Looking and Feeling Your Best

by: Kevin Gardner

When things in life get stressful, it can have a major impact on how we look and feel. We dash through our days and often find ourselves feeling drained and looking like we need a good nap and a healthy meal.To further complicate matters, sometimes we don’t notice the negative effects right away, and damage control is in order. Luckily, practicing some self care doesn’t have to be a chore, and can even be very enjoyable. Spas and spa treatments are gaining popularity and can be your closest ally in the battle to maintain your youth. Here are a few ways that your favorite spa can help you.

1. Rest and Relaxation

We may live in an age of “do it yourself’, but sometimes there is nothing better than having someone take care of you. Most full service spas will offer conveniences such as beverages and even light meals or snacks, which can often be brought to you while you enjoy a facial treatment or a mud bath. Soothing environments are a must, and you can choose what music you would like to hear during your stay, the temperature of the room that you are in and even how low the lights are dimmed. The focus is your comfort, so take advantage of all there is to offer. You will decompress, which will help your body to relax and your expressions to reflect contentment, which in itself takes years off of your appearance!

2. Professional Skin Care

No matter how conscientious you are about washing your face and moisturizing regularly, chances are that you won’t be able to achieve the results that you get from an experienced esthetician. He or she can assess the current condition of your skin and devise the best plan of action for your needs. Once you have left the spa and decide that you cannot live without treating yourself a little every day with high quality skin care products, you can keep up on offerings from renowned skin care experts such as BHMD on Twitter, and never miss reviews, special promotions and must-have information to keep your skin looking young and radiant.

A spa may also offer simple cosmetic options for quick solutions to aging skin concerns such as fine lines and wrinkles. Just make sure that you go over all of the potential effects and plan for the possibility of a short amount of down time while your skin heals.

3. Health and Wellness

Another risk of leading a hectic lifestyle is the neglect of the body’s nutrition requirements. Filling up on convenient, processed food and allowing the body to become dehydrated will take its toll on the wellbeing of both the inside and outside of your body. Your skin needs plenty of fruits and vegetables along with clear, natural fluids such as water and pure fruit juice in order to stay hydrated and healthy. Ask your spa if they offer and nutrition counseling to get you back on track. Some spas even offer their own brand of supplements for health and beauty conscious clients. Once you have found a nutritionist or other professional consultant that you feel comfortable with, you can maintain your regimen knowing that you have someone cheering for you. A partner in youth!

Taking good care of yourself can sometimes feel a bit overwhelming, but when you find a trustworthy place to go, the effort will be worth it. Soon you will look younger and feel better than you have in years. Better yet, you can feel great about the fact that you are caring for yourself. Being well cared for is the best reward that you can give to yourself.