During fall and winter months, Atlanta tends to be warmer in the day and cooler at night. Even if you sincerely welcome the cooler temps, the changing seasons can wreak havoc on your face. The elements outside and heat indoors can dry out your skin, especially the more sensitive facial skin, and cause rough patches or unevenness. These five days spas around Atlanta will help you put your best face forward with top-notch facials for your skin type and recommendations for a skin routine that will help you keep your new glow.
Jolie – The Day Spa
3619 Piedmont Road
Atlanta, GA 30305
Jolie – The Day Spa in Atlanta falls under the Halcyon brands across the US. Halcyon, from Greek folklore, means calm, peaceful days and your day will seem much more calm and peaceful after your visit. There are 12 types of facials offered including one for teens, one for men and the cool radiance facial. This treatment is recommended for those with sensitive and sun-damaged skin. The treatment lasts for 60 minutes and costs $100. If you can, ask for Julie when you are booking your appointment. She is delightful, has a soft touch and will talk to you (or not) as you feel comfortable. Click here for a full menu of the facials.
88 W. Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta, GA 30305
Located in the St. Regis in Buckhead, Remède Spa is an oasis in the hustle and bustle of the city. Remède Spa uses Laboratoire Remède products and offers a luxe and quiet setting. The spa is a child-free (under 16) zone and cell phones are also forbidden. There are three types of facials offered including one for men. The Remède customized facial is available in 30-, 60- and 90-minute sessions. Your esthetician will evalute your skin and lifestyle and customize a facial that will best suit your skin. Something worth noting, St. Regis is frequented by celebrities in the area on film locations so you might see a celebrity or two in the lounge areas.
3555 Gwinnett Place Drive
Duluth, GA 30096
JeJu Sauna is modeled after the traditional Korean bathing houses and open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The men’s and women’s seperate areas feature showers and hot, warm and cool sitting pools. The lounge area is also where you can book additional services not included in the day rate. Click here for a complete menu. Included in the body scrubs is a very basic facial but it is not recommended for those with more sensitive skin. The ladies will often offer to shampoo your hair as a complimentary addition to any service that you book, just be mindful that you are expected to include all services rendered in the tip. As relaxing as the separate areas are, be sure to venture into the unisex area that features a lap pool, several saunas, napping areas and a Korean restaurant.
100 Rue Charlemagne
Braselton, GA 30517
(678) 425-0900 ext. 41
This north Georgia retreat is known across Atlanta as a luxurious escape that looks and feels far away. This nod to a French villa offers 10 types of facials to choose from including a couple’s facial, teen facial and a pure oxygen facial plus microdermabrasion. The pure oxygen facial uses a “microdermabrasion machine to polish the skin and then infuses pure oxygen into the deep layers of the skin to plump, firm and nourish the cells.” To get the best results from this type of facial, it is recommended that you get a series of six. You will get the sixth treatment for free. When you book a facial or any other spa services, you get complimentary access to the following: spa whirlpool, dry sauna, wet eucalyptus steam, indoor swimming pool and fitness classes. Something worth noting, services are cheaper from Monday through Thursday.
3376 Peachtree Road N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30326
Mandarin Oriental, formerly 29 Spa, is a go-to place for celebrities, bridal parties and anyone that appreciates pampering in a luxurious yet city setting. The spa offer four different types of facials including an active peel facial, priced at $150. The peel facial is a chemical peel that encourages cell turnover and evens skin tone quickly. The process includes brushing the dead layers on your face and ending with a soothing massage. Please keep in mind that your skin may peel after treatment and it will be more sensitive to the sun.
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