‘Aah,’ At Home

Down on overpriced spa treatments? Do it yourself and save. Or invite some friends over and make a day of it. These TIP-tested products give professional results.

For nails, Perfect Sense disposable hot paraffin wax treatments exfoliate and hydrate hands and feet with vitamins and minerals ($40 per three-pack at sparevolutions.com). OPI's Manicure/Pedicure Green Tea Scrub ($14.95; opi.com) uses sugar crystals and antioxidants to soften overwrought hands and feet. Top off with OPI's newest fall colors in Russian Navy, Give Me the Moon and An Affair in Red Square ($7.95 each).

For hair, summer damage gets a quick fix and a shiny finish with Kama Ayurveda's Intensive Hair Treatment ($26 for four ounces at alcanz.com). For color-treated hair, Pureology's line of shampoos and conditioners ($25; pureology.com) softens the chemical frizz.

Daily cleansing is important for your face, but go for a deeper weekly regimen with Nature's Gate Microdermabrasion Skin Refining System ($50 at Whole Foods). For more intense treatment that can erase fine lines and age spots, Crystalift's microdermabrasion machine gives near-professional results ($199; crystalift.com).

When you're done, wrap yourself in Kashwere's supersoft throw ($155; kashwere.com), which doesn't pill or fade even after dozens of machine washings. Cuddle underneath for extra pampering or, better yet, finish off with a nap.

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