Spring is a time of renewal, and when it comes to your beauty regimen, that means taking a fresh look at your skin. Exfoliation is an important part of the process—and not just for your face. Body scrubs slough off dull, dead skin cells to encourage new growth and help polish the skin from the neck down. There are countless types of scrubs, but most are based in either sea salt or sugar. Sugar-based treatments tend to be a milder exfoliant, suggested especially for sensitive skin, because the sugar granules are smaller and rounder than the jagged salt particles. Sea salt scrubs, though, are known to help draw toxins from the body and soothe sore muscles. Whether you’re leaning towards salty or sweet, consider this sampling of local treatments to help get your glow back this season.
Tropical Marine Body Polish at The Spa in The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club (50 minutes, $130) includes a gentle massage and combines sea salts and marine algae for the exfoliation, followed by a rich cream to hydrate the skin.
Exotic Mediterranean Wrap at SpaTerre in LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort (50 minutes, $140) is a sea salt scrub that includes argan shells and beeswax, followed by a body wrap of aloe vera and mint. It includes a scalp or foot massage.
Anti-Aging Guava Nourishing Wrap at The Spa at Marco Island Marriott (50 minutes, $160) starts with a scrub made of raw cane sugar, followed by a body masque of warm shea butter and a botanical blend that includes guava, rich in vitamin C.
Chocolate Raspberry Brown Sugar Scrub at the Spa on Fifth in the Inn on Fifth (60 minutes, $125) is a delicious treatment gently removed with warm towels and includes rich hydration, as well as a head and foot massage.
Mind, Body, Soul … and Massage
Feeling utterly drained as we wind down (at least a little!) from the height of season? The Ritz-Carlton, Naples is taking massage to another level for those in search of that coveted mind-body-soul connection. A recent addition to the spa menu is a Chakra Balancing massage that uses gentle, sweeping strokes to focus on the seven energy centers in the body. The chakra system has been around for centuries in ancient healing practices. The energy centers start at the crown chakra at the top of the head all the way to the root chakra at the base of the spine. The massage includes seven unique essential oil blends for each of the energy centers, like rose and geranium for the heart chakra, and healing affirmations to melt away tension, while ushering in pure relaxation. Even intense type A personalities are sure to lose all sense of time while indulging in this hug for the soul.