Springtime is prime time to get your skin pampered and prepped for a new season. Start indulging at these San Diego Spas.
By Sarah Daoust, adapted from Skin Deep in the Spring 2017 issue of WHERE San Diego Magazine
Skin is serious business in San Diego. Our temperate climate yields opportunities to show it off daily; however, sun and sea exposure year-round can do damage if we’re not careful about protection and maintenance. Thankfully, the county is home to renowned spas specializing in both pampering and high-performance treatments that promise to get you glowing.
Spa L’Auberge | Del Mar
At luxe seaside resort L’Auberge Del Mar, its Spa L’Auberge is a beach-house-style sanctuary focusing on mind, body and soul rejuvenation—with 10 treatment rooms, herbal-infused steam showers and an outdoor lounge with a fire pit. The spa is offering two new treatments for spring. The Youthful Magnolia Facial ($200, 80 minutes)—an anti-aging facial that addresses fatigue, wrinkles and dehydration with vitamin C, hyaluronic acid, plant extracts, deep cleansing, exfoliating and an energizing mask. For the body, try the decadent Spring Break Escape ($130, 50 minutes)—a full-body sugar scrub, followed by application of Shea body butter infused with coconut and pineapple. 1540 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, 858.793.6493. laubergedelmar.com
AquaVie Spa & Wellness Center | Downtown
Now open in the heart of downtown San Diego, AquaVie Spa & Wellness Center is a four-story, 40,000-square-foot stunner that looks like the $14 million bucks spent to build it. Located adjacent to the Westgate Hotel (whose guests receive exclusive amenities and services), the complex houses a state-of-the-art fitness center with more than 200 pieces of equipment. There’s also a rooftop pool, hot tub, an outdoor lounge and a running track; full-service locker rooms; and its crowning glory: The Spa at AquaVie. Relax in one of five spacious treatment rooms where services include a range of luxe body treatments, facials, scrubs, wraps, massages, waxing and more. Try a customized facial (ask for pricing) by one of their seasoned aestheticians, who will tailor the treatment to address your skin needs and concerns. 234 Broadway, downtown, 619.557.3663. westgatehotel.com