Breaking tradition with a facial

As a modern Latina, there are many things that I have done that older Latina mamis have not. I waited five years after marriage to have kids, my kids had spaghetti before they had tamales, and now… I skipped over at-home skin care and I had my first facial. Ladies… I had MY FIRST facial thanks to Delaree of Epic Skin Salon in Newport Beach! 
Visiting Epic Skin Salon
I was SO happy when they reached out to me because it was an experience that I had always wanted to try, but I never had the nerve to do it. You see, as I’ve said many times before, I have acne-prone skin. So anything that touches my skin has to be sensitive, non-abrasive, etc. I heard that facials were known to bring on breakouts and that was the last thing I needed.
So I walked into Epic Skin Salon and Delaree greeted me with a smile and walked me into a room that was setup as a massage room, except that it had all kinds of tools and utensils.
Facial bed

I laid there for about an hour while she poked, prodded and vacuumed. Delaree also ran this steam machine the entire time which she said would keep my skin moisturized. She walked me through the entire process, but honestly, I lost track of what she said and what she did. All I know is that at some point this happened:

epic skin salon

While I was laying there on the bed, I mentioned that I was heading to the threading salon to get my eyebrows done after the facial. As it turned out – she does that there too! She used this wax that didn’t smell like it had any harsh chemicals in it. She waxed off my stray eyebrows and then went back with the tweezers and scissors and cleaned them up. I loved that I was able to get both services done under one roof.

It was a super experience and I don’t know that I could have gone to a better esthetician than Delaree Bau to break me into facials. And to emphasize my transparency in blogging, here’s the “after.” No makeup to hide under. You can see I’m a little nervous about taking the picture.

after facial

I highly encourage you to visit Delaree at Epic Skin Salon if you’re in the Newport Beach area. She is fabulous, her studio is comforting and it’s the type of service that you just need to do, at least once in your life (preferably once a month). When you do visit, bring along quarters or your debit/credit card. There is street parking available and it’ll cost you about $2.00 for 2 hours.

Epic Skin Salon also offers a great line of skin care products. I’ve been using an Epicuren clarifying cream with Delaree’s suggestion and it has worked great on my skin.

Epic Skin Salon Vlog

Epic Skin Salon Discounts

Epic Skin Salon is hosting a great discount right now, $20 off your first visit! They also have some great March specials too. Check them all out here:

Epic Skin Salon
412 31st Street
Newport Beach, CA 92663
Tel: 949.280.1998

Follow Epic Skin Salon on Twitter: @EpicSkinSalon and on Facebook: For services and prices, check out their website:

This is not a sponsored post. I received a complimentary facial, eyebrow waxing, and product to facilitate my review. All thoughts and ideas remain my own.

23 comments on Breaking tradition with a facial

  1. ciaran
    March 18, 2013 at 8:28 pm (5 years ago)

    Looks interesting and so close to my kid's school too. Been too long since I had a good facial.

  2. Shannon Bradley-Colleary
    March 18, 2013 at 8:52 pm (5 years ago)

    I always tell myself I'm going to start having facials, but never seem to find the time to do them. I'd love to win.

  3. Anonymous
    March 19, 2013 at 12:42 am (5 years ago)

    Delaree at Epic is awesome!!

  4. Maribel Reyes
    March 18, 2013 at 7:53 pm (5 years ago)

    I have been having facials done since I was 15 years old, my mom has always been to facials so she took me for my first one. I usually have one done every 6 months to clear my pores and feel softer skin. It is very relaxing and great to care for our skin.

  5. Unknown
    March 18, 2013 at 8:55 pm (5 years ago)

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  6. Marlene TerBeest
    March 18, 2013 at 8:57 pm (5 years ago)

    How cool you can get your facial and eyebrows done at the same time! Very convenient!

  7. theweekendmom
    March 18, 2013 at 9:13 pm (5 years ago)

    OMG…I need a facial so bad! Last time I had one was in December 2011. I looked horrible for a week after and missed a celebrity's birthday party because of that. No bueno!!

  8. Sharlene
    March 18, 2013 at 9:44 pm (5 years ago)

    I haven't had a facial in about a year. I have a couple breakouts right now so a facial sounds lovely right about now.

  9. Desiree Eaglin
    March 18, 2013 at 10:26 pm (5 years ago)

    I love facials, I bet you'll become addicted to them!

  10. Jamie
    March 18, 2013 at 11:02 pm (5 years ago)

    I'm a huge fan of facials. Had my first one when I was about to get married, and have been a fan since.

  11. Rebecca Rider
    March 18, 2013 at 11:05 pm (5 years ago)

    Can't remember – I'd love to win one!!!

  12. Mary Tran
    March 19, 2013 at 2:16 am (5 years ago)

    it's been too long! I love facials!

  13. Bo
    March 19, 2013 at 9:03 am (5 years ago)

    Last time was about a month ago! Facials are necessary for me and my breakout prone skin!

  14. marlita on the run
    March 19, 2013 at 5:08 pm (5 years ago)

    Thanks for sharing your experience. Your skin looks great. 🙂 <br />Being acne prone, I understand being nervous about facials – but now I love them!<br />cheers! xoxo

  15. Adrienne
    March 20, 2013 at 9:41 pm (5 years ago)


  16. Debbie Miller
    March 25, 2013 at 7:46 pm (5 years ago)

    It&#39;s been a couple months – I&#39;d love a free facial!

  17. Debbie Miller
    March 25, 2013 at 7:45 pm (5 years ago)

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  18. Justine Burgess
    March 25, 2013 at 7:46 pm (5 years ago)

    It&#39;s been a few years- the last one was at Burke Williams about 3 years ago.

  19. Justine Burgess
    March 25, 2013 at 7:53 pm (5 years ago)

    It&#39;s been a few years- the last one was at Burke Williams about 3 years ago.

  20. Gilda
    March 25, 2013 at 8:03 pm (5 years ago)

    Hace miles de anos… Quizas incluso antes de llegar a este pais… Tengo 2 anos aqui.

  21. Veronica Cid
    March 25, 2013 at 9:02 pm (5 years ago)

    I never had a professional facial done this would be awesome!!

  22. kolpin
    March 25, 2013 at 9:41 pm (5 years ago)

    it&#39;s been years!!

  23. Unknown
    March 25, 2013 at 9:57 pm (5 years ago)

    Maybe a year. I have acne pron skin too


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