Your home isn’t the only thing in need of “spring cleaning”— you and your skin need some love too. Here are five treatments to help you restore your youthful glow this spring.
By Cassie Kunze
Sponsored by Grand Traverse Resort and Spa
As temperatures rise (thank goodness!), and we slowly come out of hibernation, it’s time to give ourselves the healthy scrub we deserve.
Just like the spring-cleaning process, there are steps to restore your youthful glow. So, to help recover from the long, dry winter, Dawn Olsen, director of Spa Grand Traverse at Grand Traverse Resort and Spa, recommends five treatments that will make you feel refreshed for spring.
Spring cleaning is a large undertaking, both mentally and physically. While you’re putting your home in order, it’s also important to take time to care for yourself. Olsen recommends a Relaxation Massage — a Swedish-style, light-to-medium pressure massage that relaxes and restores blood flow to tired muscles. “Classic Swedish massage techniques combine gentle flowing strokes, and tissue release help you achieve a mind/body balance, leaving you refreshed and relaxed,” Olsen says.
Out with the Old
As you purge extra clutter from your living space to simplify and make room for the new, it’s good practice to do the same type of maintenance on your skin. Olsen says to try a HydraFacial, the spa’s newest treatment. “HydraFacial delivers fast results to those people looking for a more youthful glow,” she explains. Three simple steps cleanse the skin, extract debris from pores and then protect your face for long-lasting effects.
After a long winter, dryness can take a real toll on our skin. Olsen says a body masque and scrub is the perfect way to renew tired skin. The Woodland Wellness Body Escape treatment applies a clay masque to the body, followed by a cocoon of warm towels. After opening the wrap, a full body scrub with Tree of Life fossilized salt scrub is applied and washed away with a Vichy shower. Your skin is left soft and supple in time for beach days!
Olsen recommends trying a customized facial treatment to stimulate natural regeneration of collagen, detoxify pores, balance oil production and reduce appearance of fine lines. “A detailed skin analysis will ensure that you receive a treatment best suited for you with recommendations for your personal routine,” she says. The vital nutrients will restore luster, leaving you with a brighter and more youthful look.
Now it’s time for the final touches — a spa day is never complete without a good manicure and pedicure to get you ready for warm weather. “Getting a manicure and pedicure is a great way to put yourself in a summer state of mind while achieving a polished look,” Olsen says.
To book your next spa day, contact Spa Grand Traverse.
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