5 Uplifting Beauty Recipes From Spas Across the Globe

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Beauty Recipes

Collected from fantastic spas around the globe, these uplifting beauty recipes will give you luminous skin, plus the allover recharge that comes from focusing on you (for once). Save your frequent-flier miles and DIY a delicately scented Moroccan face scrub, a rich coconut body smoother from Hawaii, a Thai lemongrass bath soak, and more.

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Morocco: Le Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Casablanca

Moroccans use skin-nourishing argan oil head to toe and export it all over the globe. At Le Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Casablanca, they heighten its antioxidant powers, using the vitamin E-rich oil and clay powder to rejuvenate dull skin. Make this refreshing facial to glow forth and conquer.

DIY It: Argan Oil Facial

Blend 1⁄2 Tbsp argan oil with 1⁄2 tsp fine salt and apply to cleansed skin on forehead, cheeks, and chin. Rub gently in circular motions, avoiding the eye area. Rinse with water and pat dry. Mix 2 tsp clay powder (at health food stores) with a small amount of water until it makes a thick paste. Apply to your face (again skipping the eye area) and let dry for 10 min. Remove with warm water and a dampened washcloth. Finish by patting on a few drops of argan oil.

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France: Caudalie Spa

This Bordeaux spa puts the area's nutrient-rich grapes to good use in treatments, including the signature Vinothérapie Spa Pedicure. A warm foot soak soothes away any achiness; the crushed-grape massage that follows works out tension and infuses skin with antioxidants. Your tired feet deserve nothing less, n'est-ce pas?

DIY It: Grapeseed Oil Foot Treatment

Mix 1 Tbsp grapeseed oil with 2 drops of your favorite essential oil (at health food stores) in a small bowl, and add to a basin of warm water. Soak feet for 10 min; pat dry. Slice a handful of grapes in half, and massage into feet and legs — the mild fruit acids will gently exfoliate and soften skin, says Caudalie lead aesthetician Régine Berthelot. Rinse off, then massage 1 Tbsp grapeseed oil into feet before popping on some cotton socks to lock in moisture.

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Hawaii: Laniwai Spa at Aulani

For a happy tingle from head to toe, guests at this Disney Resort in Oahu can book the Nature's Magical Niu treatment, which includes a full-body scrub using freshly shaved coconut to buff away rough skin. Get similar results in your shower with our minty tropical version.

DIY It: Invigorating Coconut Body Scrub

Mix 1⁄3 cup white cane sugar, 1⁄3 cup turbinado sugar, 4 to 5 Tbsp coconut oil, and 5 drops peppermint essential oil in a plastic bowl until combined. Once in the shower, massage the mixture in circular motions along arms and legs, focusing on knees and elbows. (Avoid your feet so things don't get slippery.) You'll be left with silky skin, plus a burst of alertness from the natural peppermint scent.

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Thailand: Six Senses Yao Noi Resort and Spa

Spa and wellness director Ranjan Kapoor says lemongrass is the secret vitality booster in their Thai Herbal Scrub, which includes coconut and rosemary oils. Infuse your bath with these Asian-inspired add-ons to get the sensation.

DIY It: Stimulating Lemongrass Soak

Place 1 cup Epsom salts in a large bowl and stir in 1⁄4 cup shredded lemongrass (at health food stores). Add 5 tsp olive oil slowly, to blend evenly. Mix in 1 tsp lemongrass oil (or your favorite citrus oil) and whisk together. Add salts to warm bath water and soak. For easy cleanup, Kapoor recommends using a drain catch when you empty the water from your tub.

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Arizona: Miraval Resort and Spa

In-the-know travelers flock to this holistic wellness retreat in Tucson. The EmerginC Organic Facial revives a dry, tired-looking complexion with hydrating desert aloe and vitamin C-rich citrus, says lead aesthetician Kimberly Kelder. Use our kitchen-counter version — a mask that comes together in 30 seconds — anytime your skin needs a plumping boost.

DIY It: Citrus-Aloe Mask

Mix 3 Tbsp Greek yogurt, 1 Tbsp chilled aloe vera, 1 Tbsp honey, and 1 to 2 drops lemon essential oil in a small bowl. Apply to dry skin. Let sit for 15 min, then rinse off. The citrus scent can fire up your mood, and the chilled aloe will help reduce puffiness.

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