Five years ago, Kim Kardashian blessed Instagram
with a selfie that featured her face covered in blood. No, the look wasn't for a Halloween costume: The reality star was simply showing off the stages of her own "vampire facial
." It's an experience she says she regrets
now, but the moment nonetheless helped bring a new awareness of vampire facials to the people — Krystina Christiansen included. Christiansen, a freelance video producer based in Los Angeles, has been battling acne for the past few years, and she started looking into a vampire facial to give her skin a needed boost.