Why Your Neck + Chest Should Be Part of Your Facial + Skin Care Routine

As lovely as it is to have a fantastic complexion and skin tone on your face, if your neck and chest don’t match, you’re not getting the best facial possible. Your upper chest, or decolletage, is the area that starts just below your neckline and ends around the cleavage. Many of us will make the mistake of thinking that our skincare routine stops at our chins. When in fact the areas of skin just below the chin and on the chest are just as important as your face.


Your neck and decolletage are the first areas to show the signs of ageing. You can use all the skin care products in the world on your face. And they may even be giving you the exact desired effect that you wanted! But unfortunately it’s all for not if you do not look after the all-important neck and chest area. If you think about it, your chest, neck and shoulders area are the most exposed areas of the body. Especially when the sun is out. So as you would on your face, use a moisturizer with an SPF to protect this area. As we already know that sun damage can also increase the chances of getting skin cancer. And, also speeds up the ageing process. Bear in mind that a foundation with an SPF will not be enough. You need a moisturizer with an SPF or cream that is a sunscreen in itself. The talented estheticians at Perpetuity Skin + Spa will hound you about wearing your SPF!

The neck and decolletage are an area that is prone to a lot of redness due to the high levels of histamine. Any products that are fragranced and harsher for the skin will cause an automatic response in this case redness. As you get older, your skin also loses its elasticity, its tone, and its support structure. The best way to keep your neck and decolletage from doing this pre-maturely is to add it to your regular facial routine. At Perpetuity Skin + Spa we have a service specifically for this! Add this treatment on to any of your upcoming facial appointments and get your chest and neck back into camera ready.

Perpetuity Skin + Spa
2340 S. Vista Avenue in Boise

Why a Facial is Good for Your Skin, and Good for Your Mind

We all need to do more for ourselves these days. Stress. Dehydration. Pollution. It all shows up. One self-care treatment that does good and feels good is a facial at Perpetuity Skin + Spa. Nothing feels better or more luxurious than the feeling of soft, silky smooth skin. Facials are a relaxing experience overall, but they can also be customized to address a wide range of skin issues. But what’s involved in a facial? And why is this the effective facial treatment near you?

First, the products used in your relaxing facial at Perpetuity Skin + Spa envelops you in the freshest, organic skin care products. Our facial treatments highlight the use of The Body Deli, skincare so fresh it’s refrigerated. We also curate our own signature products to ensure the highest quality products are delivered right into your skin. Perpetuity’s Face Oil is formulated with a pure blend of organic oils that instantly sink into skin and start to work, leaving skin remarkably soft, supple and glowing. Intensely hydrating squalene, borage and rosehip seed oils lock in moisture with the help of linoleic acid and natural nutrients. Our Perpetuity Botanical Mist, our biggest seller, is perfect for all skin types, and made from 100% pure botanical and certified organic rose and chamomile hydrosols to provide cleansing and calming properties. Ideal for daily use to keep skin hydrated and fresh. Treat your toned and moisturized skin with Perpetuity’s Jade Roller – massaging in that goodness while triggering lymphatic drainage and soothing inflamed facial muscles.

But, as amazing as they may be, the facial experience isn’t all about skin care products. Perpetuity’s Konjac Sponge and Hemp Rounds are used throughout the service, each both totally natural, effective and most importantly, they are super green. You can compost your Konjac Sponge, and your Hemp Rounds are good for many, many washes. Do good for the earth while you do good for your face, in Perpetuity ☺

The steps of the facial are as relaxing as they are effective. Facials relax your mind and body, and that translates into reduced stress and improved mood. Facials open your pores, which allows them to release dirt and dead skin plus helps remove whiteheads and blackheads. Opening the pores also allows your skin to breathe which results in healthier looking skin overall, and the gentle scrubbing sloughs off any dead skin cells to reveal fresh, glowing new skin cells. With your skin cleansed and exfoliated, it can absorb the moisture and nutrients applied during the facial to leave it soft, smooth, and glowing all over Boise.

Any of the facials at Perpetuity Skin + Spa will take you into a deep relaxation while enjoying so much superfood skincare your skin will say “thanks for the best facial!” Book the best facial near you and buy the most natural, feel good skincare products anytime online.

Perpetuity Skin + Spa
2340 S. Vista Avenue
Boise, Idaho


Why Our Ultimate Refiner Facial is Your New BFF

Pores. Fine Lines. Dry patches. Who knew such a small characteristics could elicit such daily stress. Despite endless creams, serums and peels promising a pore-free and ageless complexion, you can’t physically change the size of your pores or erase those lines for good. But there are things you can do to minimize their appearance, which will give you a break from fussing over them in the mirror. Perpetuity Skin + Spa’s Ultimate Refiner Facial is the ultimate in non-laser skin refinishing, cleansing and hydrating at once, leaving behind smoother, younger looking skin.

After one treatment of the Ultimate Refiner Facial, you will experience a refreshing and non-irritating treatment appropriate for all skin types. As one of our most popular in office facial treatments, the Ultimate Refiner Facial has become the go-to facial for many of our clients who are targeting dryness, acne and signs of aging. This is the best facial because it has it all!

