We know all too well the indulgence of a spa resort offers. They are for destressing the soul, body and mind from the daily grind, to relax and unwind. But then again, they are so much more. April is National Stress Awareness Month, and The Daily Dose will be kicking off a series with our fantastic spa partners to uncover their best spa secrets, favorite indulgences and how these experts unwind and de-stress!
First up, we catch up with Tina Crawford, Executive Spa Director at The Ritz-Carlton Grande Lakes Orlando to discover why spas are big on stress relief, especially when it comes to your skin’s health and, of course, anti-aging efforts.
How do spa treatments directly correlate to stress relief & what are the benefits?
When your body has an opportunity to take a time out and slow down it has the ability to heal and regenerate. Undergoing spa treatments release serotonin making the body feel better, improves blood circulation, and sends more oxygen throughout the body. You are also stimulating the lymphatic systems which helps to rid the body of toxins.
What are your favorite beauty products?
The iconic Alpha Beta Daily Peel, Hyaluronic Marine Hydrating Modeling Mask, C+ Collagen Vitamin C Brighten & Firm Serum, and the Hyaluronic Marine Oil-Free Moisture Cushion — this moisturizer is just fabulous!
Can you reveal your most popular skincare treatments? And, share how they can actually help reduce stress and impact anti-aging efforts.
Of course the Alpha Beta Pro Peel is hugely successful, because it is results-driven. You see immediate results, helping the skin to look younger and plumper. Fine lines and wrinkles show marked improvement instantaneously. Your skin looks refreshed, erasing and combating the signs of aging and stress. I think it goes without saying when you look good, you feel good!
What do you do to kick stress every day? Share your daily habits with us, from beauty to nutrition to ‘me time’.
I love to go for a run in the morning. This gives me time to start the day with a clear mind and it is my “me” time. I love to run purely for the mental clarity it gives me and it is great exercise. After a good facial cleanse, I use Step 1 and 2 of the Alpha Beta Peel almost daily. Plus, my C+ Collagen Serum loaded with vitamin C, and of course the Hyaluronic Marine Moisture Cushion. I have to make sure I protect all of that goodness with my Instant Radiance Sun Defense SPF. If I find during the day my skin becomes tired or needs a boost I give it a little spray over of C+ Collagen Perfect Skin Set & Refresh Mist.
Why do you think Dr. Gross skincare is so good?
Dr. Gross’ skincare is for EVERYBODY, all different types of skin conditions and the results are immediate. When you can see the results and the improvement in your skin’s elasticity, appearance, and tone you immediately have to have it. I am hooked!