Posts in The Ritz-Carlton New York

After indulging in a delicious Priori facial last week and posting about it on Instagram, one lovely follower by the name of kath3010 asked a brilliant question:

Are facials supposed to include extractions? Are there even any benefits of having ones without extractions? I just always thought that was the whole point.

I admit I was shocked that Kath3010 thought there was no point to a facial if there were no extractions because in my opinion there are absolutely benefits. However, it occurred to me that perhaps not every beauty therapist is explaining the benefits of their treatment and that is definitely something they should being doing so you don’t feel like you are wasting money.

My own personal belief is that facials are without a doubt beneficial whether or not extractions occur. I generally leave it up to my beauty therapist to decide what needs to be done during my facial but on occasion when I feel my pores are black and clogged I will ask my therapist to do some extractions. Every beauty therapist will have their own methods and way of treating problem skin, and it will take time for you to find someone that attends to your skin exactly how you like. Choosing a beauty therapist is as personal as picking a hairdresser or husband.

I don’t want you to take my word for it that facials are beneficial without extractions. I have spoken with Emma Hobson, Education Manager International Dermal Institute Australia, New Zealand and Asia, to give us all some much needed insight into why facials are an essential treatment for our skin.

The Instagram that started the facial conversation

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Are you ready for the second part of my relaxing adventure to the La Prairie Spa? If you missed the first installment I highly suggest you click here NOW to read all about it. Not only do you get to find out about the Diamond Perfection Treatment but it gives you the inside goss on the Locker Rooms and Treatment Lounge.

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The time has come to tell you of my first New York spa experience, and it was a doozy! Firstly I have to declare that I decided the true and honest way to get a real feel for a spa is to have two treatments. I felt that just one treatment wouldn’t give a fair and accurate experience, enough so to really provide a good review. Gosh I am a hard worker!

First up was the La Prairie Spa at The Ritz-Carlton New York. I was Continue Reading