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3 Ways to Step Up Your Skincare Routine

Our skin is the most exposed and vulnerable of the body’s organs, working 24/7 to protect us from the elements. With all that it does for us, our skin is often the most neglected of all, facing harsh sun damage while protecting from infection and toxins. A basic skincare routine and regular facials are a great way to give skin the nourishment it needs while indulging in a little self-pampering. Using the following 3 steps, you can begin to reverse even the most deep-rooted skin problems.

Skincare Routines: A Preventative Approach

The most basic-skin care routine can do wonders for our skin’s health by removing toxins and replenishing nutrients and moisture in overexposed skin cells, making it appear younger and fresher. Getting your skin on track can be as simple as adding a cleanser, toner, and lotion based on your skin type into your AM and PM routine. Cleansers help to remove make-up and impurities while nourishing the skin with active ingredients. Following up with a toner, completes the cleansing of the skin by clearing pores and minimizing their appearance. Adding a lotion finalizes your at home routine by adding a protective barrier to the skin. For the body, cleansing the skin with a scrub or body wash, followed by applying a hydrating lotion helps to nourish neglected skin. There are tons of products out there but finding, professional grade products like Comfort Zone is as easy as stopping by your local spa’s product section at your next treatment appointment. By actively taking these steps to treat your skin, you are able to effectively fight signs of aging and improve overall skin texture and appearance.

 The DIY Facial, Deep Cleaning without Damage

An at-home skincare routine is crucial to healthy skin, but even then the skin can still be prone to conditions best left to a more in-depth approach. Picking at blemishes can lead to damage and scarring, but by carefully steaming, extracting and treating your skin with nourishing products, you are able to deep clean without any long-term damage. Natural at home facials are another perfect way to combat specific trouble areas. Start with a steam, and extract toxins by exfoliating with a gentle coconut oil and sugar scrub. Follow up with a Honey and Lemon or Apple Cider Vinegar Face Cleanser and then it’s time to apply a mask. Avocados, bananas, raw honey, coconut oil and oats are easy to find ingredients that do wonders for the skin when applied in a mask. Finally, witch hazel works as a natural light astringent with mild anti-bacterial properties and serves as the perfect toner to your at home facial routine. By pairing a targeted skincare approach with a daily routine, you’ll be one step closer to healthier skin.

 In the Hands of Professionals

While we can’t stop the aging process, regular facials can definitely help to give the appearance of younger and fresher looking skin. Professional facials promote cell-turnover, boost collagen production and help to maintain a healthy skin balance.  Working regular facials and visits to an esthetician into your routine might be exactly what your skin needs. Another benefit of professional treatments is access to top rated products like (comfort zone), a science-brand skincare line that focuses on “real active beauty.” Delivering an all natural approach to troubled skin.

 Our lives are fast-paced and stressful; this stress can take a serious toll on one’s skin. Taking care of your skin doesn’t only leave you feeling beautiful but it’s also a great way to de-stress. Your skin is a mirror of your mental wellbeing, physical state and the daily choices you make.

Summer Skin Protection

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:

“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.

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.

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.

New Seasonal Treatments

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

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