Nival Salon and Spa, the perfect place to rebound after gala season.

The selection of beauty products at this makeup emporium seems overwhelming, but when it comes to summer skin essentials, a few stand out. One of our favorites is the Sephora Instant Moisture Kit, which keeps skin hydrated and reduces puffiness—even after a long day in the sun. 3065 M St. NW, 202-338-5644

This French retailer, long a proponent of luxurious, natural products that do a body good, offers up an Almond Shaping Delight lightweight gel-cream, made with the nut’s extract, that helps to shape, sculpt, and firm skin. 3106 M St. NW, 202-337-6001

Strappy sandals and fun flip-flops beg for perfectly pedicured feet. For proper maintenance in between appointments, turn to Lush’s organic Happy Feet Kit, which includes a special soak, scrub, mask, and lotion designed to soften tough skin. 3066 M St. NW, 202-333-6950

Nival Salon and Spa
Spring gala season and its nonstop revelry can leave a body tired and achy. Revitalize with Nival’s Party Relief Treatment, which features massage and acupuncture therapy, as well as temperature-varied towels and aromatherapy to reawaken senses and rejuvenate weary souls. 5481 Wisconsin Ave., Chevy Chase, 301-951-4445

The coveted brand’s Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer has an SPF 30 rating, keeping skin protected and youthful, while adding a dose of color to achieve the perfect summer glow. 1400 S. Hayes St., Arlington, 703-415-1121

Between the summer’s sun, surf, humidity, and balmy winds, even the most coiffed locks can take a beating. Haircare line Ojon solves summer style issues with its Rub-Out Dry Cleansing Spray, great for days when you need a quick transition from an afternoon at the pool to dinner on the beach. 1145 Connecticut Ave. NW, 202-628-5567

Attempting beachy waves can be an extensive process, and often the results look forced or sloppy. To achieve an authentic-looking tousled mane without the mess, just spritz on Fekkai’s Summer Hair Beach Waves Spray, available at Neiman Marcus. Mazza Gallerie, 202-966-9700

Nusta Spa
This downtown spa’s new Advanced Slimming and Firming Body Treatment features exfoliation, massage, and a body-wrap treatment to ensure that you’re fully confident by the time you hit the lounge chairs. 1129 20th St. NW, 202-530- 5700

The Sports Club/LA
There’s no better way to relax post-workout than with a facial from the spa here. Its summer specials are designed to keep your skin in tip-top shape during the sunny months. Our favorite is the Rescue Me Facial, which exfoliates and restores moisture to sun-damaged skin. 1170 22nd St. NW, 202-974- 6600

Bliss Spa at the W
Smooth skin is the foundation of a sleek summer look, but getting rid of unwanted hair can be a painful process. Not so at this chic spa, where the art of the wax has been perfected. Trained estheticians and a special wax blend make the process more comfortable and stress-free. 515 15th St. NW, 202-661-2416

The Spa at Equinox
The spa’s Detoxifying Mud Wrap features a body polish, mud wrap, and body mask made from natural ingredients, including minerals from the Dead Sea. The detoxifying potions pull impurities from the skin, leaving it refreshed. 4905 Elm St., Bethesda, 301-652-1078

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