Get Covered in Mud and Bathe in Milk
By Corri Vara, Owner of International Day Spa
When your skin is in need of hydration and repair, look no further than mud.
Long before spas were performing professional mud treatments on clients, indigenous people utilized mud and clay for both medicinal and aesthetic purposes because of its composition of botanicals, enzymes and minerals.
There is no doubt that we all have a plethora of treatments and products to choose from, but mud and mineral-based services continue to be in demand because of their natural healing properties. Mud is able to control toxins and purify the skin and is thus beneficial to people suffering from acne breakouts on their body. A mud body treatment also dries the skin, reducing the presence of bacteria harboring oils and clogged pores.
A mud or clay treatment can also relieve sore muscles and reduce stress. You cannot help but feel more grounded and connected to Earth while having mud applied to your skin. Last, but certainly not least, you will leave feeling exfoliated and detoxified. The natural particles in mud slough away dead skin while drawing out toxic impurities.
Our suggested treatments:
Include a New York Facial and foot massage, then a Vichy Shower, plus lotion rubdown.
NEW! Red Clay Body Masque.
Dull, lackluster skin gets a micro-buff and flawless makeover with this dual-action clarifying mud exfoliation mask. The medium-grain powdered volcanic pumice polishes skin smooth, while Red Arizona Montmorillonite Clay absorbs bacteria and toxins.
60 minutes, $99
Triple Mud Trio
Detoxifying body mud; firming and cleansing face mud; and Australian conditioning scalp mud are used in this treatment.
60 minutes, $99
Cleopatra was not only the Queen of the Nile, but she was also a woman who wanted to maintain her youthful appearance. It's no secret that she took regular milk and honey baths to keep her skin looking radiant and feeling smooth. At International Day Spa, we are always striving to provide the uncompromisingly finest in skin and body care. Our milk and honey tub treatment now features macadamia nut milk for even more skin and health benefits. Great for people suffering from dry, dull skin or arthritis, this dairy-free milk will soften and moisturize, while reducing any inflammation. Not only do we suggest soaking in macadamia nut milk, but drinking it will give your skin a healthy glow from the inside out.
At home tip: Try replacing your sweetened coffee creamer with macadamia nut milk for a healthier, gluten free option.
MILK & HONEY BATH
Relax while you soak in a sweet blend of milk and honey and essential oils that will soften, exfoliate and hydrate your skin.
30 minutes, $35
So when your skin needs some TLC, look no further than a mud treatment or milk soak.
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