As summer begins to transition to fall, temperatures shift from warm and humid, to crisp and cool sometimes as quickly as in a day. Don’t get us wrong, we’re looking forward to the change of season but the sudden switch in weather can leave you with itchy and irritated skin, or even worse, a very unpleasant breakout. But often enough, all you need is a quick trip to the spa to give your skin the TLC that it deserves. Here in Toronto, we’re spoiled when it comes to luxe spas that deliver an impressive lineup of treatments that are not only complexion saviours, but are also incredibly relaxing. Read on to see where we’re heading to for our all-time-favourite exfoliating, massaging, extracting, hydrating, smoothing, technologically advanced, glow-ifying facials in Toronto.
Hopefully, by the end of this article, you’ll be more than inspired to treat yo’ self to a facial at one (or all!) of these Toronto spas!
Nowadays, it’s not just our lives that are technology-driven, our skincare is too, and it just so happens this Queen Street natural-beauty haven is home to a technology forward facial, that targets common skin concerns like dehydration, elasticity, and evening out complexion. But don’t let the premise of being technology-focused scare you. This facial uses an incredibly relaxing, nine-step process that includes a cold laser, microdermabrasion, oxygen, and LED light therapy, which works together to increases cell turnover and stimulates collagen and elastin production. Not to mention, all products used during the treatment are from Consonant, so they’re 100% natural.
If you feel like your complexion is looking dull and tired, a micro facial from Blitz is just what the doctor ordered. During this 30-minute procedure, the esthetician will start by cleansing your skin, followed by a microdermabrasion procedure that uses a diamond tip paired with gentle suction to remove the outermost layer of dead skin. This is followed by a lymphatic massage, hydration, and SPF, leaving you with healthy, bright, and glowing skin.
For the gals and guys who want a treatment that’s more catered to their personal skincare needs, Province Apothecary’s custom organic facial is definitely a must-have. You’ll start your procedure with a fully holistic consultation with a skin therapist to determine your skin concerns and how they can be treated. Based on this analysis, your skin therapist will begin your customized treatment with in-house made all organic products through a series of lymphatic stimulation, cleansing, a honey mask, massage, and extraction (if necessary). You’ll also get to go home with samples and a custom-blended facial serum to build a complete home-care regime included in this treatment.
If you’re a fan of treatments that deliver instant results, you’ll want to give the hydrafacial at Spa My Blend by Clarins at the Ritz Carlton a try. This non-invasive and non-surgical procedure helps to resurface your skin through a series of cleansing, exfoliating, extractions, and hydration. Your skin will be treated to a cocktail of antioxidants, peptides, and hyaluronic acid, giving you optimal results without any downtime. Plus, you can choose from a 30, 60, or 90-minute treatment, depending on your schedule.
If you feel like you’re going through a period of particularly dull skin, the Skinceuticals Treatment Facial at the Hammam Spa on King Street West not only brightens skin, we assure you that it works wonders on your overall skin tone to boost overall radiance. Here’s how it works: the treatment is rich in antioxidants and exfoliators, that work together to leave skin looking brighter and more radiant and refreshed.
The next time you have a special occasion to prepare for, we recommend treating yourself to Ritual’s ‘red carpet facial.’ This relaxing and luxe facial combines all of the salon’s best techniques, leaving you with flawless looking skin. Treatments include a deep cleansing, customized masque, advanced exfoliation, micro-current lift, and an oxygen infusion leaving skin looking plumped, glowing, and red carpet ready.