By: Kim Kelder, Lead Aesthetician and Skincare Specialist
Although summer is on its way out and we may be showing less skin, it is just as important to take care of your skin as we enter into fall. I’ve put together an easy DIY skin care ritual with products from Miraval’s Life in Balance Spa. Adding this body ritual into your weekly skin care regimen will keep your skin looking great all the way through the summer and into the fall.
1. Start with a dry body brush
This is safe to use lightly every day to increase blood flow, circulation, and help exfoliate. I usually stand in the shower and brush up towards the heart, using it on the entire body.
The warm water releases soothing aromas and the lather is lightweight and gentle enough for the most sensitive skin.
Known as one of the most in-demand celebrity and editorial manicurists, Deborah Lippmann is an innovator in the field of nail health. Check out Deborah's Pinterest board of celebrities that she has "held hands" with!
We are so excited to announce that the first ever Deborah Lippmann Salon will be opening inside Miraval's Life in Balance Spa on October 1, 2013. This collaboration brings high fashion nail lines together with the Miraval touch to create one-of-a-kind nail care rituals offered only at Miraval. The new decadent services, developed under this partnership empower a unique nail and skin health assessment that customizes your manicure or pedicure to promote long-lasting nail health with beauty.
NEW Services from Deborah Lippmann and Miraval:
Deborah Lippmann Signature Manicure
Our Miraval Manicure has set a new standard for healthy nail care. To leave your nails stronger, smoother, and more hydrated we begin with a nail analysis to properly address your specific nail needs. Let your senses escape to the tropics as your hands and arms are smoothed using a grapefruit and sea salt scrub to refine the skin. Further enhancing the silkiness, your arms and hands are massaged with a warm blend of vitamin E, pure white jojoba and coconut oil, relieving dry skin. To seal in moisture, your hands and arms are then massaged with a shea butter and avocado oil hand cream with broad spectrum SPF to help leave you protected from harmful UV rays.
Deborah Lippmann Signature Pedicure
A sweet selection for those who wish to be perfectly pampered, our Signature Pedicure will treat the most overworked feet. Our nail analysis sets this treatment up to specifically address your needs. Begin your pampering with a relaxing foot soak in a rosemary and aloe soaking elixir. A heated leg wrap infused with a blend of vitamin E, pure white jojoba and coconut oil follows your foot soak to further prepare the skin. Our warm grapefruit and sea salt scrub is then applied to exfoliate and soften your feet and legs. To perfect your pedi, we apply a kokum butter and aloe vera nourishing foot cream to smooth and soothe your soles. This pedicure is paired with an Organic African Nectar Tea.
By: Simon Marxer, Miraval's Spa Director
There is a reason spas are set up in hushed, low-lit lounge areas. They are designed to make you feel swaddled, to provide comfort and security. You can re-create this spa effect in your home or bedroom with just a few of the quick and easy steps below.
Use Neutral Tones
Throughout Miraval's entire 18 year history, we have led the spa industry in innovation. Miraval's team of therapists have trained and studied all over the world and bring their unique expertise to our Miraval guests each day. Clinton Horner has been with Miraval since 1999 and now debuts his exclusive treatment to Miraval guests: Shamana-Karma.
This Friday, April 12th and Saturday, April 13th, Miraval will be hosting a skin care representative from Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare™ from 2-7pm in our Life in Balance Spa. With over 12 years of clinical aesthetic experience, Toni Lind will answer any skin-related questions you may have. Sessions include a private consultation, education on the latest treatments that deliver immediate clinical results, and a mini facial customized to your skin's needs.
For those not at Miraval this weekend, we asked Dr. Dennis Gross to give us some quick tips on how to best protect your skin for the warm summer weather. Enjoy!