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    • Ling Skin Care - Union Square
    • Mon-Fri 10am - 6pm EST
    • Phone:1.888.815.LING
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Summertime, and the living is easy?

Not so much in Manhattan. I find the warmer months to be just as stressful as other times of the year, what with coordinating weekend plans, friends’ weddings, working while others are at play, and all the tourists blocking my path to the closing doors of the subway train.

So when I heard about LING New York’s new Energy Lift Facial, I knew I had to try it. The 120-minute luxury experience (which also comes in a truncated 60-minute express service) starts with heat therapy on your back, neck, and shoulders, releasing tension that channels traditional Chinese medicinal treatments.

From there, the esthetician begins the Triple Peel facial, which starts with a glycolic peel followed by a fresh-smelling papaya enzyme peel to rid my face of whatever dirt and oil was on it. After a much-needed “rescue peel” comes my least favorite part of any facial — extractions.

After the unpleasantness, the esthetician makes up for any hurt with a detoxifying herbal clay mask, followed by a moisture mask packed with ginseng to soothe your mug. Apple stem cell and Ling’s own formulas leave you with a face as fresh and hydrated as can be.