Heading to NYC? Treat yourself to these beauty treatments

Summer is officially here and that means we’re putting our best selves forward. Living in New York City, means we’re always on-the-go, leaving very little time for some TLC — after all, it’s the city that never sleeps.

From whitening treatments to wellness destinations and facials, these aren’t your typical spa day scenarios. Think places that emphasize increased​ ​serotonin levels, an updated smile and non-invasive fat removals. We’re rounding up all of the best beauty pit stops you’ll want to make on your next NYC trip.

WHERE: Beauty Fix Medspa

WHAT: Microdermabrasion Facial: A gentle exfoliation process that gently sloughs off dead skin from the surface. This polishing treatment clears away dull, congested and lifeless skin to reveal a more youthful, polished and radiant look.

The spa’s medical director Dr. Steve Falleks says his “favorite part of the treatment is how the gentle microdermabrasion tool is used to remove dead skin cells followed by high frequency to close down pores and kill bacterias. This is beneficial for oily or acne prone skin types. It delivers a clearer, smoother, softer and naturally radiant complexion.”

We also love Beauty Fix Spa for its truSculpt — the latest body sculpting treatment solution that treats the entire fat layer, resulting in an average of 24 percent fat reduction without surgical or invasive methods.

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WHERE: Clean Market

WHAT: IV Drip and Booster Shot Lounge: Whether you’re in need of a major cleanse and detox or are interested in increased​ ​serotonin levels, Clean Market offers a slew of services that cater to your wants and needs.

Not to mention, you can improve your hangover recovery ASAP!

WHERE: JBL New York City

WHAT: Teeth Whitening: Dr. Jonathan Levine is the master when it comes to fast and easy whitening results, perfect for those sensitive to pain. Levine’s office is decked out in the utmost high-tech medical devices, so much so that patients get to wear a virtual reality headset throughout the appointment.

We also love JBL for its first-ever LipSync — a 3D-infused process that seamlessly creates the most natural smile.

In collaboration with Oren Tepper (you might recognize his name from the headline-making 27-hour surgery that separated twin boys born joined at the head), the doctors have teamed up to offer patients a comprehensive approach that emphasizes one’s face, lips, mouth, and smile as a whole. As leading figures in 3D technology, Levine and Tepper use co-diagnostic software that focuses on the face, forecasting how a new lip length and tooth positioning can result in a more youthful look.


WHAT: The V-Steam: This relaxing, detoxifying spa treatment for your nether regions works to increases your libido, cleanses and revitalizes the uterus, effectively reducing discomfort associated with menstruation. If you want to feel sexy, this full steam treatment is calling your name.

Not to mention, some members of the “Real Housewives of New York” count themselves as fans of this modern-day spa.

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Cate Blanchett

We’ll do whatever it takes to get a complexion as gorgeous as Cate Blanchett’s. Her method? “Olive and macadamia oils are really good for your complexion. Put one of them on in the shower and they make your skin zing,” she told the British edition of InStyle magazine. “I incorporate them into a homemade scrub with grapefruit juice and sea salt — a beauty trick taught to me by a friend of mine.”

Cameron Diaz

Cameron and makeup artist Gucci Westman go way back (“we’ve known each other for 16 years or something,” Westman says), so of course they swap tips, like this one the actress uses to fight a pimple: “She has a little lancer…you knick [the pimple] and then you apply Neosporin and Visine,” Westman explains. “It takes away the redness and the swelling.”

Demi Moore

Demi Moore looks impossibly young for her 50 years. Could this be why? In a 2008 Letterman appearance, the actress admitted to indulging in a “leech therapy” detox. “It detoxifies your blood,” she explained. “And they have a little enzyme that when they’re biting down on you, gets released into your blood and generally you bleed for quite a bit. And your health is optimized. It detoxified the blood and I’m feeling detoxified right now.”

Kate Hudson

The 40-year-old actress’ skin trick makes us shiver just thinking about it: She dunks her face in an ice bath to revive her glow. How long does she keep her face submerged in the freezing water? “It depends how badly I want it,” she told us.

Sienna Miller

Sienna is into icy facial treatments, too (maybe these ladies are onto something?). The actresscredits her good skin to London facialist Una Brennan’s method. “It’s a pretty intense experience: she uses freezing ice masks that make you feel as if your brain is going to fall out of the top of your head. You look wonderful afterwards, though.”

Salma Hayek

The 46-year-old beauty is a big believer in detoxing: “I’ve been doing juice cleanses for 15 years,” she told Us Weekly. “My skin glows when I finish day three.” In fact, she’s so obsessed with juicing that she co-founded juice cleanse delivery service CoolerCleanse in 2008.

Jessica Chastain

If a freezing facial or a multi-day juice cleanse seems too painful, maybe Jessica Chastain’s easy trick is more your speed. “An actress friend of mine shared a great trick. She told me to stick my tongue behind my teeth when I smile to keep from over-smiling. If you smile without doing it, sometimes your gums show a little too much. It’s an actor’s trick!”

Sandra Bullock

The 48-year-old actress gets her skin as smooth as a baby’s you-know-what by using Preparation H on her face. “Putting butt cream under my eyes is one of my best beauty secrets, and stops me from getting lines,” she’s said.

Emma Stone

Think all celebrities use $400 face creams? Think again. “Not to brag, but I have a lot of allergies,” Emma Stone told Style.com. “I’m seriously allergic to everything. So I just use natural grapeseed oil from the grocery store on my face as a moisturizer. After the shower, I pat it on, and then I’ll use it throughout the day and at night. I pretty much smell like grape all the time.”

Zoe Saldana

Another grocery store staple keeps Zoe Saldana’s hair impossibly shiny. “My mother was a hippie and very health conscious, so growing up, she always encouraged my sisters and I to be as natural as possible,” she told Refinery29. “Once a year, we all still get together and put mayonnaise in our hair for old times’ sake.”

Lauren Conrad

That’s not to say all celebs are low-maintenance DIY when it comes to hair. Lauren Conrad told StyleCaster her hair takes forever for her hairstylist Kristin Ess to do. “She’s fantastic, is a close friend, and is thankfully very flexible with my schedule,” LC said. “I’ll be working all week, and I’ll come in at like 7 at night. My hair takes seven hours, so sometimes we’ll order take out and drink champagne. We also like to fool around a bit, so it probably takes a lot longer than it should!” Why the epic timeframe? “Well, I usually wear extensions!”

Taylor Swift

The singer stumbled on her now-signature cat eye in a pretty peculiar way. “I was on a plane to Japan about two years ago and I had no makeup with me, so I went into the bathroom and I used a Sharpie to line my eyes,” she told Daily Makeover. “From that point on I started using liquid liner because I realized it was obviously pretty easy for me to do! I definitely don’t recommend drawing on your eyes with a Sharpie though.”

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