by Lauren Sloat - 260 Reviews - 86 List
Showing a little skin is one of the best parts of summer, but not with calloused feet and a lackluster complexion! After all the walking and sun exposure, your feet and skin deserve a little pampering--it's the least you can do in a season of outdoor happy hours, long walks on the mall and weekend kickball leagues. Get in the mood for summer with our picks of D.C.'s best seasonal, warm-weather spa treatments. (Pictured: Aura Spa)
Updated: August 18, 2010
At the W Hotel's Bliss Spa, the $70 "pedi" colada is a foot treatment good enough to eat. Feet are soaked in pineapple-infused coconut milk and then scrubbed with shredded coconut before ending with a massage and polished toes. No need to drink the bathwater; you'll get a pi?a colada to sip, too.
PL is one of those cheap, hole-in-the-wall nail salons, but its mojito pedicure offers a little summer luxury for $50. Feat are soaked in a mixture of actual Bacardi rum and lime juice, exfoliated with a homemade sugar scrub, rubbed with lime wedges and then massaged with lime lotion after a menthol mask.
The spa at this serene health club offers 35-minute seasonal facials. The $65 treatments use all-natural, in-season organic ingredients. Most recently, the spa also featured a cherry blossom bliss facelift massage, which includes an upper body massage and facial treatment.
This Dupont yoga studio and spa is a one-stop shop for all things relaxing, and its green tea facial is a refreshing, summery treat. For only $25, skin gets a boost of antioxidants while you relax under warm towels; then the face is treated to rosewater astringent and a massage.
There may not be a beach in D.C., but Aura's Marine Therapy Pedi Scrub brings the ocean to you. The 30-minute treatment, which costs $60, uses a blend of marine ingredients including Dead Sea salts and sea extracts to sooth tired soles. If only they could import the sound of waves, too.