Toronto is not lacking in spas, but more often than not, treating ourselves to a facial sets costs an arm and a leg. Luckily, I was able to experience an affordable yet effective Detox Facial at the Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa at Don Mills.
To start, my experience was met with a warm smile and an offering of delicious cucumber-infused water. The ambience was relaxed, the music was soothing and the team of welcoming staff members were nothing short of fantastic, including owner Walter Cheung and esthetician Christina Anderson. Once I filled out my form detailing my complexion concerns, I was ushered down a hallway that smelled like a bouquet of relaxing essential oils.
Once I was in the assigned spa room, Christina went over the docket and my described skin concerns. I slipped into my lush robe and waited for my skin analysis. Under a lens, she was able to determine the good, the bad and the downright ugly. I was clearly very guilty of neglecting my daily SPF routine. Once the treatment started, my skin was buffed and slathered with a slew of clearing and cleansing products. This particular detox facial encourages the skin to purge all the while purifying and rebuilding the texture. It’s recommended to have a facial once a month – if your budget allows for it – as our skin naturally turns over every 28 days.
Immediately after my treatment, I noticed that my skin was glowing and the texture looked and felt soft and smooth. 24-hours after my treatment I noticed a difference in my complexion, and I’ve personally vowed to stay committed not only to the facial but Christina’s SPF advice.
The Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa experience has a variety of treatments to choose from, and not just for the problematic skin. From their Rejuvenating Facial which diminishes the appearance of fine lines to their Sensitive Skin Facial, which helps to restore the skin’s pH balance, there’s something for everyone. The centre also offers microdermabrasion, a non-invasive and non-surgical procedure to remove dull and lifeless skin, as well as active peels and an LED Skin Phototherapy treatment.
Beyond the amazing treatments, the spa is also committed to carrying luxurious products that are backed by science and deliver on their promises. Included is Dermalogica and Diego Dalla Palma. So if you’re looking to treat your glow to a truly fantastic and affordable facial that’s uncompromising in its pursuit of perfection, the Hand & Stone Spa will be all that and then some.
The Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa is located at 895 Lawrence Avenue East, Unit 4 North York, Ontario.
Would you try the detox facial at the Hand & Stone Spa at Don Mills?
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