Winter is officially upon us, and it might be affecting you and your clients' skin. The dry environment can cause dehydration and a duller complexion.
Have no fear, top spas around the U.S. have you covered with hydrating treatments, along with the best skin care tips and tricks to combat the most common winter skin problems.
Adapt, Don’t Reinvent
- Spa Treatment: The WELL Spa’s Simply Perfect Spa Day experience includes a bubbly soak in an outdoor private patio, a 50-minute custom massage with warm scalp treatment, a 50-minute classic facial with hand exfoliation and warm mittens.
- Skin Care Tip: “Adding dark honey to a home care routine is a great option for combatting dry skin during the winter season. Honey is a natural humectant that will draw moisture to the skin," said Cristina Cascio, The WELL Spa Director at Miramonte Resort & Spa.
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Keep Skin Hydrated
- Spa Treatment: At Westgate Hotel’s AquaVie Spa in San Diego, the Intaceuticals Oxygen Treatment - Radiance Facial provides deep hydration and a lustrous glow. By breathing deeply and without pause, boosted levels of oxygen deliver hyaluronic acid and custom anti-aging active ingredients deep into the skin's structural layers using a methodical layering technique.
- Skin Care Tip: “When skin gets insanely dry throughout the winter months, simple moisturizers don’t cut it. We recommend incorporating additional hydration techniques such as a boost in oxygen, heavier moisturizers, cleansers and salves to your clients skin care regimen," said Melissa Baesa, esthetician at AquaVie Spa at Westgate Hotel.
Dry, Dull Complexion
- Spa Treatment: Spa Montage’s Vital Organics Facial combines multi-function organic plant products rich in vital nutrients with Jade and Sibin Bian gemstone therapies to visibly revitalize and tone the skin. This treatment is the perfect combination to continue to enjoy the winter season while maintaining vibrant, illuminated skin.
- Skin Care Tip: “Winter weather leaves skin feeling dry, dehydrated and more sensitive than usual. To combat the effects of the cold weather, beauty connoisseurs can try switching to an oil-based facial cleanser to keep the skin hydrated and glowing," said Carrie Sotebeer, Director of Spa at Montage Healdsburg.