Exfoliate Your Way to A Beach Ready Body
Whether through body treatments at the spa or skincare products at
home, regular exfoliation produces healthy, even-toned skin from head
to toe. But most people consider exfoliating treatments a luxury,
something to do on occasion.
Change that. As temperatures go
up, clothing comes off and more skin is exposed. Your are probably
more body-conscious than ever. This makes summer the perfect time to
understand why exfoliation is a necessity, not accessory.
Facials usually include some form of exfoliating. Exfoliating
with lactic or glycolic acids help treat hyperpigmentation and gives
the face an even, polished look. Talk with your skincare specialist
about how exfoliating can help repair skin damaged by sun.
Make note of what type of exfoliants are being used during facial
treatments and let the skincare expert Instruct you on how to apply
the exfoliant at home.
Understand the different types of exfoliants and when to use which. For example,
a volcanic soil or almond scrub provides deep cleansing and should be used once or twice
a week. Whereas a light, sand-like exfoliant polishes and can be used
Address specific needs with exfoliation. If your
skin suffers from rosacea, try an exfoliating serum to reduce redness
in the cheek area. Applying serums at night and rinsing in the
morning can enhance the tone of the skin without dryness which can
result from heavier exfoliants.
Powered cleansing brushes, such as those made by Clarisonic or DDF, are among the many
exfoliating tools that can help you maintain healthy, beautiful skin
between spa visits. Be sure to keep your exfoliating tools, such as
mitts and loofahs, clean and free from bacteria, which can cause
Chemical peels and microdermabrasion provide
penetrating exfoliation with longer lasting results. However these
medi-spa services also cause anxiety among for many. Education is the
best way to ease your fears. Don't be afraid to ask questions about
the procedures and equipment used during microdermabrasion and
chemical peels. Feel free to inquire about the training,experience
and certifications of the technician providing the service.
Unsure of the health of your skin. Get a consultation, or a skin scan. Skin
scanners use black light and magnification to analyze skin beneath
the surface. These scanners can highlight sun damage as well as where
the skin needs hydration and exfoliation.
Whether you wear a bikini or sundress, you want to flaunt
your body in the summer. Especially if you spent all Winter working
Sugar and salt scrub body treatments polish the skin by
removing dead skin cells and product build up. This gives the body a
silky smooth look from head to toe.
Many body treatments include massage. Having scrubs massaged around the thighs and
buttocks increases circulation and can reduce the appearance of
Besides the aesthetic benefits, body treatments
also help produces a sense of renewal and calm.
Exfoliated skin absorbs self-tanning products better, and helps
the tan last longer. Self-tanning products and treatments are healthy
for the skin as opposed to tanning beds that are harmful. Be sure to
purchase travel size self-tanning products to touch up your tan while
on the road.
Summer means bare feet and cute
sandals. Spa pedicures with scrubs leave feet looking sandal-ready
soft. Use loofahs or a pumice to give your feet an instant pedicure
between salon visits.
By making exfoliation an essential part
of good skincare, you can maintain a beach ready body from head to