Sunburn Soothers

shutterstock_506702851We wait all year for the chance to bask in the sun during the summer months, but relishing its warming sensations—whether lounging on beaches at Montage Kapalua Bay and Laguna Beach or enjoying a table on the terrace at Georgie while lunching with friends at Montage Beverly Hills—also means guarding our skin from its harmful ultraviolet rays and subsequent sunburn damage.

Montage Spas recommend trying these soothing treatments for combatting the effects of the sun:

“The most effective treatment for reducing signs of sun damage is The L. Raphael Oxy Star Anti-Pigmentation treatment,” says Montage Beverly Hills spa director Amelia Winfrey. “This treatment reduces dark spots, refines fine lines, smooths the skins surface and leaves skin more youthful. The exclusive key ingredients of LEC 40, white truffle, collagen and algae are partnered with proprietary technology. During the treatment the esthetician uses a jet aviation oxygen machine to infuse these anti-aging ingredients into the skin with incredible results.” For prevention, Spa Montage recommends that guests use La Bella Donna SPF 50.  “It’s a natural, pure mineral translucent SPF powder that offers all day protection, Winfrey says.

At Montage Deer Valley, the Ultimate Oxygen Facial offers a quenching experience that provides unparalleled hydration to sun damaged skin. The 60 or 90-minute treatment is a unique blend of vitamins, antioxidants, peptides and humectants that result in an instant and visible reduction of fine lines, improved firmness and a noticeable lift. In the 90-minute treatment, Atoxelene serum, “Botox for the skin,” is used on expression lines and offers skin rejuvenation on the neck and décolleté.

The Brightening & Correcting Facial at Montage Palmetto Bluff is perfect for addressing sun damage, especially any pigmentation concerns that happen due to sun exposure. The 60 or 90-minute treatment is customized with a multi acid or enzyme peel to
address specific conditions of the face, neck, décolleté and hands. Ideal for skin types concerned with hyper-pigmentation, congested skin, fine lines and premature aging. Upon completion, you will immediately notice a more refreshed and radiant
appearance.

In Maui at Montage Kapalua Bay, Spa Director Jennifer Holzworth suggests guests who have had too much sun try the 90-minute Sun Recovery body therapy, a face and body cooling treatment that soothes sun-kissed skin with healing aloe and algae. While cocooned, a calming facial treatment hydrates and repairs the skin. Well-versed in sun protection, Spa Montage Kapalua Bay suggests guests wear Correcting Multivitamin Day Crème SPF 30 from Kerstin Florian. It has a soothing lightweight texture while still providing maximum protection from free radicals, UV rays and environmental stressors.

For sun damaged skin, the Brightening and Correcting Repair Facial at Montage Laguna Beach uses the Kerstin Florian Skin Care Line and is a results-oriented treatment customized with a multi-acid or enzyme peel to address specific conditions of the face, neck, décolleté and hands. It’s ideal for skin types concerned with hyper-pigmentation, congested skin, fine lines and premature aging often caused by sun damage. A heated hand treatment is also incorporated into the experience. The 60-minute facial includes an arm, hand, neck and shoulder massage, while the 90-minute facial also incorporates a foot and scalp massage.

For a sunburn, the #1 product recommendation from Spa Montage Laguna Beach is the Rosehip & Lemongrass Soothing Hydrator by Eminence which can be used on the face and the body. It is ideal for immediate sunburn relief and helps alleviate redness and cools the skin. A great sunscreen for the face and body is the Eco Defense Daily Moisturizer (SPF 30) by Spa Technologies—Spa Montage’s #1 best seller. It can be used in and out of the water as it doesn’t smear or run off. It is a lightweight and non-whitening product that creates a flawless base and even skin tone.

Looking for your new favorite sunscreen? You can find these curated serums at most Montage Spas:

  • This silky-smooth ECO DEFENSE MOISTURIZER from Spa Technologies protects delicate skin with fortified antioxidants and reflects the sun’s harmful UVA and UVB rays with an SPF of 30, $65, at spatechnologies.com.

  • Well-versed in sun protection, Spa Montage Kapalua Bay suggests guests wear CORRECTING MULTI-VITAMIN DAY CRÈME SPF 30 from Kerstin Florian. It has a soothing lightweight texture while still providing maximum protection from free radicals, UV rays and environmental stressors, $60, at kerstinflorian.com.

  • For prevention, Spa Montage Beverly Hills recommends that guests use LA BELLA DONNA SPF 50, a natural, pure mineral translucent SPF powder that offers all-day protection, $65, at labelladonna.com.