Field Guide: 5 Best Fall Beauty Treatments
Following Starbuck’s announcement of the Chestnut Praline latte, its first new holiday beverage since 2009, some seasonal beverage devotees found themselves clutching their PSL’s for dear life. Luckily, the beauty benefits of pumpkin and its autumnal cohort are infinitely better than its sugary beverage counterpart. And even better? You scan score these fun get-you-glowing-from-within beauty treatments right here in Philly and the ‘burbs. New fall tradition, anyone?
1. Pumpkin Spice Pedicure // Zazen Nail Spa
Get your toes buffed, prepped, and polished with this deliciously seasonal pedicure. The 30-minute treatment includes a pumpkin spice soak, pumpkin spice scrub, and pumpkin spice butter cream. // $34; 200 East Gay Street, West Chester; 610-430-1400.
2. Autumn Spiced Herbal Wrap // Pierre and Carl0
Take the aromatic qualities of allspice, ginger root, clove and cinnamon, wrap yourself up in ’em and you get the Autumn Spiced Herbal Wrap. Plus, it detoxifies and leaves your skin super-soft. // $80; 8460 Limekiln Pike, Wyncote; 215-572-6300
3. Pumpkin Spice Scrub // Joseph Anthony
Not ready to take the full pumpkin-y plunge? Opt for Joseph Anthony’s fall special which includes a pumpkin spice scrub paired with either a signature facial or Swedish massage. You’ll get the yummy fall scent and exfoliating benefits of the scrub along with a more traditional spa treatment. // $145; 243 West Baltimore Pike Glen Mills; 610-459-4663.
4. Smashing Pumpkin Facial // Moko
Obviously autumn scents are amazing—we wouldn’t be stockpiling candles if it weren’t, but did you know pumpkin and cinnamon are insanely good for your skin? Moko’s Smashing Pumpkin Facial begins with a fragrant detoxifying cinnamon steam that gently opens pores, which is followed by a house-made organic pumpkin mask which exfoliates and remove impurities. The skin is then treated to a liberal heaping of vitamin C to breakup discoloration. // $110 for an hour, $90 for first visits; 55 North Third Street; 215-922-6656.
5. Pumpkin Spice Swedish Massage // Toppers
Get all the benefits of a luxe 50-minute Swedish massage along with a festive seasonal touch. Pumpkin, nutmeg and cinnamon aid in improving circulation and refreshing the skin, while the massage therapist uses kneading, gliding and tapping techniques to loosen knots and muscles. Say it with us: ahhhhh. // $77; 117 South 19th Street; 215-496-9966, and 745 West Lancaster Avenue, Wayne; 610-989-9660.
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