TREATMENTS TO TRY NOW
In honor of the upcoming swimsuit season, we've decided to try some of the top trending beauty treatments to prep our skin. Here are the three beauty treatments that you, too, should get a jumpstart on STAT! Your skin most definitely will be thanking us later...
1. CHILL — CRYOTHERAPY
WHAT IT IS: Enter into a ‘Cryosauna’—which is essentially a chamber filled with air cooled by liquid nitrogen—and for three minutes the cryosauna will pump out a hyper-cooling mist at a temp of -220°F. The short session will cause the blood vessels in your skin’s surface and muscle tissue to constrict, forcing the blood away from the peripheral tissues and toward your core. In the core, the body’s natural filtration system works to remove toxins and inflammatory properties of the blood.
WHAT IT DOES: Benefits of Cryotherapy spans the gamut from pain relief, muscle soreness and faster recovery (sayonara ice baths!) to what we were interested in most, minimizing cellulite, helping skin conditions (psoriasis, acne & blemishes), and reducing signs of aging!
WHERE TO GET IT: Chill Space NYC
2. FLOAT — FLOATATION THERAPY
WHAT IT IS: Floatation therapy (also known as sensory deprivation therapy) is a large bath-like tank filled with water, which has a very high concentration of Epsom salt. The idea is that by eliminating your senses (touching, hearing, seeing, smelling), it allows your brain to completely relax and drift. For 60 minutes, you’ll float in a dark, soundproof room where the water is held at a constant 94°F. Get a glimpse of what it’s like to float in the Dead Sea, but in an enclosed pod.
WHAT IT DOES: Floating has a host of benefits as it’s supposed to emulate a womb-like experience. Inducing an ultra-deep relaxation in a womb-like environment reduces stress levels, releases endorphins (just as if you’d taken a SoulCycle class, without all the work!), and gives you a ton of energy, which is ideal for when we’re jet lagged!
WHERE TO GET IT: Chill Space NYC, Pause Float Studio (Los Angeles), Talise Spa at Jumeirah Emirates Towers (Dubai)
3. FITNESS — MICROCURRENT TREATMENT
WHAT IT IS: Fast track to flawless skin with with a microcurrent facial (or even a body treatment!). The no-risk, non-invasive technique uses two laser wands that emit an electrical to massage your face. The technique for the body treatment is a little bit different, where wires ending with sticky pads, which will target the electricity to specific areas (arms, thighs, abs and booty). By switching to different frequencies throughout the treatment, the electricity will stimulate the muscle causing it to contract (aka the same sensation that your body feels from exercises). One treatment with the special machine is the equivalent of doing hundreds of perfect sit-ups and squats-sans sweat. Yes, microcurrent treatments are like a workout for your face or body, again without doing the work!
WHAT IT DOES: The frequency of the electrical signals not only boosts collagen production, improves skin quality and reduces wrinkles–it also treats sun damage, helps treat acne and rosacea and promotes lymphatic drainage. Simply put–your younger and more beautiful, after just one session!
WHERE TO GET IT: SB Skin, L'appartement Caudalie on Madison