By local mom and medical aesthetician at Dream Spa Medical Brookline: Slone Mathieu
As a professional in the personal care industry it is my job to provide results...and relaxation. However, I find that many clients have a difficult time giving in to the experience. Most of them would stressfully spend their treatment time thinking about all the other things they should be doing, and many of them view their personal grooming habits as a means of slapping it on, wiping it off, and getting it over with. To that end, I always encourage my clients to slow down, breath, and be present for the session.
Leave the baggage - the stress, the chores, the responsibilities, the guilt, the complaining kid - at the door. If your service provider is not working hard to get you to that place, then leave them at the door too!
And for the love of a stress free beauty routine please get rid of your magnifying mirrors. I personally stepped away from my mirror when I transitioned from makeup to skin care. I found the experience so liberating and it made me appreciate my full faced reflection so much more. My clients are usually surprised, and somewhat relieved, when I share this advice. The fact is, nobody looks at you that closely! So stop criticizing every pore and stop creating more stress for yourself.
Whatever your preferred pampering routine may be, make sure you take the time to enjoy enjoying it. Pour a glass of wine. Play the music loud. Get good skin. Give good face. Call Dream Spa Medical today!