Tips for Summer Skin by Skana Spa

Michelle from Skana Spa recently contacted me wanting to share some tips on how to protect and treat your skin in the summer. Below she provides some tips along with a DIY Body Scrub recipe which I have to admit sounds super easy to make, so I just may be trying that out soon. 


Treat Your Skin

During the spring and summer months, skin can tend to get oilier. In some cases, it can get dehydrated and pump out more sebum to prevent any additional loss of moisture. An individual may have to treat their skin much differently during the summer than in winter or fall. Here are some excellent tips for developing a skin care routine from the experts of Skana Spa of New York Luxury Resort,Turning Stone, – this recipe combine centuries-old healing principles of the Oneida Indians to produce an experience that stimulates harmony of the mind and body is sure to revitalize your skin.

·         Select the Correct Ingredients

Scrubs can do wonders for skin that is dry or scaly. However, it is essential that they are chosen wisely and used in the proper way. Many products on the market harbor artificial dyes, fragrances, and harmful chemicals. You surely do not want isopropyl myristate and amino methylpropanol, two probable irritants used in body scrubs, on your skin. Fortunately, there are many natural formulas available. These contain almonds, sugar, and even rice.

·         All Scrubs Are Not Created Equal

You should look for varying properties in products for your face than for your body. Find different formulas that will target your sensitive parts or tough areas. The following will assist you in choosing the perfect treatments that will give you fresh and glowing skin, from head to toe.

Helpful Tips!

·         Look for formulas that contain bigger granules for exfoliation. These can include sea salt, coffee grounds, and raw sugar to name a few.

·         Do not use any scrubs on overly sensitive or irritated skin. This will result in unwanted and unnecessary pain.

·         Scoop up approximately two tablespoons of the scrub in your hand. Then, rub the scrub in circles. Work your way up from your toes. Make sure you wash your skin like normal before using a scrub, but do not shave.
·         Avoid heavily perfumed products can also irritate your skin. Use natural homemade scrubs to refresh your skin and leave a pleasant fragrance on your skin, without being overwhelming pungent.

DIY Body Scrub Recipe
(photo source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/41754875@N00/276578563/)

• 1/2 cup finely grained sea salt
• 1/2 cup finely ground coffee beans
• 1/4 cup sesame oil
• 1/2 teaspoon, or about 20 drops, eucalyptus essential oil

In a small mixing bowl, combine the salt, coffee, sesame, and eucalyptus oils. Mix all of the ingredients together thoroughly. Then, use the scrub in the shower while standing out of the water flow and away from the showerhead. Massage it into damp skin with long, firm, and semi circular movements. Take your time to activate the ingredients and then rinse. The recipe makes 1 1/2 cups, which is plenty for three separate treatments.

Exfoliating your skin will help to remove the dead skin cells and uncover the fresh skin that is hidden underneath. This will start a skin renewal system that will revitalize your largest organ and protect it from the summer heat!


Michelle, thanks for sharing those tips and the recipe with us! Hope my loyal readers don't mind a non-nail related post here and there, but who doesn't want nice fresh skin? :)

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