About Face

Revuvenate with a Facial

After a loooong, cold winter, it's the right time for a refresher course -- we're talking about your face. Skin gets dull, congested and D-R-Y during the colder months, and a facial is a wonderful rejuvenator.

But there's a lot going on in the world of skin care, and it seems that the days of the very basic facial are virtually extinct. So to learn about some variations on the theme, we went under the steam, the stone, the cream and, eeks, even the razor. And besides the relaxing, pampering experience (some more relaxing and pampering than others), the greatest benefit of all is beautiful, healthy skin.

Spa Adriana
266 Main St., Huntington, 631-351-1555,

THE FACIAL Tourmaline Botanical Skin Resurfacing Facial, $135, about 60 minutes

Pick one of the seven or so Chakra cards that have words such as "harmony," "wisdom" and "insight" printed on them, which helps determine what kind of facial you need. We chose "nourishment," for our parched skin. The treatment included a natural microdermabrasion with ground tourmaline, extractions done with cinnamon and eucalyptus essential oils and some 15 other products including an aloe masque, a swirl of hot stones, along with a slathering of rose, tangerine and sandalwood oils. Besides the facial, we received a whirlwind neck, arm and foot massage, and some unusual knee shaking and pressure-point work.

OUR FACE Smooth, glistening clean, congestion free. The place had good energy, and there was a spiritual element to the facial. Do not miss the Aveda tea (licorice root, chamomile and lavender) that you can have before or after the facial.


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