The Importance of Body Exfoliation Before Summer13/05/2016
The beautiful warm weather we’ve enjoyed over the last week is set to continue, and it’s got us excited for summer!
In saying that, the fine spell has also struck a teeny tiny bit of panic into those visualizing their beach-ready bikini bodies! Thousands of Irish women and men have been inspired to hit the gym and we here at VOYA suggest they also hit the spa! The spa? (Yes you heard correctly, the spa!) It’s not just sweat and pain that helps make your body beach ready and beautiful, some pampering actually helps too!
For the next two months VOYA are promoting both spa body exfoliation treatments and retail products that you can use at home, and here’s why!
You are not alone! Over 80% of women, over the age of 20, will develop some form of cellulite at some stage in their lives. The dreaded dimpled skin, usually found on the thighs, hips, buttocks and upper arms can strike whatever your shape or size. However, there is plenty you can do to beat the battle of the bumps and, with summer approaching, now’s the time to take action and tackle that ’orange peel’ skin.
According to skincare experts at here at VOYA, the secret to lessening the appearance of cellulite – which is formed when fat expands and is pushed up against the top layers of the skin, creating a dimpled surface – is regular body brushing, massage and a good diet!
Daily body brushing is simple, easy to do and can make a huge difference to dimpled-looking skin. Best done before you shower in the morning, using a natural bristle brush such as VOYA’s Exfoliating Body Brush, RRP £17/€20, begin at the soles of your feet, and work up the front and back of your legs in the direction of your heart. Brush the hands and arms, stomach and back. Avoid the face and chest area.
After your shower, massage the body with VOYA’s Angelicus Serratus 100ml, RRP £32/€37- this distinctly fragrant super-hydrating body oil with VOYA’s signature notes of citrus fruits and the sea, helps to improve suppleness and elasticity whilst purifying and cleansing tired skin. The rich seaweed oil is enhanced with anti-oxidant rosehip that slows the signs of ageing, evening primrose which helps improve cell structure and skin elasticity, vitamin E and high oleic sunflower oil. It is also enriched with stimulating notes of lime and rejuvenating mandarin to boost skin renewal.
Use firm, circular massage movements, working towards the heart, paying particular attention to the problem cellulite areas of the thighs, hips, buttocks and tops of the arms. The massage action will help increase circulation, improve blood and lymph flow and help reduce the accumulation of fat deposits.
Other Benefits of Body Exfoliation
- Helps fake tan last longer
- Gives you a closer shave
- Prevents body acne
- Improves skin texture
- Helps body moisturiser penetrate deeper
To the VOYA SPA!
VOYA spa treatments can be found in the most luxurious spa locations around the world, and in them, a multiple of seaweed wraps, body exfoliation scrubs and massages are available; treatment menus can differ from one account to the next, but they all harness the restorative power of the sea! Check out our sister company VOYA Seaweed Baths and its treatment menu here (in our beloved Strandhill Co. Sligo) or Monart Spa’s treatment menu here or Aghadoe Heights Spa treatment menu here (Co. Kerry).
All VOYA accounts offer different body exfoliation treatments so make sure to get in contact with your nearest spa to see what exact VOYA body exfoliation treatments they have on offer at the moment.
VOYA Body Exfoliation Treatment Spa Products
Luscious Salt Glow
Luscious Salt Glow is infused with dead sea salts and organic seaweed oil, a combination which hydrates the skin, stimulates blood and lymph flow while firming skin tone and increasing lustre. It can remove dull skin and refine skin texture
Organic Seaweed & Lavender Glow
A wonderful fragrant mix of lavender buds, seaweed & sugar. It’s double action of gently removing dead skin cells with our sugar and healing with our seaweed extracts and lavender essential oil.
Organic Peppermint & Sugar Glow
This refreshing and all over exfoliation treatment awakens the skin and body. It features a fabulously mix of organic peppermint leaf, seaweed and sugar all of which perform the double action of gently removing dead skin cells while introducing you to uplifting effects of our peppermint essential oil.
Organic Hydrating Body Scrub
Our dual action lathering body buff exfoliates with finally ground walnut shells and nourishes your skin with a blend of almond oil, seaweed and ginger extracts. Our gentle yet effective formula removes rough and lifeless looking skin cell, to reveal much more refined softer. Silky smooth skin.
Stimulating Seaweed Buff
Let us scrub your body head to toe with certified organic bladder wrack body buff (Fucus Vesiculosus) it is the ultimate treat for tired and dull skin. The anti-oxidants from our mineral rich bladder wrack seaweed combines with VOYA’s signature seaweed massage oils to offer a powerful organic way to better skin.