The theme is “masks” for obvious reasons, October 31 is just around the corner. Having already written about my three favorite gay-popular Halloween celebrations, I want to focus on a different travel experience.
At a loss, I decided to get a manicure/pedicure at the Spa at the Encore Hotel on Las Vegas Blvd (“the strip”) in Sin City, where I’m speaking at the 11th Annual Conference on Gay Travel Tourism hosted by Community Marketing. The spa, pictured above, is an oasis of tranquility in the busy hubbub of Vegas.
While sitting there, the therapists, towards the end of my treatments, simultaneously told me they were applying masks to my hands and feet. Eureka! That got me thinking about the benefits of spa treatments, including masks for the hands, feet, face, whatever. Masks can transport you outside of your head-space. When budget allows, Ialways treat myself to a spa treatment of some sort when traveling.
I’m a mere dilettante with respect to spa treatments, so I asked my colleague-friend and grooming aficionado , Mark Thompson, who is also the style and travel editor at Edge Publications, for his suggestions for three great masks.
For autumn skin care
- Celebrate the 25th anniversary of the grandmother of all facial masks, the Borghese Fango Mask, with a very satisfying mud mask experience.
Face it, summer’s over
- There are three different facial masks in this piece. The Myfaceworks mask will rejuvenate after a red-eye flight.
Sexy summer skin
- If you’re heading to Brazil or Argentina (or elsewhere in the Southern Hemisphere), check out this mask to heal the skin after too much sun.