By now, we all must be experiencing some PSL fatigue (especially since it hit stores in late August this year!) Confession time: I’m not a huge fan of Pumpkin Spice lattes to begin with! I’m sure I can check most boxes off on the “Basic Girl” list but counting down the days until I can sip Starbucks’ pumpkin confection isn’t one of them! Don’t get me wrong; I have nothing against pumpkins. Seeing those jolly orange fruits growing in a garden on a crisp day always makes me smile. I bake a mean pumpkin bread and devour pumpkin pie like it’s my job. I just don’t buy into the latte hype.
But did you know that these giant berries (yes, pumpkins are actually berries) pack a beneficial punch of antioxidants, proteins, zinc and vitamins? So when a friend in PR mentioned that her favorite skincare spot, Jacquelyn’s Waterfront Day Spa, was offering pumpkin spice facials and peels, I was intrigued and decided to see if it could be as addicting as a certain coffee.
The unassuming spa on Atlantic Ave (just outside of the North End) is definitely one of Boston’s best-kept secrets. The small but bright space includes a street level reception area and two treatment rooms but my aesthetician, Joy, led me down a spiral staircase to a quiet, warm oasis for my appointment. As you guys know, I’m super pale and my skin is really sensitive so facials always make me a tad bit nervous. I never know what to expect but Joy was really sweet and listened to my concerns. She recommended that we do half a pumpkin facial and half a regular one since pumpkin is a natural astringent. Sounded good to me! Jacquelyn’s spa has its own label of products from Creative Beauty Innovations and Joy used these for a deep, creamy cleanse and toner. Then she applied the Prosana Pumpkin Exfoliating Peel, warning that there could be a tingling sensation. Tingling may be an understatement. It didn’t hurt or burn the way some peels can but I could definitely feel it on my skin. Not uncomfortable just a new sensation.
|My Skin Glowing Post Pumpkin Spice Facial!|
Without a doubt, this was the best facial that I’ve had in a long time. My skin was super soft and bright with nary a note of red. Two days later, two tiny blackheads appeared and disappeared pretty quickly. My skin hasn’t reacted to a facial that well in….well, ever!
I’m definitely planning on making Jacquelyn’s Waterfront Day Spa my go-to place for facials. It has a wonderful atmosphere and it’s known to be the most luxurious but affordable facial in Boston.
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Jacquelyn’s Waterfront Day Spa
107 Atlantic Ave