BY LINDA LUONG
Old Man Winter can be cruel to our skin. Moving between extreme environments—from wind-whipped, below-freezing temperatures outside to the artificially heated indoors—can leave us feeling dry, cracked and flaky. Fortunately, getting ready for spring by taking care of your epidermis is easy with these key Toronto spa treatments.
Spa Treatments for Your Face, Lips and Eyes
Regenerate your visage with the custom-formulated products of a Medico SweetGrass by Verity Treatment Facial at Sweetgrass Spa. The procedure includes a double cleanse, exfoliation, deep-cleansing mask, facial peel and extraction, massage and treatment mask.
Boost cellular reparation with Quartz Crystal Spa‘s Ultimate Oxygen Facial, which uses two specialty masks to hydrate and energize cells. An infusion of oxygen follows to help minimize fine lines.
Designed for men, Novo Spa‘s Eminence Organic Skin Facial cleanses, hydrates and tones with a special fruit pulp and herb cocktail. The result is firmer, softer skin.
Don’t neglect your mouth. The Lips Treatment by Pure + Simple soothes chapped lips with an exfoliation and massage. A hydrating lip tincture then restores collagen and elastin.
The skin around our peepers is particularly delicate. Take care of it with the Luminous Eyes Enhancement at Spa My Blend by Clarins, which decongests, moisturizes and smooths out fine lines.
Spa Treatments for Your Hair
Address a dehydrated scalp and dry locks with Quartz Crystal Spa‘s Hair Care Rituals, which starts with a cleansing oil shampoo, then moves on to a head massage and a moisture velvet mask.
An Organic Argan Oil Indian Head Massage at the Windsor Arms Hotel Spa uses a natural oil that penetrates the hair shaft to enhance elasticity, prevent breakage and promote a silky, lustrous look.
Spa Treatments for Your Body
Slough away dead and dull skin at Body Blitz with a Deluxe Sweet Ginger and Milk Body Glow, which soothes the epidermis using the natural healing properties of milk. The treatment begins with a warming ginger scrub, then a mixture of warm milk, sweet orange oil and vanilla is poured onto the skin and rinsed off, followed by grape seed oil being massaged into the body; it’s capped by a stimulating scalp serum and a green clay face mask.
At the Spa at the Four Seasons Hotel you can cocoon yourself in a Warmed Lavender Honey Wrap, a deeply hydrating service that uses arnica and aloe to rejuvenate and regenerate the body.
Spa Treatments for Your Hands
A Li’tya Hand Treatment from Elmwood Spa addresses one of this season’s more exposed body parts. The deeply intense application includes an exfoliation, cuticle nourishment, a mask and pressure-point massage.
Care for your cuticles and nails with Shizen Spa‘s Signature Manicure, which includes a warm stone massage and upgrade options like an organic mud mask or lavender paraffin wrap.
Spa Treatments for Your Feet
Nourish cracked, dry heels and toes with a Lux Spa Hydra-Lux Pedicure. A paraffin-based mask is paired with tropical botanicals like almond and tea-tree oil to leave your feet exfoliated, softened and relaxed.
Pamper your hooves and remedy callouses with Stillwater Spa‘s City Foot Rescue, which repairs damaged tootsies using mousse technology with active ingredients, and includes an exfoliation, massage, paraffin and mousse.
Featured in this article:>> SweetGrass Spa, 111 Queen St. E., 416-368-5300; sweetgrassspa.ca; map and reviews >> Quartz Crystal Spa, Trump International Hotel & Tower Toronto, 325 Bay St., 416-637-5050; quartzcrystalspa.com; map and reviews >> Novo Spa, 66 Avenue Rd., 416-926-9303; novospa.ca; map and reviews >> Pure + Simple, 41 Avenue Rd., 416-924-6555, plus two other locations; pureandsimple.ca; map and reviews >> Spa My Blend by Clarins, Ritz-Carlton Toronto, 181 Wellington St. W., 416-585-2500; ritzcarlton.com; map and reviews >> Windsor Arms Hotel Spa, Windsor Arms Hotel, 18 St. Thomas St., 416-971-9666; windsorarmshotel.com; map and reviews >> Body Blitz, 471 Adelaide St. W. or 497 King St. E., 416-364-0400; bodyblitzspa.com; map and reviews >> Spa at the Four Seasons Hotel Toronto, 60 Yorkville Ave., 416-964-2301; fourseasons.com; map and reviews >> Elmwood Spa, 18 Elm St., 416-977-6751; elmwoodspa.com; map and reviews >> Shizen Spa, Cosmopolitan Hotel, 8 Colborne St., 416-350-2424 or Pantages Hotel, 200 Victoria St., 416-369-7882; shizen.ca; map and reviews >> Lux Spa, 25 Bellair St., 416-921-1680 or 211 Yonge St., 416-367-8414; lux-spa.com; map and reviews >> Stillwater Spa, Park Hyatt Toronto, 4 Avenue Rd., 416-926-2389; parktoronto.hyatt.com; map and reviews