Wash away winter dullness—and create a pre-summer glow—with four skin-illuminating spa treatments.
The first signs of the warmer weather call for some serious summer prep. Even if you’ve been on the couch all winter catching up on Downton Abbey, investing in a skin-rejuvenating facial will set you on the path to a gorgeous summer glow in no time. We’ve rounded up a few of our favourite self-indulgent skin care facial treatments from luxe spas across the globe. Summer-ready skin care starts here.
The photo finish: DNA Growth Factor Exfoliating Facial, 50 minutes (approx. $175); 80 minutes (approx. $245)
The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village (fourseasons.com/westlakevillage/spa/)
Call it the California way: Inherently summer ready, The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village—a 41,000-foot green oasis just off the Malibu coast— exclusively offers the DNA Growth Factor Exfoliating Facial for reversing the skin damage from year-round sunshine. Developed by Dr. Ronald Moy, a Beverley Hills-based dermatologist and president of the American Academy of Dermatology, the literally skin-deep facial targets effects of a stressed and photo-damaged complexion, using an amino acid glycolic peel to slough away dull cells along the surface. A professional strength growth factor from Iceland is then infused into skin along with DNA repair enzymes for a truly revitalized complexion.
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The champagne treatment: Ultimate Caviar Facial, 90 minutes ($269)
Willow Stream Spa, Fairmont Banff Springs (willowstream.com/banffsprings)
What better way clear away woeful winter skin than with a seasonal overhaul set against the Canadian Rockies, where the regal full-body spa treatments at the Willow Steam Spa are as fittingly majestic? This indulgent, rehydrating skin care facial features Kerstin Florian’s Caviar collection, a protein and peptide-rich age-defense serum and ampoule application that improves skin elasticity and reduces fine lines. A mountain of luxury from head to toe, the treatment begins with a foot exfoliation and soothing footbath. Moving on up, the seasonal rejuvenation continues with a multi-acid skin exfoliation, followed by facial massage using energizing stones to lift and contour, while a protein-rich marine mask is applied to improve skin’s luminosity. Embrace total skin rejuvenation with a refining décolleté and hand treatment—also perfect for holding an equally luxe Menage A Pear cocktail from the hotel’s Ramsay Lounge later on.
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