Stress and late night planning do the skin no favors. Here are the treatments we recommend before you tie the knot.
Biologique Recherche Bio-Lift Facial, Rescue Spa, Philadelphia
Not for the faint of heart, a Biologique Recherche facial is for serious skin care seekers. The focus is less on relaxation and more on making skin look as beautiful as possible with electrocurrents, massage, and a series of masks.
Between sweat, sunscreen, and SEPTA exhaust, summers in Philly aren’t too easy on the pores, and your face could likely benefit from a little refresher right about now. Something a little more effective than, say, a Biore strip, but less frightening than anything involving local anesthetic.Classic Rescue Facial at Rescue Spa, $110
Combining dermatology with soothing spa practices, Rescue Spa is pretty serious about facials. The Classic Rescue Facial, for instance, begins with a skin assessment, and it even treats the neck, decolletage, and hands with skin type-specific potions and serums. This is the spa that stocks the Biologique Recherche P50 Lotion you keep hearing about. Medical Arts Building, 1601 Walnut Street, 3rd floor; Rittenhouse Square
Best Of Philly 2014 Rescue Spa: Blowout When this leading spa moved to a new location last year, it added a pretty new room outfitted with just one chair dedicated to doing up stylish ‘dos. There, experts (held to the same sky-high standards as Rescue’s aestheticians) quickly create subtle, on-trend styles, like just-messy-enough summer waves or deep part sweeps.
A beautiful blowout by stylist Erica Divario. For this style she used multiple brushes to add body, movement and waves (sans curling iron).