Chicago Beauty Find: Fabulous Facials
July 24, 2007
Why: Off the beaten path along Lake Michiganâ€™s north shore is a gem of a spa: Stephanie Wellesâ€™ Skin Care. A trained aesthetician who has worked along side physicians, Stephanie doesnâ€™t just slather on oils and pray that your skin responds. She carefully selects treatments to match not only her clients skin care needs, but also the results they are seeking. My dry, flaky skin which was a shimmery oil slick by the end of the day has never looked betterâ€¦ and itâ€™s been a week since I relaxed in her office. An added bonus: Sheâ€™s an eyebrow goddess who reshaped and redefined my squirrelly brows in minutesâ€¦ and made me promise not to touch them without help ever again!
Recreate the Treatment at Home: For spa quality results at home, we recommend Bioelements. This company’s line of specially formulated skin care products and cosmetceuticals are made to help balance each type of skin (what they call “Biotypes“). This Kerafole Mask is the perfect at-home indulgence to exfoliate, unclog pores, add moisture and tone the skin without encouraging overactive sebum production. Follow up with the Oil Control Sleepwear night cream, a highly nourishing restorative overnight treatment that won’t leave you with an oil-slick the following morning.