Good Facial for Sensitive Skin

Treatment we had: Parisian facial, $95 for 50 minutes.

What we loved: Because of my fair skin, I usually leave facials flushed and blotchy. But my aesthetician, Beysith Lagos, spent a long time examining my face, then tailored the treatment for my easily irritated skin. She talked me through each step, from cleansing and exfoliating to extractions and a creamy fruit-and-oat-based mask at the end. The 50-minute treatment lasted an hour and left my skin soft and smooth.

What you should know: This tiny Georgetown spa is more New Agey than chic. On the second and third floor of an M Street storefront, the spa has a boutique that sells skin-care products and jewelry. Its long menu of services includes waxing, massage, and nail care. You won’t get a plush robe or slippers to put on as you wait, and there’s not much space to linger before or after your treatment.

Bottom line: A small Georgetown spa where the emphasis is on the treatments rather than the amenities.

Qi Spa, 3106 M St., NW, Second Floor; 202-333-6344;

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