No, I wasn’t robbed.  I was given the gift of beautiful skin, but as the name of the treatment suggests, the WRKOUT from Alexis Robertson of SKNGYM was anything but a relaxing facial.  It’s work.

However, I’m not getting any younger, and heaven knows not getting any MORE single… so I suppose I would like to put my best face forward.  I got to Vega Vitality, the bastion of wellness in Back Bay, not knowing what to expect.  I’ve had facials before, but this was different from the beginning.  Alexis comes to the table with a beautiful blend of science and spirituality.  She believes that beauty does come from within, and while she is fixing my outside, she believes you need to get your shit straight INSIDE as well.  And this girl glows, so I will follow.

I lay down and she started looking at and palpating my face.  After a moment of silence and study, she stated “We are gonna upgrade you”.  I knew I was in the right place.  Alexis’ signature move is where the scalpel comes in.  This process is called dermaplaning and before she began she said “I’m going to shave your face with a scalpel – so maybe not so many quick movements”.  I’m not gonna lie, it was weird.  It felt strange to have a woman I just met take a really sharp SURGICAL INSTRUMENT to my face, but hey, if it gets me a like on Hinge, I’m in.

When she completed the sweep of my face she showed me all the sad, old, nasty skin she had taken off.  It was so much more satisfying than any Biore strip.  She continued the WRKOUT with other tinctures and serums and face massaging.  When it was all said and done I said “my face feels so clean I could eat off of it”.

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It seems my skin is in dire need of hydration.  Like super thirsty.  Which led to a thread of jokes between the two of us that had me in tears.  Would you like to read them?  Of course you would.

“Sorry about the breakouts I had when I was thirsty”

“Sorry for all that redness I had when I was thirsty”

After the stand up session, we discussed the next steps in my treatment.  Skin is constantly changing and it’s important to keep up with the care.  PLUS, I want to continue looking 10 years younger than I am, so I’m going back – for the rest of my life.  Next up is the MCRONEEDLE procedure.  This time she’ll be coming at my face with a tattoo gun.  Or something like it.  Why are we doing this?  I have some skin damage and, according to Alexis, “we need to get that stuff of your face”

It was a wonderful couple of hours with a truly gifted soul who also made me laugh out loud and I can’t wait for my next treatment.  I might drink first, but I can’t wait.