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The Ritz Spa says the facial will, "elevate your skin's antioxidant protection against damaging free radicals and harness the powers of Vitamins C and E with a citrus and greens smoothie for the face. A cocktail of citrus, rhubarb extract, leafy greens and avocado help to detox the skin and reduce the appearance of sun damage, fine lines,and wrinkles. Collagen formation will be boosted and skin will appear re-energized!" And they are not lying, the facial did all that plus more!

Need a break from life? Head over to the Ritz-Carlton Spa

Let's face it, we rave about living in and around D.C., but we all have those days when the traffic becomes too much, the summer heat and humidity make you feel like you are going to melt and we reach the point of just needing a little break.

I had reached this point last week and that is why I headed into the Ritz-Carlton Spa in Tysons Corner for an afternoon of some much-needed R&R.

I can not say enough amazing things about the Citrus and Kale Summer Antioxidant Facial and if you can take a few hours out of your day, call the Ritz Spa right now and make an appointment. You will not regret it.

The Ritz Spa says the facial will, "elevate your skin's antioxidant protection against damaging free radicals and harness the powers of Vitamins C and E with a citrus and greens smoothie for the face. A cocktail of citrus, rhubarb extract, leafy greens and avocado help to detox the skin and reduce the appearance of sun damage, fine lines,and wrinkles. Collagen formation will be boosted and skin will appear re-energized!" And they are not lying, the facial did all that plus more!

I had a 12 p.m. appointment at the spa and I arrived a little early. I sat in the relaxation room and kicked my feet up until I was greeted by my aesthetician, Ashley. She had me change into a comfy robe and slippers and then led me back to the facial room. The room had relaxing music playing and I slipped under a warm blanket (the best part!).

Ashley explained to me everything she was doing from the cleansing, exfoliating, extractions and applying the Citrus and Kale mask. Oh, and how can I forget, I was given an upper body massage and a hair mask.

After the Citrus and Kale mask was applied, Ashley left the room and I was given a few minutes to decompress and just relax. This is exactly what I needed after a week of 6 a.m. workouts and long days at work. When the facial was over I was given the option of hanging out in the relaxation room with some champagne or taking a dip in the pool. If this doesn't add up to the perfect Friday afternoon, I am not exactly sure what does.

I left the spa feeling rejuvenated! My skin felt fresh and above all, clean. My mind felt clear of all my daily stresses and I felt relaxed.

Ashley wrote me a whole skin care regimen designed specifically for my skin and provided samples for me to test out the products before I purchase them. I have used the products every day since my visit and my skin has never been so clear.

I could go on and on about how great my experience at the Ritz Spa was, but I think all of you should go experience it for yourself! Besides you are probably overdue for your summer facial.

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