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By: Kim Kelder, Lead Aesthetician and Skincare Specialist

• Start your day with clean skin. I like to use a cleansing milk with my Clairsonic Pro in the morning to get a deep clean. The cleansing milk leaves my skin clean without feeling dry or stripped.

• Always use a toner. A toner is the second step in cleansing and it also balances out the pH level of your skin. For those with drier skin, I suggest using a spray toner. I use an Ionizing Vita Flower Mist by Red Flower; it leaves my skin refreshed.

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By: Kim Kelder, Lead Aesthetician and Skincare Specialist

• Winter is a great time to start a peel series. Peels are a deeper exfoliation that penetrates deeper and is longer lasting then a scrub that you would use at home. You can get peels at your local esthetician or doctor’s office, depending on the strength you are looking for. Make sure you talk it over with your dermatologist or esthetician to discuss what peel would be best for you. At Miraval's Life in Balance Spa, we offer an amazing Alpha Beta Professional Face Peel

• Use an eye cream daily. Eye creams are very important, especially in the winter when the skin has a tendency to be drier. The eye area is 4 times thinner than the skin on our face, which is why that is where we see the first signs of aging.I would recommend the Clarins Super Restorative Total Eye Concentrate, it uses a plant extract to diminish puffiness and tighten around the eye. 

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By: Kim Kelder, Lead Aesthetician and Skincare Specialist

“Alphabet creams” like BB and CC creams have become increasingly popular lately, and it is not hard to see why. BB, CC, and DD creams are wonder creams that work as all-in-one skin care products with many varying benefits. I’ve created a breakdown of what each cream means and what they can do.

What is a BB Cream?
BB stands for beauty balm, and BB creams are essentially a blend of makeup and skincare. They work as amazing tinted moisturizers, packed with tons of benefits and SPF. BB creams smooth the skin, contain anti-aging ingredients, even out skin tone, moisturize, protect against sun damage, and give your skin a dewy, radiant look. A BB cream provides the least amount of coverage, so it's perfect for younger women whose skin needs a little pick-me-up. BB creams can also be used as a primer, moisturizer, and a foundation. At Miraval we recommend Clarins BB Skin Perfecting Cream with SPF 25. It is great for all skin types, and it comes in three different shades—light, medium and dark.

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By: Bonnie Johnson, Miraval's Makeup Specialist 

1. Get rid of bronzers, warm the face with natural colors on cheeks instead.

2. Pick ONE area on the face and go bold! Try bold smoky eyes with soft lips, or bold bright lips with natural eyes.

3. Color liners are here to stay—try a purple or charcoal color this fall.

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After months in the sun all summer, your skin needs extra attention and care—especially when it comes to hydration. We've picked these three treatments, from our extensive menu of services in the Life in Balance Spa, because they were each designed to exfoliate the skin and lock in moisture to give you a gorgeous glow for your entire body. Enjoy!

Hydrating Body Peel

A Clarins Miraval Creation 
An indulgent exfoliating treatment using botanical-based glycolic and salicylic acids that rids skin of impurities, while smoothing and softening the skin. Your therapist will apply an active exfoliating lotion to your body using a warm mitt; as it soaks in, it penetrates to your skin’s deepest level, removing dull surface skin cells to reveal the youthful skin beneath. Your rejuvenated skin is then treated to a full-body massage with an anti-aging balm rich in anti-oxidants. While lightly wrapped your therapist will stimulate your scalp with an invigorating massage, then focus on your feet, thereby concluding the treatment. You’ll feel renewed and refreshed from head to toe.

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