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Whether it's the blight of blemishes, relentless wrinkles or the injustice of both happening at once, summertime tends to exacerbate skin issues. Lucky for us, International Orange has two new services that will help your skin face everything from the fog of the coast to intense inland heat. The Pacific Heights spa-meets-yoga studio is beloved by locals and celebrities including Gywneth Paltrow and Molly Sims for its spa services, yoga and acupuncture, and has been honored by Harper's Bazaar, Vanity Fair, InStyle and San Francisco magazine, among others—and now it's giving everyone even more to love.
The Signature Facial has long been a client favorite, but the July 1st debut of two new targeted skin services may quickly steal the show.
The All About Face treatment for $160 aids in the quest to age gracefully without invasive procedures. Incorporating LED lights, ultrasound and microcurrent devices, exfoliating peels and massage, this facial focuses on inflammation and bacteria and encourages cellular regeneration.
The Acne Facial, $195, focuses on deep cleaning to combat congestion, bacteria and pore extraction while preventing future breakouts. The facial includes a mandelic peel—a form of salicylic acid derived from almonds—to calm and refresh the skin.
Whichever service you choose, make sure to leave time for the steam room and sun deck—don't worry, IO has plenty of sunscreen on hand.—Anne Jude Kiesow
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