4 Epic Ways to Upgrade Your Beauty Routine
You schedule weekly manicures, monthly waxes and the occasional massage to keep yourself looking spry and well maintained. Give yourself a big pat on the back. But every once in a while, it’s fun to splurge. Big. So we rounded up some of the most epic beauty treatments in town for your ooh-ing and ahh-ing pleasure.
1. INSTEAD OF A REGULAR FACIAL, TRY THE GOLDEN RADIANCE FACIAL AT NOB HILL SPA
Why go for just any old facial when you can have 24-karat gold slathered onto your face for visibly firmer, more youthful and even-toned skin? Rumor has it that this age-old treatment was even part of Cleopatra’s beauty regimen.
2. INSTEAD OF A REGULAR PEDICURE, TRY THE DIAMOND PEDICURE AT THE SPA AT LOEWS REGENCY
This microdermabrasion treatment basically sandblasts your feet, but it does so in a very pretty way. A shimmering diamond dust exfoliating mud is applied to your feet and then it’s removed with a magnetic device that leaves your tootsies looking more luminous than ever.
3. INSTEAD OF A JUICE CLEANSE, TRY THIS SLIMMING ALGAE BODY TREATMENT AT SPA RADIANCE
If you’re looking to shed a few pounds before bikini season but don’t have the time for a fierce exercise regimen, this might be the service for you. This body treatment uses a rare algae from the coast of Brittany (it’s worth more per ounce than gold). The treatment starts with a draining and detoxifying lymphatic massage, followed by a fat-zapping algae wrap–all while you enjoy a relaxing head and foot massage.
4. INSTEAD OF A REGULAR MASSAGE, TRY AN AYURVEDIC BALANCING MASSAGE AT BURKE WILLIAMS SPA
If you’re in desperate need of a chill-out, try this “head-flow” treatment focused on calming the central nervous system. You’ll be massaged with warm herbal oil to match your dosha (the Ayurvedic way of saying mind-body constitution). Then a steady stream of oil will be poured over your third eye–to take you to a profound state of happiness and mental clarity, of course.