Sacramento may not have blizzards or ice storms in the winter, but colder temperatures, wind and indoor heating systems can be a recipe for disaster for skin. Whether looking to address dryness, fine lines and wrinkles or just wanting to feel pampered, a good facial can do wonders for one’s outlook and appearance. Be the hit of the holiday party season, find the perfect gift for a loved one or just get your glow on for the fun of it. These Sacramento-area businesses have everything you need.
3257 Folsom Blvd., Suite A
Sacramento, CA 95816
Shanti is a hidden oasis where guests can recover from the stresses of everyday life. The owner offers facial and massage packages but can also create a custom facial based on your individual wants and needs. Shanti uses a line of organic skincare products for clarifying and regenerating facials, but that’s not all. Facial massages can include acupressure or a warm or cool stone treatment, and the Kundan facelift massage is both affordable and rejuvenating.
Skin Care by Carol
9381 E. Stockton Blvd., Suite 130
Elk Grove, CA 95624
Located inside Backs in Motion Chirospa, Skin Care by Carol provides both traditional and more specialized facials. Teenagers will appreciate the chance to have clear, smooth skin for holiday parties and will love the extraction and extra steam facials designed just for them. For those interested in having additional beauty services, Skin Care offers body wraps, waxing and even eyebrow and eyelash tinting.
Annie Hill Aesthetics
4136 Pennsylvania Ave.
Fair Oaks, CA 95628
Facials are wonderful for the skin but Annie Hill Aesthetics doesn’t stop there. To provide an even more enjoyable experience, each facial includes a massage of your hands, feet, neck and scalp. There are anti-aging and acne facials offered and microdermabrasion, enzyme and acid peels are also on the menu. This affordable and popular spa does not sell the skincare products it uses, so there is no sales pitch to disrupt your post-treatment bliss. However, at your request, the salon can offer guidance about inexpensive and easy-to-find products elsewhere that will help with skin problems.
Jenneane’s On J
2230 J St., Suite 2
Sacramento, CA 95816
Whether you want a short or a full treatment, Jenneane’s on J can provide a relaxing and rejuvenating facial vacation. This salon specializes in services like glycolic peels and facials, microdermabrasion and collagen-boosting vitamin C skincare. If you are looking for a perfect seasonal treat, skip the pie and whipped cream and consider the pumpkin enzyme facial. This treatment improves and exfoliates skin with rich vitamin A and beta-carotene.
Smooth Sensations Body Balance
1518-B 21st St.
Sacramento, CA 95811
For gentle to more aggressive skin resurfacing, Smooth Sensations Body Balance offers two different microdermabrasion facials. Guests enjoying the treatment will leave with visible improvement in discolorations and hyperpigmentation, light acne scars, fine lines and other issues of aging skin. Some skin services include face, neck and shoulder massage, which are sure to relax you during the hectic holiday season.
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