Radiant Skin, Radiant You: Skincare Options in Coral Gables
We all know taking care of your skin, your body’s largest organ, is important, but in South Florida it’s all the more essential to your health. Sure, living in the Sunshine State comes with lots of perks – year round sunshine, winter beach weather and outdoor dining in February – but it also means that your skin is picking up extra UV exposure 12 months out of the year.
Take care of dryness, hyper-pigmentation, fine lines, loss of elasticity and start correcting signs of aging and damage to set yourself up for a future of healthy, hydrated skin from the experts right here in Coral Gables.
After teen years struggling with skin and a litany of doctor’s recommendations, the founder of kāma skin spa + lash bar decided to leave behind a glamorous life of celebrity event planning to study in esthetics school and then went further in her holistic education and learned about Ayurvedic Medicine, Holistic Healing and Health and Holistic Nutrition. At this skin spa, they take a different, more holistic approach to treating your skin, by looking at your body and health as a whole and making recommendations about what is right for you. Their treatments are clean, non-toxic, cruelty free, organic and their space is designed to be the ultimate oasis for your beauty needs.
At Mint Wellness Center, a medical spa right on Miracle Mile, it’s all about skincare in a relaxing, soothing environment. Their menu offers deep facials, facial rejuvenation with plasma using your own blood plasma, mesotherapy, facial rejuvenation with radio frequency and micro-current – and that’s just what they can do for your face. They also offer body services, waxing, massage and more. Ask about VIP treatments, their Executive Package for men, and the Bride Package.
A plastic surgeons office might not be what first pops to mind when you’re considering where step up your skin care routine, but at Miami Plastic Surgery, experts in skin apply all the same cutting edge technology they use in their practice to their skin care menu. If you’ve suffered from acne in the past but are on the way to a clear skin, consider a chemical peel to remove scars. Chemical peels come in light, medium, or deep intensities, and they’re recommended for wrinkles, irregular pigmentation, and age spots. Find all the trendy, tried and true and brand new skin treatments at Miami Plastic Surgery, like dermablading, HydraFacial, Botox, fillers, laser skin resurfacing, micro needling, oxygen treatments and more are available at the practice.
Skincare is as much about follow-up and your daily routine as it is investing in treatments and procedures.
B’Livinn is a true gem on Giralda Avenue and a one stop shop for natural and organic products ranging from their nail polish, in fun, bright packages with beautiful illustrations, to botanical perfumes, pink grapefruit moisturizer, all-natural and organic skin cleansing water and more.
Last but certainly not least, Bluemercury is the perfect place to take your skincare routine to the next level. You’ve likely heard of La Mer’s magical Creme de La Mer, now you know where you can find it in Downtown Coral Gables. Visit the boutique to find other brands that come highly recommended from beauty insiders and editors like Supergoop!, Kiehls, SkinCeuticals and more. Everything you need, ranging from moisturizers to sun care sets (essential!), self-tanners to eye care, is stocked on the shelves here. Stock up on the perfect travel size goods so that you don’t abandon your self-care routine when you’re on the road and explore their selection of natural beauty products from brands like m-61.
Remember, taking care of your skin comes from the inside, and what you eat and keeping active is just as important as the products you’re putting on your skin. Find nutrient-dense juices that will leave your skin glowing from the Cafe at Books & Books, GreenLife Organic Bistro and Small Tea. Then, go sweat out your toxins at our local gyms and studios and voilà! You’re on your way to the glowiest, healthiest, skin you can possibly have!
Here’s a great article of health-focused places along with recommendations of healthy dishes in the Downtown.