Get Glowing! An Esthetician’s Guide to Stunning Spring Skin
4/1/2019 1:00:00 PM

At this point, we’ve seen the worst of winter, and it’s time to start looking ahead to warm spring sunshine and sun-soaked summer beach days. But all that time hanging around indoors during the winter months can wreak havoc on skin. Luckily,  many skin problems can be solved with a day at the spa. Here are some tips for fresh-looking, summer-ready skin from Sasha Baldwin, esthetician at GlowDoc Med Spa.

Do away with dry winter skin

Itchy, flaky skin is pretty common during colder, drier winter months. It’s easy to hide dry winter skin under big sweaters and pants, but to get ready for spring skirts and swimsuits, you may need some exfoliation. And if your face is feeling a bit dried out after months of harsh artificial heat, a hydrafacial that cleanses, exfoliates, and then rehydrates with serums could be your best bet for getting a springtime glow. 

"Spring is a great time to exfoliate the dead skin cells that have collected in the cold, dry winter months and replenish the moisture that’s been lost,” Baldwin says. "The hydrafacial is an excellent choice to replenish and infuse your skin with hydration and antioxidants. We love adding an O2 treatment, which will bathe the skin with additional nutrients, hydration, and antioxidants. We finish our treatments with our collagen-building LED light, which will lock in amazing results. Clients leave with plumped, hydrated and radiant skin. Just what we all need for spring!” 

Shape up

Of course, every body is a beach body. But if you’d like to tighten up a tad before swimsuit season gets into full swing, there are spa treatments that can help firm and smooth those parts we might otherwise edit out before posting beach pics to Instagram.

"Our ultrashape and velashape treatments are essential for those who want to be swim-suit ready in time for summer,” Baldwin says. "Our ultrashape treatment destroys fat, while velashape firms, tones and smooths stubborn cellulite. Because it takes two or three months to achieve optimal results, now is the time to start your treatment plan.”

Tips for newcomers

If you’re curious about the spa but have never been, don’t worry about feeling like a fish out of water. Here are Baldwin’s best tips for those who have never treated themselves to a spa day: 

"If you’re a first-time client, arrive five to ten minutes early to fill out new client forms and enjoy a cup of tea or glass of wine. Be prepared to tell your esthetician about your skin concerns as well as discussing your current skin care regimen. Your esthetician can assess your skin and determine which service, treatment plan, and/or skin-care regimen will be best for you.” 

Spring-ready skin is as close as your local spa. Get ready to get glowing! 

For more information or to make an appointment, call 337-433-8988

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