Hydrate, detoxify from summer at a Vegas spa

Summer is  a season of fun and frivolity in Las Vegas. But with record-high heat, all-night parties and a high-energy lifestyle, visitors often end up dehydrated and nutrient deprived.

Prolonged exposure to the sun’s powerful rays, meanwhile, can cause sun-damaged skin while long days at the pool lead to dry, over-chlorinated hair.

Now that the temperatures are starting to cool off, it’s the perfect time to start reversing the internal and external ravages of summer. Many Las Vegas spas and salons have just the post-summer treatment you need.

“The summer’s in Las Vegas can be intense, especially if your not use to the dry heat,” said Becky Leuluai, director of spa operations at Trump International Hotel & Tower. “We have the tools to help your replenish.”


Recover at the Spa at Trump with a Recovery Bar treatment, including a 10 minute chair massage, pure oxygen inhalation and vitamin based recovery drink to increase oxygen intake, circulation and energy levels.

Treat yourself from inside out at REVIV (as long as you don’t mind needles). Opening this month at MGM Grand, REVIV offers a variety of hydration therapies through an IV infusion in a spa-like atmosphere while a skilled team of doctors, paramedics and nurses stand by.

“In a bustling city like Las Vegas, people often become dehydrated without even realizing it,” said Dr. Andrew Garff, REVIV co-owner and emergency room physician.

According to Garff, symptoms of dehydration include dizziness, nausea, headache and fatigue.

Garff recommends the Royal Flush Infusion as the ideal way to re-hydrate and re-energize after a long summer. The infusion contains vitamins to help aid in wellness and recovery, including multivitamins, antioxidants, immunity support, Vitamin B12, anti-nausea medication and anti-inflammatory medications. It also has a dose of Glutathione, which is the body’s natural detoxifying agent.

“The Royal Flush Infusion rolls all of our best infusion elements into one great package, which we hope will leave guests feeling relaxed and revitalized,” said Garff. There is an oral treatment called the QuickFix available for those who don’t want to undergo intravenous therapy, he added.

Detoxify and re-balance mind and body, increase chi, remove toxins and nourish the skin at the Bathhouse in THEhotel at Mandalay Bay with an authentic 80-minute Jade Detox Body Treatment. Specific acupressure points are stimulated to remove stagnant energy, promote detoxification and increase blood flow to internal organ systems.

The Spa at Bellagio has an Invigorating Mint Pedicure, designed to cool down and revitalize tired, aching feet. Or treat your tired limbs with the reinvigorating, 80-minute Peppermint Foot & Leg Therapy  at Nurture Spa & Salon at Luxor.


Excessive exposure during the summer months can cause damaged skin, age spots and skin tone problems.

Shannon Stringert, director of spa, salon and fitness for The Cosmopolitan, says a renewing 50-minute Illuminating Body Peel at the Cosmopolitan’s Sahra Spa is “the perfect skin revival treatment for post-summer sun exposure.” With soothing ingredients like a warm shea butter, nourishing orange blossom body butter and a refreshing orange blossom hydrating mist, the treatment will make the skin supple while restoring the natural moisture balance found in younger skin.

Stringert also recommends the 50-minute Arcona Organic Enzyme Peel add-on. It soothes and hydrates your face while delivering antioxidants deep into the epidermis. “The peel is custom blended according to the guest’s skin type and addresses hyperpigmentation, which is a common problem after extended periods of sun exposure,” she explained.

An organic, chemical-free Chocolate Raspberry Anti-Aging Facial at the MGM Grand Spa & Health Club helps correct sun damage and replenish moisture in dehydrated skin. The 50-minute treatment uses anti-aging elements such as cocoa and fruit acids to aid in skin regeneration and repair.

The Spa & Salon at The Mirage fights the effects of aging with the 50-minute Ossential™ Hydrating Facial, which includes a peel and a deep hydrating HydraTone mask to leave the skin plump, firm and replenished.

The Spa  at the Flamingo Las Vegas offers a 50-minute Sun Rescue Wrap, a great remedy for sun and summer-damaged skin. Vitamins A, C and E, combined with Dilo Nut Oil makes for a supercharged healing cocktail. The treatment includes a relaxing scalp massage and cool stone facial.

Treat hyperpigmented skin with the 90-minute Diamond Brilliant Facial at the Spa at Mandarin Oriental. This unique treatment — which is suitable for all skin types — evens skin tone, minimizes pores and hydrates to reveal a completely uniform complexion.

The Cooling Facial at M Resort’s Spa Mio uses the calming face cleanser and toner from Janssen with a cooling rubberizing Spirulina mask that is full of nutrients, vitamins and minerals.

“This is my favorite option for a summertime facial,” said Kate Wind, Spa Mio manager. ” It provides all of the benefits of a facial while still being gentle enough to treat sensitive or sunburned skin.”


For a quick-fix to summer hair damage, Las Vegas salon owner and colorist to the stars Michael Boychuck stresses the importance of deep-conditioning your tresses. He recommends Kerastase Treatments, which can be found at either of his two salons, COLOR Salon at Caesars Palace and LifeSpa + Salon at Life Time Athletic Summerlin off the Strip.

To give your mane lasting brilliance and shine while completely nourishing and restoring the hair shaft, The Spa at Bellagio offers a luxurious Facial For Your Hair.

At the sophisticated  Kim Vō Salon at the Palms, you can add shine and luster to your hair with a Signature Hairtini, including Hi-C You, Go Nuts or Pen ‘N Your Step.

Repair your hair with a quick 10 minute treatment at Spa at Trump. The Illuminating Essential Oil from Alfa Parf is a reconstructive treatment that leaves the hair visibly shiny, smooth and glossy. The Illuminating Shine Lotion from Alfa Parf adds moisture and shine with flexibility and bounce.

When it comes to style, Boychuck predicts deeper colors, highlights and loose curls as temperatures cool down.

“For the fall season, we can anticipate bold, rich hues to be popular as we transition into the season,” Boychuck said. “Even though the relaxed summer season is lingering away, we can still expect to see undone waves and deconstructed buns as hot hairstyles for fall.”


Bodies … The Exhibition will host a free sun safety seminar Aug. 17 from 1 – 2 p.m. on the Atrium Level of the Luxor. Guest speaker Dr. Paul Michael from the Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada will help educate visitors on staying safe in the summer heat.