Now that summer is almost here, you may be hearing that it is time to get your body “swimsuit ready.” This phrase connotes that your body, no matter your size or shape, is not ready to be flaunted in a swimsuit, and that it is time to get fit and “skinny” because it is warm out.
But the thing is, this statement is a lie. Every body is ready for the beach, no matter the weight. Your self-esteem can easily suffer when you are given these statements, so why not invest in some self care to make yourself feel amazing? Summer is a time where you should enjoy the skin you are in, and here are some spa treatments that will help accomplish this goal.
Laser hair removal
This procedure is for those who don’t want to be stuck shaving and waxing all summer long. As a great option for all areas of the body, laser hair removal works by concentrating a beam of light to hair follicles. This light energy is absorbed by the pigment in the hair, turned to heat energy, and damages the follicles that produce the hair. As a result, patients will notice that their hair is coming in thinner and less frequent. Laser hair removal is not a permanent procedure, but it works great as a temporary solution for the summer.
Smooth skin is key to a glowing complexion this summer. One of the best ways to ensure you can put your best face forward is to invest in a microdermabrasion treatment. This treatment, which is less harsh than chemical peels, is an exfoliation procedure that removes dead skin. The treatment is quite simple; a certified esthetician will take a special wand and apply it to your face in short strokes. The wand will deeply exfoliate and remove the top layer of dead skin cells, as well as any dirt and oil that is clogging your pores. You’ll be left with smooth skin that is ready to head to the beach.
All that sun, seawater, pool chlorine, and even sunscreen can severely dry out your skin during the summer months. Not only is dry skin uncomfortable, but it can lead to wrinkles and damaged skin over time. Ensure your skin is as smooth and hydrated as can be and invest in a hydrating facial every month or so in the summer. During your facial, your esthetician will apply multiple serums, treatments, and lotions to bring your skin back to a glowing, bouncy state.
Taking care of your feet will help your overall wellness this summer. The easiest way to do so is by getting weekly or bi-weekly pedicures. During the summer, the sand, hot weather, and walking in sandals can really tear up your feet. No one wants dry and callused feet, and pedicures will make you feel renewed. Plus, you’ll be able to boast some pretty polished toes in the meantime.
If you had a special event and wanted to feel toned, consider heading to the spa and getting a wrap. These cosmetic enhancements are great as a perfect summer quick fix; they’ll be applied in a spa setting and are chock full of antioxidants and nutrients that can slim and tone in just a matter of hours. While it is important to know you shouldn’t rely on these treatments for weight loss, they can release toxins and fluids stored up in your body and make you feel detoxed.
With these summer treatments in mind, you’ll be on your way to enjoying self-care all summer long.