‘Tis the season for holiday gift giving, wish lists and taking a little time out for yourself…when you can find it! Right now exhale spa is celebrating the season by offering indulgent and delicious facials! Whipped up with your favorite holiday ingredients including cranberry, chocolate, pumpkin or red wine, these therapies are truly a decadent feast for your face. I indulged in a Smart Peel with Pumpkin facial and it was truly amazing. My esthetician Ursula gave me excellent personalized tips for my individual skin type (I need to drink more water and go easy with exfoliating scrubs). Then she explained everything she was going to do and all I had to do was lie back and listen to the tranquil music in the comfortable heated spa bed. She also gave me an oh-so-relaxing neck massage. I did not want to leave! The spa is a lovely retreat for all the services they offer besides facials, including massages, acu-healing, scrubs, nail care and waxing. An exhale gift card or spa service is a wonderful gift to give and receive. Or stop in and shop for amazing spa and fitness gifts in the shop. EXHALE TRUE FACIAL Tried and true! A thorough cleansing and application of a custom enzyme exfoliation perfectly preps the skin for complexion detox. Careful extractions follow — made as painless as possible by exhale’s skilled estheticians — and then a soothing mask, selected specifically for your skin type. Your face will feel refreshed and restored, and you’ll feel ready to face the day. It’s “truly” amazing! True Facial features the Cranberry Crush Mask: Suitable for all skin types, it is moisturizing, revitalizing and corrective with cranberry enzymes to help purify and exfoliates. Cranberry is an antioxidant, and rich in vitamin C. SMART PEEL Enliven your complexion with one of three Smart Peel options, selected just for your skin type. Technology-driven and botanically-based, these peels naturally lift dull skin while infusing nourishing, cell-stimulating botanicals below — all with little-to-no discomfort or residual redness. Gentle yet thorough extractions follow peel application, as does a luxurious facial massage. Relax into glowing skin. Customize each peel for what is best for your skin: · Mocha Loca: Enriched with numerous antioxidants, the natural cocoa and ground coffee so it smells delicious leaving you with a beautiful radiant complexion. Cocoa is firming, coffee contains caffeine which helps reduces red and puffiness. · Youth Accelerator: Natural pumpkin wine enzyme peel, which has a nutrient rich and antioxidant properties. Great for aging, oily and problem skin types. · Cocktail: Our vermouth twist peel is fortified with vermouth, rich in antioxidants. It also includes red wine extract, rich in resveratrol. This peel is especially beneficial for problem skin and congestion. Re-book on the spot after your therapy and you’ll enjoy 15% off your next visit. Look! They carry Tata Harper products too! Book a Spa Therapy at exhale Chicago today! exhale Chicago Gold Coast | 945 N. State Street | 312-753-6500 Visit www.exhalespa.com – Carol Calacci Photos: Second City Style Service provided for review.