Busy mom confession: when it comes to taking care of myself, my face often takes a backseat. I wash and moisturize every evening and wear hats and sunscreen during the day, but that is the extent of my regimen.
It’s amazing I look this good, right? 🙂
In all seriousness, taking care of my face should be serious business and that is why I’m thrilled we’re partnering with mPulse to offer you a fantastic giveaway!
What is m.pulse?
m.pulse is a chain of medical spas providing cutting-edge, results-oriented skincare services with expertly trained, licensed aestheticians who work under a medical director and develop personalized treatment plans designed to target each client’s unique concerns. mPulse offers everything from IPL Hair Removal to Acne Therapy to Botox to Fillers to Microdermabrasion to Microneedling.
I’m fortunate to be acne-free (two torturous teenage rounds of Acutane will do that do you) but as a strawberry-blonde, I’ve always had a freckled, blotchy skin. I’ve taken a c’est la vie approach because my skin is also very sensitive (don’t ask me about my one-and-only leg waxing experience). But upon sitting down with an aesthetician at m.pulse, I quickly realized just how empowered I could become through my own beauty and there all all kinds of options for any kind of skin challenge with different price points.
I scheduled two visits with their Cherry Creek location. The first, for a facial. The second, for a Photofacial.
I have had a handful of facials in my lifetime and I love them so much I prefer them to massages. I’ve always walked away feeling extremely relaxed with fresh, clean skin. I’m here to tell you that m.pulse offers the Superbowl of facials.
My skin was not only deeply cleansed but treated with SkinCeuticals Gentle Cleanser and Oxygenated Cleanser. Then, there was the facial massage with the m.pulse Hyaluronic Acid Serum and the scrub, m.pulse Bamboo scrub (for exfoliation) and SkinCeuticals Phyto Corrective Gel (after extractions).
“Do you like the smell of pumpkins” Seabron asked? I told her my entire life is all about pumpkins and I LOVED their Pumpkin Enzyme Masque.
Many steps followed and despite my prayers for it to never end, Seabron applied a SkinCeuticals Physical Fusion SPF 50 and sent me packing, but not without some awesome samples.
Photo-facials using IPL (Intense Pulse Light) Technology
Chemical peel. The mere words made my sensitive skin shudder but when I heard of the popular new technology, Photo-facials using Intense Pulse Light Technology, I was all-in. This treatment boasts younger-looking skin at the speed of light that uses a non-invasive skin care technology to correct uneven skin tone and provide a rejuvenated glow to your complexion. IPL Photofacials use intense pulsed light which aims to restore your skin with no down time. IPL photo facials can effectively reduce or remove redness, wrinkles, and hyper-pigmentation.
Prior to receiving my treatment, my aesthetician warned me:
“Don’t go in the sun the next 24 hours.”
I had my bike stashed in the car and was planning to go for a bike ride.
She also cautioned: “There is a likelihood that before fading, your redness and freckles and will become more noticeable before fading.”
I was stepping on a plane the new morning for a 20-year reunion.
I need not have worried. I won’t say the treatment was painless because it was like a short pin-prick on my skin. But despite my visions of chicken-pox-like marks, my freckles temporarily broke up into what she referred to as “coffee grounds” (little brown specks) before fading significantly.After only one treatment, my ruddy complexion wasn’t completely gone but it definitely evened out my skin tone. m.pulse recommends 3-6 treatments between 4-6 weeks apart.
m.pulse is partnering with Mile High Mamas to offer you a $89 Skincare Treatment (which would include the choice of a microderm, any of our facials, or any of their currently offered peels. You may enter as many as five times. Contest deadline is November 10, 2014. Be sure to follow them on Facebook.