Summer is my favorite time of year. I love enjoying all the activities involved with the sun and the sea, but too often at the end of summer I don’t like the consequences of my summer fun – my skin becomes very dry, the sun tan starts disappearing and my hair seems lacking in shine. This year I have decided to prepare myself before the sun has had a chance to cause any damage, so I visited Capella Ixtapa’s El Capricho spa, to get some useful summer beauty tips from our experienced team.
“Skin’s wellness during summer is one of our guests’ main concerns,” explained Adrian Cano y Pantoja, El Capricho spa Manager. “There are several important things we can do to protect our skin. Of course, wear sunscreen (even if you are just going to the market or having a coffee with a friend – the sun rays reflect any surface and even if you are sitting in the shade, the strong summer sun may be damaging your skin without you even knowing), wear a hat and sunglasses, try to not expose yourself to the sun during the strongest hours and treat your hair with its own UV protector (I have started using olive oil masks and they leave my hair fabulously soft and shiny). As always, stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water throughout the day.”
And while we can do a lot to protect our hair and skin from damaging sun rays, specialized spa and wellness facilities can help us even more with their highly targeted treatments. They are good in preparing skin for the sun, as well as pampering it and nurturing it afterwards. Taking in account our guests’ concerns, El Capricho spa team prepared 4 new wraps, that in one way or another help nourish and protect their body during summer:
- Verbena and tangerine wrap is a relaxing and soothing wrap, which we recommend for reducing stress and relaxing.
- Lotus flower wrap is wonderful for nurturing a mature skin and for all who would like to boost their blood circulation.
- Patchouli wrap is recommended when we want to boost our mood because it is very indulging and has wonderfully stimulant properties.
- Detoxifying wrap: as its name suggests, detoxifying wrap helps us remove all the toxins from our body, this helping the metabolism and our fresh summer diet.
I love the wraps because they are an effective way to nourish your skin, protect it and prepare it for the sun and summer (or any other season). Adrian shared that the wrap treatments last 50 to 80 minutes, and include 3 steps: the exfoliation, the wrap itself , and a body cream. The exfoliants help remove all the dead cells, the wrap feeds the skin and supplies it with different ingredients, and a nourishing body cream helps to further hydrate the skin. If you are not pressed for time, I highly recommend you combine the wrap treatment with one of the other spa treatments from the menu. I promised, you will feel pampered, and your body will appreciate it!
For more information on El Capricho spa at Capella Ixtapa, please visit our website.