In today’s busy world, our lives are packed with responsibilities, deadlines, and everyday demands. Unfortunately, the stress this lifestyle produces is normally held in places that are most often neglected: the face, neck, and areas of the head. Add on external factors such as pollution (free radicals), UV rays, and habits such as smoking, and it is no wonder why our face is in a constant state of battle.

A basic facial, otherwise known as a European facial, is one of the best methods in combating the negative effects of internal and external factors that we experience. As we age, it takes longer for cells to regenerate. The basic facial will help to assist the cell turnover rate, thus producing a faster rate of production; it also aids in unclogging pores, removing impurities such as blackheads, and reducing age spots, blemishes, and pigmented areas. Skin is hydrated and rejuvenated, leaving a more refreshed, glowing complexion.

The best part is while all of the above is taking place, massaging of the face is heavily incorporated. Facial massage is known to relax tension, reducing the onset of headaches between the eyes. Not only that, it assists in ridding stressed areas, promotes blood circulation, awakens fatigued skin, smoothes fine lines and wrinkles, and boosts gravity’s effects of sagging skin through the working of facial muscles.

Upon beginning the treatment, a thorough consultation is performed to determine what régime best suits each individuals skin type. A standard 60 minute facial starts with a deep cleansing of the face, neck, and décolleté. It is followed with a short steam and an exfoliant to slough off dead skin cells; then, the skin is analyzed and extractions are administered. The final steps of the facial include a treatment masque, hand and foot massage, and completed with a moisturizer.

The extra incentive for receiving a facial at CY DolceMindBody is that we use 100% organic Eminence products derived from Hungary. Eminence Organic Skin Care has won Best of Green Award for best environmental practices in the industry. Using only fruits, vegetables, and herbs, these products have been termed as being like “a smoothie for your skin.” There are no perfumes, dyes, or harsh chemicals; the products are also free of sodium lauryl sulfate and parabens (a preservative that has been found in cancerous tumors). The bonus is all of the products are hand-made and cruelty-free without mass production, and it has stayed this way for over 50 years!

All of our facials are customized and individualized for every person’s skin care needs and desires, including acne, sun damage, normal to dry, mature, and rosacea/sensitive, ranging in price from $50 (30 minute Express) to $115 (90 minute Anti-Aging).

Whether one is needing a lunch time boost or taking a little time to unwind, we cater to all, offering our facial services in 30 (Express), 60, or 90 minute intervals.

Book an appointment online or call 904-671-2860 through the end of July and receive 20% off and a complimentary Neroli eye treatment! Walk-ins are always welcome.


Allison Schwartz is a licensed facial specialist at City Yoga- Dolce MindBodySpa.