The other day, I received a message from a homie on Instagram alerting me that Brittney was documenting her professional facial. I've seen videos of Brittney's facials in the past. In fact, she's even a client one of my favorite skin centers in L.A.
But this time was quite different. After watching the video, I concluded that Brittney was receiving the best facial of all time.
The entire thing took place at Zo Skin Centre. These centers were founded by Dr. Zein Obagi, world-renowned dermatologist, and creator of Obagi products. Obagi's skin care line is well respected by skin enthusiasts. I've read many rave reviews over the years from happy folks who relied on Obagi to deal with troubled skin.
The whole sequence began with Brittney discussing the issues she had with her skin. She pointed out some barely visible blemishes near her chin and cheek area. I caught myself rolling my eyes as I laughed at her tiny little imperfections. But then I remembered that truly flawless skin comes from setting high expectations for our skin.
The actual facial began with the first and most important step---exfoliation. But instead of a chemical exfoliation with enzymes, Brittney enjoyed a microdermabrasion treatment.
The high-frequency wand looked very familiar. I remember featuring it long ago in a wishlist post. These nifty little wands generate a gentle oscillating electrical current to the deepest layers of the skin. The treatment has a laundry list of benefits including tightening muscles, toning the face and even stimulating hair growth when used on the scalp. The one I wanted was shaped like a comb and was meant to help stimulate hair growth.
The next step in this never-ending facial is a game changer. Immediately after the high-frequency session, Brittney's skin is rehydrated using a brightening sheet mask. We're no strangers to sheet masks here but it's what happens next that blew my mind.
NuFace microcurrent device. She explains to the novices that the machine tightens and tones the muscles in the face (but we already knew that 😎). We also learn that using a microcurrent machine helps the skin to absorb the nourishing contents of the mask. But the whole time I'm watching the sequence, my face was like this....
LED treatment. Like radiofrequency, LED has a host of skin and anti-aging benefits. But instead of using a face mask, it appears that Brittney's entire upper body is enjoying the process. It kinda reminds me of the collagen bed that I just discovered.
There's another step performed in the facial that's so foreign to me that I'm holding back on discussing it. I will talk about it in a future post (I promise). I just need to do a bit more research. More importantly, I need to figure out if there's any way to replicate this step at home.
The facial concluded with the obligatory application of a high spf sunscreen. This step came complete with a service announcement from Brittney on the importance of not skipping our sunblock.
*Side note, I think a more accurate statement is "80% of premature aging comes from sun damage." I'm currently formulating theories around what causes real aging and how we can combat it. But that's a whole 'nother discussion.*
I search for Zo Skin Care center locations and learned that there several certified specialists in my city. I tingled with excitement at the thought of experiencing this same super-facial as Brittney. You can tell that she's a happy camper. I mean, just look at her, the girl is absolutely glowing.