Ever since the world witnessed Kim Kardashian having her own blood smeared all over her face in the name of beauty (if you’ve been living under a rock this would be called the “vampire facial”), we’ve been obsessed with discovering the best next thing in spa (and med spa) treatments. And you better believe if something’s going to make us glow so bright you need shades, banish under-eye bags carrying their own bags, or help fight the good fight of keeping fine lines at bay, we’re game to try it.
Trending right now are the facials that utilize salt, bee venom, CBD oil, and superfruits to take on these tasks. There’s even a technique called “facialates” to give your face the workout it needs to look toned, tight, and taut, the same way pilates does for your bod. Here’s the 411 on the skincare game changers that are going to be LIT this year.
Winter is coming and our skin is scared. Luckily there’s a new salt facial in the skincare sphere that’s the spa answer to dryness. Now we know what you’re thinking: Wouldn’t dumping a ton of salt on your face do the opposite and make it even drier? On the contrary, this 3-part treatment (that’s painless and safe for all skin types) dramatically restores, replenishes, and rejuvenates your skin— in the most natural way possible.
According to SKINNEY Medspa owners Adriana and Marisa Martino, “the Salt Facial L’avantage facial begins with a detoxifying exfoliation process using fine Himalayan salt, before your skin is nourished with powerful nutrients using ultrasonic massage and finished with state-of-the-art LED light therapy that repairs damage and synthesizes collagen production.” Another reason to try it out for yourself? It helps minimize the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, age spots, uneven skin tone, acne scarring, stretch marks, and more. Sign us up.
CBD is everywhere lately — in beauty products, in food and beverages, in the form of Body Vibes “smart stickers” that slowly release the goods — and now it’s at the spa. Given that Cannabidiol (or CBD) has therapeutic effects on the mind and body it makes total sense that it’s made its way into spa treatments. Everything from CBD facials, to oil add-ons to massages, to CBD mani and pedis are popping up on pampering menus all over the world and we for one are not mad it.
Just ask Lanez Perry, spa manager at The Logan in Philadelphia, PA, who has seen a growing demand for CBD-infused treatments as of late. “The calming effects of CBD oils and salves run muscle and joint-deep, allowing guests to reach an all-over state of physical relaxation, which is why we just added a the CBD Quartet to our spa menu (a 4-in-1 treatment designed to relieve stress and melt away muscular aches from scalp-to-sole),” she says. “This will certainly be a trend to look for in facial treatments, as CBD serves as a great natural remedy for a variety of wellness needs.” BRB, booking now.
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Superfruit Antioxidant Facial
You heard it here first: superfruits are the new superfoods, which is why spa directors are looking to buzzed-about antioxidants like acai berries, goji, pomegranate, and bilberry for their age-defying benefits. Aside from the fact that most of these fruits make for a delish smoothie bowl, they also have many moisturizing and tightening qualities and now you can book a facial that centers around them. “Our signature Superfruit Antioxidant Facial is packed with vitamin C, minerals, and proteins for a radiant island glow and acai berries have proven that there’s nothing they can’t enhance,” says Sienna Creasy, group spa director at Jewel Grande Montego Bay Resort & Spa. True, we’ve never met an acai berry we didn’t love (or didn’t want to put on our face).
Face feeling a little slack? Whether that’s due to a lack of anti-anti-aging product usage (or one too many #SundayFundays), you might need “Facialates.” Designed to improve firmness, texture, and clarity issues using lifting and (light) pinching techniques on the face and neck, this facial is the workout you didn’t even know your visage was seeking. “We wanted to create a massage technique that minimized the effects of aging without plastic surgery, Botox, or fillers, especially since older clients need to be adjusted to improve muscles of the face and skin quality,” explains Haven Spa master facialist Stalina Glot.
Facialates can also solve skin problems such as: loss of elasticity and firmness, deterioration of it’s color and texture, under-eye bags by lymphatic drainage, deep wrinkles and lines and it can increase circulation and stimulate collagen production at the same time. Ummm where has this been all our life?