My name is: Joanna Vargas.
My stomping ground is: NYC and LA.
I’m known for being:
Celebrity facialist, founder of Joanna Vargas Salons and Skin Care and author of Glow From Within.
I’m talking about: Bamboo Massage Therapy, launched May 2022.
You can find it at:
Joanna Vargas Salon NYC and The Spa by Joanna Vargas at the Sunset Tower Hotel in LA.
My interest was sparked when:
I got a treatment from one of my massage therapists in NYC that incorporated the bamboo and I felt it completely relaxed me in a new way. I carry a lot of stress and tension in certain areas of the body, as we all do. When we let all of that tension sit and build, it interferes with our sleep, which as you know, is essential for repairing the skin.
The idea behind it is:
Releasing tension, boosting circulation and reinvigorating the energy of the body.
What makes it different is:
It’s a traditional service that will enhance wellness.
It helps promote restful sleep because:
You release the stressors of life and prepare the body for repair while you sleep. Using something like my Super Nova Serum on the skin will also enhance your glow when you wake up.
Rest is so important because:
Nighttime is the body’s time to repair itself from your day. If you don’t wash your face before bed, you are not allowing that repair cycle to occur. Also, sleeping with a great serum on the skin really helps the skin to rejuvenate and repair so much faster.
My bedtime ritual is:
For nighttime, I wash my face with my Vitamin C Face Wash. If I was wearing makeup, I cleanse twice. I exfoliate twice a week with my Exfoliating Mask and I do a sheet mask a few times a week. Lately, I’ve been using my Twilight Face Mask with Epidermal Growth Factor. I follow that with my Super Nova Serum, which is my retinol serum. I always wear my Revitalizing Eye Cream at bedtime so my eyes look de-puffed in the morning.