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Boston's Best Places For Facials

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Of all of the downsides to Boston's infamous New England weather, the effect on your skin might be one of the biggest. The dry air, frigid winds and plummeting temperatures can really do a number on your face no matter how well you take care of your skin. Sometimes it's best to go to a professional.

Regular facials can make up for a lot of the damage that winter's weather can cause. But not every facial is created equal. Maximize the benefit to your skin and your wallet by checking out one of these skin care centers that dole out some of the best facials in Boston.

Bella Sante: The Spa On Newbury
38 Newbury St., 2nd Floor
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 424-9930

Prices: from $115

Bella Sante offers more than a dozen facials with many specialty add ons that will customize its services to your skincare needs. The one facial that keeps Bostonians coming back again and again is the Bella Sante Signature Facial. This is a multi-vitamin treatment made from entirely pure ingredients including flax seeds, linseed and wheat germ. This makes it incredibly soothing as well as nourishing for the skin. All of Bella Sante's facials come with the option of extending its 50-minute treatment to 80 minutes in length.

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Brad Duncan Skin Care
530 Tremont St.
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 482-1700

Prices: from $150

Forget about pricey spas where skin care is just one of many, many services offered. If you're serious about your skin and want to do everything possible to help it beat the winter blues,look no further than Brad Duncan Skin Care. Brad Duncan takes a complete approach to skin care. You get the best facial, the best follow-up products and the information you need to really tackle any skin care issues you may be concerned with.

Coco Beauty
25 Tyler St.
Boston, MA 02111
(617) 338-8285

Prices: from $49

Coco Beauty has offered cutting-edge facials to the people of Boston for the past 12 years. With a list of services that includes everything from a basic facial to Botox anti-aging treatments, there's something for everyone at Coco Beauty. The best thing about this skin care center is the price. You get a top-quality facial from a dedicated skin care professional at just a fraction of the cost you'd pay at many other salons or spas. Coco Beauty is also very male friendly - perfect for a man looking for a facial with a less feminine experience than you'd get anywhere else.

Joi Salon
2 Atlantic Ave.
Boston, MA 02110
(617) 723-6330

Prices: from $95

Joi Salon offers the perfect balance between cost and customization when it comes to facial skin treatments in Boston. It begins with a Dermalogica skin treatment facial but, after one of its trained staff members takes stock of your needs, add additional treatments to best cater to your skin. This full-service salon makes it possible to pamper your entire body while getting your facial. Its services include body wraps, back treatments and mineral salt scrubs.

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Chuan Body + Soul Boston
The Langham

250 Franklin St.
Boston, MA 02110
(617) 451-1900

Prices: from $150

Chuan Body + Soul truly has something for everyone. It offers a wide variety of both Thalgo and SkinCeuticals facials. If you're looking for a very natural soothing experience, any one of the several Thalgo facials will be perfect for you. If you take a more hard line, scientific approach to your skincare needs, the SkinCeuticals options are the one for you. On top of what it offers for facials, Chuan also features several spa treatment packages to choose from that will mix your skin care needs with soothing massages or exfoliating full-body scrubs. Best of all, Chuan Body + Soul is conveniently located in the Financial District, easy to get to from anywhere in town or to pop in for a quick after-work treatment.

Renee Mallett is the author of several books about art, culture, and New England. She was the owner and director of an art gallery and has written about arts and entertainment on a national level for several print and online journals. Her work can be found at

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