Top 5 End-of-Summer Facials


We all love summer, but the heat and sun aren’t great for our skin. “A sunburn or a tan is actually your skin’s reaction to damage from the sun,” says Patricia Mavrides, General Manager at Lanphier Day Spa in Darien. Being in the sun for a prolonged period breaks down the skin’s collagen, and your skin’s pigment (or melanin) increases as a means of protection. Want help counteracting the aging effects of summer? Start with one of these rejuvenating facials at a day spa near you.

The Aroma-Expert-Brighten Facial: 75 minutes ($160). The potency of the Vitamin C used in this facial is excellent for repairing sun-damaged skin. The treatment will help brighten skin tone, even out age spots and hyperpigmentation, plus, you’ll get a detoxification massage, deep cleansing, exfoliation, a mask and finishing cream, sunscreen application and eye treatment all in one service.

Lanphier Day Spa
20 West Ave.
Darien, CT 06820

The Microdermabrasion and Infused Collagen Facial: 75 minutes ($275). A great treatment for dry, summer skin. Includes a deep exfoliation done by machine, steaming, extraction, and a hand and foot massage. Besides a full facial, the heavy-duty exfoliation takes off the top layer of dead skin cells, so your face will feel soft and revitalized. Afterwards, collagen is applied to plump and hydrate, leaving your skin soft and even-toned.

Williams and Company
1020 Post Road
Darien, CT 06820


The Vitamin C Facial: 70 minutes ($150). Using the Jurlique Radiance Line, this treatment includes a special mask, moisturizer, and serum application. The focus is on reducing dark spots, evening up skin tone, repairing sun damage through hydration, and reproducing melanin to protect the dermis from free radicals.

Alfya Skincare Spa
11 Burtis Avenue
New Canaan, CT 06840

The Stefanou Signature Facial with Oxygen Boost: 90 minutes ($200). This treatment includes products with skin reviving vitamins A, C and E. You’ll start with microdermabrasion to get rid of any brown spots, dry patches and red marks caused by the sun. Next, oxygen is infused into the skin via a special machine designed to hydrate 3 levels down.

Andrew Stephanou Salon & Spa
25 Old Kings Hwy North
Darien, CT; 06820

Sea Water Pearl Hydrating Facial: 65 minutes ($150). A variety of marine extracts (including algae and yes, seawater pearls!) work to hydrate and refine weathered skin. This facial is extraction-free — a refreshing, soothing way to bring summer to a close.

Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa
1077 Boston Post Rd
Darien, CT 06820

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