Beach Proof Skin

Tips from a Top Spa near Destin, Florida

At Serenity by the sea Spa, we are big fans of the sun (as all spas in Destin, Florida are!). After all, Hilton Sandestin Beach is located directly on the beautiful beaches of the Gulf of Mexico. Our hotel and spa guests love to spend their days at the beach and embrace that Florida sunshine.

But sun-worshippers beware, it’s important to soak in the sun responsibly to protect your skin during a day (or days!) at the beach.

BEFORE

Sunscreen is essential. Before hitting the beach, apply sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher. And don’t forget to reapply! Sunscreen must be reapplied every 1-2 hours in order to work properly. It’s also important to reapply after jumping in the ocean or pool, even if you’re using waterproof sunscreen. Proper sunscreen usage will limit the harmful short-term effects of the sun — like burns — and lessen the likelihood of longer term issues like wrinkles and skin cancer. Stop by our Serenity Spa Shoppe to pick up some Coola Sunscreen before your day in the sun.

DURING

The energy from the sun’s UV rays is highest in the middle of the day. Take extra precautions during the hours of 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. — retreat to a shady area or wear sun hats and long sleeve shirts. At Hilton Sandestin Beach, we offer guests beach umbrellas and chairs to rent to help provide shade and protection. It’s also important to stay hydrated while you’re in the sun. Drink plenty of water — it will help you avoid dehydration and heat stroke, and also prevent your skin from drying out.

AFTER

We offer a variety of hydrating skin treatments at our spa in Destin, Florida to offset the effects of your time in the sun. Try the Serenity Ritual, a body therapy that uses coconut sugar cane with tropical oils and butters to hydrate the skin, followed by a relaxing wrap to maximize moisturization. Our Seawater Tonic Wrap is also a great choice. In this treatment, a gel wrap is massaged into the skin, boosting firmness, hydration and tone. We also offer a variety of great facial treatments, including the Transformation Facial. This treatment diminishes signs of aging and sun exposure leaving skin softer, brighter, toned and translucent.

We want you to enjoy the sun responsibly. Remember to take precautions to protect your skin, and visit us anytime (our spa is located near Destin, Florida) for special treatment to moisturize your skin. 


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