Skincare “Training” for the Ultimate Self-Care Regime

Listen up, your girl here washes her face a lot.

As a woman who has a part-time career leading others in the pursuit of sweat, I am constantly on the move (literally). Most days you can find me with my hair fastened in a messy bun or high ponytail, work-out gear glued to my frame and a pack of face wipes stowed away in my gym bag. But sweaty schedule aside, trust me, when it comes to my skincare – I don’t mess around.

But let’s face it, hashing out the perfect skincare regime can be easier said than done. After all, there’s nothing like shelling out $80 on a new serum someone raved about on social media only to wake up with an angry flare-up of adult acne, and a sudden desire to cancel all plans and go into hiding for the 3 days it takes your skin to adjust. And I’ll just go on record saying you do not want to know how much time I’ve spent reading Sephora product reviews as if they are the next best thing in non-fiction literature.

So, what’s a girl to do?

Well, if you want to get in shape but aren’t sure what gym routine is right for you, what’s the obvious move? Hire a personal trainer, of course. In the case of your skin, I don’t think your mindset should be any different. Leave it to the professionals – in this case, Oakville’s latest facial shop located at 515 Dundas St. W., Unit 11. skoah is a Vancouver-based skincare company with 14 locations spread out across Canada and the US, and guess what? Their concept is based on personal training for your skin, because just like your body, your skin needs regular ‘workouts’ to stay healthy and look its best. Now, this is something I can get on board with.

Psst…skoah is offering one lucky winner a year’s worth of complimentary facials. Don’t snooze on the chance to glow for a whole year, enter here!

Ditching the ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach to facials, skoah matches you up with a skin care trainer (AKA a specialized esthetician and your new skincare guru). Think facial spa meets premium skincare boutique. Once your trainer analyzes your complexion, they will come up with a customized skin care workout (AKA a specialized facial) that is designed specifically for your skin. These treatments range from deep-cleansing and exfoliation to extractions, customized masks and muscle-melting massages. Based on your specific concerns (dryness, firming, aging, wrinkles, blemishes, pores etc.) your trainer will work their magic using their own range of specially formulated products that blend the best of nature and science. Luxurious gels, face masks, lotions, spot treatments, serums, scrubs – whatever your skincare kryptonite is, they’ve got (the best version of) it. Even better? They vary in price, starting from $18, meaning you can revamp your at-home skincare regime without taking out a second mortgage.

But more importantly, each treatment is more than just a facial – you also get a comprehensive skin education to ensure your on-going skincare regime is informed and specific to your unique needs – in other words, effective AF.

Don’t worry, I saved the best for last. Much like your favourite gym or fitness studio, skoah offers monthly or annual membership programs that let you get your glow on the regular with some extra perks including special pricing, treats and product discounts. For a limited time, enter to win an entire year’s worth of complimentary skoah facials ($1080 value). Signing up to win a membership will automatically earn you a $25 gift certificate to use on the skoah facial of your choice at the Oakville location.

Self-care is the best kind of care, am I right?