Prep Your Skin for Spring Break

After this relentless winter, spring break is a critical time for your skin.


The importance of proper preparation cannot be underestimated. Here are EGEA’s suggestions and favorite go-to products to pack:

EXFOLIATE: Start now! Slough off that old dead layer of skin. Spa Cells by Supracor can be used in the shower or dry. They massage the skin, increasing circulation and best of all, reducing the appearance of cellulite on hips, legs, belly and arms by stimulating the lymph system and releasing the toxins that produce cellulite. Naturally antifungal and antibacterial, it dries quickly and is great for travel.

WAX: Enhance whatever bathing suit you choose to wear with a fresh bikini wax. Waxing also exfoliates your skin, so we recommend booking a waxing service one day prior to leaving. Bring some professional skin-care products along on the trip to prevent ingrown hairs.

sponsored-egea-sunscreenPROTECT: Pack the best mineral sunscreen to block UVA & UVB rays. We recommend MD Solar Sciences in SPF 30–50, available in crème, tinted crème, stick, or quick-dry spray. As for moisturizers, do NOT wait to use whatever you can find in your hotel. Most professional moisturizers come in approved travel sizes, or ask your skin-care professional for some samples to take along on your trip. Our favorite moisture trick: Pop a small spray bottle of Avene Thermal Spring Water in your purse for a quick spritz to refresh your face after a long flight; you can use it to cool down a sunburn later.

POLISH: Chose a trendy nail color that will last. VinylLux by CND or Pixie Dust by ZOYA both have a breakthrough system that ensures a week of polish perfection—without a base coat, UV lights etc. Available in more than 80 runway colors.

GLOW: Schedule your BOTOX treatment today! Ten days later, your wrinkles will melt away. No unsightly “elevens” or tan lines on your forehead! Finally, keep your spring break color vibrant with a self-tanner. Avene Moisturizing Self-Tanning Lotion is a gentle, odorless formula that provides a natural-looking, sun-kissed glow to the face and body in one short hour. Thermal spring water softens, soothes and hydrates; it’s even safe for sensitive skin.

Egea is a fresh, urban venue focused on Body Wellness and conveniently located in downtown Evanston. It’s sleek logo and warm colors of aqua and sand create a tranquil and beckoning presence on the corner of Sherman and Grove. 


We were voted Best Day Spa in 2013 by Make it Better. Loyal customers value the professionalism, innovation, and cleanliness that they experience at every visit. For more than 10 years, EGEA has been providing a gentle, caring environment, offering only the finest complimentary amenities: 

  • Comfortable robes to relax in 
  • Cleansing steam showers 
  • Soothing music to calm the senses 
  • Fresh cucumber water and warm herbal teas to refresh and replenish 

EGEA’s services include: customized massage, skincare, waxing, and natural nail services. Under the guidance of their Medical director, Dr. William Fagman MD, EGEA performs medical spa treatments in the comfort of a relaxing spa environment. EGEA has become the North Shore’s most trusted resource for body and skincare needs.