Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Red Door Spa and Body Scrubs

Last week we had the Signature Stress Melter Ritual at the Red Door Spa at the Willard InterContinental Hotel in D.C. It was the total body rejuvenator as it began with a full body scrub, then a long, steamy shower, followed by a body wrap, and ended with a 50 minute massage. Afterwards, we were ready to conquer a tough work week and our skin was smooth and ready to apply the much needed self-tanner. This newly opened salon which is open 7 days a week is in a central and historic location if you're working or visiting D.C. and it was staffed with a handful of helpful, friendly and talented aesthesticians. There's a hair salon, larger rooms for group events (like bridal parties or girls getaways), a nail salon and a beautiful deck for eating spa food or sunning yourself. We'll be returning soon, next time with some friends.

Since Memorial Day is this weekend, it's time for most of us to get some color on our legs. Before you apply your self-tanner, it's important to slough off the dead skin first.
If you'd like to do your own scrub at home, here are a few of our favorites.

LaLicious Passion Fruit Lime Sugar Souffle Scrub is a combination of sugar, salt, and coconut oil that leaves your skin smooth and soft. There are several other tempting scents to choose from including Lily Mango, Island Guava and Tahitian Flower. Passion Fruit Lime is featured at the Laguna Cliffs Resort and Spa.

The Body Refiner by La Mer is a luxurious blend of La Mer's sea ingredients and diamond dust. It leaves the skin super polished and glowing. The characteristic La Mer scent reminds of us the toiletries at the SoBe Ritz Carlton which isn't a bad memory to have!

Origins Incredible Spreadable Ginger Scrub uses salt and sugar to scrub and polish your skin and olive oil to moisturize. The natural ginger scent combined with a steamy shower, makes for amazing aromatherapy. This has been a favorite of ours and our friends for years. Follow it with the Ginger Body Souffle for wonderfully soft skin.

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