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Miami Spa Month — which is actually two months running from
July 1-Aug. 31 — was created as a time to de-stress and rejuvenate.
With that in mind, we asked Carillon Hotel & Spa Medical Director Dr.
Karen Koffler, M.D., for her favorite options.
CO M P I L E D B Y SA N DY L I N D S E Y
“Treat your skin while treating your tastebuds.
Green Goddess juice is made with nourishing
ingredients like apple, kale, cucumber, romaine
and lime. It helps in supporting your immune
system, lowering sugar and carbohydrates and
leaving your skin hydrated with the summer
glow you’ve been looking for.”
“This is a highly effective facial designed
to refine and brighten complexion by using
a light peel of lactic and salicylic acids and
potent Vitamin C. Your skin will be more
hydrated and quenched, giving you an even,
Summer season brings longer days, meaning
more daylight and more time for the sun to
create damage. Your skin is the one organ
that receives daily injury; however, you can
help repair the injury related to the sun.
Limiting exposure is important. This can be
done with rash guards (recommended Bloq
UV) and sunscreens that rely primarily on zinc
or titanium oxide. Choose products free of
chemical carcinogens including oxybenzone,
retinyl palmitate and fragrance. Also, avoid
sprays so you don’t inhale the particles. What’s
more, the way you eat and drink affects your
ability to nourish skin from the inside out.
Hydration is key. For a twist, stay hydrated with
coconut water. Antioxidants including Vitamins
C and E will work hard to repair sun damage
and strengthen skin. Eating foods rich in these
nutrients, mainly fruits, veggies, nuts and seeds,
will give you a solid start. Supplements can
also help. Moreover, fats are important for skin.
Coconut Oil, rich in caprylic and lauric acid, is
a fantastic moisturizer, while Ghee and Omega
3 Fats are good for their anti-inflammatory
activity. Bone broth made from chicken or beef
has the highest concentration of the nutrients
needed for the skin. It is rich in amino acids
that build collagen, keeping the skin more
youthful. STAYCATION TIME
“Take a break from the hustle and bustle with a
staycation at a magnificent all-encompassing
property right in your own backyard.
Experience a day full of luxury at Carillon Hotel
& Spa with over 40 fitness classes, the largest
spa in South Florida, the most comprehensive
model for health optimization and a beautiful
beach just footsteps away.”
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Dr. M.D., is
› Director Karen at Koffler, Carillon Hotel the & Medical
overseeing the expansive medical wellness
center at the resort. She uses functional
medicine and natural approaches to help
transform the health of guests;