The Acid Test: Safe and Effective Seasonal Treatments for Exfoliating Your Skin

The Acid Test: Safe and Effective Seasonal Treatments for Exfoliating Your Skin
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What’s the Highest Road to Post-Summer Skin Recovery?

Fall is synonymous with freshness. The air can be crisp bringing with it a change of routine that comes upon us naturally. Now that summer is almost behind us, it’s time to recover from the damage inflicted by the harsh summer sun. After too many ultraviolet rays, doesn’t your skin deserve to be rejuvenated, head to toe, with the right treatments? Beginning a new season with a luxurious and nourishing spa treatment is just what the doctor ordered. Think of it as shedding dead skin in order to start fresh. Because we know that manual exfoliation can only do so much, the estheticians at Natural Body Spa & Shop can help restore your skin to better than pre-summer condition by safely exfoliating with natural acids.

Acid: It’s Not What You Think

Don’t let the word “acid” scare you away. You wouldn’t want to miss out on an opportunity for a game-changing therapeutic treatment. True, acid is commonly associated with harsh chemicals and burns, but when used in the right concentration or in a natural alternative form, it is widely considered a miracle ingredient for treating enemies of dermal beauty such as acne, aging, pigmentation and dehydration.

The Properties of Natural Acids

If you don’t already know, all acids were not created equal. It’s important to remember which acids to use, what natural alternatives are available and when to use them. Here is a quick guide to help you and your wellness provider customize a wellness routine that meets you where you are.

  • Alpha hydroxy acid (also known as a-hydroxy acids or AHAs) is an ingredient to keep on your radar for enhancing your skincare routine. These acids aid in natural exfoliation without any harsh or abrasive scrubbing that may damage the skin.
  • Lactic acid (the gentlest AHA in skincare) is featured in the Eminence Mangosteen Collection, which is one of our absolute favorite collections for restoring skin to its utmost radiance. AHAs are also featured in all the recipes in our Seasonal Body Scrub services so you can enjoy soft, smooth skin after a gentle exfoliating treatment because no one wants to feel like she was rubbed down with sandpaper.
  • Beta hydroxy acids, which are also commonly used, are oil soluble acids that penetrate deep into the skin to cleanse congested pores and prevent future breakouts. These acids can be found in our Eminence Acne Advanced Treatment System and the Éminence Clear Skin Collection available in-store and for curbside pickup at any Natural Body Spa & Shop.
Chart explaining the the porperties of natural acids, what they are best known for, benefits and natural alternatives.

Schedule a Seasonal Spa Day Today

For readers interested in booking a spa day featuring these miracle ingredients, we recommend our Seasonal Exfoliating Body Scrub, featuring the Éminence Stone Crop recipe and a HydraFacial Treatment. Clients will notice results immediately. But the best news is there is no downtime required post-treatment, which means you are free to head straight to the park or your favorite nature spot without worrying about reversing the results from your treatments.

To learn more about how to optimize your skincare routine, Natural Body’s team of certified estheticians and massage therapists would love to help guide you. Visit one of Natural Body Spa & Shop’s 10 locations in Georgia or Tennessee today. If you prefer, you can pick-up products and gift cards curbside or shop online today.


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