Sandy feet, salt-kissed hair! Take me there, it’s summer! While we all love to get out in the sun, sea and sand in stress-free Noosa, enjoying the freedom of relaxing on the beach or long walks in the National Park, the summer season plays havoc with our skin.
If ageing is something you want to keep under control, then you’ll need some nourishment for your body after a day on the beach or in the sun.
At ikatan Day Spa in Noosa, we change our day spa specials every seasons, because seasons change and so do we. So we regularly introduce different treatments, packages and products to suit different skins types and the time of year.
Here’s what you need to think about if you want to glow from head to toe this summer and really relax during your vacation.
Body brushing, exfoliating and wrapping – Body scrubs and wraps are ideal in the summertime to slough off dry skin and replenish the new skin you’ll be showing off in your swimmers and shorts.
Dry body brushing – A great way to stimulate lymphatics, exfoliate and remove dead skin. It should be done at least a couple of times a week.
Body scrubs – A convenient way to exfoliate in the shower once a week. They usually have an oil
or cream base to nourish skin at the same time.
Body wraps – A great way to get the most hydration into your skin. While you’re wrapped, the pores of your skin open with the warmth of your body heat and the nourishing products applied soak in easily to hydrate and nourish skin.
Having a spa treatment where your entire body is nourished is a relaxing experience, and ikatan Day Spa’s Summer Ceremony day spa package is the perfect summer hydration package to restore your skin with body brushing, organic coconut oil and frangipani milk.
Body oils, lotions and potions
It’s a personal choice as to what you like and what feels best on your skin, but here’s the
lowdown on what works best for different skin needs. Do use organic or natural products if you can, as your skin is the largest organ of your body and you don’t want nasty chemicals inside your body.
Oil – Ideal for dry, flaky skin, eczema or rough skin. There are so many oils to choose from, but my favourite is camellia oil, from the white tea plant, or coconut oil, because they both have a small molecular structure, which means they absorb easily. They’re both easy to find too and organic products are widely available.
Body milk and lotion – Light and easily absorbed. However, while they do make the skin look better immediately, they soak into the skin fast and can leave it looking dry again soon after application.
Body cream or body butter – These are thick and heavy so they’re better suited for use during winter as they sit on the surface of the skin for longer, then gradually soak in as your skin absorbs and disperses the products.
Pretty feet, keep them neat
Summer sandals and party heels call for pretty feet. While we should all have pedicures at least once a month, our toes are on display most of the summer, so you want them to look pretty.
Having a pedicure is a relaxing experience, especially with a glass of champagne or pot of tea while seated in the garden room at ikatan Spa.
This summer we have a special Kepala Day Spa Package that includes a pedicure and an Asian Head Massage while your painted toes are drying. As with all pedicures at ikatan Spa, you get to take home your new bottle of nail polish in the colour of your choice.
Share a double room for a massage
The holiday season and our Australian summer is a time we like to spend with family and friends and visiting the day spa is a relaxing way to be together.
If you love getting a massage, you’re going to want to book the special Bersama Noosa Day Spa Package for two which includes a 75-minute massage, a Taster Plate from our food menu, and a glass of champagne or pot of tea in the gardens before or after your treatments.
It’s the perfect way to spend time with a loved one or friend.
You can also try our new Mantra Massage alone or in a double room.
Happy Holidays from the ikatan Team
Happy holiday from me and everyone at ikatan Spa… and may all your dreams come true in 2018!
Visit ikatan Day Spa near Noosa
Find out more about day spa treatments or packages at ikatan – we recommend you book ahead during the holiday season.
Check out our Noosa day spa gift vouchers if there’s someone you’d like to treat.