Pumpkin is as essential to fall as peanut butter is to jelly. This season, Leah Chavie Skincare Center is offering clinical pumpkin treatments and pumpkin facials to keep your skin glowing through the cold, dry weather.
The pumpkin facial is a one-hour treatment that combines relaxation and pampering with the research-inspired techniques that Chavie has mastered during her 20 year tenure as a certified medical esthetician.
Before we talk about the treatment, you need some background. Since high school, I have only trusted two estheticians to wax my eyebrows. When I get facials, I am usually highly skeptical about what they are putting on my face. Within five minutes of stepping into the Leah Chavie Skincare Center, I felt like I had known Chavie all my life and would have trusted her to do whatever she wanted to my skin. She treats her clients like contemporaries, which is kind of what you want when someone is about to spend an hour massaging your face, right?
Pumpkin is full of enzymes and antioxidants that increases cell turnover, balance, cleanse and calms the skin. Chavie begins the hour by cleansing and balancing your skin with a refreshing peppermint scrub that gives your skin a clean, refreshed glow. Then, she applies a steam treatment along with an exfoliating pumpkin scrub (which smells so good you’re going to wish she was feeding it to you instead of exfoliating your skin).
The treatment concludes with a pumpkin enzyme and purifying mask, followed by a finishing mask that calms the skin. Throughout the hour, you’ll be treated to the best scalp, neck and shoulder massage that you’ll ever have in your life. Between the heated spa table, soothing music, and sea foam green walls, you’ll forget that you’re in the middle of a busy city,
All of Chavie’s products are all-natural, organic and free of chemicals. If you’re looking for a speedier spa experience, the clinical pumpkin treatment consists of an exfoliating mask and will have you in and out in 30 minutes, skin glowing.
Leah Chavie Skincare Center, 2457 North Halsted Street. For more information, call 773-327-7051 or visit online.