MAY 2015

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48 DAYSPA | MAY 2015 SPOTLIGHT ON... Body Scrubs Polish, brush, buff, slough—learn why eliminating dead skin cells is crucial for your clients. By Rachel Kossman Why is it so important to rid the body of dead skin? Colleen Nunes, spa director, L Spa, Grand Prairie, Alberta: Exfoliation allows skin to function optimally. When dead and dry skin cells are removed, the skin can breathe. Plus, post-buffi ng service, hydrating products are more readily absorbed. Terra Orndoff, director, Heavenly Spa by Westin, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina: It's easy to remember that our faces need exfoliation, but we often forget about our bodies! Skin is constantly shedding, but not all of those dead cells fall off; they build up and cause dry, rough patches. Exfoliating can prevent breakouts, avert ingrown hairs and brighten tone, as well as soften and hydrate. Patricia Gibson, owner, Amore Hair Salon + Spa, Prince Frederick, Maryland: It's important to slough off dead skin cell buildup to remove impurities and open the pores. A body scrub should result in even skin tone and surface, enabling tanning solutions and other spa products to penetrate the skin more effectively. Tova Yaron, owner and esthetician, Tova Day Spa at The Fairmont Hotel, San Jose, California: Our biggest organ is our skin, and it helps protect us from environmental aggressors. The skin has its own ability to reject the gunk in our air, but it also picks up plenty, which is why it's important to renew and strengthen the skin's outer layers. What are some key ingredients in an effective body scrub? Nunes: A body scrub should contain the perfect amount of 'grit'. If it's too abrasive it can cause dis- comfort, but if it's too smooth it just won't work. A dual-action formula featuring mechanical as well as chemical components—alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) or enzymes—is ideal. Orndoff: I seek out real ingredients—shea butter, cocoa butter and vitamin E—that are known for their therapeutic effects. Yaron: Alpha hydroxy acids are a vital ingredient. C Shira Esthetics Solar Energy Face & Body Scrub 800.957.4472, C FarmHouse Fresh Coconut Beach Whipped Shea Butter Body Polish 888.773.9626, C Sanítas Milk & Honey Body Scrub 888.855.8425, C Pure Fiji Coconut Sugar Rub 800.477.4283, purefi SAIAN Gentle Oat Scrub 800.291.1130, D M'lis BUFF Body Exfoliator 800.548.0569, D C Cuccio Naturalé Papaya & Guava Sea Salts 800.762.6245,

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