Love your hair, and your feet
Love your hair
Whip up an easy hair revitalizer, suggest the beauty experts at Bacara Resort and Spa in Santa Barbara, California: Whirl in blender ¼ cup of olive oil, one egg white, and ½ peeled cucumber. Warm the mixture in the microwave for about 30 seconds, stir well to eliminate any hot spots, and apply to dry hair. Wait 15 minutes with your hair wrapped in towel, then shampoo.
Give yourself a scalp-tingling head massage, offered at the Spa Mandarin Oriental in Miami. In the shower, work your shampoo into a rich, slippery lather. With all your fingers and your palms holding the top of your head like a basketball, move your scalp over to the left five times, then to the right. Press slowly with your thumbs at the muscles at the base of your head. Then gently finger-comb your hair from your forehead back. Rinse well, use conditioner if desired, and pat your hair dry. With your fingertips, rub your whole scalp vigorously for a final invigorating rush.
Give yourself a fuzzy foot rub! Guests of the Nob Hill Spa at the Huntington Hotel in San Francisco take home this reflexology tip: Roll your feet on a tennis ball for two minutes to relieve aches and fatigue; since all organs are said to be represented in the feet, this might ease stress all over.
Massage feet with a blend of salt and olive oil, rinse well, and apply a bit of almond oil to keep cuticles moisturized and supple, as they do at the Ritz-Carlton Spa in Half Moon Bay, California.