Plan a joint activity
Even though you want (and deserve!) a solitary massage where the only sounds are your sighs of bliss and the bubbling-creek-and-pan-flute CD in the background, here’s the thing about Mother’s Day: your mom wants to hang with you. So book mani-pedis instead. READ MORE: Can you drink your way to glowing skin?
Pick a treatment that your mom will actually benefit from
Your go-to chemical peel to reduce your acne scarring won't help your mom's skin. But if you don't know what will work for her, Emma Giono, a skin therapist from Tips Nail Bar in Toronto recommends MicroZone treatments, 20-minute, $30 facials customized to skin type. “They can be done side by side leaving time to chat and are quick, effective and non-invasive and won’t break the bank." READ MORE: An antiperspirant that's guaranteed to work when you and Drake finally meet
Plan your tea date before your treatment
Reason 1: Everything is better on a full stomach of scones. Reason 2: If you’re prone to redness after facials, you probs won't want to sit in a café makeup-free. READ MORE: 8 nail looks from Toronto Fashion Week you can wear right now