Spring has officially arrived! So now is the time to start preparing your body for the warmer months.
The transition from winter to summer can be a tricky one; our bodies are often wrapped up in winter, exposed to cold weather and central heating, all of which can be extremely drying for your skin.
At Sleeping Beauty we offer a range of beauty treatments to help you prep for those all important sunny days, long evenings and holidays.
But where to start?
From the bottom up; yes those feet need some TLC.
Following months of hibernation, our feet are desperate for fresh air at this time of year. However the thought of donning a pair of sandals or flip flips can be a scary prospect, particularly for those suffering from dry skin and rough heels.
A Callus Peel at Sleeping Beauty can target all rough skin complaints on the feet. During the treatment, pads are soaked in a peel solution and then applied to your feet before being wrapped in poly bags and warm booties. Whilst you sit back and relax, the magic happens. Your therapist will then remove the booties and bags and get to work on sloughing off the now softened dead skin.
“Clients are often amazed at how much skin comes off their feet during this treatment” comments Paulina Nowak, senior therapist at our Margaret Street salon, Inverness.
Following the removal of dead skin, a moisturiser is applied and if booked with a Pedicure, a foot and lower leg massage is included plus toe nails are painted for that pretty finishing touch.
“This treatment is so effective for those with cracked heels and rough soles” says Paulina. “I meet so many clients who are self conscious about their feet but following this treatment are really pleased with the results. They can’t wait to put their sandals on!”
The Sleeping Beauty Callus Peel is £25 (£20 for members)
or can be added to a Standard Pedicure.
Smooth skin for summer
Once you’ve preened those tootsies, it’s natural to start considering the rest of your body. No one wants rough flaky skin on their legs, arms or anywhere else.
Spring is the perfect time to exfoliate, moisturise and re-energise your skin. A popular choice at Sleeping Beauty is our Exotic Lime & Ginger Salt Glow treatment.
The ritual begins with light body brushing before a warm, luxurious body oil is applied along with the Salt Glow formula. Skin is left cleansed, polished and incredibly smooth. Plus it includes a mini facial for ultimate relaxation.
Stephanie Forsyth from Sleeping Beauty at the Melrose Spa at the Radisson Edinburgh explains “I would recommend this treatment for clients with very dry or dull skin who are in need of a pick me up, especially if you suffer from dry elbows and knees. It’s also a great prep treatment before a spray tan – just make sure you leave at least 24 hours before your tan.”
The Exotic Lime & Ginger Salt Glow treatment is £50 (£40 for members)
and lasts for 40 minutes.
The formula, created by Elemis featuring Lime, Ginger and Salt in a unique blend of Bergamot, Coconut and Sweet Almond Oils is also available to purchase in salon.
Pro Collagen SPF
Let’s not forget the skin on your face; it needs lots of nourishment following those harsh winter months.
Sleeping Beauty is proud to introduce the Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream SPF30. The cream, like all the products in the Pro-Collagen range, has been clinically proven to provide powerful anti-ageing solutions. However this wonder cream also has the added benefit of a revolutionary broad spectrum SPF30 protection, just what you need during bright summer days.
Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream SPF30 is available to purchase from all Sleeping Beauty salons.
Hair free for your summer holiday
Thinking about your summer holidays? Then you should probably consider hair removal too.
“Waxing is quick, easy and not as painful as you think if conducted by a professional” says Lauren Smith, salon manager at our Margaret Street salon. Take the stress and fuss out of waxing by booking an appointment with an expert therapist at Sleeping Beauty.
Our beauty therapists aim to make sessions as natural and pleasant as possible. We offer a choice of strip or hot wax treatments, include only natural ingredients and adhere to the strictest hygiene standards.
We also incorporate body brushing and a post wax massage to ease discomfort. The area is left smooth and hair free plus regular treatments can help weaken the hair follicle over time leading to slower, finer hair growth.
Waxing is suitable men and women and almost any part of the body. Book your first session today to ensure you are fuzz free and ready for the beach this year.
All of the above treatments are available across our 5 salons, call today to kick start your summer body routine.
Margaret Street, Inverness 01463 217985
William Street, Edinburgh 01312 027559
Radisson Blu Hotel, Edinburgh 0131 2026583
Commercial Street, Lerwick 01595 720256
Palace Hotel, Inverness 01463 217986