NYC Spring 2011 Health and Beauty Guide

A Facial, Scrub, Exfoliation, and Workout

spring beauty!

Let’s be bold: Spring means you can finally channel those exhibitionist tendencies. Here are our favorite new treatments and tweaks to prep for months of skin baring.

About Face
Instead of giving your pores a blast of cold air, try increasing your circulation. Skin care guru Robin Evans’s new oxygen facial ($115) detoxifies and hydrates using natural botanicals. The extractions didn’t give us a breakout, which was a first. 611 Broadway, at Houston Street, suite 508 (212-677-6114).

Tune Up
Walk to Plank. The just-opened LES Pilates studio has five top-of-the-line towers for small classes ($25) in a light, airy space. Grab a jar of chilled cucumber and lemon water upon arrival and a eucalyptus towel after class. 187 Chrystie Street, between Rivington and Stanton Streets (212-260-2501).

Head Strong
Your scalp is skin, too. Show it some love with an exfoliation or cleansing treatment ($70) from Greg Ruggeri. The Aussie uses La Biosthétique (fancy French beauty serum) to slough off dead cells and follows it with an intense moisture and protein treatment to rehydrate sad winter hair. 153 West 18th Street, between Sixth and Seventh Avenues, third floor (212-229-2094).

Derm Turn
Hit the tropics at Great Jones Spa. The new Fiji coconut sugar glow ($150) combines macadamia, dilo, and kukui nut oils with exotic fruit enzymes, coconut milk, and pure cane sugar to uncover new skin and restore elasticity. 29 Great Jones Street, between Bowery and Lafayette Street (212-505-3185).

Now go on and show what your mama gave ya.

Photo: Meg Takamura / Getty Images

153 W 18th St
bt 6th & 7th Aves, 3rd flr
New York, NY 10011
187 Chrystie St
bt Rivington & Stanton Sts
New York, NY 10002
29 Great Jones St
bt Bowery & Lafayette St
New York, NY 10012
Robin Evans Skincare
611 Broadway
@ Houston St, ste 508
New York, NY 10012