Summer means the sun is stronger so taking protective measures to beat the heat is incredibly important!
Here are some insider tips and tricks to keep your skin glowing and healthy:
Coat Yourself Before You Put on Your Clothes
“Working around your clothes will make you more likely to miss a spot,” says dermatologist Jeannette Graf. On your body, slather on a shot glass’s worth of a broad-spectrum sunscreen that’s at least SPF 30. For your face, you’ll need another teaspoon.
Don’t Wait Until You’re Outside
Another reason why it’s good to apply sunscreen before you get dressed: SPF needs a good 20 minutes to sink in before your skin is completely protected from UV rays, Graf says. If you wait, you might as well be wearing no sunblock at all for that first half-hour you’re outdoors.
Keep It Fresh
We all have that leftover bottle of sunscreen lurking in the medicine cabinet, but it’s critical to start fresh each summer. “The active ingredients in sunscreens can lose their potency, so check the expiration date,” says dermatologist David Bank.
People often forget to protect their scalp—and end up with a burn in their hair part. When in doubt, wear a hat.
Forgot the sunscreen at home?
No problem, we have COOLA Suncare products for purchase in the Spa Lifestyle Store! Additionally, we formulate with Plant Protection®, which allows us to achieve clinically tested, broad spectrum and antioxidant-rich protection while using fewer traditional actives. Better for your skin, better for the environment.
Additional Tips for Visiting Glen Ivy:
Drink plenty of water, especially if you have any treatments booked. Massages tend to be dehydrating. We have umbrellas located throughout the property, which are the perfect spot to relax in the shade.
If you notice any signs of heat-related illness, notify a staff member immediately who will assist you.
Pumpkin Spice and Cinnamon are more than beloved coffee flavors. At Glen Ivy Hot Springs, these seasonal scents are transformed into detoxifying facials and relaxing pedicures.
Cinnamon Cream Pedicure
Start by enjoying a warm butter brulee milk soak that will revive your senses with a blend of antioxidant and vitamin-rich natural oils which nourishes your skin. Next, a creamy sweet sea-salt scrub soothes rough skin. A spicy, warm cinnamon massage with antioxidant-rich olive fruit and great seed oils makes this extravagant treatment absolutely delicious.
50 Minutes $50 | 80 Minutes $80
Pumpkin Spice Facial
Spice up your skin with this facial which will help renew, erase fine lines and uneven texture. A powerful combination of pumpkin, pineapple and papaya enzymes are hand mixed together and applied to the skin and leaves you feeling smooth, hydrated and glowing. Your facial then concludes with a Clarisonic Opal Eye Treatment: a sonic infusion for younger looking eyes.
50 Minutes $115