15 Ways to Fabulous
Salons and spas have come up with all kinds of new ways to help you look and feel your best.
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Sun damage. Pool chemicals. Ocean salt. Ah, summer. What a toll you take on skin, hair and nails. To the beauty rescue come Delaware’s spas and salons. Check out these head-to-toe treatments from the garden, the ocean and the jungle.
Cherry Berry Enzyme Peel and Facial
Think “peel.” After the summer, “face” and “sunburn” surely come to mind. An exfoliating enzyme peel is a good way to remove summer sun damage. “You have to teach your skin to exfoliate,” says Annie Noble, esthetician at Elayne James Salon & Spa. “Removing dead skin cells makes your face healthy and younger looking.” The Cherry Berry peel tingles, but doesn’t hurt. First, Noble steams and cleans the face. Then she applies the peel. Extractions follow, then a grape seed oil massage of the face, neck, shoulders and décolletage. Next, a customized masque. Toner and moisturizer finish the lesson—er, facial. 1 hour, $95
Elayne James Salon & Spa
3826 Kennett Pike, Greenville, 777-4700
462 W. Main St., Middletown, 376-5290
Almond Joy Facial Masque
Cute name. Serious facial. At Heather’s Holistic Health, esthetician Lydia Maithre enhances her European facials with the Almond Joy Masque, which contains shea butter, whey protein, coconut oil, hazelnut oil, aloe vera and chocolate. “It smells wonderful,” Maithre says. “And chocolate has wonderful anti-aging properties.” For sensitive skin, Maithre’s Juicy Fruit Masque contains aloe vera gel, shea butter, and oils like jojoba, lemon, calendula, and chamomile. For dry skin, Maithre recommends the Hawaiian Masque, made of pineapple, papaya, aloe vera, whey and spinach. Chocolate, pineapple and spinach? Sounds like a beauty meal. 60 minutes, $75
Heather’s Holistic Health
1169 Walker Road, Dover, 678-3433
3 in 1: Massage, Facial, Bacial
Your back called. It wants some TLC—especially after the sweaty shirt-sticking, sun-burning, chlorine- and sea salt-absorbing summer. Exfoliating, extractions and extra moisturizing are in order. But then, your face gets jealous and your arms and legs will be cranky and it will become a big, bodily mess. Answer? The 3 In 1 at Currie Hair, Skin & Nails. (Currie’s newest location at Justison Landing on the Wilmington riverfront should be open by November.) 75 minutes, $130
Currie Hair, Skin & Nails
585 Wilmington-West Chester Pike, Glen Mills, Pa., (610) 558-4247
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