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Natural Awakenings Sarasota / Manatee / Charlotte

Why Choose European?

Oct 30, 2017 07:25PM

by Christa Andrews 


Nothing compares to the indulgence of being in the hands of an experienced esthetician, while receiving a luxurious facial. The stress of modern life takes its toll on the look and feel of your skin, but fortunately, professional treatments on a regular basis prevent the aging process and renew your sense of well-being. 

Facials have come a long way since the 1500–1600s when European women began to try improving their skin. Amongst the upper classes, having pale skin untouched by the sun was viewed as a sign of beauty, wealth and power. At the time, there was little science behind skincare, so attempts to further the skin-whitening process led to the use of a poisonous mixture of white lead and vinegar called Ceruse, most famously used by Queen Elizabeth. 

These days, however, facials have become more advanced. Using the latest scientific research and technology, they now offer a wide range of effective treatments with minimal risk––much safer and more reliable than rubbing poison on your face! Most facials in the United States last approximately 50 minutes, and are relaxing, pampering and results-oriented.   

A European Facial is the ultimate in luxury. You can expect to be pampered for 90 minutes during which you will be indulged with the following: 

  • Steam cleansing 

  • Exfoliation 

  • Manual extractions  

  • Applications of serums or face masks 

  • Relaxing massage 

The European Facial also offers multiple benefits which include:  

  • Removal of impurities 

  • Detoxification of the skin which increases circulation and lymphatic drainage 

  • Deeper relaxation with a pressure point face, neck, shoulder, arm, and hand massage enhanced with aromatherapy essential oils. This releases tension and reduces headaches 

  • Stimulation of cellular renewal which aids ageing reversal of fine lines, dark spots and blemishes 

  • Deep cleaning and hydration utilizing the specialized HydraFacial machine which promotes a youthful appearance 

Christa Andrews, Licensed Aesthetician and expert in the European Facial, has over 20 years of experience. Andrews, who both trained and operated a spa in London, elaborates, A European Facial will leave your skin feeling cleansed, refreshed and completely revived. With regular treatments, you can expect to notice a tighter, more youthful glow to your complexion. I use top-quality products to pamper my clients and customize each facial to ensure the best results. I love to incorporate microdermabrasion, dermaplaning or a peel to help my clients achieve a beautiful radiance that lasts.”  


Christa Andrews, Licensed Aesthetician, takes appointments at Four Pillars, located at 8209 Natures Way, Suite 221, Lakewood Ranch. She is currently offering a 20% discount for all European Facials booked in November to Natural Awakenings readers. For more information and to make an appointment, call 941-373-3955, email [email protected] or visit 







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