I had been searching for a holistic spa in Dallas and wasn’t having a lot of luck finding what I was looking for. And then the universe graciously gave the best gift, Misaotra Beauty Sanctuary!
Wendi, the amazing gal of Misaotra, could not be more of a delight! First, her room is Pintrest come to life; relaxing colors, cozy throw, natural light, crystals, plants, warm tea. You sort of forget you’re in Dallas. And I was on cloud 9 when I walked out. I thought I was a fresh faced goddess walking the mortal streets.
I had recently been having some skin flair ups. It got to the point where I was disguising myself to run into Ulta for products (too embarrassed for Sephora and 90% sure I saw someone I knew and straight up dodged them) to making an emergency appointment at the dermatologist for draining (hope you’re not eating) and a cortisone shot. I really did not want to go on any medication for this, but my ego couldn’t take it any more.
I saw Wendi for the One Hour Skin Ritual facial and it was such a treat. First I did a foot bath and drank tea as Wendi and I talked about my skin, the products I was using, my birth control and my goals. I learned so much. She is a wealth of information on products, ingredients, how they effect your skin and how it all comes back to plants.
The facial was heavenly. Wendi uses crystals to begin her treatments. The products she used were all plant based by the company Laurel and they felt and smelled amazing. She lathered on different exfoliates, and masks, and elixers. While those sit she treats you to a relaxing foot, hand/arm, neck/scalp massage. She incorporates holistic instruments like a jade roller, whatever she sees that your skin needs.
I came in with a blemish that I had of course tried to mess with because you know how that always makes them better. Wendi used the Laurel Blemish Treatment on it and toward the end she told me it was about 50% better. Me being a plant-based skin care virgin, I was shocked.
I bought into the plant beauty lifestyle and left with the combination skin cleanser. It is love! I’ve gone weeks without a blemish and I’m somewhat pessimistically waiting for something to surface. Instead, its been so refreshing to like my skin again. This really jump started my switch to clean beauty and I’m so grateful.
So, now I’m looking for any excuse to go back to Misaotra- maybe a Mother’s Day present (hint hint Brian) or that very popular ‘you have a 3 year old’ present, or that old/historical ‘treat yourself’ holiday that I think is coming up?
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