Guiltless Treat | Deborah DeMarco Skin Care + Giveaway!

How often are you able to treat yourself to something wonderful and not feel guilty about it? Always, sometimes, or never? I fall somewhere in the “sometimes” category making time for a regular mani-pedi and I have a standing hair appointment every six weeks. These are indeed treats and I sometimes feel guilty for indulging. But, whoa! I had a wave a guilt wash over me last week when I visited Deborah at Deborah DeMarco Skin Care for a customized skin care treatment!


Deborah DeMarco Skin Care is located in my old stomping grounds of Orange. Her private studio is on the second floor of the historic Berkeley Home on Chapman Avenue a couple blocks from of the Orange Circle. When I got to my appointment, Deborah and I sat down and discussed my health and skin care problems at length so that she could customize a treatment specifically for me.

After I slipped into a fluffy terrycloth robe and snuggled up on the heated treatment table, Deborah went to work “mapping” my face in effort to provide me with a detailed analysis of the skin and décolletage. She talked me through the entire process explaining what she saw. A double cleansing and exfoliation followed, as well as a gentle extraction, masque and massage. It was heavenly! Deborah also treated my hands to a massage and warm hand mitt treatment. And she didn’t let me go without applying a SPF!

When finished, we discussed the face mapping analysis and she gave me written instructions for a daily routine. I was offered a bottle of water and raw almonds – apparently they benefit the skin! – and I confessed to feeling guilty. Deborah stopped me right there and told me that we shouldn’t feel guilty about taking care of ourselves. That the skin is our largest and most visible organ and that it deserves our full attention and care. Ok, my guilt was gone and my skin was glowing! A win-win in my book.

Deborah DeMarco has been a licensed skin care therapist since 2006. Her practical experience includes providing state-of-the-art services in dermatology/medical office, day spa, and full service salon settings. Her focus is to provide clients with individual skin care in order to give them the healthiest and most lustrous skin they can have – regardless of age or condition.

Treatments are 100% customized though Deborah offers several special skin care treatments including: AGE Smart (revitalizing power boost to aging skin), Medicated Clearing (jump-start acne clearing for adults), Teen Acne Facials (created for teenage problematic skin), ChromaWhite TRx (brighten, improve tone, enhance skin clarity from brown spots), and UltraCalming (soothe and replenish aggravated skin).

In my opinion, the best service offered is the MicroZone treatment designed to solve specific issues in about 20 minutes! Consider these a quick fix in between regular visits: Flash exfoliation, moisture boost, oil control, age management, eye rescue, lip renewal, and rapid spot clearing are just a few of the zone-specific treatments. Deborah also offers Alpha Hydroxy peels and brow design and waxing.

I truly enjoyed meeting Deborah. I’ve experienced a few terrible facials in my life (cleansers dropped into my eyes, rough extractions, and waxing mishaps) but my visit to Deborah DeMarco Skin Care was one of the best I’ve ever had. Deborah is passionate about caring for skin, she’s extremely knowledgeable, and she’s exceptionally gentle. I already booked my next appointment!

Deborah DeMarco Skin Care is located at 1420 E. Chapman Avenue, Suite 2A, 2nd Floor in Orange. To schedule an appointment, call (714) 815-6694. And of course, check our Deborah DeMarco Skin Care on Facebook, Twitter, and Yelp.

Giveaway time!

One lucky reader will receive a complimentary 100% customized skin care treatment from Deborah DeMarco Skin Care!

To enter, please leave a separate comment for each entry option.

Winner will be selected at random and contacted via email so please leave your email in the email field (it won’t be published.)

Contest runs through 11/17/11 at 5pm PST.

Entry options!

Please leave a separate comment for each entry option.

1. Comment and tell me which special skin care treatment you wouldn’t feel guilty about having – 1 Entry
2. [Like] Deborah DeMarco Skin Care on Facebook – 1 Entry
3. [Like] Wendy Will Blog on Facebook – 1 Entry
4. Follow @DeborahDeMarco on Twitter – 1 Entry
5. Follow @WendyWillBlog on Twitter – 1 Entry
6. Tweet “@WendyWillBlog doesn’t feel guilty about glowing skin and neither will I! @DeborahDeMarco #OC #giveaway” – 1 Entry

Good luck!

[Disclosure: I was treated to a complimentary skin care analysis and treatment to help facilitate this review. This is a non-sponsored post. All opinions are 100% my own.]


  1. I would really love to get that mapping thing done. I can tell changes are happening to my skin and I’d really like to find out what I can do to help it out.

  2. I like ya on Facebook!

  3. I follow you on Twitter!

  4. I follow Deborah on twitter!

  5. Tandra Lyons says:

    I would not feel guilty about giving my face a facial. I am 36 and I have had maybe 5 skin care related appointments In my whole life. I’m so overdue. I use Spa daily but I am definitely seeing signs of aging.
    Hope I win!

  6. Tandra Lyons says:

    I “liked” Deborah DeMarco’s FB page

  7. Tandra Lyons says:

    I “liked” Wendy will blog FB page.

  8. Ooooh! I would welcome a face mapping analysis ANYTIME!! I could use a little help in “age management”

  9. I could definately use a face map analysis. I am afriad of what she is going to tell me, but I would hope I would feel and look much better when I leave.

  10. I totally need this when my face cast is off- ha ha!
    Medicated clearing would be wonderful, it’s not fair to still have breakouts at my age!

  11. likey likey- wendy will blog!

  12. following Deborah…

  13. following wendy will blog…

  14. I wouldn’t feel guilty about any of the treatments. You know I like to treat myself. 🙂

  15. I like you on Facebook!

  16. I like Deborah DeMarco on Facebook!

  17. I follow Wendy Will Blog on Twitter!

  18. I follow Deborah on Twitter!

  19. I tweeted about the contest!

  20. I could use some Ultra Calming!

  21. I follow you on Twitter 🙂

  22. What a lovely lady and find! Throwing my hat into the ring!

  23. I don’t feel guilty getting an exfoliation!

  24. I want the skin mapping. Because my skin is an unrecognizable dark continent of hidden dangers.

  25. All the treatments sound wonderful, although I must say I am leaning toward the age smart or the ChromaWhite TRx treatments!

    Leslie S.

  26. I like Wendy Will Blog on Facebook

  27. I like Deborah DeMarco Skin Care on Facebook

  28. I follow Wendy Will Blog on Twitter

  29. I follow Deborah DeMarco Skin Care on Twitter

  30. I tweeted about the giveaway!

  31. I would like the AGE SMART treatment….but only if it makes me smarter. Or more smart? See, I don’t even use correct grammar, I definitely need the Age Smart treatment.

  32. I like Wendy Will Blog on facebook

  33. I like Deborah DeMarco Skin Care on facebook!

  34. I like Deborah DeMarco Skin Care on Facebook

  35. 1. I NEED an exfoliating facial, badly.

  36. I LIKE’d Deborah De Marco on FB

  37. I LIKE You 🙂

  38. I’m a WendyWillBlog fan!

  39. I want the UltraCalming treatment!

  40. Michele Bianchi says:

    I’d choose a MicroZone treatment!

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