As a woman who used to get her nails done every couple weeks -- and had a manicure when she gave birth -- I know what it's like to want to pamper yourself once in a while.
But that was before I had CC.
Now, if I even have polish on my nails it's miraculous.
So when I was invited to an event at Dermalogica on Montana Spa in Santa Monica a few weeks ago, I was more than bummed that I couldn't attend. After all, who couldn't use a little extra attention in the facial department?
Lucky for me -- and an L.A. Story reader -- they invited me back to see what the spa has to offer.
I wasn't sure what to expect, but the atmosphere was a down-to-earth, mod, Sporty Spice take on a traditional spa. And I liked it.
They offer several treatments, including touch therapies, back treatment as well as facials. But what they also offer are MicroZone services that treat specific areas in 20 minutes. Hello, lunch break!
Flash exfoliation, extractions, eye revitalization are available as pop-ins. And for only 25 bucks. Nice.
Skin therapists are on hand at the Skin Bar to evaluate your epidermis -- that's not to say, tell you how terrible you look -- and give you tips on how to manage those needs. That's about 10 minutes, it's free, and they offer Dermalogica skin care samples.
I had a really nice experience. No pressure, no Judgy Judgerson snark about how you've abused your face. Just straightforward guidance and, oh yeah, the pampering.
*** GIVEAWAY ***
As motherhood and the upcoming holidays are no doubt wreaking havoc on your psyche, I'd like to offer a certificate for a MicroZone treatment at Dermalogica on Montana.
Believe me, it's a nice break.
Just leave a comment below. Good luck, and I'll announce the winner Monday, Nov. 30.
Dermalogica on Montana
1022 Montana Ave.
Santa Monica, CA 90403