Massage Envy Spa and Dr. Murad Offer Four Tips for Healthy Skincare this Summer
Taking care of your skin during the summer should be top priority. Summer skincare is different than winter skincare but it is important nonetheless. Make sure sunscreen is at the top of the list and if you have time, give yourself a facial. Acne flares up during the summer from bacteria, dead skin cellls built up in the hair folllicles and more sebum production than usual. Fight off acne with AHA’s, exfoliation and masks. Read below for some tips from Massage Envy to help keep your skin glowing all summer long…
As summer rolls into full swing across the country, many of us are beginning to neglect our skincare routine. At Massage Envy Spa, the pioneer and national leader of professional, convenient and affordable massage and spa services, we are committed to helping you keep your skin looking and feeling great. Together with our partner, the leading skincare authority, Dr. Murad, we've put together these top tips to care for your skin this summer.
- Treat yourself. Take the time to de-stress and rejuvenate your skin with a facial. Massage Envy Spa locations offer facials designed by Dr. Murad, the authority in skin health. Members and guests can choose from four different Murad® Healthy Skin facials including Environmental Shield® Vitamin C, Clarifying Enzyme Acne, Anti-Aging and Sensitive Skin.
- Protect your skin. Everyone knows that sunscreen application is important to protect against UVA/UVB rays, but did you know that antioxidants and anti-inflammatories are just as important? Antioxidants can help protect against damaging free radicals responsible for visible signs of aging such as fine lines, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation and uneven texture. We recommend vitamin C and pomegranate extract for added antioxidant protection. Also, anti-inflammatories help neutralize redness and prevent inflammatory cell damage. Try arnica, zinc and aloe vera.
- Prevent breakouts. During the hot, humid summer months you tend to have more breakouts because of increased oil production in skin. To alleviate some peripheral breakouts, we recommend using a cleanser with a high amount of salicylic acid.
- Eat right. Food fuels your body and mind and eating the right foods can strengthen your skin's ability to protect itself against environmental damage. Select water-rich raw fruits and vegetables such as goji berries, tomatoes, watermelon, broccoli, cabbage, mangoes, strawberries and green tea.
"With all the travel, time spent in the sun and outdoor activities that take place; the summer months can be tough on our skin," says CG Funk, vice president of industry relations and product development for Massage Envy Spa. "We encourage our members and guests to follow these simple skincare tips to ensure their skin stays healthy and beautiful all summer long."
In addition to facials, Massage Envy Spa offers a variety of massage treatments, including Swedish, Trigger Point, Deep Tissue, Sports, Prenatal and Geriatric. The proven benefits of routine massage include improved circulation, joint flexibility and posture, relief from pain and swelling caused by arthritis, reduced blood pressure, fatigue, migraine pain and stress, as well as improved sleep, concentration and overall sense of well-being. In addition, the 90-minute Hot Stone Envy® features the placement of smooth, water-heated stones at key points on the body to allow for deeper relaxation of the muscles. Other services that are part of Massage Envy Spa's Enhanced Therapies menu include Aroma Therapy, Sugar Foot Scrub Therapy and Deep Muscle Therapy, which can be added to any massage to enhance the experience and stress relief.
Open seven days a week, each Massage Envy Spa offers convenient times and locations to fit any guest's needs. Visit Massage Envy Spa on Facebook or on Twitter. For healthy living and wellness tips, visit Massage Envy's blog. Additional information, including a list of all locations, can be found at MassageEnvy.com.
About Massage Envy Spa
Massage Envy Spa, based in Scottsdale, Arizona, is a national franchisor, and through its franchised locations, is the leading provider of therapeutic massage in the United States. The national franchise is dedicated to providing professional and affordable therapeutic massage and spa services to members and guests with busy lifestyles at convenient times and locations. Founded in 2002, Massage Envy Spa has nearly 1,000 franchise locations in 49 states and 1.5 million members. In addition, the average unit volume for a franchise location is $1.35 million. Through its national partnership with the Arthritis Foundation, Massage Envy Spa has raised more than $2 million in three, one-day Healing Hands for Arthritis events. The company was recently ranked #1 Best Franchise with an initial investment of $500,001 and up by Forbes, #88 in Franchise Time's Top 200, #54 in Entrepreneur's 2014 Franchise 500 and #24 in its Fastest Growing Franchise rankings. Massage Envy Spa is a member of the International Franchise Association (IFA) and was named a 2013 Military Friendly Franchise. For more information, visit MassageEnvy.com.