Stress, pollution, sun damage, aging… there are a million reasons why a facial is on the to-do list. Thankfully, South Florida is home to some of the best spas in the country so there are plenty of options. Ingredients like caviar, Ayurvedic herbs and vitamins boost beauty and battle against ailments including fine lines, acne and discoloration. These spas come with great bonuses as well with some offering evening and weekend hours, bonus treatments to accompany facials (hand massages, feet massages, reflexology) and consultations to keep the good looks up from home.

Lapis Spa

Fontainebleau Miami Beach
4441 Collins Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33140
(305) 674-4772

Lapis Spa is a purely zen oasis in the city. The refreshing spa boasts top services as well as serves as a great place to let it all go and just unwind. The pure oxygen infusion facial combats the signs of aging utilizing antioxidants, vitamins and moisturizing components to significantly improve the texture and appearance of the face. Sun damage and hyper-pigmentation take a beating from the spa’s antioxidant vitamin pack and the result is supple skin, bright with radiance. For those seeking a more personal treatment, the Lapis Spa offers tailor-made, custom facials based on personal consultations.

The Spa at Doral

Doral Golf Resort & Spa
4400 N.W. 87th Ave.
Miami, FL 33178
(800) 713-6725

The Spa at Doral is part of the Trump property Doral Golf Resort & Spa. It’s arguably the best spa in south Florida with legions of devoted spa-goers for years now. The luxurious caviar facial is a good pick for anti-aging benefits while teenagers and those afflicted with adult acne enjoy the benefits of the acne clarifying facial. The soothing staff members can assist guests with selecting the best treatment based on their skincare needs and desired results with the Doral Golf Resort & Spa custom facial.

Contour Day Spa

455 S.W. 78th Ave.
Plantation, FL 33324
(954) 472-7733

The popular Contour Day Spa has one of the lengthiest spa menus with many treatments priced lower than the standard prices around town. Spa guests with little time to spare can pop in for the refresher mini-facial, a 25-minute treatment perfect on the way home from work or better yet, during your lunch hour. The beyond botox facial is an intensive process with anti-aging results as impressive as the notorious procedure and the revitalizing eye treatment treats tired-looking, puffy and dark-ringed eyes for people of all ages. Guest group bookings are available starting for groups of just three.

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Elle Spa

Eden Roc Renaissance
4525 Collins Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33140
(305) 531-0000

Last year, the ELLE fashion and beauty empire expanded to the world of spas with Elle Spa at Miami Beach’s Edec Roc Renaissance hotel. Entering the spa feels like a trip into a wellness center on the west coast and an overwhelming sense of calm and serenity takes over. The Elle Spa signature facial created by beauty expert, Tammy Fender, is a pure 90 minutes of bliss. Enjoy this vitamin and mineral-rich facial along with oxygen therapy, essential oils and feet reflexology. Appointments with Fender herself are even possible with advance scheduling. Another great treatment is the cleansing and hydrating facial for men who understand the importance of looking and feeling good (it even includes a massage from the scalp to the shoulders).

Anoo’s Herbal Day Spa

8903 Glades Road #A 13
Boca Raton, FL 33434
(561) 558-0006

Anoo’s Herbal Day Spa pampers guests with a host of natural and organic custom facial options. The herbal microdermabrasion pouch for the face is effective for acne, blackheads, whiteheads and hyperpigmentation along with other skin maladies. Natural facelifts are another great option with the weekly Anoo’s rejuvenating herbal dough facial bringing about facelifting and anti-aging effects with a special blend of Ayurvedic herbs (includes a choice of herbal dough, hand or foot massage). Anoo’s is open evenings and weekends and it accepts last-minute Sunday appointments. There are specials on the Indian and Sandalwood facials Monday through Thursday and beauty and wellness consultations for home make this spa a great pick even for those on a budget.

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