Everybody likes to look and feel their best when summer brings the heat (and the shorts and swimsuits). And since your Clients will be looking for ways to prep for everything from beach days to summer weddings, here are some treatments that can help them get ready to glow from face to toes — and quite a few places in between.
The heat sometimes makes baring your skin a necessity. While we’re all for covering up when the sun’s rays are beaming down, it’s usually more practical (and comfortable) to lay off the layers in the heat. This means showing off parts of the body that may have been covered up for months. Luckily there is a long list of treatments that can help Clients feel good in their skin.
Starting the season with a glow is major #goals for many, so summer skin care for the face is probably at the top of the to-do list for your Clients. And nothing screams summer like our Tropical Superfood Facial! With beautiful textures, delicious sensorials and all sorts of vitamins and antioxidants, this treatment visibly renews the look of skin and delivers brightening properties for a healthy-looking glow.
We recommend these steps to address your Clients’ dull, tired-looking skin and help them achieve renewed, refreshed and glowing complexions. Antioxidant-rich products are great for getting the skin ready for summer because they combat dull, tired skin for a revitalized, luminous and more even-looking complexion.
Cleanse: Mangosteen Daily Resurfacing Cleanser refines pores for all skin types. For normal to dry skin, we recommend the hydrating benefits of coconut milk and coconut oil found in the Coconut Milk Cleanser.
Tone: Pineapple Refining Tonique exfoliates, brightens and hydrates while preparing skin for the next step.
Exfoliate: For all skin types, including sensitive, the Mangosteen Lactic Pro Peel 10% gently resurfaces and refines pores.
Masque: The Citrus & Kale Potent C+E Masque contains a blend of citrus, leafy greens and avocado oil that help reduce the look of drying environmental damage, as well as fine lines and wrinkles. The Stone Crop Masque is hydrating and nourishing and moisturizing thanks for ingredients like lemon and honey.
Essence: Kombucha Microbiome Balancing Essence restores the look of balanced skin, enhances the appearance of luminosity and gently primes the skin ahead of the next steps.
Serum: The ingredients in the Citrus & Kale Potent C+E Serum improve the look of fine lines and wrinkles and reduce the appearance of free radical damage, while the Bright Skin Licorice Root Booster-Serum brightens the look of the skin.
Moisturizer: All skin types can benefit from the Coconut Age Corrective Moisturizer or the Stone Crop Whip Moisturizer. For added benefits, a scoop of Superfood Booster-Powder will level up the glow factor.
Eye Cream: Hydrate and nourish the delicate eye area with a thin layer of Bearberry Eye Repair Cream.
Sun Protection: The skin can be more sensitive to the sun after a facial treatment – especially when peels and exfoliants are used. A layer of the Lilikoi Daily Defense Moisturizer SPF 40 will offer a nice layer of protection when your Client leaves the salon, and make sure to send them home with a reminder to reapply an SPF every 2 hours.
Vitamin C+E mask for all skin types
With pre, pro and postbiotics
Exfoliating the skin on the body can do wonders as summer approaches by getting rid of the dead skin cells that are lingering after some cold, dry months, to reveal fresher, smoother-looking skin. A beneficial treatment on its own, a body exfoliation is also a great add-on before another treatment, like a body wrap.
The Tropical Escape Refining Body Protocol is ideal as we enter the summer months. Suitable for all skin types, it starts with the Coconut Sugar Scrub which sloughs off dead skin and hydrates with rich coconut oil. The Mango Enzyme Body Wrap is the next step. It gently exfoliates with active enzymes, alpha hydroxy acids and vitamins, and it leaves the skin looking refreshed. A massage with Apricot Body Oil helps the skin feel soft and supple. For normal to dry Clients, a layer of the Monoi Age Corrective Night Body Cream is the perfect way to end the treatment — or better yet, send them home with a retail-size tube and they can extend the effects long after they leave the spa.
Body wraps are a relaxing and rejuvenating treatment that can nourish and prepare your Clients’ skin for summer. Whether they’re looking for hydration and moisture after a long winter, want to improve their skin’s texture, hope to minimize the look of cellulite — or a combination of all of the above — there’s a treatment for them. Body wraps are also customizable based on your Clients’ needs. Some great options for summer include:
Mango Enzyme Body Wrap
For Clients looking to hydrate and give the skin a smoother look, the Mango Enzyme Body Wrap is a fantastic option. Mango is high in antioxidants and Vitamin A, along with extensive moisturizing benefits. Plus, the combination of pineapple, lactic acid and glycolic acid gently exfoliates skin all over. And since it’s summer, it’s a great time to lean into the Vitamin C, which helps to tone and refresh the look of the skin while brightening. This delicious mango-scented body wrap also contains a Biocomplex2™, a booster of antioxidants that restores the look of elasticity and youthfulness.
Chocolate Truffle Body Wrap
For a real treat, the Chocolate Truffle Body Wrap is a deliciously scented option with lots of benefits. This wrap tightens and tones the look of crepey, wrinkled skin, making it an ideal choice for addressing signs of too much sun in summers past. Plus, cocoa is high in antioxidants, while almond, jojoba and macadamia nut oils soften and hydrate.
Herbal Cellulite Treatment
According to the Cleveland Clinic, 80–90% of all women who’ve gone through puberty have cellulite — the dimpled, puckered skin that’s created by collections of fat that push against the connective tissue. While there’s nothing wrong with cellulite, many people seek to minimize its appearance. Even though there is no “cure” for cellulite, the look can be improved with a body wrap designed to target the affected areas like thighs, buttocks, lower abdomen and arms. The Herbal Cellulite Treatment can help the skin appear firmer and more elastic with paprika and skin-safe stinging nettle, ingredients that invigorate the look of the skin. The formulation also contains bioflavonoids and honey which enrich the skin with moisture and help encourage the look of vitality and youthfulness.
Find out more about body wrap treatments, including products and protocols here.
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Soothing and hydrating massage oil
Whether your Clients opt for wax, lasers or shaving at home, there are a few steps that can make the process run more smoothly this summer. Since one of the biggest concerns when it comes to hair removal is ingrown hairs, we recommend a little TLC before any wax, razor or other hair removal session begins.
A good body scrub or gentle exfoliation will help clear off any dead skin that could prevent the razor or wax from getting to some of the hairs, leaving them stuck below the surface and potentially causing ingrown hairs. Body scrubs are great to gently slough off the dead skin. A salicylic acid or glycolic acid a couple of days before a hair removal session is another option. These exfoliators encourage faster cell turnover and, in doing so, get rid of any dead skin cells that might otherwise cling on longer than you’d like. A swipe of the Clear Skin Willow Bark Exfoliating Peel should do the trick. Because it’s ideal to exfoliate a day or two before waxing, it’s best to advise that your Clients do it at home. Or if they’re at the spa for a scrub or exfoliation treatment, let them know that they’re all prepped to shave a day or two after the appointment.
After a waxing treatment, calm, hydrate and refresh the area with the Stone Crop Masque. Then apply the Stone Crop Serum or Facial Recovery Oil. And finally, don’t forget to moisturize. The Stone Crop Hydrating Gel or Echinacea Recovery Cream are good options. These steps are ideal for soothing skin irritation following a waxing session.
Are your Clients getting ready for summer? Let us know what treatments they’re most excited about in the comments below. And find out how to become an Eminence Organics Spa Partner here.