Fall’s Best Beauty Treatments

Dry skin and brittle hair, be gone! We’ve found the hottest beauty treatments that will keep you feeling refreshed this fall.

Dry Brushing
This process involves rubbing the skin with a dry, natural bristle brush, which you can find at health food stores such as Whole Foods. Before stepping into the shower, gently brush your body in circular motions to exfoliate. Most users agree that at the very least, dry brushing sloughs off dry skin and re-energizes the body, and some women have found that the practice helps improve circulation, reduce cellulite and remove toxins.

HD Brows
With fuller brows currently in vogue, “high definition” brows are getting lots of attention. The procedure employs various techniques to shape the brow without using any sort of tattooing or make-up. By creating a higher arched brow, the aesthetician can achieve the look of a brow lift. The 7-step method mainly consists of tinting, waxing, and threading and costs around $25. HD brows are wildly popular in the U.K. and have just started popping up in the U.S. Keep an eye out for HD brows being offered at a salon/spa near you.

Kerastase Fibre Architecte
At the Spring 2012 runway shows, stylists used this product to smooth and protect hair from heat styling. Amy Abramite, creative director of Maxine Salon, adds, “At the Monique Lhuillier show we applied Fibre Architecte [link] to the hair before flat ironing. You can see the high shine and light reflection off the top of the models’ heads. It’s a dual serum to seal and protect damaged and split ends.” ($42 for 30 ml)

Beauty Drinks
Beauty drinks are concentrated supplements intended to change your beauty from the inside out. ReBloom, a beauty sleep drink ($27.95 for 7), promises improved sleep quality, while Rodial Tummy Tuck Sticks ($60 for 14) decrease bloating. One Make It Better reader believes HerbaSway Beauty Drinks ($21.95 for a 1 month supply) have changed her beauty regime for the better. By adding two drops a day to her bottle of water, she’s noticed improvements in her skin tone and stress levels.

Oxygen Facials
In this type of facial, oxygen is compressed and sprayed on the skin to plump and hydrate, resulting in younger looking skin. The concentrated delivery of oxygen is favored for reducing fine lines and brightening complexion. It’s best to get your oxygen facial a few days before a special event, since results typically last about a week. The Spa at Trump in Chicago’s Trump Hotel offers various oxygen facials.

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