Flavors of Fall at The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Denver

Editors at Denver’s top magazine, 5280, chose The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Denver as having the best massage in the city while calling it a “mecca of relaxation” in its annual Top of the Town issue, released every July.

The publication praises the array of offerings like the noteworthy deep-tissue Rocky Mountain Massage as well as the spa’s recent $1.1 million dollar renovation earlier in the year. Now, the spa team has crafted a trio of experiences incorporating pumpkin for a Flavors of Fall package; pumpkin is known to have extensive wellness properties which can be also applied by creating a DIY mask at home– the recipe was created by our skincare experts:

Flavors of Fall Package: available September 1- November 30, 2016. $320 and includes the following:

Guests will start their spa experience with a 50-minute Aromatherapy Massage to take the mind and body to Pumpkin Spice Lattes, cool weather and homemade apple pie. As the autumn weather begins to dry out skin, a 50-minute Pumpkin Enzyme Facial will exfoliate dead skin and reveal firmer, hydrated skin. Spa-goers will conclude with a Pumpkin Spice Pedicure, beginning with an Apple Cider soak and Honey Sugar Scrub and Pumpkin Spice Mask for total rejuvenation of the toes. Plus, a warm “Pumpkin Latte” cocktail will be served during the service.

In order to recreate the spa experience at home, we will offer a complimentary gift: Sanitas Pumpkin Enzyme Mask ($30 value). What’s more, guests can enjoy 20 % savings off the Pumpkin Spice Pedicure every Wednesday, for our Mid-Week Spice Up.

DIY Pumpkin-Honey Facial Mask

When carving your pumpkins this fall, don’t throw the insides out. Instead, mix a few tablespoons of pureed pumpkin with 1 whipped egg white (which will help tighten pores and reduce the appearance of fine lines), 1 tablespoon of plain yogurt (which will help exfoliate) and 1 tablespoon of honey (which is anti-bacterial, and great for clearing acne). Apply mixture to the entire face, avoiding the eye area, and leave on for 10 minutes before rinsing. The yogurt and pumpkin will encourage cell-turnover and will exfoliate, while the honey has anti-bacterial properties to ensure a fresh face for fall! (Don’t have the time? Try Boulder-based Sanitas Pumpkin Enzyme Mask, featured in the Flavors of Fall day package and available for purchase at the spa).

Wellness properties that pumpkin play when used on the skin:

Pumpkin is packed with fruit enzymes and alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs), which increase cell turnover, to brighten and smooth the skin. It also contains antioxidants like Vitamin A and Vitamin C to help soften and soothe the skin while also boosting collagen production to prevent the signs of aging.

Zinc in pumpkin seeds is brilliant for acne sufferers. Zinc will help control the hormone level and oil production, as well as assist with healing of the skin.

Pumpkin seeds are high in essential fatty acids and Vitamin E, which are necessary to maintain good barrier function of the skin. They also regulate sebum, great for an oily skin.

For appointments, guests can call the spa directly at 303.312.3830 or may reserve online by clicking here: https://spa.ritzcarlton.com/#/en-US/denver/spa/ All spa patrons receive complimentary valet parking.

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