Let’s be real: massages are great, aromatherapy is nice, high-tech treatments feel special, but… while a good facial can jumpstart your skincare efforts, the truly impressive results are reserved for those who practice diligent home care. Skin takes about 27 days to totally regenerate, and if you treat yours right for all 27 of ‘em, there’s real potential to end the month with a totally different complexion. That's the why behind an aesthetician's post-facial product recommendations—and maybe it’s the reason you got that facial in the first place. Having an expert assess your skin and put together a routine is the best part of a facial, in this writer’s opinion, and you don’t actually have to step foot into a spa to access it. All the best aestheticians have recently taken to the web, doling out skin wisdom from behind a computer screen. Want to know which of your products to toss? Finally deal with that hyperpigmentation? Clear up an intense breakout? Get your favorite celebrity's glow? An aesthetician can help with all of that, and they’re waiting for your call. Here’s what you’ll get from a digital skin consultation:
The Celebrity Facial Lite
True, $550 for an online consultation isn’t thrifty by any means. But when you consider a facial with Joanna Czech will set you back $850, it kind of starts to look like a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. The online session lasts a full hour, and Joanna will analyze your face, talk through your goals, and figure out what your skin really needs. After you sign off, you’ll receive an email detailing your new, customized skincare routine. You also have the option to speak to a non-Joanna aesthetician for $250. Either way, you'll be relieved to learn that half the cost of the consult becomes a store credit that you can use to purchase your recommended products.