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Having a smooth face is key to boosting your confidence as well as your appearance. So forget your inhibitions about your largest organ. Enter the Power Lift facial at the spa at the Mandarin Oriental, Boston. Show up early to unwind in the steam room and hot tub before the aesthetician gets down and dirty detoxifying your mug.

“The result is a cleansing that’s seven times more effective than a manual face cleanse,” says Sharon Holtz, the spa director. This isn’t just soap—the technician uses a wand that pumps a current onto your skin to optimize various masks, making you feel as though your face is being softly massaged by small orbs.

To complete the cleansing, the aesthetician extracts (read: pinches, pops and squeezes) your pores to remove all trace of blackheads and blemishes. The technician zaps you with a high frequency current to heal your skin and hydrates you with a moisturizer from the spa’s Refinery line, which was created specifically for men and their naturally thicker, oilier skin. You’ll walk away with skin so smooth and confidence so high that you might consider asking the next woman you see to stroke your largest organ to see for herself—but don’t. Please, just don’t.                  

Power Lift Facial $355–$375 at the Spa at the Mandarin Oriental, 776 Boylston St., Boston | 617-535-8820 |