With jet-setting season underway, you're likely to catch some sunshine this summer. While those rays add an envious glow, they also severely dry out your skin. In addition to using a broad-spectrum, high SPF sunscreen everyday, specialists also recommend treating your skin with the occasional summer facial. One of our current faves is The Plant of the Sea Facial at La Petite Rose.
We're loving this 80-minute wonder that calms, soothes, cools, hydrates, and leaves you feeling magically pampered. It's well worth the trek to the spa's Outer Richmond location.
The Plant of the Sea Facial ($85) is completely relaxing and features 15 steps including: a hand massage, a paraffin hand treatment (that wax dip thing), lots of cleansing, fast-working enzyme treatments, extractions, a lift-off mask that firms and tones, a scalp massage, and one of the best neck and shoulder massages you'll ever have. And that's only half the facial.
We're also particularly taken with the products. La Petite Rose uses Pevonia Botanica, a big-time line in the international spa scene. Pevonia is made with all organic extracts, free of parabens, alcohol, artificial colors, fragrances, mineral oil and formaldehyde. And for all you DIYers, the products used during the facial are available for purchase as well.
Bonus! Mention this article and receive $20 off at La Petite Rose.
Lily Ko (lily.7x7 @ gmail.com) studied fashion design and merchandising at Central Saint Martins and the Academy of Art University. In addition to writing for 7x7, Lily is an editor at SF Station, works as a freelance stylist and covers food, fashion and fun on her blog, Curated SF.