Archive for July 9th, 2010

South Florida Spa Lovers Celebrate Miami Spa Month

While the mercury rises in Miami, the prices at South Florida’s spas are dropping—again. From now until August 31st, relaxation seekers can enjoy $99 treatments (normally valued at $199 or more) at 36 different spas thanks to the third annual Miami Spa Month. These healthy havens are offering everything from classic massages to mango manicures. And, if the specially priced services do not pique the interest of spa-goers, some spots, such as Spa at Icon Brickell at the Viceroy, are offering 15% off services during the promotion period. This year, eight new spas are participating in the promotion, including:

•Bliss Spa, W South Beach

•Elemis Spa at Village of Merrick Park

•Exhale Spa at the EPIC Hotel

•RockResorts Spa at Tempo, Miami

For a complete list of participating spas, click here.

Skincare Guru Kate Somerville Launches New Book

Celebrity facialist Kate Somerville recently launched the book Complexion Perfection! (Hay House, 2010), a practical how-to guide to getting clear, radiant skin regardless of age, ethnicity, skin type, or concern. In the book, Somerville discusses simple strategies for achieving a clear complexion and helps readers understand cutting-edge treatments, technologies, and ingredients. My favorite part of the book is the section on how diet and lifestyle impact the skin. Did you know that almonds provide a very high degree of antioxidant protection, that blueberries fight inflammation at the cellular level, and that spinach helps protect against skin aging? Somerville also says that tomatoes are a rich source of lycopene, which can help reduce the risk of skin cancer, and even cooler is she says that eating a sauce made by simmering tomatoes in olive oil has been shown to protect the skin from sunburns, about the same amount as using a sunblock with an SPF of two or three. Interesting!

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