Last month we headed off to Denver for a long weekend of scoping out neighborhoods for our upcoming move. Naturally, I planned a spa day and found the gem Sesen Skin Body Wellness.
While researching spas to visit in Denver I wanted something different. Living in Dallas, wellness centers are minimal. Sesen Skin Body Wellness fit the bill with their 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 of Sesen Skin Body Wellness, 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.
Sesen Skin Body Wellness offers a variety of treatments, 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 favorite!) would be the best route for my skin.
Y’all, 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 before my Sesen Skin Body Wellness facial 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.
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.