26
Jul
2014

4 Pampering Spa Treatments for Sensitive Skin

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Spa treatments are awesome and we should all pamper more often but in this era where we are all running around with crazy schedules we often postpone these treatments that we could benefit so much from, especially if you deal with sensitive skin. Sensitive skin requires a little extra nurturing and since everyone can benefit from the opportunity to de-stress, why not make time for some healing spa treatments? These four spa treatments that I`ll talk more below are my favourites and we could all do these in the comfort of our homes as well (with a bit more mess for sure). They are extremely nourishing, even for the most sensitive skin types and will strengthen both the natural barrier of the skin as well as the immune system.

4 Pampering Spa Treatments for Sensitive Skin

1. Milk bath

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Cleopatra was known for her gorgeous skin and one of her secrets was actually milk baths. When it comes to spa treatments, it’s important to know your ingredients very well and be selective about them since unknown oils or preservatives have the potential to trigger irritation. So try to keep your treatments simple by sticking with one of Mother Nature’s best hydrators: milk.

Benefits: Milk is very rich in vitamins and minerals, such as Vitamin E and zinc, which also help slowing the process of ageing and retain skin’s natural elasticity. Natural enzymes, such as lactic acid, eliminate dead surface cells and leave remaining skin radiant and youthful. Moreover it also strengthens the natural barrier of the skin without striping its natural oils which is crucial if you have dry or sensitive skin.

Also if you have trouble sleeping, perhaps a bath before bedtime will help you sleep better as while doing a warm milk bath your body dilates your blood vessels causing less blood to reach your brain which will induce you the need to go to bed and rest.

 2. Mud bath

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If a milk bath doesn’t look appealing to you, consider a mud bath instead. This one is a powerful detoxifier which also calms irritated skin and can even relieve muscle pain. A mud bath is a good option for sensitive skin because it’s usually very simple: just mud and water.

Benefits

 Detoxification

 The skin is the largest organ in the body, so it needs to be cleansed often and the easiest and quickest way to detox is through the pores in our skin. One effective way to do it is sweating out toxins, but using mud also helps to draw out impurities. As a result the skin appearance will improve, you will have increased energy levels and will improve your overall health and well-being. As toxins are drawn out of the body, acne and spots may reduce as well.

Skin will not be the only one benefiting. Below the surface, mud baths work deeper into the body, benefiting the muscles as well as mud used for therapeutic reasons can reduce inflammation, alleviating the pain of arthritis, rheumatism and relax muscle tension.

 Mineral boost

Absorbing mud into your skin, means you also extract all of the minerals present, such as, magnesium and potassium. Magnesium plays a vital role in the health of our hearts, bones, blood pressure, and helps treat depression. It is a woman`s best friend. Potassium is similar, stabilizing blood pressure, helping heart and kidney disorders, benefiting brain health, water balance, and boosting the metabolism.

If you have difficulty finding places that do these types of mud baths, a mud body mask is the next great alternative. A mud body mask offers the same benefits without the full body dip. Instead, mud is applied to the body and left on for a short period of time to allow the nutrients to soak in, effectively detoxifying and nourishing sensitive skin types.

3. Chocolate facial

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Simple products with few, easy-to-recognize ingredients are ideal for sensitive skin. A chocolate facial fits this description perfectly because I usually includes simple ingredients such as cacao powder and honey and it is also providing delicious nourishment to sensitive complexions. The chocolate facial will ensure that your skin is healthy and glowing in the long run.

Benefits: this treatment indulges your skin with healthy antioxidants and fats to hydrate and soften it.

Why is it good for your skin?
– Chocolate is high in anti-oxidants.
– It increases the production of collagen and lightens blemishes and acne marks.
– It hydrates your skin and softens the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.
– It suits all skin types and is known to be one of the best ways to relax and rejuvenate

4. Seaweed wrap

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A seaweed wrap is typically made by combining seaweed with hot water and sometimes essential oils, clay and other skin care ingredients. A thick paste is formed and spread over your entire body. Your body is then wrapped in a heated towel, sheet or special blanket while the paste soaks into the skin. As you relax, the heat opens the pores so the nutrients are absorbed into the skin. This treatment will leave you feeling fresh and clean, and won’t irritate you. Seaweed body wraps are beneficial to the skin in several ways, so whether you’d like to drop excess skin after losing weight or rid your body of toxins, seaweed will do the trick.

Benefits: Seaweed detoxifies skin while improving its tone and elasticity. Dead skin prevents your body from absorbing moisture properly. While you sweat during a seaweed wrap, the toxins are removed from the body and the dead skin is loosened as well. The seaweed itself is chock full of proteins, vitamins, minerals and lipids that easily soak into the skin to add moisture.

 Improves Skin Elasticity and Regeneration

Over time, your skin loses the ability to stretch and return to normal. This can lead to stretch marks and wrinkles. The  antioxidants, essential fatty acids and vitamin A, present in seaweed wraps can help to rebuild the elasticity of the skin. It also makes your skin more supple by increasing blood flow to its surface, regenerates damaged skin cells, produces collagen to firm and tone the skin, and reduces the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.

Reduces Cellulite and Improves Body Contouring

If you’ve recently lost weight and have excess skin, a seaweed wrap can help with body contouring. It aids in shaping the excess skin so it’s smoother and less noticeable by direct diffusion of vitamins and minerals. Additionally, if cellulite is a problem, a seaweed wrap may help reduce the undesirable marks it leaves on the skin. More information about dealing with cellulite is present in this article.

Which treatments did you already try? It is important to learn how to treat your skin from head to toe without causing unwanted, irritating side effects so if you know any tips, share them down below in the comments.

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