Summer is my favorite season of the year. During the summer months, my hair gets lighter, my skin gets darker, the water in the Pacific Ocean gets warmer and life in Cabo gets better. This summer, I spent most of my time in the sun, between enjoying Don Manuel’s pool and trying some of the summer activities the Capella Pedregal Personal Assistants recommended. But last weekend was, even for me, too much time in the sun. I got an awful sunburn and my skin was hurting. Luckily, Alan Navarrete, Auriga Spa Director, recommended I try the Sun Worshiper treatment at the spa that was specially designed for moments like this.
Normally, any Auriga spa experience starts with relaxation time in the wet areas followed by a foot ritual before going into the treatment room. Since my skin was so delicate, Betty, the therapist, encouraged me to only spend time in the ice room and not the steam room, which was a great recommendation. From there she started with my foot ritual (using cold water) and I immediately felt better.
The Sun Worshiper treatment started with cold towels on my feet and back that helped to release the tension and the burning. Next was the hydrating full body mask to nourish my skin and activate the natural collagen in my body. The mask included mineral-rich organic algae, luscious aloe vera, aloe vera gel (harvested from plants in Capella Pedregal’s own desert grounds) and green tea extracts, rich in antioxidants.
Once my body was completely relaxed, the masseuse Betty gave me a mini facial with Osea’s product, Ocean Lotion, a sun repair and hydrating oil. All Osea natural products specialize in vegan skin care from the sea and are used on the rest of the body. To my surprise, the facial also included a cranial massage. By this time my mind was relaxed and my skin was feeling so much better. I have to say, because of my damaged skin, a typical massage would have hurt too much, but the softness and delicacy of this treatment was just what I needed!
Now you know, next time you spend too much time in the sun at Capella Pedregal’s pools, experience the Sun Worshiper treatment at Auriga spa, trust me, you will feel much better.