Favin’s Five Favorite Health and Beauty Deals in Chicago
Chicago spa treatments can teach you something new (unless you already know which element your face represents) or let you partake in a familiar pastime, like curling up under a blanket in a big comfy chair.
One of my favorite smells in the world is fresh-baked brownies, but an aromatherapy massage with lavender is a close second. Get scented oils incorporated into your Swedish or deep-tissue treatment, then head to a private shower or steam room to decompress even more.
Is your face an air, a water, a fire, or an earth? If you don’t know, the aestheticians at Indira will tell you during your Elemental facial, which includes a custom-blended mask made from Aveda botanical products. (As an admitted sunbathing addict, I’m guessing I’m a fire.)
[To learn more about ayurveda, the traditional Indian wellness philosophy that inspires Indira’s facials, read this guide.]
I would hang out at Fit Foot Massage all the time if I could—your only task is to snuggle under blankets in gigantic comfy chairs. Massage therapists take it from there, using ancient Chinese reflexology techniques to activate pressure points in the feet that can relieve tension throughout the body.
Shaving takes up time that I’d rather spend…not shaving. At Chicago Skin Solutions, each laser hair-reduction treatment only takes 15–30 minutes to clear hair from bikini lines, underarms, and other areas, with results that can last well into summer. If that’s ever a thing again.
There are few things more romantic than getting a massage from your partner, but one of them is getting a massage with your partner. Therapists at Spa Vargas Wellness treat couples to a foot massage and body massage, as well as facials and mimosas, with this dreamy package.
For me, both beauty and fashion need to be accessible and not intimidating. I love a great deal and a good DIY beauty treatment. I pride myself on trying new trends, being open minded and getting a great treatment without breaking the bank. In the name of beauty I will try anything once.