The Best Before-The-Beach Spa Treatments

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Photo Credit: Golden Door Spa Resort

Getting into a bikini when your skin looks especially dry or pale, or your body looks a little less toned than you’d like it to, can be defeating. These spa treatments are especially great for a little before-the-beach boost and will leave you feeling pampered and ready to hit the sand.

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The Spa: The Peninsula Beverly Hills

The Treatment: California Glow (60 minutes, $225)

Why we like it: This is a self-tanning experience like no other. The treatment starts with a full-body exfoliation to prep your skin and then moves into a super relaxing massage as the spa therapist blends the self-tanner into your skin. The result? No streaks or DIY mess (hello orange, stained hands). You will look perfectly sun-kissed and bikini-ready (keep in mind that it takes about six to eight hours to show up, so plan to do this at least a day before you hit the beach).

Photo Credit: The Peninsula Hotels

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The Spa: The Guerlain Spa at Waldorf Astoria New York

The Treatment: Urban Island Escape (80 minutes, $325)

Why we like it: Heading to the Hamptons this summer? Stop by the Guerlain Spa on your way out of the city for this can’t-miss body treatment that will leave your skin with a natural glow and feeling silky smooth. First, dull skin will be gently buffed away with a sugar glow scrub and toning body mask made with extra virgin organic coconut oil and honey. Then, let your skin soak up the ultra hydrating ingredients during a moisturizing massage. You won’t want the experience to end, but when you do finally need to get up, your therapist will have refreshing coconut water waiting for you.

Photo Credit: The Guerlain Spa in the Towers of the Waldorf Astoria New York

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The Spa: Golden Door Spa Resort

The Treatment: Smooth & Transform (25 minutes, $70)

Why we like it: Basking in the sun not only has damaging effects on your skin; your hair, too, can become dehydrated and lackluster after a day at the beach. To keep your locks shiny and protected, pay a visit to the spa for some deep conditioning before heading to the shore. This quick yet totally worth it treatment includes a shampoo, soothing scalp massage and hair masque, plus an application of leave-in conditioner to top it off. Don’t rinse it out, but rather just tie your hair in a loose chignon and throw on a hat. Instead of frying your hair while you’re out in the hot sun, you’ll be pumping life back into it.

Photo Credit: Golden Door Spa Resort

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The Spa: The Ritz-Carlton, Naples

The Treatment: Organic Warm Spiced Mud Wrap (80 minutes, $240)

Why we like it: Feeling a bit bloated or a little less toned than you’d like to be before your big beach vacation? Make an appointment for this ultimate pampering treatment, which the spa says delivers immediate firming and toning effects to your skin thanks to the antioxidant- and mineral-rich wrap made of detoxifying mud and seaweed. The spa also says the treatment helps boost metabolism and delivers a purifying effect.

Photo Credit: The Ritz-Carlton

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