Skin Renewal: Tips & Tricks for a Glowing Complexion

Spring demands a fresh-faced look (no more wind- and weather-beaten skin), so we asked exhale’s National Director of Spa, Laura Benge, to give us the scoop on how to prep ourselves for a flawless spring and summer.

Rue La La: We’d love a facial every day, but realistically, how often should we get one? What about massages?
Laura: Typically every 4-6 weeks for a facial is best, while a monthly massage helps to decrease stress and relax the muscles. When you’re in a regular routine, your body comes to expect the amazing health benefits. Of course, a weekly massage and facial sounds like heaven!

Rue La La: What skincare products are on your can’t-live-without list?
Laura: For me, it’s not so much about a particular product, but a routine that works for your individual skin concerns. Personally, I’m in a Sircuit groove (a brand we carry at exhale). I love the X-trap Cleanser (a gentle cleanser with shea butter) and Sircuit’s Agent, a hydrating, anti-aging serum for skin that still gets the occasional blemish.

Rue La La: Getting us out of the house in the morning isn’t easy. How can we freshen up at home in a pinch?
Laura: Tata Harper’s Regenerating Cleanser is great to keep in the shower. It balances skin by cleansing, while using apricot seed powder for gentle exfoliation. And no matter how late you’re running, don’t forget a sunscreen! iS Clinical SPF 25 sunscreen hydrates and softens, while providing sun protection. If you’re on the go, throw Sircuit’s Molecular Mist in your bag on the way out. It’s a hydrating spritz that acts as a great pick-me-up throughout the day, and it smells divine!

Rue La La: We’re firm believers in pampering, but we’ve been asked more than once: why take the time and money to do it? Can you explain why it’s so important for our wellbeing?
Laura: Self-renewal isn’t a luxury, it’s a necessity. When you develop a routine that works for you, you not only look better, you feel better.

– By Melissa Mann, Staff Writer

Exhale mind body spa is being featured as our Today’s Fix this morning, Thursday, April 26, 2012.

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April 26, 2012