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It's summer which means there’s no better time to prepare the body for the strong sun and intense heat to come. This is especially true in the Las Vegas desert. Experts from the city’s top spas are sharing tips from their arsenal of beauty secrets on how to attain the best summer skin and hair, whether guests prefer to splurge at the spa or try a DIY remedy at home:

Reinvigorate Dull Skin
Expert: Jane Cox, Director at BATHHOUSE Spa at Delano Las Vegas

  • Indulge: The harsh transition between winter and summer can make the skin look dull. To revive a sluggish appearance, BATHHOUSE Spa at Delano Las Vegas offers its Tropical Scrub and Massage, which features a guava-scented scrub packed with Vitamin C and antioxidants to enliven and rejuvenate skin.
  • DIY: After being bundled up for so many months, Cox advises to let the skin breathe. It’s as simple as creating your own exfoliator – a sugar-and-salt scrub with equal portions sugar and salt mixed with your favorite essential oil – and applying a warm washcloth to the body. The mixture ensures that the dead cells of winter are scrubbed away, leaving skin smooth and bright. 
Create a Summer Glow
Expert: Meredith Knaus, Lead Aesthetician at Spa Bellagio
  • Indulge: Who doesn’t want a flawless summer glow? While UV rays can leave lasting damage to the skin, Spa Bellagio solves the dilemma with its Body Bronzing with Exfoliation treatment, providing a safe alternative for a achieving a beautiful golden tan. The spray tan includes a full-body exfoliation and customized sunless tanner application to give an instant glow that lasts for days.
  • DIY: To achieve a flawless do-it-yourself sunless tan, Kanaus’ biggest tip is to exfoliate before applying an at-home tanner. Using a mixture of coconut oil and sugar on the skin prior to a self-tanner application provides a foolproof way to create a long-lasting, streak-free glow in the comfort of your own home.
 Combat Sun Damage 
Expert: Julia Shintaku, Lead Aesthetician at The Spa & Salon at ARIA
  • Indulge: For those who love to bask in the sun, The Spa & Salon at ARIA features the Island Guava Wrap, allowing sunbathers to repair dry or peeling skin. The perfect mixture of a smoothing exfoliate and buttery anti-aging guava cream creates a vitamin-rich body masque that leaves skin revitalized after a day in the sun.
  • DIY: Shintaku has a recipe to create a similar scrub at home. After applying a thin layer of virgin coconut oil to make the scrub more effective , mix three parts raw sugar cane and one part coconut oil with one piece of blended summer fruit, such as guava. Spread this mixture from head to toe and leave on for five minutes to rid skin of redness and irritation.
Correct Uneven Skin Tone
Expert: Alisa Vidaurri, Lead Aesthetician at ESPA at Vdara
  • Indulge: Summer heat and sun can cause uneven skin tone, brown spots and dryness. The Personalized Facial at ESPA uses targeted results to repair these issues by creating a specialized regimen for each spa guest and customizing their treatment based on individual needs.
  • DIY: One of Vidaurri’s favorite household ingredients to include in an at-home facial mixture is lemon juice. To eliminate brown spots, fade acne scars and minimize pores, DIY-ers can cut a lemon in half and mix the juice with one tablespoon of honey to create a personalized mask. Apply to clean skin and let it sit for 10 minutes before rinsing to create a brighter, tighter complexion.
Flaunt a Beach Blowout
Expert: Stephanie Doud, Director at The Mirage Salon
  • Indulge: Regardless of their proximity to the coast and its salty ocean air, many women long for beach-inspired tresses. To achieve this look, the specialists at The Mirage Salon use Alterna Caviar Repair to protect the hair from damage and breakage. Hair is then moisturized with Alterna Bamboo Beach Leave-in Conditioner, blow-dried and finally finished off with a splash Alterna Summer Sunshine Spray.
  • DIY: To create an easy at-home beach blowout, Doud suggests applying coconut oil to damaged ends, then wrapping hair in a damp, warm towel for 20 minutes, followed by a wash. Towel dry hair until it’s slightly damp then, braid it into sections and blow dry the remaining moisture. Undo the braids and complete this look with a light mist of hair spray.

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