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These crazy new facials are not for your basic friends

Old-school facials focus on deep cleaning the pores and preventing wrinkles, or erasing the ones you already have. But there’s a new kind of facial in town that aims to plump and tone the skin, while simultaneously relieving stress. “It’s kind of like when all the endorphins are flowing after a great workout,” says Rachel Lang, founder of the facial-massage studio FaceLove. “You just radiate joy.” Hoping to both chill out and tighten up, I tried several of these new self-care splurges, which mainly forego masochistic extractions for smoothing techniques such as massage and acupuncture. Bottom line? I’m probably not going back for a basic facial anytime soon. If you want sculpting and skin care Brian Zak/NY PostLizzie Ha ...