Perpetuity Skin + Spa’s Ultimate Refiner Facial is a 75 minute treatment that includes deep, suction cleanse, manual and chemical exfoliation, extractions and hydration with serums that are infused into pores with a pen-like device. You will also receive an amazing neck, shoulder and arm massage, it’s pure bliss. You will leave feeling great and looking great with the best facial in Boise. Book now using our online booking system, our spa’s app available in your app store, or by calling us at 208-996-3090. We can’t wait to get you back to feeling good again, in Perpetuity Skin + Spa.


Facials 101 – Common Questions + What to Expect

Will I break out?
The short answer is no. The products we use are not irritating to the skin and should not cause breakout to your skin’s surface. In fact, having a facial is recommended to speed the skin’s healing process and relieve the discomfort of current acne lesions.

What products do you use?
We have two product lines we use to get your skin back to feeling good again. We use our own formulations of the beautiful Pacific Northwest, our Perpetuity Face Oil, Perpetuity Bioactive Serum and Perpetuity Botanical Mist. Our products provide benefits you can see and feel, all natural and feel amazing! To complement our line, we use The Body Deli’s cleansers, masks, exfoliants and moisturizers. Talk about Mother Nature’s best and brightest! We love this brand due to its dedication to staying as natural as possible while still delivering results that are only possible to achieve when using high levels of active ingredients. From the environmentally friendly packaging to the contents, The Body Deli is an incredible source for safe, effective skin care and uses only food grade preservatives, no synthetic dyes and only the best cold-pressed essential oils for fragrance.

What should I expect after my facial?
You will leave your service feeling hydrated and relaxed and your skin will look healthy and glowing. If your appointment is later in the afternoon or evening, we typically prepare your skin for night and no cleansing is necessary before bed. If your service is completed early in the day, sun protection products will be applied and cleansing before bed will be recommended.

I’m pregnant, can I get a facial?
Yes. Facials during pregnancy are especially important during pregnancy for many reasons. Your skin can be reflective of the hormonal changes occurring within your body and having regular services can help alleviate some of the symptoms (i.e. breakout, increased redness and sensitivity) when your usual products may be off-limits. Facials can also be a wonderful relaxation tool which can keep your blood pressure at a healthy level.

Should I get a facial before an important event?
Absolutely! Your skin will look healthy and glowing directly after your service.

Can I wear makeup to my appointment?
Of course! a deep cleansing service is always provided and will remove any dirt, oil or debris from your skin. We’ll take good care of your skin, and to start, get it super clean!

What if I have sensitive skin? Can I still have a facial?
There are many factors involved in sensitive skin and sometimes a facial service can help determine through diagnosis what you can do at home to both offer relief for your current state as well as prevent your condition from worsening. We also have a facial protocol specifically designed for sensitive skin; our Calming Facial uses the gentlest products designed just for your type.

Can I do hair removal with my facial?
Yes. This is done routinely and is no problem to accommodate.


Facial Massage in Boise – Quick Guide

It’s common knowledge: facial massage is one of the best ways to prevent wrinkles, boost lymphatic drainage and plump the skin. And that’s just a few of its already well-known benefits. No wonder the technique has been popping up all over our Instagram feeds as the latest addition to a totally holistic beauty regimen.

Our facials at Perpetuity Skin + Spa highlight the facial massage and use of jade implements to cool and soothe the skin during the facial massage. Our practice of facial massage is key for lifting and sculpting to target the jaw line and droopy jowls. But you don’t have to receive a facial from us here to enjoy a facial massage. Using our Perpetuity Face Oil and jade roller + guasha, you can also enjoy the benefits of facial massage at home.

PREP THE SKIN – You want a clean base for your massage and to remove any build up of dead skin or toxins that have accumulated.

APPLY A RICH OIL OR MOISTURIZER – Be generous with your product application as you need plenty of lubrication to massage effectively.

START AT THE TOP OF THE FACE – Using the padded tips of your fingers begin your massage at the top of your face. Use long sweeping motions to relax and elongate the muscles and stimulate the lymphatic system.

GO GENTLY AROUND THE EYES – You always want to sweep hands from the center of the face out and upwards to encourage the lifting of the muscles and to work against the force of gravity. Around the eyes the skin is 40% thinner and far more delicate so reduce your pressure in this area. Start your eye massage on either side of the nose and run fingers upwards towards the temples. This helps to keep skin looking fresh and reduces puffiness in the eye area.

TARGET THE JAWLINE – Next focus on the jaw and the lower half of the face. You always want to start at the center of the chin, drawing hands upwards towards the ears. Make a peace sign with both hands and bend fingers in half to create bunny ears. Use the pressure between your bent fingers to cradle the jaw and stimulate lax muscles to prevent drooping.

APPLY PRESSURE TO THE TEMPLES – Relieve pressure in the temples and forehead by circling your fingers over your temples three times and press pat the rest of your moisturizer into the skin for maximum hydration.

If using jade tools for facial massage, this illustration can help. Book a facial at Perpetuity today, or stop in to get some products for your next at-home face massage!