Skin care shouldn’t be limited to your face and neck—your back surely deserves some pampering, too! With summer only a few short months away, you’re likely getting ready to show off some more skin at the beach. Our backs, in particular, can be an area of skin distress like acne, dryness and irritation. We need to give our back the same attention we give our face and neck, especially with Spring upon us and Summer right around the corner.
Sweat and contact with different fabrics cause acne breakouts, rashes and irritation. In fact, over 50% of the population have most breakouts on their back and chest.
Your back should get a good tune-up as well because the skin there can be just as sensitive and prone to dryness and irritation. A back facial at your favorite Leesburg spa is exactly what you need this coming bathing suit season. The treatment is designed to help get rid of these common skin concerns.
Our 55 min back facial includes a deep cleansing with steam, exfoliation, extractions, a hydrating, detoxifying mask, a back massage, hot towels and a moisturizer with sunscreen.
Awakenings Spa Boutique is proud to sponsor Mrs. Leiah Rocheleau, as Mrs Dupont Circle, in the Mrs. DC 2018 Pageant coming up on April 14, 2018.
Awakenings provides massage and skin care, including back facials, for Mrs. Rocheleau. She understands the importance for self-care to enhance beauty inside and out.
Dry Skin Dilemma
The back is one of the most hard-to-reach places during your daily routine. Unfortunately, that also makes it one of the most neglected areas of your body in terms of care. Just how often do you really cleanse, exfoliate and moisturize your skin there? Chances are you’re not doing it enough, especially if you already notice dryness of your facial skin. Dead skin cells need to be cleared to reveal healthier, glowing skin underneath using a treatment specifically formulated to address dry skin.
According to the American Academy of Dermatology, 40-50 million Americans have acne at any one time. More often than not, it’s not on the face, but the chest and back regions. That’s because your back goes through a lot on a daily basis. Between sweat and irritable contact with different fibers and fabrics, the glands on your back can accumulate sebum. This build up then clogs hair follicles, leading to whiteheads, blackheads and eventually the dreaded bacne (or back acne) and cysts.
Redness and Rashes
If you’re hoping to even out your skin tone by sunbathing this summer, make sure your back isn’t already red from skin irritation. Much like bacne, redness and rashes are strong indicators that you are sorely in need of a back facial. One of the major causes of this is clothing made from uncomfortable fabrics rubbing up on your back or what’s known as itchy contact dermatitis. This is commonly experienced when working out and your sportswear starts to slide against your sweaty skin.
A back facial is an effective treatment that targets your back, elbows and the back of your upper arms, mimicking many traditional techniques used for the face. It includes deep steam cleansing, gentle exfoliation, extractions, detoxifying masks, massage and hot towels. Stop by a spa and wellness destination, such as Awakenings Spa Boutique for a well-deserved back facial before you make plans for a summer getaway.