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Summer Fruit for Skincare

We all know that fruits have health benefits, but did you know that they can help you beautify too? Well, it’s true! Both from the inside, when eaten, and on the outside, when used in topical beauty treatments, fruit treatments have wonderful results. Here are two summer fruits we have combined to create three unique treatments at The Spa at Fearrington.

Cucumbers have been consumed in healthy eating regimens and used in beauty products for decades. Over the years, cucumbers have been used for a variety of purposes due to their many benefits, but it is their high water content that makes them great for use in spas. Their hydrating, cooling, and soothing attributes are beneficial for problem skin. The caffeic acid that is naturally found in cucumbers helps to reduce puffiness and water retention in the skin. Cucumber works well as a cooling and revitalizing agent, and is especially effective for sun-damaged skin.

Rich in antioxidants and high in skin-friendly nutrients, melons also have significant beauty benefits. Most melons are more than 90 percent water. Eating them can help with hydration, but so can applying them directly to the skin as a calming, moisture-rich treatment. Melons contain lycopene and vitamins A and C, all of which help your body fight the free radicals that cause cell damage and, ultimately, the signs of aging.

The mixture of cucumber and melon will deliver the cooling effect on tender skin and you can feel the heat around your body being drawn out, leaving the skin cool, soft and moist. The Spa at Fearrington is offering the following treatments June-August to help you prepare for the summer heat. We are offering a Cucumber Melon Manicure (30 minutes), Pedicure (45 minutes) and body exfoliation (either 60 or 90 minutes). Combine all three for a day of summer pampering and receive a 10% discount on your spa treatments. Contact The Spa at Fearrington to book your treatments at 919.545.5723.

– Angela, Spa Manager

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