#ELLETriesIt : Back facials
The back treatments that deserve a low-cut dress
THALGODERMYL ANTI-ACNE FACIAL
The Lowdown: The search for perfect, even-toned, clear skin led me to try out the anti-acne facial at The Lodhi Spa. Except, this was for my back. The USP of this spa is that it uses marine nutrient-rich products from Thalgo. My treatment began with a quick, refreshing spray of marine mist, followed by cleansing and steam-aided exfoliation, which helped ease out the blackheads. Next came a massage with Thalgodermyl Purifying Extract and an organic mask to seal in the moisture.
The Results: My skin felt very smooth and supple, with marks visibly reduced. For anything more than a few acne marks, though, you might need to do this regularly.
The Details: Rs 4,500 for 60 minutes.
At The Lodhi Spa, The Lodhi, New Delhi. Tel: 011 4363 3333
By Malini Banerji
The Lowdown: The treatment involved a straightforward clean-up using L’Occitane En Provence products. My back was given a thorough cleansing, followed by steam, blackhead extraction and wrap. The treatment ended with a moisturising massage.
The Results: The dark spots, bra-strap marks and blackheads on my back (which I didn’t know I had) were gone. My back felt smooth and moisturised for the next few days. Radiant? I’m not so sure. But more than anything else, I felt rejuvenated – the achy, stressed-out feeling had disappeared thanks to the massage.
The Details: Rs 2,750 (plus taxes) for 45 minutes.
At Spa la Vie by L’Occitane, Apollo Mills Compound, Lower Parel, Mumbai. Tel: 022 2305 9055
By Shruti Thacker
The ELLE team test out whether back facials are all that they are made out to be.