Beautiful summer skin is something we all strive to achieve. Having been in the spa industry for many years, our Spa manager, Lisa Hampshire gives us her top tips for gorgeous glowing skin no matter what the weather.
The first most important factor is Sunscreen. Using an SPF is vital, not only for protecting the skin but helps against ageing whilst keeping your skin looking younger and healthier. What’s the best kind? That depends on you. It’s nice to use a product with a higher SPF, but it’s more important you find a sunscreen that you like because you’ll use it more,
Smooth, radiant summer skin
I often get asked which skin care products work the best? It depends on your skin type, your lifestyle and many other factors. I know we all strive for a balanced life and sometimes it’s not possible so I would recommend a few drops of ESPA’s Optimal Proserum in the evening onto freshly cleansed skin, this is for all skin types which helps to repair and hydrate the skin. Think of this as a miracle in a bottle – eight hours sleep, your five a day and a large glass of water.
Keeping skin hydrated is essential all year round but especially important in the summer months. Combining water with a well-balanced diet is the base of healthy skin as it provides the body with the necessary nutrients. Indulge on foods like fresh fruits and green leafy vegetables, as they are naturally high in fluids, offering extra benefits of fibre, vitamins, minerals as well as antioxidants.
Exfoliate and replenish
My top tips are – exfoliate two to three times a week to remove dead skin and improve circulation to the face. Choose ESPA’s “Refining Skin Polish” to refine and smooth the skin. Another vital part of your routine is to moisturise twice daily as this plays a major role in the skins rejuvenation process by retaining moisture, regulating tissue repair thus keeping the skin soft and supple. We also recommend once a week to apply a face mask on the skin. Our ESPA “Skin Radiance Mask” is perfect for brightening and smoothing giving you luminous summer skin.
Treat your skin to a facial
This I cannot recommend enough. Maximise the use of antioxidant rich, fresh ingredients that keep skin oxygenated, warding off and repairing any damage caused by UV radiation of the sun. Our facials begin with a personal consultation and in-depth skin analysis, so your treatment experience can be entirely tailored to your precise needs. We recommend the Enzyme Peel Facial, this powerful and highly effective natural peel dramatically smoothes, softens and evens skin tone.
Take a look at Fistral Spa’s treatment menu here.