Summer is a time of celebration, new beginnings, reflection and change. Longer days and shorter nights are happening and the sun reaches the highest point in the sky, allowing us to enjoy more time in nature and soak up the sunshine. In the southern hemisphere, summer celebrations are plentiful with the festive season, school holiday adventures, many of us enjoying extended periods off from work, spending time with family and friends.
“It’s a smile, it’s a kiss, it’s a sip of wine, it’s summertime” – Kenny Chesney
Warm weather, sun exposure, celebrations, sunscreen, perspiration and the salty sea can lead to dehydrated skin and our therapists have been busy designing a luxurious nourishing facial to counteract the effects of summer. It is designed to provide a summer celebration for your skin with a focus on hydration, nourishment and relaxation.
We have chosen the exquisite Vanessa Megan skincare range to immerse you in the ultimate luxury experience. Vanessa Megan is a leader in organic skincare, after studying the power of nature, a range of products using bioavailable, wild-harvested and natural ingredients were created. The range is made with vegan, animal-cruelty free, sustainability and organic brand values in mind whilst providing effective skincare and perfectly mastered scents.
“Smell the sea, and feel the sky. Let your soul and spirit fly” – Van Morrison
Summer hydration facial starts with a calming Tibetan singing bowl ritual to calm the mind and the body and take a moment to slow the pace of summer and the festive season that has just been and often steals our energy with it. The experience begins with a spritz of Monarch, a delicious blend of lavender, ylang-ylang, geranium leaf, rose and patchouli. The scents have a history of being used in relaxation, mood enhancement and lowering feelings of stress.
The treatment starts with a gentle cream cleanse using a balanced mix of a petitgrain, may chang, elderberry and radish root to balance the pH of the skin whilst you drift to the gentle application of warm towels and the feeling of fresh skin. A refreshing spritz of rose water from Bulgarian organic roses awakens the skin whilst balancing sebum production for blemish-free skin.
Exfoliation is an essential part of summer skincare to remove dead skin cells and build-up of perspiration and sunscreen. An exfoliation powder to enrich collagen production contains kaolin clay, grapefruit, rice enzymes and probiotic strains to nourish the skin microbiome (vegan options are available).
“Facials are workouts for your skin”
The pinnacle of this decadent summer facial is the sheet mask made from coconut membrane that holds entirely bioavailable ingredients and is applied with a rose quartz roller. Colloidal gold, yes that’s right, gold is the wonder ingredient with its power to stimulate cell repair, improve collagen and increase elasticity to the skin. Colloidal silver works as an anti-inflammatory and finger lime caviar is a powerful antioxidant to support cell health and collagen production in addition to vitamin C from Indigenous Davidson’s and Kakadu Plum to slow the ageing process. Heaven, right? Whilst the sheet mask is at work, your therapist will start the gold and finger lime caviar leg and arm rose quartz gua sha massage to stimulate the lymphatic system and aid detoxification and relaxation.
“Coconuts, hot nights, beach days and…facials”
Following the sheet mask removal, the skin is refreshed once again with a spritz of rose water and the eyes are given a fresh lift with a pineapple enzyme and hyaluronic acid eye serum to address any dark circles and tired eyes from the season.
Ultimate hydration is key to sun-touched skin and this is expertly achieved with a vitamin shot for the skin, a beautiful oil boasting vitamin A, E, K, zinc, plant nutrients and all of the omegas-3-6-9 and then finished with our very own Earth and Skin Day Protect.
The summer facial is gently closed with a breath of Vanessa Megan signature scent and a welcome back to reality with the Tibetan singing bowl ritual. Your skin will feel refreshed, hydrated and ready to enjoy the remaining summer and you will feel relaxed and lost in Earth and Skin bliss.
“The tans will fade but the memories will last forever”
Beauty Tips for Home this Summer
- Drink a minimum of two litres of filtered water each day
- Don’t forget your chemical-free sunscreen daily – apply to your face, neck, decolletage and the backs of your hands
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