Cold weather can leave skin dry and malnourished. With warmer weather a few months away, take time to reinvigorate your skin with a body scrub. It is not only a relaxing treatment, but will get your skin back into its peak condition. Here are a few suggestions for body scrub treatments offered in the Bay Area.
1 Purification Body Scrub
Imperial Spa offers a variety of scrubbing techniques from Korea, which aim to invigorate the skin and increases circulation. They start by exfoliating the dead skin cells in preparation for a nourishing massage. Essential oils are blended with combination of cucumber, yogurt and milk, which is applied after the scrub to re-hydrate and leave your skin feeling silky and renewed. This experience ends with a head massage, shampoo and conditioning, which leaves your hair healthy.
Imperial Spa, 1875 Geary Blvd, San Francisco, 415.771.1114, www.imperialdayspa.com
2 Indulgent Grape Body Wrap
This body scrub is inspired by Napa and its world famous grapes. It features a grape-seed scrub to exfoliate the whole body, leaving the skin soft and supple. Next, a mask, specially blended with grape-seed oil, is then applied to your body, and then you are enveloped in a warm mylar cocoon to allow the antioxidant benefits of the grapes to sink into your skin. The treatment is finished with an application of warm grape lotion, leaving your body firm and glowing.
Sports Club/LA-San Francisco, 747 Market St, San Francisco, 415.633.3900, www.mpsportsclub.com/clubs/san-francisco/index.php
3 Bamboo Green Tea Scrub
This body treatment is influenced by the bathing rituals of Japan. The invigorating exfoliation combines green tea, bamboo, cleansing grains and reviving essential oils. It is followed by a traditional rice buff shower rinse with cherry blossom. Finally, a wild lime silk oil or plum blossom silk cream is applied to moisturize and refresh.
Nob Hill Spa, 1075 California St, San Francisco, 415.474.5400, www.nobhillspa.com
4 Chamomile Body Scrub
This unique body scrub uses a gentle French pumice scrub to exfoliate and reinvigorate the skin. The pumice is infused with chamomile essence and which gently exfoliated the epidermis and leaves it silky and vibrant.
Spa Claremont, 41 Tunnel Rd, Berkeley, 800-551-7266 ext. 2, www.claremontresort.com/spa.shtml
5 Japanese Body Ritual
Indulge your body with this seven-step body treatment that includes aromas extracted from fruits, flowers and earth-rich elements such as lime, plum, ricebran, rose, yuzu and bamboo. Your body is cleansed and gently buffed before it is indulged in a silky lime oil combined with a flowing Swedish and shiatsu massage. The overall result is a purified, hydrated and nourished body.
SenSpa, 1161 Gorgas Ave, San Francisco, 415.441.1777, www.senspa.com