I’ve always judged my facials on a few key factors: Is the extraction painless? Do I look beaten up afterward? Is a long face massage part of the ritual? Now, Dangene Institute of Skinovation has added a new must: they buff your bling. Tucked atop New York’s Core Club, the microdermabrasion machine doesn’t get turned off when it’s done exfoliating your face, arms and legs—it moves on to your gems. I was a bit taken aback when I was first asked if I’d like my rings polished, but, man! My engagement ring hasn’t shone like this since before I was married.
Photographed by Benjamin Lennox. Styled by Patrick Mackie.