woman being exfoliated at spa

It’s still hot in many parts of the country, but fall will be here before we know it. The first official day of fall is September 22. Now is the time to start thinking about helping repair client skin after the harsh effects of the hot summer sun and prepare it to withstand the drying effects of winter. With repair and prepare as the focus, you’ll want to talk to your clients about exfoliation and body wraps.



As skin becomes dehydrated, it loses its natural ability to shed and turnover cells, resulting in skin that looks and feels dry. Exfoliating helps to get rid of old skin cells that are sitting on the surface to produce smoother, softer, more even textured skin. Exfoliation also helps to fight aging because as dead cells accumulate on the skin, wrinkles and dryness become more visible.

Also according to Jeri Ross in “From the Outside In, The Surprising Health Benefits of Skin Care,” in Les Nouvelles Esthetiques & Spa, the Skin Cancer Foundation exfoliation body treatments may help prevent the development of skin cancer. That’s because “regular exfoliation eliminates the buildup of damaged skin cells that can turn cancerous.” Exfoliation also has detoxifying and circulation boosting benefits.



Wraps date back literally thousands of years to ancient Egypt, help relax and rejuvenate the body, tighten and tone the skin, and improve circulation. To help clients withstand the drying effects of winter, you’ll want to recommend a hydrating wrap. It puts moisture and hydration into the skin and used in combination with exfoliation, provides a wakeup call for the skin.


Here’s a seasonal treatment to replenish tired dull skin and provide the ultimate in hydration that even includes pumpkin, the quintessential fall favorite.


Pumpkin Skin Quench



Micro-Buff Body Polish                            2 tbsp.
Canned Pumpkin                                       2 tbsp.
Milk & Honey Customizing Complex     6 drops
Cinnamon Leaf Essential Oil                   3 drops
Body Luxe Hydrating Wrap                     1.5 oz.





2 rubber spa bowls
Plastic wrap
4 warm, moist hand towels



  1. Mix Micro-Buff Body Polish and Pumpkin with 6 drops of Milk & Honey Customizing Complex and 3 drops Cinnamon Leaf Essential Oil.
  2. Warm Micro-Buff Body Polish and Body Luxe Hydrating Wrap prior to application.
  3. Apply an exfoliation treatment with the Micro-Buff Body Polish and pumpkin.
  4. Apply Body Luxe Hydrating Wrap in an even layer to each part of the body while quickly covering each area with plastic wrap. Cover the client with towel to keep warm.
  5. While standing at the head of the table, pull up all layers of sheets, thermal wrap and blankets, cocooning the client.
  6. Allow client to rest for 15-20 minutes. This is an ideal time to incorporate a face massage into the treatment.
  7. Remove plastic sheet, removing as much Body Luxe Hydrating Wrap as possible.
  8. Perform finishing treatment with product that remains on skin.
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