Improve your Day at the Spa with Natural Skincare
We all have our own self-care routines. Whether it’s as simple as a three-step natural skincare routine, or an elaborate at-home pampering schedule, we know what works for us. But sometimes a trip to the spa is what we really need. That monthly facial, wax, chemical peel; you name it.
While spa treatments themselves are amazing, there are some at-home skin/healthcare tips that can make your trip to the spa that much more worth it. It is super important to prepare your body for any treatment it isn’t normally used to. Just as important, is the need to care for your body after these treatments so that it can recover smoothly. And we’ve got you covered! My Organic Zone products can intertwine with your spa treatments seamlessly. Keep reading to see how we can help you get the most out of your waxing and facial appointments!
If you’re hitting the spa for that monthly wax, there’s one word you need to live by; EXFOLIATE. No matter what kind of waxing you’re getting done, or where on your body you’re getting waxed, exfoliating before and after is a must! The way wax hair removal works is pretty simple. The wax is spread over top the skin, where it grabs on to exposed hair follicles, which are removed once the wax is lifted off the skin. The problem is that the wax can only remove hair that is exposed.
Sometimes dead skin or sebum may build up over the top of hair, leaving it unremovable by wax. This is the main reason why waxing results tend not to last as long as they are supposed to. This is where exfoliating comes in.
The week leading up to your wax, you want to exfoliate regularly. Using a body scrub (just like our Arabica Coffee Scrub) you want to exfoliate the area where you plan to get waxed. Depending on the sensitivity of the area, and how abrasive your scrub is, you should exfoliate anywhere from daily, to every three days. This will ensure that there is no build-up on your hair to stop the wax from doing its thing. It will minimize the amount of hair missed by the wax, and let that “baby’s bottom” smoothness stick around much longer! But the exfoliating doesn’t end there…
A few days after your wax you’re going to want to start exfoliating again. This time only every 3 days ish. Exfoliating after waxing will prevent future ingrown hairs, and keep your skin from irritation during the new hair growth. As long as you stick to it, exfoliating is a waxing game changer!
Post-facial care is a little more complicated than that for waxing, but it’s totally worth knowing about. There’s a ton of different types of facials, but most of them have the same goal: to renew, refresh and nourish the skin. To do so, facials usually end up revealing a fresh new layer of skin. Although this leaves a glowing and healthy complexion, that new skin is extremely sensitive and needs to be taken care of properly in order for it to heal.
The first rule of business is sun protection. You want to make sure to use some form of SPF in order to avoid sun damage. The second rule and most important one is moisturizing. That new layer of skin needs to be nourished as much as possible. Make sure to use non-comedogenic (non-pore-clogging) products to moisturize, so that you don’t undo all the detoxification your skin went through during the facial. Non-comedogenic moisturizers are light, free of oils, and we happen to have just that! Our Vitamin C Serum and Hyaluronic Acid Serum are perfect options for deep-penetrating moisture that won’t clog your pores. Properly nourishing your post-facial skin will keep that healthy-looking complexion around long after your spa visit.
So next time you plan to treat yourself with a trip to the spa, you know what to do. Get the most out of waxing by developing an exfoliation routine, and don’t forget to moisturize and use SPF after you get that facial. Follow our tips and those spa trips will be worth every penny!