By Laura Carson Miller
In search of a brightened complexion and a relaxed body? I suggest the Citrus Splash treatment at The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta. This treatment uses Atlanta’s own Mama Bath & Body Lemon & Lime products, comprising 100 percent pure essential oils and a blend of lemon, lime and valencia orange for the perfect summer scent. The exfoliating sugar scrub is followed by a relaxing massage that heals, tones and invigorates skin. To top off this citrus paradise, the treatment ends with a refreshing housemade lemonade.
Details: The Spa at Four Seasons Atlanta, 75 14th Street NE, Atlanta, GA, (404) 881-9898, fourseasons.com/atlanta, loveyourmama.com
As much as we think we know about sun protection, it never hurts to brush up on your sun sense. These timely tips from Celeste Hilling, Skin Authority’s CEO, founder and product formulator, will assure you have it made in the shade this summer:
- Sunscreens with SPF 15 or greater yield the best results. Scan the active ingredient label to make sure the product contains UVA- blocking elements such as titanium dioxide, zinc oxide or anything in the avobenzone family.
- Double up on safety by using a 20 percent concentration of topical vitamin C under your sunscreen daily to boost your skin cells’ immune defense against UV damage and reduce the appearance of brown spots.
- Don’t go into the sun for several hours after putting on products that bronze because there are chemicals in them that make your skin more sensitive to sun exposure. Apply these products later in the day and sleep in them.
Details: Skin Authority, skinauthority.com