I know everyone thinks I spend all my time indulging in facials, massages, and eating brunch, but that’s not exactly the truth of it. When it comes to grooming, I’m VERY lazy. Part of it has to do with an inability to sit still, and of course, there is this pesky weekly newsletter to write! But readers have asked for a run down on facials for years so we finally (and happily) tackled the task. You can revive your winter skin with any of the following treatments. Plus click through for discounts.

A Luxurious Afternoon at Sanno Spa, Old Saybrook

In need of some pampering? Head straight to Sanno, the luxury spa at the Saybrook Point Inn. After check-in, you’re escorted to a serene changing room and handed a fluffy robe and slippers. Next stop, plop down fireside in the lounge, with a cup of herbal tea (or prosecco if you prefer), to wait for your aesthetician… 

Read more about SANNO here.

Non-Surgical Facelift at Bonne Sante, Old Lyme

Last time I had a facial at Bonne Sante, I felt like the owner, Rosemary Barclay, erased my wrinkles just from the massage! Well, I’m embarrassed to say how long ago that was, but I was way past due for a return visit. This time, I wanted to check out her new offering: the non-surgical facelift…

Read more about Bonne Sante here.


Vitamin C Brightening Facial at Wild Honey, Chester

My skin has certainly seen its share of sunshine over the decades. I’ve often heard rumblings that Vitamin C is helpful for sun damage so when I found the Vitamin C Brightening Facial on Wild Honey’s menu of services, I gave it a go. After all, any treatment that claims to help “reverse premature aging” is alright by me…

Read more about Wild Honey here.

Foot Facial at Blissful Beauty, Deep River

We’ve all heard the horror stories of traditional pedicures gone bad but who doesn’t like spiffy, pretty toes and soft feet? I’ve spent so much time overthinking the bacteria that collects in the jets and the chemicals in the products used that I have just simply taken my feet into my own hands. Until I discovered Blissful Beauty…

Read more about Blissful Beauty here.

Prana-Glow Facial at Vitality, Old Lyme

Typically, when going for a facial I expect there’ll be a fair amount of dialogue surrounding the condition of my skin (must drink more water) and my skin care regime (or what remains of it). And following the treatment, there’s usually a customized collection of products recommended for purchase. I appreciate these details and often discover products that remain in my rotation. But recently, feeling worn out and mostly seeking a head and neck rub, I chose very carefully from Vitality’s menu of services. The Prana Glow Facial had me at the mention of “Yoga for the Face”…

Read more about Vitality here.