What is the secret to remaining youthful with truly glowing skin? This question is often answered using skincare routines that rely on cleansers, serums, moisturizers, Botox, fillers and many new procedures to fight wrinkles. According to Ildi Pekar, one of Manhattan’s top celebrity aestheticians, these things are all very good, but they are not enough to help your skin look its best. In order to address the real cause of wrinkles, skin fatigue and aging, Pekar recommends lymph node cleansing as an essential anti-aging skincare ritual.
Her Lymph Flow Facial helps to release the fluid build up that affects our whole body, including our skin – causing various health problems, uneven skin tone, early aging and sagging skin.
Our lymphatic system transports white blood cells, oxygen and nutrition to the tissues in our skin. Many of us don’t realize the importance of lymphatic stimulation to maintaining healthy tissues. Your body cannot release toxins that accumulate in your lymph nodes over time and cause damage to your skin.
If you suffer from puffiness around the eyes and jaw, tiredness, dark circles, dull complexion, skin irritation and fine lines, it is very likely that your lymph system is clogged up and needs to be drained. I went to the spa to try the service and had a great experience.
Pekar is a Hungarian native who uses traditional Hungarian skin care techniques in her custom-made practice. Just lying in one of the peaceful treatment rooms is worth coming to the spa, as the design is sparse and luxurious. Pekar also as a very warm and relaxing manner that makes it a pleasure to be with her.
The Lymph Flow Facial contains the following steps:
Step 1 – Pekar cleansed my face, neck and décolleté thoroughly with her own Pekar Creamy Honey Cleanser.
Step 2 – She removed dead skin cells with the help of I Pekar Exfoliating Face Polish, a gentle exfoliator, from the face, neck and décolleté.
Step 3 – She turned on a Polarisol LED Light Therapy machine and left it on for the entire lymphatic massage to help heal the skin below the surface.
Step 4 – She then opened up the lymph nodes with gentle pressure behind my ears, neck, décolleté and underarms.
Step 5 – She performed her signature lymphatic massage and drainage for 30 to 40 minutes (she customizes time to suit your needs).
Then she applied a customized mask with the help of a brush, left it on for 7-10 minutes, then gently cleansed the face with a washcloth.
In the end she applied I Pekar Honey Moisturizer, Honey Eye Cream and CBD Tissue Repair Serum customized to my needs.
The results spoke for themselves. Puffiness in my face was gone around the jaw and much reduced under the eyes. My skin was clearer, with a youthful glow that got me compliments all day.
Pekar has a holistic approach to beauty. She thinks that the whole body, mind and lifestyle contribute to our appearance. When our emotions get trapped in our body and we don’t release them, they act like toxins that cause lines of anger and repression on our faces. You can talk to Pekar about anything and she will listen while massaging your face, helping to release tension and the inner demons that may contribute to your complexion’s problems. Though she does not discourage you from doing Botox, as it helps to take the anger or wrinkles out of the face temporarily, she thinks that too many women rely on quick fixes for beauty without understanding the whole picture. Draining toxins beneath the surface is necessary to allow clean fluid to circulate in your body. Her facial brings out the most beautiful radiant glow you can imagine, while also improving your health.
The treatment costs $295.Treat yourself on your birthday or whenever you need to look absolutely stunning with a luminosity from within, not just a quick fix.
More information on all the wonderful facials offered in the Ildi Pekar Skincare Studio can be found here: ildipekar.com
IIDI PEKAR SKINCARE
20 E 49th St, New York, NY 10017
Open 7 days a week