Im not a fan of seasonal spa treatments, since most of the products used come from a jar, not a farmers market. But I do think that spa treatments should be adjusted for summer. Our skin breaks out more thanks to sun, sweat, and sunscreen, and is more susceptible to irritations (like heat rash) and puffiness (like water retention). Here are some of the treatments youll find on summer spa menus that help you beat the heat and its seasonal skin-care woes:Fruit Enzyme Peel: Enzymes in fruit like papaya and pineapple are effective natural exfoliants that dissolve dead skin-cells (the top layer that sloughs off every month). These gentle peels have no down time, and they help keep pores clear and breakouts at bay while brightening and evening out skin tone.
Aloe Vera Body Wrap: These are typically on sunny-resort spa menus where people are likely to get sunburned. But even if you dont tan, aloe vera is an incredibly hydrating and natural ingredient that cools on contact.
Vichy Shower Treatment: If its done right, a Vichy shower feels like a massage given by the water gods. You lay on a massage table (outfitted with drains) and a multi-jetted rod sprays you from head to toe. Its often done in conjunction with body scrub.