The act of self-care is one that’s been around for centuries. Whether you have a daily routine of dry skin brushing, or you simply deep condition your hair once a week, everyone deserves a treatment that feels a little more over-the-top once in a while, especially when the temperatures start to cool and the holiday stress starts to creep up.
Here’s where to find fall-themed self-care treatments that will leave you feeling lighter, brighter and ready for all of those fun fall activities.
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The Ritz-Carlton at Tysons Corner
Starting on Sept. 15, the spa at The Ritz-Carlton is ready for autumn. If you’re looking to treat your fingers and toes, try the Red Hot Apple Toddy Manicure or Pedicure, which includes the cocktail-inspired soak, bourbon bubbler brown sugar exfoliation, warm honey heel glaze wrap and a spiced red hot shandy oil massage. If you’re looking for a full-body treatment, the Apple Harvest Body Polish includes a spiced apple toddy soak, sweet grape Muscadine Moonshine polish, soft licorice blossom-scented Pink Moon foaming bubble mask and a passionfruit-infused Maypop lotion massage. Top off the day to yourself with a Very Velvet Massage fit with a warm cinnamon cram velvet Sunday-massage infused with agave nectar oil. // 1700 Tysons Blvd, McLean; Prices vary
Salamander Resort & Spa
You’ll want to “fall into relaxation,” according to the Salamander Resort & Spa’s website, with its Fall Rebalancing spa package. The treatment includes a gentle dry exfoliation that increases circulation, hydrating facial cleanse, stimulating scalp treatment and a full-body massage that combines Swedish, deep tissue and ayurveda techniques which will help promote balance and wellness throughout the body. You’re sure to leave reset and ready for whatever the next season holds. // 500 N. Pendleton St., Middleburg; $265
Lansdowne Resort and Spa
If you’re simply looking for your face to look and feel brighter, the Vinotherapy Facial at Lansdowne Resort and Spa may be just the trick, and it’s inspired by a favorite fall drink. The Red Wine Therapy facial combines an AHA/BHA fruit and wine peel (which helps eliminate clogged pours and increases the vitality of your skin) and includes a house-made wine lee anti-aging hand treatment. // 44050 Woodbridge Parkway, Leesburg; $165 per person
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