This Customized Facial Incorporates Microcurrent, Ayurveda, and Taoist Practices

I've had a lot of time to parse through the real reasons I'm so captivated by skincare, why keeping my skin healthy is important to me and researching a new facial treatment is entirely thrilling. The short answer is it's my hobby. The long answer, of course, probably has more to do with consistency—how keeping my skin clear and bright allows me to rely on it in a way I can't for other things in life. There's a clear cause and effect I can control; when I wash my face twice a day, use my favorite skincare products, and attend regular facials, my skin will look good. If I don't, it'll vacillate.

Why am I taking you through this therapy session? Well, it helps explain why I was so enraptured with this particular facial. Offered at Take Care, a small spa on New York's Perry Street with just one treatment room, each facial is customized for your specific needs. Founder Sadie Adams studied anatomy, Ayurveda, and yoga therapy, which led her focus on regenerative therapies and healing. That being said, the spa doesn't just offer essential oils and holistic remedies like Ayurveda and Taoist Immortal practices, but rather incorporates scientifically proven, clinical treatments into its list of offerings like LED lights, microdermabrasion, and microcurrent facials.

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