4 Epic Ways to Upgrade Your Beauty Routine
Because you're worth it, right?
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.
$220 for 80 minutes; 1075 California St.; 415-345-2888 or nobhillspa.com
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.
$105 for 60 minutes; 222 Sansome St.; 415-276-9769 or loewshotels.com
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.
$230 for 100 minutes; 3011 Fillmore St.; 415-346-6281 or sparadiance.com
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.