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#1 DEE1978

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    Posted 24 April 2007 - 10:35 PM

    Okay, girls...I am a hot power yoga instructor and have some back acne from constantly being in the heat while I teach. Kinda Gross and emabarrasing, I know. I also have tan skin so I get dark spots after my breakout heals. Has anyone had a back facial and does it work?

    Thanks!
    Denise

    #2 Jessica

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      Posted 24 April 2007 - 11:00 PM

      Never tried that. I don't have back acne, but with the new warm weather, and with me stressing out trying to run around doing last minute wedding stuff, I've had a few blackheads cropping up on my back.

      I'm taking oral medication to control it. Although I'm sure a back facial would be nice, maybe it would be more effective to see a dermatologist and get some sort of acne treatment? And then do back treatments at the salon on top of that?

      #3 DEE1978

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        Posted 24 April 2007 - 11:04 PM

        Thanks Jessica! I have used retin A in past and it cleared it up a bit. Did you know Retin A is really cheap to buy in Mexico?? I just found out!

        #4 Jessica

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          Posted 24 April 2007 - 11:11 PM

          Really? That's funny, I'm not too surprised though.

          After reading your post I really want a back treatment now though just to see how it is :) Never hurts to try right?

          #5 DEE1978

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            Posted 24 April 2007 - 11:13 PM

            I am having facial peel tomorrow and will ask about a back facial and let you know!

            #6 DEE1978

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              Posted 25 April 2007 - 04:13 PM

              Did your friend notice results right away? How many times does get these back facials?

              #7 ~Melissa~

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              Posted 25 April 2007 - 04:26 PM

              girls stupid question - but what do they do for a facial? I've never had one before? Do hey give you a face massage as well? Does the lotion/chemical peel smell good? are they relaxing?

              ok enough with the questions I'll stop.

              #8 A10CalGal

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                Posted 25 April 2007 - 04:31 PM

                Quote:
                Originally Posted by DEE1978
                Thanks Jessica! I have used retin A in past and it cleared it up a bit. Did you know Retin A is really cheap to buy in Mexico?? I just found out!
                YES!!! I don't use Retin-A, but I use Triluma for hyperpigmentation & it is like $120/tube in the US. While in Cabo, I picked up two smaller tubes that would equate to a bit more than the large tube & only paid like $65. RetinA is much cheaper - so stock up!

                #9 DEE1978

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                  Posted 25 April 2007 - 04:32 PM

                  Just had a facial peel, This is what I learned today: Peels are more benficial for the long run where facials are good for relaxing and look good for about 2 weeks. I have been getting facials for like 4 years and will now do peels. The peel stings like 5 minutes and that is it...peels take like 30 minutes versus facials which take like 90 minutes and are somewhat painful due to the extractions depending on how clogged your pores are.
                  Hope this bit of info helped!

                  #10 A10CalGal

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                    Posted 25 April 2007 - 04:33 PM

                    Quote:
                    Originally Posted by mgreen
                    girls stupid question - but what do they do for a facial? I've never had one before? Do hey give you a face massage as well? Does the lotion/chemical peel smell good? are they relaxing?

                    ok enough with the questions I'll stop.
                    It depends on what kind of skin issues you have. Generally they cleanse your skin & then use steam to open up your pores. If you have blackheads they will do what they call "extractions" - which is just a fancy term for squeezing out the blackheads. Then they will do some sort of exfoliation & mask. If you want to do a glycolic peel they do that, then moisturize & massage your face/hands & your done.




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