Let’s face it – winter takes a toll on our skin. Dryness, cracked and dull skin are problems all of us face when we emerge from the colder months. Skin can bounce back—all it takes is a little TLC. Read on for a complete ‘Spring Skin Detox’ to prepare for warmer weather and sunshine!
1. Emphasize Exfoliation
As the season changes to spring, you can develop a lackluster complexion from a buildup of dead skin cells. Exfoliation is the solution—which means removing the dead cells on the skin's outermost surface. Exfoliation can be physical, like a scrub, or chemical, using acids such as lactic, glycolic or retinols.
Our skincare experts recommend a “one-two” punch—combining products containing natural AHA and Lactic Acids with a gently exfoliating scrub cleanser. RESCUE REPAIR is ideal as an overnight mini-peel. Lactic Acid brightens and evens skin tone, while Coffee Seed Extract and Ginko Biloba reduce inflammation and tighten pores. In the morning cleanse skin with MICRO DERM FACE AND BODY SCRUB, followed by our AHA BALANCING TONER.
2. Replenish Moisture
Our skin needs some help replenishing the moisture lost from harsh winter conditions. Stemulation’s ultimate moisture machine is DAILY DRENCH HYDRATION. Using a biotechnological marine alternative to hyaluronic acid, this treatment provides highly advanced moisture retaining properties improving skin suppleness, elasticity, firmness and tone. Our nighttime ‘go-to’ is STEMULATION FACIAL SERUM and BOOST CREME , which stimulates the natural reproduction of skin cells
Replenish moisture beyond your face by applying RELANCE BODY LOTION to wet skin. This products seals moisture into the skin very quickly, and helps rehydrate particularly dry areas.
3. Heal Your Hands
Our hands take a beating in the winter. Now that those hands are out of mittens, it’s time to give them some TLC.
Give your hands a Stemulation spa treatment, starting with MICRO DERM FACE AND BODY SCRUB to exfoliate and prep skin for hydration. Next coat hands in RESCUE REPAIR to replenish the essential antioxidants and peptides and minimize brown spots. Finish with a spot treat of HI-IMPACT SERUM on dry knuckles and calluses. This deeply hydrating blend of Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin C ester (Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate) and Epidermal Growth Factors (sH-Oligopeptide-1) accelerates the skin’s natural renewal process.
4. Develop a Daily Detox Ritual
Spring is an important time to detox. Instead of an extreme weekly cleanse, try developing a daily detox ritual to complement your skin care regimen.
Some healthy hints:
- Drink warm lemon water upon waking
- Dry brush before your shower
- Make a morning green juice or smoothie
- Develop a meditation or yoga practice
5. Book a Professional Facial
Your daily program is paramount, but a facial at a spa or medical clinic will take your skin care program to the next level. Estheticians have “mad skills” and access to highly-effective professional-grade products. Treat yourself to a Stemulation facial at one of our partner properties? We think you deserve it!