Put on your party face
Not every facial will leave you red-faced and puffy. These three options will add some glow to your going-out look.
It’s a quickie
The 30-minutes-and-you’re-out Pre-Plans Primp Facial at Skin Alchemy Spa (a one-woman show run by aesthetician Sunny Leigh Woodall, who also works at the Peninsula Spa by ESPA) refreshes your complexion with a facial massage, routine exfoliation and moisturizing using paraben-free REN and GlyMed Plus products. Have her clean up your bushy brows for an extra $15. $60 at 2225 W North Ave (773-991-4648, skinalchemyspa.com).
Orange you beautiful
Spa Space’s Vitamin C Booster Facial is all about hydrating and infusing vitamins—namely C and B3—into your skin. After a gentle cleanse and oxygenating SkinCeuticals mask, a vitamin-enriched serum should leave your skin looking extra dewy. Not to mention, 60 minutes of relaxation time will only add to that healthy glow. $105 at 161 N Canal St (312-466-9585, spaspace.com).
Microdermabrasion isn’t a pre-party option (unless you don’t mind looking like a bruised tomato), but Blueberry Moon’s Botanical Skin Resurfacing Anti-Aging Facial goes for the same effect. Using Aveda’s tourmaline-gemstone products, the 60- or 90-minute treatment smooths the skin, reduces pores and does away with fine lines. Then freshen up by taking advantage of the complimentary makeover at the end of your session. $125–$185 at 2108 N Halsted St (773-529-3333, blueberrymoon.com).