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APR 2019

DAYSPA is the business resource for spa & wellness professionals! Each issue covers the latest in skin care, spa treatments, wellness services and management strategies.

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SENSITIVE MATTERS 58 @dayspamagazine • April 2019 TOP: © GETTY IMAGES; COURTESY SPA LUX Purifying Clay Body Mask (55 min./$100) Spa Lux Tulsa, Oklahoma This head-to-toe service is as gentle as it is effective, with the client blissfully relaxing through a series of soothing steps. The esthetician starts by cleansing the skin in a hydrotherapy capsule, followed by a citrus crystal polish rubdown for nourishing and gentle exfoliation. A second body cleanse is then performed in preparation for the cornerstone of the service—a purifying French clay mask, which is delicately brushed on. Next, the guest rests in a steam bath—augmented by colorful, collagen-boosting LED lights—and receives a stimulating scalp massage. After the mask is set, a third and fi nal cleanse is performed, and fi nally a vitamin E-infused moisturizer is slathered on. Sensitive skin all-stars: Known as "living clay," the dark green mask comes from rich volcanic soil packed with minerals that enhance enzyme production. The healing, detoxifying and nourishing formula includes amino acids, vitamin E, kelp, green tea and grapefruit, all of which work together to remove impurities, improve tone, reinvigorate skin cells, and tighten pores. Kudos from clients: Guests love how the service gets rid of body acne. "It leaves the skin feeling hydrated, refreshed and looking healthier than ever," says Spa Lux general manager Kimberley Shaver. u Treatment Facial (65 min./$125 Mon.-Thurs., $135 Fri.-Sun.) Tall Grass Spa Evergreen, Colorado To accommodate clients with reactive or infl ammatory complexions, this facial can be customized using the Éminence Calm Skin collection. The esthetician fi rst washes the guest's face with a chamomile cleanser. Then, often using a fan brush for a lighter application, a treatment such as the Rosehip & Maize Exfoliating Masque is applied, gently removing buildup while infusing the skin with protective antioxidants. Additional steps may include a pressure-point face massage to increase blood fl ow, LED light to reduce infl ammation, a jade stone roller to bring cool relief, and a relaxing neck and shoulder massage. Sensitive skin all-stars: A multitude of soothing ingredients include arnica, chamomile, lavender, horse chestnut, and BioComplex antioxidants that help naturally reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Kudos from clients: Because of the location's lack of humidity, "air and sun suck the skin dry," says lead esthetician Heather Glenn, whose esthetics career began because she wanted to fi gure out why her own skin was so infl amed and sensitive. "I discovered that home care is essential, so I recommend the Calm Skin collection to my clients with rosacea. It works wonders!"

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