Spa Week: Refresh and renew

Joanna Vargas Spa offers a Power Peel Facial LED-Light Bed Therapy specials during Spa Week.

Spring means it’s time to shed winter layers — and we don’t just mean coats. The city’s gritty air creates buildup that’s harsh on your pores; combined with cold weather, this can lead to an uneven complexion, breakouts and dry skin. Spa Week comes just in time to help you recover from the wear and tear you’ve been through all season so you can don sundresses and sandals with confidence. Here are a few detoxification and dermabrasion treatments we recommend to rejuvenate you from head to toe — inside and out.

Joanna Vargas Spa
Power Peel Facial and LED-Light Bed Therapy
Kick off your week with the Power Peel Facial. Don’t worry if the name sounds intense — although the results are immediate and impressive, the process itself is gentle and relaxing. Blueberry and paprika are key ingredients to flush out the lymphatic system and stimulate circulation, respectively. To get the best results, match this service with an LED-Light Bed Therapy session. This non-invasive process involves lying back and resting while the special lights correct sun damage and minimize pores. It not only amplifies the effects of your facial, but offers all-over benefits.

VMV Hypoallergenics
Coconut Body Wrap
Purge all of the toxins that you carry around with this hour-long, deep-cleansing treatment. It begins with a full-body dry brush that removes dead cells and residue from your epidermis. Then you’re treated with a lightly fragrant coconut oil that sinks past the surface of your skin. While your body drinks in the moisture, you’re treated to a mini-facial. The body wrap helps to minimize your pores and remove the appearance of cellulite. And yes, it’s all hypoallergenic.

Red Door Spas — Elizabeth Arden
Magnolia Pedicure
Don’t forget your feet! It’s time to kick off your boots and wear some open-toe shoes, so you’ll want to be sure you treat your tootsies right, too. The Magnolia Spa Pedicure, normally $85, includes massaging and moisturizing treatments. The process also removes dead skin and hydrates your heels, ending with a heated paraffin treatment that fully exfoliates your feet. Of course, the best part is picking a fun color for your toes to properly capture the playful mood of spring.

$50 Spa Week Deals

East Beauty Day Spa
Spa Week deals here include a 70-minute body-slimming detoxification process and a microderm­abrasion facial or porcelain peel.

Laser Cosmetica
This week, low-intensity laser treatments to diminish redness and clear up acne are on special. You can also choose a photo facial or glycolic peel from four locations in NYC.

Cellulite Center at Luminesa Medi-Spa
To remove excess toxins and water weight, try a 55-minute sudatonic body-slimming treatment to take inches off the circumference of your hips, legs, waist and thighs.

Exhale Spa
Receive a manicure and pedicure with nail therapy, foot scrub exfoliation and moisturizing lotion. A cell-stimulation facial peel is also available during Spa Week.

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