You know how it's impossible not to notice a sparkly diamond? Now, imagine your face having that same stunning, look-at-me quality — pretty amazing, huh? Thankfully, the aesthetic geniuses at Equinox have launched the Diamond Essence Facial – a 50-minute process that will leave you looking and feeling like a million bucks, especially after a much-too-long winter. Not only is the $225 treatment supremely relaxing (a staffer will massage and pamper your skin until you've reached a meditative state), but you'll also walk away looking fresher than a spring blossom. Trust — our mug has seriously never felt softer or shone brighter.
First, you'll be treated to about 30 minutes of luxurious facial exfoliation, which leaves the skin prepped to receive the collagen-diamond mask. A hot steam machine continuously encourages the pores to release impurities, and finally, after several decadent cream and serum applications, your skin is slathered with a platinum-infused mask that's designed to reduce the appearance of fine lines, stress, and fatigue. We're pretty sure we left looking 10 years younger and a lot more vibrant — glowing like a precious gem that Rihanna would sing about. Take our word for it. after experiencing this facial, you'll finally understand why diamonds are indeed a girl's best friend.
The Spa at Equinox, 8065 Leesburg Pike, Vienna, 703-790-6193; 4905 Elm Street, Bethesda, 301-652-1078.
Photo: Courtesy of Equinox