Hey, weekend, hey!
It’s Friday, I’m Saint Louis bound to visit a friend where it’s predicted to be a high of 70 and sunny all weekend. If that doesn’t scream Spring, I’m not sure what does.
Speaking of warmer temps and sunlight: ya know what hasn’t seen the sun or warmer temps in an extreme amount of time? My skin. I’m blending into white walls, and it’s flaking in disturbing ways that can only mean it hasn’t been hydrated during the endless Chiberian months.
I’ve recently become somewhat of a regular at Exhale Spa, a haven of my favorite things: kick ass workouts, meditation that’s great for soul groovin’, and some serious pampering. I love all of these things (their barre cardio fusion class gives me life), but I’ve recently become even more infatuated with Exhale because of their Spa. I recently visited and got the most mind-blowing pedicure that has since changed my life. It’s called a Luxe Spa Pedicure, and that might have everything to do with it.
This indulgent foot therapy utilizes rich blends of palm, soy, jojoba, and organic coconut oils with shea butter to moisturize the crap out of your skin and remove any trace of callouses. Aside from a pretty pop of color on my toes, the nail tech ended the session with a hot stone massage on my feet. I’m not usually one for pampering, but Exhale’s Luxe Spa Pedicure was a game changer in the spa game. Have a free Saturday morning? Hit up a barre class and then relax with a pedicure- you’ll thank me later.
And if you can’t squeeze it in to your Saturday (squeeze it into next Saturday), I took the liberty of chatting up my very talented esthetician about prepping your skin, and pampering yourself at home:
-Hydrate (not just your skin): drink all the fluids
-Use Sunscreen: you should do this year-round, but be sure to apply your SPF especially diligently as the UV rays are present longer
-Exfoliate: All of the exfoliation- Get rid of the dead skin cells and get your glow on
-Moisturize: Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate
-Use A Gentle Soap: Out with the harsh winter soaps, and in with a gentler cleanser
-Tub Time: Rub-a-dub-dub, time for the tub! Throw in some essential oils and keep hydrating that skin
-Take Luke Warm Showers: scorching water temperatures are tough on your skin
-Treat Yourself: Hit up the spa and get yoself a luxe pedicure because you deserve it!