In fact, the pros at Shore Club, Chez Badeaux Salon, and the Canyon Ranch Spa have created some super-soothing treatments just meant for taking down your temperature — and keeping your skin looking radiant...even if you are feeling less than fresh. So check out our facials, and let us know if you've tried 'em. In the meantime, stay cool!
Halley Hargonich, Licensed Aesthetician and Manager at Shore Club, suggests the following cooling tips:
"Soak cotton rounds in filtered ice water. Cleanse your skin and use the cotton rounds to rinse. Cotton rounds are preferable to a washcloth; they don’t have the detergent residue and hold the cold more efficiently. Then rinse with the ice water using your hands, taking long, deep breaths as you do. The cold increases circulation to the cells and the breaths help to deliver nourishing oxygen. Ice is great for healing problematic skin."
Hargonich advises that inflammation can cause the skin’s natural barrier to break down. You can slow the inflammation cascade through diet and lifestyle choices. For keeping skin sane in hot weather, she recommends drinking green tea for its antioxidant properties, using pure aloe vera straight from the plant for a soothing cool, and meditating to improve mood and reduce stress.
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