Exfoliate. Hydrate. Protect. Repeat.

If your beauty routine doesn’t include these four steps, it’s time to rethink how you plan to achieve soft, sexy summer skin that will be the envy of your friends and the tourists that thought they wouldn’t burn in under an hour in the South Florida sun.

As the temps rise and skin sees more of the scorching rays, treating and protecting it to look its best can be achieved with a few key products.  Or stop into Brownes Merchants & Trading Co. or Emena Spa to let the pros take over. 


Dry, scaly patches of skin are never sexy and luckily a good scrub down can not only quickly and gently remove them, but depending on the formula, may even reduce the appearance of a bikini’s (and any woman’s) worst enemy… cellulite.  Look for scrubs with coffee, as they contain caffeine, which is said to improve circulation and fight off the dreaded C.  If all else fails, Emena Spa offers treatments packages to keep you dimple free. 

Plus, smoother skin makes wax treatments a bit less painful as the scrub loosens the skin prior to hair removal. And one last helpful hint, when opting for salt-based scrub be sure to use it BEFORE you shave or wax. Not after. When pores are open, the salt will sting.  Thank us later.


Once fresh, new skin has been revealed, drench it with a hydrating lotion or oil to help maintain its newfound glow. Molton Brown (available at Brownes) has a slew of scents from Ylang-Ylang Body Lotion to Suma Ginseng Nourishing Body Lotion that lock in moisture.


We’ll admit, we love a healthy looking tan, but know that the aftermath of time in the sun aka the wrinkles, the dark spots and the threat of cancer, wins out so we slather up. And we highly recommend you do too.   Eminence Tropical Vanilla Body Lotion protects against UVA and UVB rays and the vanilla is soothing. And even if you opt for one of the Tan Commandants on Brownes spray tan menu, don’t forget the SPF.


Follow this simple routine to keep skin in shape all summer long.

Emena Spa, 4100 NE 2nd Ave. Suite 301, Miami, FL 33137, 305-438-3777 emenaspa.com

Brownes Merchants & Trading Co.
 Miami Design District, 
32 NE 39th St, 
Miami, FL 33137, 
(305) 538-7544, brownesbeauty.com