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You may be one of the many who have been reading this column for some time now. You may even be wondering what professional facial treatments can do for you. It isn’t necessarily all in the product but the process.

Yes, there are many procedures that can take place within your facial experience. Today the most sought after is stress relief. A time and space that allows the mind to take a break from the pressures and demands of your day finds its way for many women and men.

From the elating smells of aromatherapy oils to soft music to the gentle relaxing touch of warm masterful hands, simply enjoy! Crisp sheets, heat packs to warm the body. Let your mind wander among soft sounds or music. Create your own escape to nowhere in particular.

During these escapes, many things can happen to enhance the condition of your skin. Your general tone becomes clearer. Discolorations become more muted. Some actually disappear. Skin becomes firmer. Wrinkles relax. Eyes brighten. The skins texture around eyes soften. Necks feel less strain. Decolletes become more hydrated. Shoulders release tension. The psyche mellows. Time stands still. The mind wanders aimlessly. The back relaxes. The hip joints settle. Toes wiggle while they are raised above your heart. Breathing slows. You float. And float….

Giving yourself up from the world can be the most satisfying and indulging experience you’ve ever allowed yourself. (Except of course, for chocolate). But we can give you that too!

If any of this appeals to you then you’re long overdue for your next facial. Facials are no longer the province of the rich! It’s a now experience for survival with today’s lifestyle. Sometimes planning for that weeks escape in two months isn’t possible - without guilt. Travel has become more stressful than decades ago and sometimes one week isn’t enough before enduring the trip back home again.

Plan one day once a month (at least) for your facial experience, pedicure, manicure, or acupuncture. Perhaps a massage. Make that day special around lunch with a friend. Perhaps a little shopping is in order. LEARN TO BE KIND TO YOU!

Today let the world manage itself. It will be there for you tomorrow. Escape. A mental health day does us all a world of good.

Estheticians can be found everywhere today. Destination spas are not necessarily for everyone. Finding an environment that suits you for accessibility, duration, results and qualified professionals may be the Utopia you need.

Treatments like Oxygen Facials, Ultra Sound Warm Aromatherapy with Heated Stones, Anti-Aging with minerals from the sea, Hands Treatments with warm mitts, Back Treatments relax the muscles while leaving the skin smooth, clean and clear, Relaxing Eye Treatment with Collage and Epidermal Growth Factors lighten darkened areas. The choices are vast. Just Ask.

Perhaps it’s time to re-assess your values, decision-making process and goals. Time is short and comes with its own madness. IS TODAY THE DAY? It could be… let it be - for you.

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DESIRED IMAGE SKIN CARE CLINIC – 871 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst, NY 14226 (716)-834-1123


By Brenda Romanow

Brenda Romanow is the owner of Desired Image Skin Care Clinic, a Buffalo based business of over 22 years. Brenda has been in education for over 10 years for the New York State Education Committee for esthetics and is also a New York State examiner for esthetics. She started teaching in several school’s continuing education class on subjects such as Anti-Aging, Personal Image, Makeup application as well as Cosmetic Ingredients (what’s in a jar). 834-1123.