How To Extend Results From A Spa Treatment
It’s no secret that Eminence Organics Skin Care has results-driven professional treatments but to maximize results, effective home care products are also necessary. When trying to determine the best treatments for your clients, or for yourself, there are some clear pairings of treatments and home care but also some hidden gems. Read on for our suggestions of the best products to combine with professional treatments for a facial or body treatment that lasts longer.
Long Lasting Facials
Professional facial treatments are a must have to supercharge progress and reach skin care goals. An at-home skin care routine is important to extend these treatments and is even more essential if spa visits are irregular.
As the ultra-glowy results from a facial only last for about 30 days, a detailed home care routine will keep the progression moving forward instead of falling back, ensuring that clients at an Eminence Organic Spa Partner see results. Other tips that help support a professional treatment include:
- Increasing water intake: A facial is like a workout for your skin, and just like any workout, hydration is key. Drinking lots of water pre and post-facial is key to a healthy looking complexion and is especially important if steam or heat is used as part of the treatment.
- Using SPF: It goes without saying that SPF is needed every day, but it is even more important after a facial. It may seem obvious, but SPF is a crucial part of the after-care of a facial and is necessary to protect the skin.
- Skipping immediate exfoliation: Most likely, a facial incorporates some level of exfoliation that is deeper than exfoliating at home. In order to keep the skin healthy, clients shouldn't exfoliate at home two full days before and after a facial.
- Using gentle products: Not only is it important to skip exfoliation but using strong treatments, masks, cleansers or other actives immediately before or after a facial is not advisable. The day before and after, gentle products should be used to keep the skin balanced and strong.
Recommendations For Each Skin Type
Now, let’s talk product pairings. While a full facial treatment will typically comprise of several professional use products, the recommendations below match one pro product ideal for each skin type, along with retail products that perfectly support the treatment.
While those with sensitive skin types are often hesitant to try a peel, a chemical exfoliant is often more gentle and suitable than a physical exfoliant. We suggest using the Mangosteen Lactic Pro Peel 10% in spa. This self-neutralizing peel is completely non-irritating and will leave the skin feeling soft and smooth.
For home care, our Calm Skin Collection is brilliant for comforting red, dry skin and keeping the skin looking balanced. Specifically, the Eminence Organics Calm Skin Chamomile Cleanser, Calm Skin Chamomile Exfoliating Peel and Calm Skin Chamomile Moisturizer are must haves to get clients through until their next facial. In addition to soothing dry skin, the Calm Skin Chamomile Exfoliating Peel will continue to slough off dead skin cells, prolonging the feeling of a smooth complexion gained from the Mangosteen Lactic Pro Peel 10%.
Not only great for dry skin types, this combo will also work wonders for those with dehydrated or fatigued skin. Starting with a classic, we suggest our AHA Fruit Pulp Treatment containing lactic acid to gently exfoliate while also moisturizing the skin with Biocomplex.
For daily use at home, our Citrus & Kale Potent C+E Serum and Marine Flower Peptide Night Cream will both deliver thorough hydration for a smoother-looking complexion. Additionally, applying our decadent smelling Strawberry Rhubarb Masque once or twice a week will leave the skin feeling firm and looking radiant.
Those with a normal skin type may feel they have too many options to choose from. For a noticeable glow and smaller pores, the Eminence Organics Mangosteen Collection is a sure thing. The Mangosteen Lactic Pro Peel 10% will leave a youthful glow with no downtime. At home, daily cleansing and treatment with our Mangosteen Daily Resurfacing Cleanser and Mangosteen Daily Resurfacing Concentrate perfectly complement the professional treatment, continuing to deliver our proprietary Lactic Acid Complex between spa visits.
Combination Or Oily
Anyone with a combination or oily skin type looking to reduce sebum, while keeping the skin hydrated, will fall in love with the Menthol Rosehip Treatment. This professional treatment tones the skin, containing honey and menthol to moisturize and leave a cooling sensation.
To keep the skin looking even and healthy, we recommend our Stone Crop Whip Moisturizer and award-winning Facial Recovery Oil. While the use of oil may alarm those with an oily skin type, this product is suitable for all skin types and contains clary sage, which is ideal for balancing oil.
Recommendations For Skin Concerns
If there is a more specific skin concern or condition in mind there are many additional combinations available. Some of our most common requests are noted below.
For those dealing with the look of acne or pimples, a facial often seems scary as the skin can feel so reactive. A fantastic option is our Pro Salicylic Acid Peel 15%, a concentrated peel that works to unclog pores and rejuvenate the look of the skin with encapsulated salicylic acid.
To treat and prevent acne at home, the Acne Advanced Treatment System provides daily cleansing, treatment and moisture with full-sized versions of our Acne Advanced Cleansing Foam, Clarifying Masque and Clarifying Hydrator. A great addition to this regimen is our Clear Skin Willow Bark Exfoliating Peel. Used once or twice a week, this gentle peel helps reduce pore size and leaves the skin feeling smooth.
Uneven Skin Tone
Whether caused by dark spots, the sun or an array of other factors, hyperpigmentation is a concern for many people. A fantastic professional treatment to help treat the look of uneven skin tone is the Eminence Organics Yam And Pumpkin Pro Enzyme Peel 20%. Packed with a blend of acids and fresh ingredients (like pineapple, papaya - and of course, yam and pumpkin) this peel is a powerhouse treatment to reduce the look of dark spots.
To continue battling the look of dark spots at home, we suggest a routine incorporating our Bright Skin Licorice Root Exfoliating Peel, Bamboo Firming Fluid and Bright Skin Overnight Correcting Cream. Not only will this combination leave the skin looking even but also looking more firm and smooth until the next professional peel.
Signs Of Aging
Tackling the look of fine lines and wrinkles can often feel overwhelming. To help simplify the process, our Arctic Berry products are an ideal option. Starting with the Arctic Berry Pro Advanced Peel in the spa, the skin will be deeply exfoliated and left visibly smooth and plump.
In between receiving professional peels, we suggest cleansing with our Firm Skin Acai Cleanser and moisturizing with our Arctic Berry Peptide Radiance Cream daily as well as using the Arctic Berry Peel & Peptide Illuminating System followed by the Firm Skin Acai Masque weekly. This combination will perfectly moisturize the skin while also improving the look of fine lines and wrinkles, working to maintain the results of the pro treatment.
With all of the facial options mentioned, we can’t leave out our amazing collection of body products. We highly recommend our Coconut Sugar Scrub and Coconut Firming Body Lotion for use at home. The Coconut Soy Sugar Scrub provides natural (non-microbead!) exfoliation partnered with the Coconut Firming Body Lotion will soften the look of skin and leave it feeling firm. The body will be feeling just as nurtured and looked after as the face.
Are there any pairings of professional treatments and retail products mentioned above that you hadn’t thought of before? Do you have a favorite combo that you use on clients or request from your local Eminence Organics Spa Partner? We would love to hear all about it! Let us know in the comments below or on social media.
This article was originally written by Jen Okhiria in March 2019.