We all know the saying that “March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb.” But did you know that the same phrase rings true for our skin?
After the cold, dry winter, our bodies go into protective mode, building up a tougher outer layer to keep us well guarded from the elements. But when spring arrives, it’s time for us to shed that coat and allow our bodies to breathe in a fresh, new season. For many of us, that takes a good solid exfoliation to rid ourselves of scaly, dry skin so we can make room for a clean, clear complexion from head to toe. With warm weather just around the corner, we’ve rounded up our favorite scrubbing treatments to give you a gorgeous healthy glow just in time for spring.
A facial might seem like a luxury but it’s so much more than just a beauty treatment. Do you know how a snake sheds its skin? Once every 28 days, we humans do something similar, naturally shedding off the epidermis, or outer layer of the skin, to make room for fresh cells. Getting regular facials is a great way to help make the most of that natural process, especially during this time of the year when skin cells are extra tough. A good facial will be comprised of at least six steps, which generally include:
- Cleansing to rid the skin of any dirt and oil
- Exfoliation to slough off dead skin cells
- A mask to draw out impurities
- Extractions to clear clogged pores
- A hydration element to put water back into the skin
- A cream to lock in moisture and protect you from the elements
Facial treatments will vary based on the spa you choose, but with these six steps, you’ll have a gorgeous glow to bring in the new season. Our pick? The Red Flower Nature Anti-Oxidizing Facial, which is designed to increase blood circulation while reducing those pesky frown lines and wrinkles.
A good glow should be had from head to toe, so an exfoliating body treatment is one that should be on your to-do list for spring. A full body scrub will allow you to get rid of pesky dry skin cells and enable new ones to reach the surface. At the spa, you can expect to be laid on a warm massage bed in a wet room, where a therapist will wash you from head to toe. You’ll then be treated to a good scrub with a mix of natural exfoliants to draw out deep down impurities. A scrub is an invigorating treatment, but once all the yucky stuff has been washed away, you’ll be given a relaxing massage with hydrating oils to protect your soft, new skin. If you’re new to the spa, we love the simplicity of a straightforward Body Polish, but if you’re looking for something more nourishing, this Omega Boost Body Therapy will transport you into a state of bliss.
No matter how you choose to prepare for spring, a good exfoliating treatment will give both your body and your mind a clean, fresh outlook going into a new season. Celebrate nature’s gift of renewal with some time for yourself, it’s the best thing you can do refocus your energy and fill your body with new life.