All Hands on Deck
When you’re sporting a brand-new platinum band, it’s not the time to hide your hands. But winter gloves, ice scrapers, and impromptu snowball fights have turned them into dry skin disasters. Not to mention there are a few age spots that you would rather not spot.
Fortunately for you, these treatments at Boston’s top salons and spas were created specifically for your digits.
Consider SkinDeep Med Spa (231 Newbury Street) your arsenal against aging hands. According to owner Nichole Brennan, they can do a chemical peel the same as they would for your face, laser skin tightening for lose skin, and IPL for brown spots. They can even use a little injectable filler to smooth out unwanted lines.
It seems the experts at the Langham Hotel’s Chuan Body + Soul (250 Franklin Street) know that sometimes hands need a little help. Their hourlong Healing Hands extravagance restores hardworking hands with warm oil, herbal salt exfoliation, and a nourishing mud mask. It finishes up with a massage of aromatic hand lotion containing rose, vetiver, lavender, and vitamin E. Bonus: This can be for you alone or scheduled as a couples treatment.
If you’re looking to prevent fine lines and age spots on your hands, then the Anti-Aging Hand Relieving treatment at Pyara Aveda (1050 Mass Avenue, Cambridge) is for you. It helps turn back the hands of time with molasses and licorice extract. They start by soaking your nails in a rosemary mint wash, followed by grooming, buffing, and exfoliation with a Caribbean-inspired tropical scrub. Then comes the Intensive Hydrating masque with your choice of aromatherapy and a hot towel. You’ll just melt after this stress-relieving hand massage.
Sayonara, unbecoming hands. The Luxury Manicure at the Mandarin Oriental (776 Boylston Street) will put you to shame. It’s a gentle exfoliation of the hands and arms, followed by rich hydrating moisturizers that perfectly prepare skin for a unique Shiatsu revitalization massage. This is an ultimate comfort for dry hands that focuses on hydration and moisturizing.
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