Is your skin looking a bit tired and dull? If so, a body treatment may be the solution. Cooper Spa Assistant Manager Erika Bazan shares tips for selecting the best body treatment for your body’s needs.
Body treatments are a great way to revitalize your skin and give you a healthy glow. The treatment dates back to Roman times. The focus of a body treatment is buffing away dryness on particularly rough parts of your body, such as elbows, knees, ankles and heels. However, along with soothing the skin, body treatments have many added benefits.
Body scrubs are made up of salt, sugar, and yes, even dried fruit. So, how do you know which scrub is best for your needs?
Salt based scrubs: Salt based scrubs are known for their healing properties and can be beneficial for those suffering from arthritis or sore muscles. The chemicals in salt are absorbed by the skin to help reduce inflammation. Those same chemicals also re-mineralize the skin and give it a healthy glow. If healing properties are what you’re looking for, try Cooper Spa’s Detoxification Body Wrap or Fit Body Scrub to stimulate your body and leave you with a more youthful appearance. The detoxification wrap is also great for those who are jet-lagged, starting a weight loss or smoking cessation program, or who are looking for an overall body cleanse.
Sugar based scrubs: Sugar is a natural antiseptic, which is why sugar based scrubs are another great choice for healing. Sugar is also a humectant, which means it draws in moisture from the environment, locking it into your skin for added hydration. The scrub contains glycolic acid and alpha-hydroxy acid, which helps exfoliate dead skin. The enticing aroma of Cooper Spa’s Harmonic Lavender treatment is 80 minutes of pure bliss, and will leave your skin looking and feeling refreshed.
Dried fruit based scrub: Using dried fruit for a body treatment may seem a bit odd, but a dried fruit based scrub can actually help refine the texture of your skin. The natural occurring enzymes and antioxidants not only buff away dead skin, but have brightening and anti-aging benefits. A client favorite, Cooper Spa’s Ultimate Hydration Ritual, is an orange peel based scrub that sloughs away dead skin, while the honey in the blend seals in the moisture. This body treatment will leave your skin noticeably smoother and hydrated.
- Looking to amp up your skin before pool season? Every Cooper Spa exfoliating Body Treatment begins with an all over body scrub focusing on elbows, knees, ankles and shoulders. The exfoliation treatment is followed by a 50-minute massage to re-moisturize and revitalize your skin. These soothing treatments not only enhance the look and feel of your skin, they also leave you feeling relaxed and renewed.
Cooper Spa’s highly trained massage therapists recommend a body scrub once a month or at the start of a new season. With spring right around the corner, we say, your time is now!
Visit Cooper Spa Dallas to learn more about the body treatments offered or to book your appointment.
In light of the proposed new taxes and expanded restrictions on the use of tanning beds, it’s important to be cautioned about that “healthy glow.”
People underestimate the damage you can do to your skin with just one trip to a tanning bed or one day laying out by the pool
There are two obvious dangers associated with tanning:
1. Increased risk for melanoma
More and more cases of melanoma are being diagnosed each year, and in an alarmingly younger audience. In fact, according to a recent National Institute of Cancer study the rate of melanoma cases among young women has tripled since 1973.
People under 30 that use tanning beds increase their risk of skin cancer by nearly 75 percent. Furthermore, last July the World Health Organization listed ultraviolet radiation-emitting beds as “carcinogenic to humans,” its highest category of cancer risk. It’s plain to see that tanning and its association with melanoma is a telltale sign what you’re doing is bad for your health.
2. Deteriorating beauty
If the risk of cancer wasn’t enough to scare people away from the tanning beds, maybe the damage to healthy, vibrant and youthful skin will be. Tanning causes premature aging, leathery skin and can cause sun spots later in life, among other damages.
There are alternatives to tanning in a bed now, so don’t put yourself in harm’s way. The secret to having skin that anyone would covet? Airbrush tanning If you think tan equates to the beauty, try spray tanning.
For more information on Cooper Clinic Dermatology Services, visit our website or call 972.367.6000.