Hydrafacials: The Hype Is Legit!

So, I am sure some of you have heard of the newest trend in facial skincare called the Hydrafacial. However, if you’re like I was and live under a rock, here is some information regarding this newest trend. There are many different forms of Hydrafacials out there, but this next information is taken directly from the Hydrafacial website.

According to hydrafacial.com, this specific facial will help with “fine lines, wrinkles, firmness, elasticity, even tone, vibrancy, skin texture, brown spots, oily skin and enlarged pores.” Another words, according to them, “hydrofacial is for everyone”. And let me tell you, it’s truly an amazing freaking treatment!

I decided to stop being lazy with my skincare and prepare for my upcoming wedding. I mean seriously, what bride doesn’t want beautiful and glowing skin!? I can’t be looking like a dehydrated crone for my pictures. By June 20, 2020 I really want to have the most glowing and healthy skin possible— so that means a lot of prep work.

Let me start off by saying, I have SUPER sensitive skin. I kid you not. I have fair, sensitive and pimple prone skin. Not to mention, the occasional redness flare up. I have to be super careful trying any new and fad skincare product or makeup… otherwise I get hives, rashes and lots of hidden pimples. Not cute. But, I read about these hydra facials and have stalked plenty of Instagram tags to see the results are no joke! And best of all- they work for all skin types! So, I began googling places that offer this treatment in and around the New York City/New Jersey area. After researching places, I found Lana’s Organic Day Spa in New Jersey. Lana, who has worked on Dr. Oz’s face, has a treatment called Hydrodermabrasion. After reading about the treatment it seemed very similar to the branded “Hydrafacial”. 

According to Lana’s website:

Hydrodermabrasion is an all natural, virtually painless, skin treatment procedure that dramatically improves the appearance and texture of your skin in a rapid manner and provides a discernible enhancement to the recipient Hydrodermabrasion treatments are highly effective in skin texture improvement, wrinkle reduction, removal unwanted pigmentation and overall skin rejuvenation. It is also very useful with acne, blackheads and eruptions.

That was enough to get me to book a session! The next day I walked into an amazing boutique type of spa with an aroma to die for—seriously, it smelled so fresh and relaxing! I met Lana, who is a sweetheart by the way, and she walked me to a back room where I got undressed and prepared for the facial. She walked me through each step and then began with an amazing cleansing face massage. Her hands were like magic and I quickly became super relaxed. She followed the cleanse with lots of different toning products, while giving me a neck massage. It was amazing. I’m not too sure what happened next because I kept falling asleep but I definitely remember the Hydradermabrasion. It didn’t hurt but it does feel like a stronger sucking sensation. In fact, I found it oddly satisfying and quite nice knowing that this little machine was sucking out all of the gross shit from my face and then hydrating my pores at the same time! But I’m the type of freak who enjoys pimple popping videos and people’s squirting cysts… so some of you mind not like the type of pressure from the hydra facial like I did! However, Lana did ask me if the pressure was okay and made sure it wasn’t uncomfortable in any kind of way. After the treatment itself, Lana turned on an infrared light and let me stay under it for about 10 minutes. She said it kills bacteria and has many skin benefits. Lastly, Lana put on a mask followed by cleansing and more moisturizing. I left the spa feeling super refreshed with brand new skin! Seriously, it was glowing and still is a few days later. I had an amazing experience and highly recommend this type of facial to ANYONE with ANY type of skin.

The Glow Is Real.

Milk: Product Review

Product Review:


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Over the weekend I was a hair model for a company I absolutely love. I won’t say their name because I truly do love their products but as I have stated before, I have REALLY sensitive skin. Well, for hours my hair was pulled, sprayed and fixed with different products, overlapping each other and building up on my scalp for hours.

Anyways, I broke out in a reaction later that night. It was painful, itchy and I freaked out thinking we had bed bugs or fleas! I washed the sheets, cleaned the dog and even told Jon (my fiance) I was really worried it was some sort of bug bites. We didn’t have bugs. In fact, we rarely even see any sort of insect in our home.

 Soon, once I calmed down, I realized it was all of the products mixed together and sprayed over and over for hours onto my neck area and scalp that was causing the reaction. As soon as I re-washed my hair, the rash subsided but wouldn’t go away regardless of trying Benadryl and Hydrocortisone cream.

I use Milk as a night moisturizer and it has done wonders for my skin in terms of moisurizing; however, I read Maskcara Milk cream was also being used for skin reactions, eczema, etc. so I figured why not try it. No joke— two days later and my neck/ scalp are almost completely cured. I couldn’t believe how quickly it worked and how it worked better than the typical medication for such a reaction. I am honestly in owe and taken back by the powers of this cream! It is no secret I am a fan of Darphin products because they’re great for sensitive skin.

Honestly, Milk is a miracle cream and it has now become a daily product added to my Darphin skincare. 

ps. it works better than La Mer in my opinion. Yes, I’ve tried both their regular cream and soft cream. Milk still takes the cake!

Honestly, Milk is a miracle cream and it has now become a daily product added to my Darphin skincare. 

ps. it works better than La Mer in my opinion. Yes, I've tried both their regular cream and soft cream. Milk still takes the cake!


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Written by Cara Brook, Maskcara Founder