3 Spa Treatments That Will Save Your Skin This Summer

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Sunscreen is essential. That goes without saying. But these three treatments step in when you’ve overdone your day in the sun:

DNA-derived damage reverser
Promising intensive sun repair that’s guaranteed to give your skin a glow, the 60-minute, seven-step Princess Pan Dei at Pan Dei Palais’ Valmont Spa in Saint-Tropez uses a mix of ultranourishing collagen and DNA botanical extracts to soothe skin (with a concentration on sensitive, and often-neglected, areas like the neck, eyes and lips) that’s experiencing the toll from too much sun. This hotspot, along with the likes of Brigitte Bardot, helped make tanning fashionable, but the spa’s recent emphasis on “after-sun” beauty, is, according to the spa, the most popular aspect among the treatments (even more so than massage) currently on the menu.

A full-body vitamin cocktail
Vitamin C facials are standard; vitamin C full-body treatments can be harder to come by. The unique 60-minute Camelback Signature Body Wrap at The Spa at Camelback Inn in Scottsdale, AZ, sets the bar high for what it means to be a truly head-to-toe skin-reviver by starting with a free radical–fighting full-body citrus scrub, pure orange scalp treatment and the application of a vitamin C serum to both the face and body, followed by a plumping vitamin C lip treatment.

All about aloe
Cabo San Lucas’ Esperanza, An Auberge Resort, just launched its Summer Spa Pairing: a decadent two-hour treatment that begins with a salt and lime body exfoliation prepared by executive chef Gonzalo Cerda using pure salts from nearby Guerrero Negro. The treatment then tackles skin that’s been lounging in the sun all day with a refreshing aloe vera and honey full-body mask, followed by a tequila-agave body wrap and a yogurt and oats facial that uses cantaloupe and cucumber juice to help enhance skin tone. A full-body massage that uses an agave-enriched massage oil tops off the treatment to lock-in moisture.

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