Exfoliation not just for your face!
Florida has fantastic all round weather and unlike other parts of the country, January and February are characterised by warm days and chilly evenings. With the contrast in temperature, all winter long, it can make your skin dryer than normal, irritated and even dull. At Sanctuary Salon & Med Spa, the best Day Spa in Orlando, our body Treatments such as exfoliation or Body Scrubs and Body Brushing are a great solution!
Besides feeling wonderful, body scrubs also have rejuvenating benefits for the skin. Scrubs gently remove dead skin cells, dirt and oil for the outer layer of the skin which helps to unclog pores and expose your skin’s underlying healthier layers.
Just like the skin cells on your face, the cells on your body regularly shed to reveal new, healthier skin underneath. As we age our ability to shed dead cells slows down. This means that more and more dead cells accumulate and the skin gets dry and dull. One of the biggest benefits to body scrubs is the glow that you skin is left with. This paves the way for fresh new cells to regenerate and leaves you looking and feeling fabulous. Planning a body scrub for exfoliating benefits is perfect for spring, right before you start to tan as the Florida weather starts to get warmer. But of course, exfoliating is great anytime. If you have sensitive skin, we recommend sugar scrubs especially, as it tends to be a little more gentle. Salt scrubs give a little stronger exfoliation which makes them perfect as a body scrub for those areas of that need a little more exfoliation. Salt scrubs can also draw toxins out of the body and can act as an anti-inflammatory for sore muscles and encourages the natural flow of circulation. For the absolute best results we recommend combining your body scrub with a massage maximizing circulation benefits.
In addition to sugar or salt scrubs, the act of dry brushing has been described as meditative and may reduce muscle tension, calm your mind and relieve stress. Dry brushing also assists with the prevention of dry skin, as it stimulates sebrum secretion from the sebaceous glands, leading to softer, lustrous skin. Body brushing may also help to soften hard fat deposits below the skin by distributing fat deposits more evenly which may help to diminish the appearance of cellulite.
If you are looking for a way to incorporate “detoxing” your everyday life, then why not try body brushing. Many people become “addicted” to dry skin brushing simply because it feels so good.
At Sanctuary Salon & Med Spa we also do chemical peels, which are called Chemical exfoliation. Chemical exfoliation can be done on other areas such as the back, arms, legs, knees, heels and elbow to soften the skin to keep the skin supple. This type of exfoliation can be applied in higher concentrations by one of our med spa professionals and can contain salicylic acid and glycolic acid. One of our spa professionals can also suggest home care products which include body wash, moisturizers and serums which contain alpha hydroxyl acids, AHA, Beta Hydroxy acids and BHA which can be done with payaya and pineapple enzymes which are great in helping your skin smooth as part of your home regime.
The benefits of body scrubs, whether with sugar/salt or body brushing combined with regular massages go beyond exfoliation as they provide: Detoxification, brightens and improves skin tone, reveals healthier younger skin and improves product penetration with maximize treatment results.