You’ve picked the destination, you’ve got the clothes, now what else do you need to do before you  hit the road?

You’re going on a weekend adventure. You DO you know that your best accessory is silky, glowing skin, right? So whether you’re off to the beach or the country with your man, a girlfriends’ getaway, family reunion, or destination wedding, try a fantabulicious facial, pedi, or back facial AKA a Bacial,  to get you in the vacay mode before you zip up your rollie bag!

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1. Rejuvenating Facial


These are facials that are specially created to give you a little somethin’ somethin’ for your big night or special event.

On its menu, The Viana Hotel & Spa’ s spa  on Long Island, offers the Harmonizing  Facial ($95). Combining marine extracts, healing botanicals and vitamins, it boosts your skin by hydrating and refreshing  your complexion with lasting results.

Angel’s Touch Skincare & Wellness in Greenbelt, MD has an Organic Oxygen Facial (on sale for $65) that’ll make you look your radiant best.

How about a refreshing magnetic mud mask and microdermabrasion? The San Miguel Spa in Los Angeles (offers it for a limited time for only $49). Clear, glowing skin is a great accessory.

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2. Back Facial AKA Bacial


If you’re planning on wearing a low back or halter neck dress or ‘kini, you can’t go wrong getting a back facial. It combines massage and exfoliation in one treatment. Bliss!

Dublin, Ohio’s AllervaBodyWrap & WellnessCenter Back Treatment ($50) starts off with cleansing and exfoliating, then finishes off with a clarifying mask and massage.

How about a bacial that’s a delight for the senses? A Better You Day Spa & Salon in Chattanooga specializes in a Back Facial ($45) that uses Hungarian mud, their spicy scented signature body scrub, warm towels and massage.

The Back Purifying Treatment ($75) from Sewickly, Pennsylvania’s aSpa Aesthetics & Wellness may take only 60 minutes, but the results last much longer. They deep clean your pores, exfoliate, massage and then end finish off the treatment with a soothing antibacterial mask.

3. Pedicure


Fashion designer Tom Ford once said that ugly feet were his biggest turnoff in bed! Before you slip on those sexy heels or cool off in summer sandals, get a relaxing pedicure and make your feet look like the rockstars they are.

Speaking of rockstars, Bellicures of Beverly Hills has the Rockstar Gelicure Pedi ($70). Not only do you get a softening soak, foot and leg message, moisturizer and cuticle care, you get a gel pedicure with glitter. Glitter!

Over in Medford, Massachusetts, A Different Concept Day Spa has a Classic Pedicure ($41) that kicks off with exfoliation, massage, nail shaping, cuticle work and ends with your toes painted in a color you love. Sigh.

How about a pedicure with a dose of sea salt? The Ageless Health Spa in Bloomington, Illinois adds a cleansing sea salt scrub to their Classic Pedicure ($45). Like a walk on the beach. There you go. You’ll be glowing, gorgeous, soft, and silky to the touch from head to toe for your weekend getaway.

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PJ Gach is Managing Editor Spa Week Daily, Social Media Manager of Spa Week.