Lead Esthetician Jan Dibeler has been working at Mii amo for almost 20 years. As a master of lymphatic techniques and energy work, Jan loves sharing her incredible knowledge and skills to help improve and enhance guests’ skin during her therapeutic facials. Are you looking for ways to nurture and improve your complexion this season? Below, Jan shares advice for keeping your skin nourished and glowing this summer.
Summer sun, wind and sea can wreak havoc on skin, leaving it dry, dehydrated, pigmented, red or broken out. Traveling with fewer products, in the name of convenience, can also contribute to a lackluster look.
The three most important steps for keeping summer skin beautiful are exfoliation, moisturizing and protection from the sun:
- EXFOLIATE | Exfoliation is vital for healthy skin, as it removes the top barrier layer of dead skin cells while stimulating collagen production and tightening the face, neck and décolleté. Make sure you exfoliate all three areas. Once the top layer of skin is removed, products penetrate easily to promote a glowing, bright complexion. Pores are cleaner and minimized, and pigmentation is reduced. For most skin types, exfoliating 2 to 3 times a week is ideal. Make sure to use quality products in order to restore and maintain your skin’s natural balance.
- MOISTURIZE | Moisturizing daily, both in the morning and at night, provides essential nourishment and repair for the damage skin experiences from being exposed to the elements. There are many wonderful serums and masks that support the skin. As an added benefit to a Mii amo facial, an in-house esthetician is happy to recommend products and teach about the benefits of developing a good moisturizing routine.
- PROTECT | Daily application of SPF protects from the number one cause of premature aging skin – the sun. Our moisturizing cream-based SPF products last about two hours maximum, because they get absorbed by the skin, so reapplication is necessary. Most women don’t reapply their SPF, however there is a great strategy to get all-day protection when hiking, biking, sightseeing and enjoying all the delights of summer and sun. In order to get lasting coverage, an organic mineral makeup can be applied over the cream-based SPF with two passes down the face, neck and décolleté for protection that lasts from sunup to sundown. Learn from our skin care professionals how to get a dewy or matte look with your favorite tinted moisturizer.
Here in Sedona, the desert climate is harsh on the skin, and being at a high altitude requires real effort to stay hydrated and protected while enjoying the exquisite beauty of the red rocks. We truly embrace self care at Mii amo and by implementing the tips above, you will reawaken you skin’s vitality to reveal a smooth, supple and healthy complexion this summer.