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At-home tropical spa treatments
Looking for flawless skin but afraid to break the bank? Fret no longer, ELLE provides you with some of the best at-home spa treatments sure to make you tingle from head-to-toe.
Dubai treatment Gommage, which is also called a salt or sugar glow, is a deep-cleansing treatment in which a mixture of granules and heated massage oil is scrubbed onto your skin to exfoliate and protect it from environmental stress. Spas Get your glow on at Miraj Hammam Spa in Vancouver; enjoy a Total Body Gom-mage at ViVAH Aesthetics in Edmonton; or a Salt Glow at Julie Moore Spa in Whitby, Ont. At-home indulgence Caryl Baker Power Body Scrub or Biotherm Aquathermale Exfoliating Body Scrub.
China treatment A green-tea facial uses lotions infused with green tea to cleanse and moisturize your face while breaking down free radicals associated with premature aging. Spas Pamper yourself with a green-tea facial at Blaylock’s Mansion Health Spa in Nelson, B.C.; Silk Road Aromatherapy Spa in Victoria; or Angel’s Spa & Wellness Centre at the Delta Pinestone Resort in Haliburton, Ont. At-home indulgence Acca Kappa Ceramides and Green Tea Hydrating Emulsion or Deserving Thyme Aromatic Spa Green Tea Line Hand and Body Lotion enriched with Orange.
Fiji treatment A granular citrus cocktail is used to massage and exfoliate your hands and arms. AHAs in the citrus fruits stimulate cell turnover, reducing fine lines and wrinkles. Spas Enjoy a Citrus Delight Aromatherapy Massage at Stillwater Spa at the Hyatt Regency Calgary; an Atlantis Manicure Blissful Luxury at Atlantis Health Spa in Summerside, P.E.I.; or a Honey Citrus Twenty at the Absolute Spa at the Century in Vancouver. At-home indulgence Roger & Gallet Gentle Nature Moisturizing Body Lotion in Pink Grape-fruit or OPI AvoJuice Grapefruit Juicie.
Thailand treatment In an herbal foot bath, your feet are treated to a long soak in herb-infused water with heated basalt stones. For the massage, pressure points on your feet are massaged to reduce stress and increase your body’s energy flow. Spas Soak away your troubles at Absolutely Fabulous Urban Spa in Vancouver; indulge in a Traditional Thai Foot Massage at Echo Valley Ranch & Spa in Jesmond, B.C.; or a Thai Foot Massage at Ashton’s Massage Studio at Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge in Jasper, Alta. At-home indulgence L’Occitane Aromachologie Purifying Powder Foot Care or Deserving Thyme Moisturizing Foot Soak.