Do we need an excuse to visit the spa? Never! But let’s face it, that blissed out, whole-body mellow can be snatched away all too quickly in the winter frost, making now an even more enjoyable time to indulge in some pampering. If you have an insatiable thirst for a classic, muscle-soothing Swedish massage, then go for it! But if you’re up for beautifying in the freshest way, consider one of these trendy treatments.
Intense Pulsed Light lasers
While we’ve been focusing all our energy on fine lines and wrinkles, poring over our pores has become the new regime. Seemingly archaic in practice, extractions still get the gold star when it comes to squeezing all the gunk out. When you’re all clear, laser treatment demolishes oversized pores, and create a smooth, even texture. Intense Pulsed Light lasers (sometimes simply referred to as “IPL”), is a non-invasive and gentle treatment that tightens pores through collagen stimulation. Fraxel, another pore-shrinking solution, pokes microscopic holes in the skin, which also in turn amps up collagen production, resulting in a smoother complexion.
Angelicus Serratus seaweed oil
If getting all ironed out with a relaxing massage is your top spa menu selection, try your treatment with the new Angelicus Serratus seaweed oil by Irish organic beauty company Voya. Improving skin’s suppleness and elasticity while simultaneously purifying and cleansing, this beautifully silky oil boosts leaves skin luminous. Antixidant-rich rosehip and evening primrose boost cell structure, while Vitamin E and sunflower oil renew and soothe. Already a top choice in many of England’s luxe spas, keep your eyes out for this super hydrating treatment oil on this end.
Looking for something in particular? Look no further than one of the many specialty spas offering specific treatments popping up all over the place. Smaller, niche spaces offering only one service are catching on as one of 2015’s biggest spa trends. Long, overwhelming spa menus were “offering an overwhelming number of services and trying to please everyone,” quotes Debra Koerner, co-founder of Well World Group, a spa consultancy firm. Now, find yourself in the hands of a specialized expert when looking for a service like lashes, brows, massages and feet.