea. Instead, book yourself a facial and add LED Light Therapy!  This is a great option for those monthly hormonal break outs.  Another awesome treatment for acne is a High Frequency Current treatment.  I know, it sounds a little scary.  I promise it’s not! It may shock you a little at first but it’s actually kind of relaxing after a while. High Frequency facials have many benefits. Here are just a few:

  • Improves non inflamed and inflamed oily and troubled skin
  • Stimulates your skin for a youthful appearance
  • Reduces the appearace of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Reduces blackheads and shrinks large pores
  • Fades dark under eye circles
  • Decongest puffy eyes
  • Improves the appearance of cellulite

Woah. I need all of the above. ASAP. So guess what I did?  I got zapped!  I woke up on a day like any other day, with 3 (hormonal) breakouts.  Ewwwww.  Why? I’ve been washing and my face every day. Why?!  Because hormones, that’s why. Sometimes you just can’t prevent break outs no matter how hard you try.  That is why there are skin care professionals with glorious skin care secrets like LED Light Therapy and High Frequency Current to save the day!  Here are my before and after pictures!

 

Dry Body Brushing

Dry Body Brushing

Ever wonder how models and celebs are always radiant and keep their skin so smooth and all year round??  Well fortunately Dry Body Brushingwe know Miranda Kerr’s secret. Dailymail.co.uk tells us that “After she’s had her lemon water and before she slips into the shower, Miranda swears by dry body brushing, which she describes as an ‘integral part’ of her daily regime.”  What in the world is dry body brushing, you ask?

You know those super impersonal spa gift baskets you get from a coworker or someone that doesn’t know you very well?  Well most of them have a little brush or two stuffed inside that usually end up some where under your bathroom sink tossed behind your cotton balls and gigantic box of Q-Tips.

Those are used for dry brushing. It’s pretty self-explanatory, you begin by brushing the skin over your entire body in a sweeping motion towards your heart. This exfoliates the skin, but also to unclog pores to eliminate toxins from your body.

Annet King, director of global education for Dermalogica and the International Dermal Institute, says the procedure helps remove “stagnant toxins” that break down connective tissue, leading to cellulite.

 

 

Did I just hear that correctly? Dry brushing helps to remove cellulite? That’s it, I’m sold. So basically, dry brushing is THE BOMB.  Here is a simple “How To” on Dry Brushing.

To get started, follow the simple steps below:

Step One:  Begin by purchasing a natural (not synthetic) bristle brush preferably with a long handle so it can reach all areas of your body.  Also, if dry brushing is going to be a new part of your regime, make sure to find a bristle brush with soft bristles, as to not damage the skin.

Step Two:  Get naked for this one!  The best times to dry brush are before showering, before you slip on your gym clothes or before bedtime.

Step Three:  Begin brushing by starting at the bottoms of your feet and work your way up towards your calves moving in long sweeping motions toward your heart. Always brush toward your heart with firm pressure as to invigorate the skin. We suggest brushing several times in each area, and overlapping as you go.

Step Four:  Slip into the shower and rinse off the dead skin. The combination of the warm steam from the shower will help to detoxify and eliminate toxins and your newly fresh skin will open its pores and soften.

Step Five:  Pat yourself dry and remember to moisturize. Your skin will be more receptive to natural fruit oil like rose hip or coconut oil.

Twice a day is recommended for best results.  Try this for 30 days and see the results of brighter and smoother skin.  If you’re wondering how to clean your new beauty brush, it’s simple. Soap and water once a week will do the trick and leave out to dry.

Cru Day Spa will be offering Dry Brushing in 2017 as a sweet enhancement that you can add to any massage! Add dry brushing to your massages, do your part at home, and come spring time, your legs will be ready for those daisy dukes!

Happy Valentine’s Day

Valentine's Day Specials

Spoil the one you love year-round with a Crú Day Spa Membership

Receive a complimentary service (to be redeemed any time) when you join or gift the Crú Club Membership during our Valentine’s Day celebration dates!

Choose one of the following complimentary services:

 

Valentine’s Day At Crú Day Spa | Saturday, February 11th – Tuesday, February 14th

Spoil yourself with decadent relaxation at Crú this Valentine’s Day.  We will only be booking Valentine’s Day Spa Packages from
February 11th to February 14th.  Booking is limited, so please call our
Spa Ambassadors and secure in advance. Extended hours of 9:00A.M.-9:00 P.M. on Valentine’s Day, February 14th.

Receive a complimentary service (to be redeemed any time) when you join or gift the Crú Club membership during our Valentine’s Day celebration dates!

 

VALENTINE’S DAY SPA PACKAGES

All spa packages will be served with seasonal fruit and champagne in our Double Delight Suite.

Simply Red

  • 60-Minute Crú Classic Massage
  • Sensational Scalp Massage
  • Member $79 I Guest $129
  • Oh So Valentine’s

Oh So Valentine’s

  • 60-Minute Crú Classic Massage
  • 60-Minute Crú Classic Facial
  • Rejuvenating Sugar Foot Scrub
  • Aromatherapy
  • Member $139 I Guest $189

Cupid’s Arrow

  • 60-Minute Crú Classic Couples Massage
  • Soft Hands Therapy
  • Member $170 I Guest $249

Aphrodite’s Blessing

  • 60-Minute Heavenly Hot Stone Couples Massage
  • Rejuvenating Sugar Foot Scrub
  • Aromatherapy
  • Member $199 I Guest $260

Spa Packages cannot be combined with other offers or promotions. Member credits cannot be redeemed February I I-February 14, 2017.