Living in a tropical seaside climate offers your skin a chance to breathe, but as fresh as it feels, the sun can cause dryness and damage. The Bahamas, with its white beaches and translucent waters, is like a mirror attracting and reinforcing the sun’s powers. Don’t be dazzled and seduced into overexposing yourself.

Remember the basics: a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen. If you are active, your sunscreen may be sweated off, so don’t forget to re-apply. Carrying a light sarong to wrap around your shoulders can also keep you protected. Make good use of shade and canopies during the middle of the day.

In between the salt and sun, slip away to the sanctuary of the SeaStar Spa at Grand Isle Resort & Spa and emerge rejuvenated from the inside and outside.

The sea air and salt water can really batter your skin’s moisture levels. After a hard day at the beach the Visible Brilliance Facial will rejuvenate and brighten dry, tired skin. This facial comes with an anti-aging face and eye treatment that instantly firms up and plumps the skin while reducing dark circles from around the eye (which are often enhanced when your skin lacks moisture or you are physically tired). Moisture levels of the skin are proven to increase by up to 60% and elasticity by 40% after just one treatment.

The Tri-Enzyme Facial Treatment will detoxify and smooth your skin, ridding it of any dirty urban toxins still left deep in its pores and prepare it for the cleaner air of the Bahamas. This anti-aging facial uses three targeted enzyme serums to smooth and resurface the skin instantly. More than just pep up after a long trip, this treatment targets blemishes, uneven skin tone, and diminishes superficial facial scarring and fine lines, revealing a youthful looking skin. You might want to keep up the glow with regular treatments as only one resurfaces the skin by up to 75% and smoothens is by around 32%.

For younger women (and men), a great gentle but effective facial is the Refresher Deep Cleansing Introductory Facial. It refines and remineralizes dull lifeless skin to a healthy glow, and it is great before a special evening out.

You are more likely to be revealing your back and shoulders while living in the Bahamas. In colder climates, you can get away with ignoring these parts but it’s essential they get some attention in the tropics. A Back Facial will leave your skin smooth and banish unsightly blemishes and redness. It is formulated specifically to clarify, cleanse and soften the skin on your back.

All over treatments such as the Exotic Lime and Ginger Salt Glow Exfoliation Ritual invigorate and revitalize the body. After your body is lightly brushed, warm oil is dripped luxuriously over you and then the sublime Elemis Exotic Lime and Ginger Salt Glow is applied. Skin is deeply cleansed and moisturized, leaving it glowing, replenished and flawless.

Another quick favorite is the Full Body Coconut Rub, which reveals softer skin while gently exfoliating with coconut husks and rubbing in creamy coconut oil. It leaves you smelling delicious, too.

The Cellulox Aroma Spa Ocean Detox Wrap is a seaweed treatment that detoxifies, stimulates and deep cleanses your entire body inside and out. This is also super relaxing as your thoughts drift away while wrapped up snuggly and given a pressure point facial massage and then a de-stress scalp treatments. The richness of sea plants and marine algae are also blended in this therapy to refine the appearance of cellulite and relieve the discomfort of fluid retention.

The Full Body Moisturizing Massage is an essential add-on to any full body scrub or wrap. It provides a gentle and powerful rehydration to strengthen and condition your dry skin. This will help the other treatments maximize their effects. You might also consider one of the many of massages, including Balinese massage, to finish of the indulgence.

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