Even though Monterey summers are not as intense as other places around the world, it is still important to protect and take care of your skin during these months as we spend more time outside. We asked Camille Malcom, from Spa on the Plaza, how to keep our skin happy and healthy during this time of the year.
What is one secret trick that helps maintain a summer glow?
To help keep a summer glow, stick with a light exfoliant, and don't forget to wear an SPF moisturizer.
What are the best facials to have in the summer for people with oily skin?
The best facial for an oily skin type would be the Rose Remedy, which can help balance the skin's pH. The products and massage feel incredible.
What are the best facials to have in the summer for people with dry skin?
The best facials for dry skin would be the Hydrating Facial with Vitamin C!
Facial at Spa on the Plaza
What are some of your favorite products for summer?
I love the Jurlique serums, natural yet healing, repairing, and ultimately magic. I also love the Image matte moisturizer SPF, goes on smooth is broad-spectrum, and leaves no white cast.
(You can find all these products at our spa!)
What's the best Spa Package for someone who has been in the sun all day?
The best spa package for someone who's been in the sun all day would be the Stressbuster Package, which includes a back treatment with hydrating body butter and massage, finishing with an Express Facial!
What is the perfect Spa on the Plaza massage for summer?
The perfect massage for summer is the Aromatherapy Massage. Eighty minutes is best to completely relax with all your senses calmed!
Couples Massage at Spa on the Plaza
What is the best body wrap for someone who is tired from walking around all day?
The best body wrap is the Seaweed Wrap. Seaweed detoxifies and boosts the immune system. It is the perfect service for those wishing to jump-start a diet. You will feel clean inside and out.
What is your favorite treatment to get in the summer?
My favorite spa treatment would be the Tropicana package. 3.5 hours of bliss. A foot treatment, massage, and facial followed with a Vichy shower.
What's the best tip to keep skin healthy in the summertime?
To keep the skin healthy in the summer make sure to use antioxidant serums for your face and SPF moisturizers. A nice pure Fiji body butter is perfect for your body to stay looking and smelling its best.
Spa on the Plaza
You can book these treatments and services by calling our spa, Spa on the Plaza, at (831) 647-9000. If you're planning to visit the Portola Hotel soon, try the Spa Renewal Package where you can enjoy one of our newly renovated guest rooms, and a 50 minute relaxing Symphony Massage for one or 50 minute Designer Facial for one. To book this package visit us online or call us at (888) 222-5851.
The spa is open Thursday through Monday and is taking Covid-19 precautions to protect their guests. They operate with fewer clients, more time in between appointments, and have an additional private relaxation room. Camille is grateful to be offering services again especially after a period where many people experienced isolation. She says, "People especially need healing touch right now, and we feel truly honored to offer this service to the community."
Spa on the Plaza