Exfoliate, moisturize and smooth. Taking care of your skin in summer is essential to combat the damage caused by sun exposure. This can be achieved thanks to targeted treatments or spa rituals lasting for a day or a whole weekend. From affordable treatments to splurge worthy services, here is our pick of the best addresses.

1. Haquos

From hyaluronic acid masks, to peelings, scrubs and massages. Set in an elegant ambience, just a stone’s throw from the picturesque Brera district, this medi-spa boasts a particularly rich menu focusing on facial rejuvenation. It also offers brief, customized make-up tutorials to further enhance your look.
Corso Garibaldi, 50
M2 (green line) Moscova
T: +39 02 36555182
www.haquos.it (only in Italian)

2. Spazio Ikos

Spread over 300 square metres, Barbara Petito, the owner of this day spa, personally welcomes clients into this oasis of relaxation. In addition to revitalizing facials, the centre’s team of highly qualified staff also offer a series of treatments to prepare your skin for the sun. Also sells cosmetics, anti-ageing serums and a line of wonderfully scented aromatherapy products.
Via Pirandello, 4/A
M1 (red line) Wagner
T: +39 02 45074500

3. Alpina Garden Wellness Resort

Easily accessible from Milan, this fabulous resort is the smallest 5-star facility in Alto Adige. An adults only resort, it is ideal for couples without children, singles or groups of friends. Boasting a luxurious, opulent environment, its furnishings are inspired by its owner and general manager Markus Hofer. An absolute must is the Kleopatra spa where customers can choose from among a selection of treatments featuring the use of organic products. Also offers a couples spa package with private treatment rooms. Other on-site amenities include saunas, two swimming pools and a gourmet restaurant.
Via J. Skasa Street, 68. 39046 – Ortisei (BZ) [roughly 300 km from Milan]
T: +39 0471 796021

By Davide Mura