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Overcoming Sanitizer Overload - #SprucePeakCares

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Overcoming Sanitizer Overload - #SprucePeakCares

Tips from the Spa to recover skin stressed by sanitizer and masks.

As a way to extend the connection to this special place we call home to our owners, members, guests, and employees who are staying safe in place, we will be providing tips, recipes and recommendations on wellness, health, adventure, and more. #SprucePeakCares 


by Jessica Swartley - Spa Director - The Spa at Spruce Peak

For three months we have been washing, spraying, sanitizing, covering, masking, and wiping. Our efforts are rewarded with the flattening of the curve, but our skin has paid a little bit a price with the two most hard hit areas being the face and hands.

Just a couple of minutes a day can make a marked difference in the appearance of your skin on these vulnerable areas.

First, the hands. These are the tools we use the most, but we have been stuffing them into gloves, and drying them out with hand sanitizer. They could be cracked, rough, and dehydrated. Before going to bed, don’t forget to wash your hands and moisturize With a heavy cream, something like Zents organic Shea butter cream. Twice a week, use a gentle polish with a mildly gritty exfoliant followed by Zents. Don’t be too rough! And, as always, in the day use sunscreen on the backs of hands to help prevent collagen and elastin breakdown and to keep skin tone even.

How many of us have dryer skin on our faces where the mask hits the cheeks? First and foremost, be gentle! A product line like our comfort zone remedy would be perfect to moisturize and heal any irritated skin. Think about exfoliating no more than twice a week, but be diligent about cleansing and moisturizing both morning and night. You’ll see the turnaround in a couple of days and should be back to normal in a week to 10 days.

Summer is finally here! Soon these areas as well as your whole body don’t forget sunscreen. We like a physical sunscreen with titanium dioxide and zinc oxide in it. The Hydro Peptide brand’s Solar Defense which comes in a tinted SPF 30 or an untinted SPF 50.

We Are preparing our space awaiting your return, and can’t wait to see you again!

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