By Claudina Hannon
When it comes to our faces, most of us will do what it takes to keep our complexions as flawless as possible. Our area provides a great variety of spas to help us in the process. Aestheticians recommend getting facials once in a while in order to renew skin cells and improve overall skin appearance. Plus, this current heat wave in Northern Virginia is potentially affecting our skin negatively by causing breakouts. We’ve compiled a list of five nontraditional facials to try out that will steer you away from your standard go-to. Make sure to consult the spa’s aesthetician beforehand to determine if the facials are right for your skin.
Algomask Facial at Salon Nordine & Day Spa
This facial, as you may have guessed by the name, contains seaweed extracts, which can help skin cells grow in a healthy manner, and its formula has anti-inflammatory properties.
Caviar Dreams Facial at Lorien Spa
The number of vitamins and minerals found in caviar potentially have anti-aging effects on skin, and they help brighten the complexion.
Chocolate Facial at Equinox Spa
This delicious-sounding facial can help hydrate skin and help protect it against sun damage.
24-Karat Gold Facial at Amenity Day Spa
This is the ultimate luxury facial treatment. Gold can improve circulation in the skin and has strong antioxidant properties.
Kale and Citrus Summer Facial at the Ritz Carlton Spa
This facial includes a mixture of rhubarb and avocado, which is supposed to help with sun damage and wrinkles. Citrus and kale both contain vitamin C, helps with collagen and dryness, and kale has vitamin K (good for healthy skin) and vitamin A (helps to reduce wrinkles).