Layers. Great for snowy weather, cakes, and plotlines — not so for dry winter skin that’s stuck around for spring.
Find what lies beneath with help from Hanne Powers. Nectar Skin Bar’s newest aesthetician hails from Denmark, where she treated some fairly noble faces. Her customizable treatments (with add-ons like skin-plumping oxygen) marry restorative Northern European massage with sound how-to skin care.
Hang up your blouse and unhook your bra. Your facial begins with a back massage that awakens the lymphatic system. Relax. Rehook. Roll over.
Powers cleans your face twice before delivering a facial massage. The rapid strokes of her fingertips warm enzymes in a pineapple-based exfoliant. She extracts winter’s gunk before applying a vitamin-rich hydrating serum.
Before you leave, chat with the great Dane about maintaining your youthful glow.
It’ll be worth the face time.
Hanne Powers at Nectar Skin Bar, 1633 Wisconsin Avenue, Georgetown (202-333-4332 or nectarskinbar.com), $110 and up.
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