10 Best Spa Treatments in the U.S. -- Recreate Them at Home
A summer vacay not in the cards? No worries, we've brought signature skin care spa treatments from the country's most indulgent havens straight to you
Built in 1913 with granite stones mined from Sunset Mountain, the Grove Park Inn overlooks the city of Asheville, N.C. and provides majestic views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The 43,000-foot spa opened in 2001 and boasts four different water features including a giant waterfall.
The Treatment: Fire, Water and Light, 80 min. $275
The signature treatment blends the natural elements of The Spa -- fire, rock, water and light -- into one luxurious experience and includes indulgences such as a softening soak, a full-body exfoliation, Vichy waterfall massage, healing body masque and a relaxing massage.
The DIY version: To recreate this blissful treatment at home, follow these steps from the spa's director.
Step 1: Begin in your shower by exfoliating your body with the Epicuren Old World Salt Scrub, $29 (at the spa).
Step 2: Fill your tub with warm water and add a few drops of Grove Park Inn Spa All Natural Relaxing Lavender Shower Gel, $25. Slide in and let the lavender essential oil soften your skin and drift you into deep relaxation.
Step 3: After soaking for 10-20 minutes, wrap up in a towel and prepare your soothing facial mask. Blend together a nickel-sized amount of Epicuren Volcanic Clay Purifying Mask, $14 and Epicuren Aloe Vera Calming Gel, $29. Apply a thin layer to your face. Allow to dry, then rinse with warm water and a damp cloth.
Step 4: Remove your towel and mist your face and body with the Epicuren Sandalwood Protein Mist, $22. This highly active enzyme solution works as a toner and hydrator for the face and body.
Step 5: Finally, seal moisture into your skin by applying the Epicuren Sandalwood After Bath Lotion, $68.