Last month we headed off to Denver for a long weekend of scoping out neighborhoods for our upcoming move. Spoiler alert…. I can’t stop counting down to the end of our lease. Visiting a place with the intent of moving there, exploring the way you would as a local, may leave you obsessed with being there ASAP. At least that’s what’s going on for me. I’m reeling it back in so I can be present in the now ( trying to anyway ).
I know there are many of you reading who were hoping I’d return hating Denver, with an announcement that we’ve changed our minds on moving. Know it isn’t easy for me! But let’s enjoy our visits together till the end, k? Because I’m going to miss you and want to enjoy every last minute!
I’m going to get emotional and emotions are awkward so….
let’s talk about Sesen Skin Body Wellness instead
While researching spas to visit in Denver I wanted something different.
Living in Dallas, wellness centers are minimal. We have like…two, way out in the suburbs. I stay in my little downtown bubble, I’m not fighting traffic to venture far off lands.
Sesen Skin Body Wellness takes a natural approach to skincare. Less is more, internal wellbeing is taken into account, and your treatment is customized and adapted while you’re on the table. Skin goes through changes frequently, so receiving treatments with this in mind just makes sense.
Then there’s Stacy, owner and head esthetician who also happens to nerd out over science and skincare. AND she’s working towards her naturopathy certification. There are a plethora of amazing, knowledgeable estheticians out there, and you can bet Stacy is included on that list.
…and Sesen carries Rhonda Allison, Laurel Canyon, Moon Juice and Sun Potion.
how could I not book a facial here!?
A variety of treatments are offered, ranging from a deep cleansing European style to more advanced treatments like dermaplaning. After reading my intake form, Stacy decided a manual lymphatic drainage treatment combined with LED therapy ( my FAVE ) would be the best route for my skin.
ugh, YOU GUYS.
My skin was SO freakin’ clear afterward!
Like the clearest it’s been in what feels like ages.
I’ve been battling with hormonal acne and congestion, the treatment made a huge impact within a short period of time. The next day though? Congestion I couldn’t get rid of was non-existent. Weeks later it’s back, but that’s not any reflection of Stacy’s skilled hands. She gave her opinion on the route I’m taking in figuring out my skin issues, like testing for hormonal imbalances and food sensitivities, it’s more likely the culprit.
and you know I had to find out how to treat my skin at high altitude
Denver is located at a high altitude if you aren’t familiar with its geography. I would be lying if I said I wasn’t already thinking about the adjustments I’ll need to make to my routine.
Stacy warned not to be surprised if I find I need to revamp my routine due to products no longer working for my skin. Dallas technically has a dry climate, but Denver is far drier. Over the weekend it was impossible to stay hydrated and I wasn’t even consuming alcohol. Well, except for having champagne with dinner in Vail… but that was it.
These tips will work well for anyone living in dry climates, you don’t have to be in the mountains!
Stacy suggests drinking a minimum of 3 liters of water per day, doubling your omega 3 intake, and investing in a quality humidifier. Take it a step further by receiving hydrating IV infusions if your city offers them.
If you’ve been keeping up on IG, look at how much better my skin is looking compared to months back!
Progress, y’all. It’s getting better and better.
What seems like immediately after typing the above sentence, my skin blew up 4 days ago. My hormone test results came in, I’ll be working with Stacy and Sesen’s onsite doctor to guide me through a natural treatment plan. Stay tuned!