Aside from becoming refreshed, renewed and rejuvenated through targeted treatments, more and more spas are showcasing specific anti-aging offerings—ones that incorporate serious skin-care ingredients, breakthrough methods and technologically advanced techniques that go beyond the standard.
It’s no secret that the inclusion of active ingredients in skin-care products is gaining popularity, and specific spa treatments are not excluded from the trend. “People no longer look at facials as massage for the face that gets circulation going,” says Diana Seo, owner of the B Spa Bar at Soho Grand Hotel in New York. “They expect hard-working and innovative ingredients that really make a difference in the skin. Facials that include vitamin C, probiotics, herbal extracts and any kind of stem cells are hugely popular right now.”
To get the most out of your spa experience, try getting an anti-aging recommended for your age:
In your 20s, you should be getting regular facials. They help with acne and improve the skin,” says Josie Feria, director of spa operations at Fontainebleau Lapis Spa in Miami.
In your 30s, as fine lines and wrinkles become more apparent, antioxidant treatments can help. “Vitamins like C and A are especially key at this age,” says Feria.
In your 40s, Feria recommends oxygen facials. “They infuse skin with moisture and vitamins, and create a plumper, smoother, more radiant look.”
In your 50s and beyond, microdermabrasion and treatments that use medical-grade ingredients should be explored. “Peptides and collagen-boosters help as skin becomes dryer,” she says.
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