Woman receiving facial mask at beauty salonBy Lori Decibel | Member Services Director | The Club at Boca Pointe

You’re out in the sun playing golf or tennis perhaps swimming or just walking.  You cannot avoid that if you live in beautiful South Florida in general or the Club at Boca Pointe in particular.  Hopefully, you are protected with sunscreen.

While sunscreen is a must, so is maintaining your skin…and one way to do that is with regularly scheduled facials at the Sports & Fitness Complex in the Spa. Open to anyone, whether you are a club member or not, facials are very important to maintaining that young healthy look.

What are the benefits of a basic facial? Basic facials deeply cleanse skin and may help fight certain skin problems, such as mild acne or dryness. The treatments are very relaxing and leave faces glowing.

Although it is possible to achieve healthy skin at home, many people turn to skincare professionals when they need some extra help.  One treatment they often turn to is the basic facial. Though the name is unassuming, the treatment can truly benefit skin, especially because every facial is tailored to the individual’s skin type.

A basic facial cleanses pores, exfoliates away dead skin cells, and treats common skin concerns with a custom mask. It is meant to rejuvenate faces and pamper clients.

Aestheticians massage a cleanser into the face, neck, and décolletage to remove any traces of makeup and dirt. Using warm water paired with a facial sponge, cloth, or cotton pad, they remove the cleanser, dry faces, and evaluate skin. This step helps them determine what type of custom mask they will apply later.

Next, aestheticians buff away dead skin cells with an exfoliating cream or scrub and opens up pores with steam. At this point, they may perform extractions. This process is done to clear individual pores that have become clogged with excess oil or dead skin cells, which can form blackheads and acne. Aestheticians will perform the extractions either by hand or with a special metal tool. Following that process is a relaxing massage of the face—and often the upper body, too—that may be used to improve lymphatic drainage.

Aestheticians then apply a custom mask, perhaps a clay-based one to treat oiliness or a hydrating one to combat dryness. Finally, the facial concludes with a serum, moisturizer, and sunscreen if it is daytime. And, when you are finished, your face feels like and looks like a new face.
spaThat’s one of several services offered at the Spa in the Sports & Fitness Complex.  It is available to anyone – you do not have to be a member of the Club to take advantage of healthy skin. Appointments are available Monday through Saturday; please contact Rachel at 561- 929-8400 to book your appointment!