If you’ve momentarily forgotten all the good advice about SPFs and sun protection, you may have overdone it in the sun.
The sun damage that you will have received from sunburn can be minimised if treated immediately.
The Solar Relief treatment at the Silver Rain Spa in the Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman, can help you to do just that.
The treatment involves the use of several products designed to soothe, cool and protect the skin against further damage.
First, a soothing mist is sprayed over the body to soothe skin, and then an aloe gel is applied to refresh and cool the body.
Cool marble stones are then used to lightly massage sore areas.
‘There’s also a mini-facial with this treatment,’ explained Lead Massage Therapist at the Silver Rain Spa, Mandy Larocque.
Your face is treated similarly to the body, as it is cleansed and a de-sensitising emulsion is applied.
La prairie’s hydralift firming mask is applied all over the body, which hydrates and soothes the body.
After this mask has been applied and has rested on the skin for a sufficient period of time, it needs to be showered off.
To deal with very sensitive cases, Ms Larocque commented that they often turn off the overhead shower, as the side jets are gentler.
‘We also keep the temperature quite cool, so as not to further aggravate the heat in your skin.’
Once you have dried off and lay back on the treatment table, la prairie’s hydrating serum is applied all over the body, to lock in moisture.
‘The serum prevents moisture loss and hydrates from the inside out,’ explained Ms Larocque.
The final stages of the treatment involve la prairie’s SPF 30 Cellular Protective Body Emulsion being applied all over the body.
On the face, la prairie’s Nurturing Anti-Redness Complex is applied, while on more burnt areas the Anti-Redness Balm can be applied.
To finish, the face is treated with la prairie’s Cellular Anti-Wrinkle Sun Cream SPF 30.
‘We apply lots of products in this treatment, but it’s necessary to soothe and hydrate the skin after sun damage,’ said Ms Larocque.
‘The Solar Relief treatment is targeted towards sun damage on the body and face, and should help you feel much cooler and more soothed afterwards.’
The Solar Relief treatment is designed for extreme sunburn. If you have patches that are lightly burnt, or you just feel overheated or dried out, you can opt for the Island Luxe body treatment at the spa instead, which deeply hydrates skin.
To book an appointment at the Silver Rain Spa at the Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman, or for more information on the treatments they offer, phone 815-6900.