While you’re booking flights and a hotel for your summer getaway, don’t forget to prepare your skin for summer too. With flip-flop and shorts season just around the corner, use these summer skincare tips to prepare for sunny weather ahead.
Summer Skincare Starts with Exfoliation
Months of cold weather may have left your skin feeling dry and cracked. Start preparing your skin for summer with an exfoliating scrub on your face and body. Exfoliation benefits your winter skin in many ways. First, it sheds dead skin cells and encourages the growth of new ones. Your skin will look brighter, smoother and less oily which can unclog pores and clear up acne. While it’s important to exfoliate often, avoid over-exfoliation by only lightly scrubbing your skin once a week.
Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate
It’s easy to remember to drink water, but don’t stop there – you can rehydrate skin in other ways. While hot showers provide much-welcomed humidity, water that’s too hot can have alternate effects. Ease the impact of your daily cleansing routine by swapping your products to a gentle cleanser and a thicker moisturizer. And, don’t forget to moisturize head-to-toe with a body butter or intensive care lotion to offset cracked skin on your elbows, feet and everywhere in between. Leslie Johnson, Director of Spa at Omni La Costa Resort & Spa, recommends the Anti-aging Body Balm from OSEA Malibu. The silky body balm nourishes and hydrates your skin with mineral-rich organic seaweed that seals in moisture and improves skin elasticity.
Get Sun Ready
Finally, summer is synonymous with laying on the beach, outdoor dining and active pursuits. So protecting your skin from the sun may be the most important part of your summer skincare routine. Lathering on the sunscreen is important year-around, but it’s especially important while you soak up the sun. You can avoid long-term sun damage by applying sunscreen on your face daily, perhaps even try a two-in-one sunscreen foundation. Additionally, you can also take sun precautions with a hat, long sleeves, sunglasses and avoid outdoor activities in the peak of the day. Spa directors across Omni Resorts agree on Coola sun care products. Available in a variety of forms like spray mist, lotions, and cream, the organic formula feels comfortable to wear every day. Or try Supergoop PLAY Antioxidant Body Mist that’s infused with Vitamin C to combat free radicals.
Summer Skincare Facial & Body Treatments
Unsure of how to start your facial at home? Omni’s premier spas offer special spa treatments that can jumpstart your summer skincare routine. Let our experts take care of you with one of these lavish treatments perfect for your pre-summer refresh.
Moisture Drench Facial
Mokara Hotel & Spa offers several facials to enhance your skin for summer. The Moisture Drench Facial immediately replenishes the skin with hydrating botanical blends. You’ll finish with a healing balm that leaves your skin radiant and protected from harsh environmental elements. Alternatively, the Vitamin C Brightening Facial can help reverse the effects of sun damage by firming and brightening skin while reducing the appearance of wrinkles.
Signature Las Palmas Cactus Healing
The unique Nopal Cactus Massage at Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa provides antiviral, antioxidants and detoxifying benefits. The vitamins and minerals help prevent the signs of aging and can improve texture and reduce inflammation. Your esthetician starts by massaging the cactus gel around the back to absorb toxins and replenish skin with vitamins and minerals. In combination with Sage arnica massage oil and Agave nectar, you’ll finish feeling more relaxed with tighter, more luminous skin. Read more about the Nopal Cactus Massage here.
Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia’s most popular facial, the HydraFacial™, provides the ultimate in hydration through a method of restorative treatments. The procedure is great for all types of skin, and added enhancements like LED light therapy and lip or eye treatments can be added to complete your service. The service starts by saturating the skin’s surface with antioxidants and peptides to bright and firm your glowing complexion. Staci Flores, Spa Director at Joya Spa adds, “Your skin exfoliation is infused with a customized serum blend catered to your skin’s needs. And instead of extractions, the procedure uses a gentle vacuum suction to remove debris from clogged pores, which will leave you feeling fresh and ready for the evening’s activities.”
Kypris Full-Body Glow
The new Kypris, Full-Body Glow at Omni La Costa Resort & Spa treats your winter skin head-to-toe. Sourced and formulated from ocean, garden and forest, Kypris takes extraordinary care in collecting botanical treasures to ensure maximum benefit and pleasure in self-care. Start with a gentle exfoliation mask infused with 30 active natural ingredients. Then, nurture and hydrate your unveiled new skin with over 12 organic botanicals like bioidentical CoQ10 and vitamin C ester.
If you’re looking to enhance your summer skincare routine at an Omni spa, or preparing yourself with an at-home spa day, your future self won’t regret getting a jump start refreshing your skin. If you’re ready to start preparing for the next season, start planning your day of pampering today.