Top Facials to Repair Sun Damage

The Arrabelle at Vail Square rooftop pool and spaWinter is the perfect season to make up for sun damage and any SPF indiscretions from the warmer months. Clients may not always think to book sun-damage repairing facials and body treatments, so it’s up to you to educate them. Here are a few top spas from coast to coast with rejuvenating and replenishing treatments to wipe away sun damage.

The Autumn Enzyme Renewal Facial ($155, 60 minutes) at Aquaterra Spa at Surf & Sand Resort (Laguna Beach, CA) polishes and replenishes sun-damaged skin utilizing refreshing enzymatic and exotic fruit puree to dissolve lifeless cells, while gentling buffing the skin with the seeds of the superfruit formula. Guests can choose between Himalayan super fruit or pumpkin apple-spice exfoliant during the blissful 60-minute spa treatment.

The Spa at Rancho Valencia at Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa (San Diego) offers The Citrus-A-Peel ($220, 75 minutes) antioxidant treatment to soothe sun-damaged skin and helps alleviate signs of premature aging with 100 percent pure Vitamin C to stimulate collagen production and renew skins firmness.

L’Auberge de Sedona’s (AZ) L’Apothecary Spa has a healing Autumn Comfort Blend, which is designed to soothe the body and mind, while boosting the immune system and soothing skin after sun exposure. Even better, tangerine essential oils are known to help settle the mind, ease stress, and lower anxiety to bring emotional balance.

The Coconut Crème and Cucumber Skin Soother ($150, 50 minutes) at A RockResorts Spa at The Arrabelle (Vail, CO) is designed to calm, cool, and heal the effects of overexposure to sun and wind. It is a pure wildcrafted, organic, and natural treatment featuring aloe vera, rose, and cucumber that will soothe skin back to a glowing state.

Chill Spa at Hotel Terra (Jackson Hole, WY) offers the Lavender and Goat Milk ($195, 80 minutes) as the best way to soothe and strengthen sun kissed skin. The therapeutic dry brushing prepares the skin for rich shea crème infused with coconut oil and lavender finished with a dusting of goat’s milk powder for deep hydration. Raw lavender buds will exfoliate during a foot treatment.  Relax with the effects of lavender while cocooned in a warm wrap and emerge feeling soft and hydrated.

The Vitamin C15 Infusion & Brightening Reverse ($200, 80 minutes) facial at SpaTerre at Teton Mountain Lodge & Spa (Jackson Hole, WY) is geared to help reverse the effects of sun damage and premature aging. Potent antioxidants and corrective botanical extracts revitalize the skin and produces get a boost with CACI ultra’s technology. 

At Gurney’s Montauk Resort & Seawater Spa (Hamptons, NY), the Seawater Spa’s Vitamin C treatment ($165, 50 minutes) treats sensitive, dehydrated, or environmentally challenged skin. This facial rich in antioxidants, soothing laminaria algae and healing components, replaces lost minerals. A finishing vitamin c mask and moisturizing concentrate provide ultra protection against future free-radical damage. 

Mayflower Grace’s (Washington, CT) Anti-Aging Hand Treatment ($95, 30 minutes) offers a results-driven hand treatment with medical-grade actives. The treatment reveals younger looking skin and reduces the signs of sun damage and aging on hands with an AHA peel, collagen mask, brightening serum, and intensive moisturizing. 

The Spa at The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach (Miami) offers a Hydrating Massage ($245, 75 mintues) to keep sun-damaged skin hydrated while relaxing the body from head to toe. The therapist uses shea butter on the body, followed by massaging organic oil to the scalp.