If you want to look and feel your absolute best for the approaching holidays, now is the ideal time to start scheduling your laser skin rejuvenation, injectables or other aesthetic services with us. But you probably already knew that.
What may be news to you are the beauty boosters you can do ANY time for FREE, even the day of your holiday event! Here’s a look at three glow-getters you should seriously consider throwing into your beauty arsenal ASAP:
1. Counting your blessings
What’s your typical day look like? Do you wake feeling crabby and foggy? Do you spend your idle time scouring social media and reading the news? Do you bond with colleagues over your shared annoyances and grievances? These are all normal things we do, but did you know these behaviors can raise your stress level, impair your mood and zap your energy? If you’re looking to slow the aging process and improve your complexion, the ingredient to add to your daily routine is GRATITUDE. Several studies indicate that having an attitude of gratitude reduces stress levels in your body, which lowers your body’s inflammatory response. Reducing stress results in all kinds of health benefits, lowering blood pressure and heart rate, boosting immunity and even improving your skin! Yes, lowering stress can help you improve your complexion by reducing breakouts, redness and dullness, to name just a few common complexion saboteurs.
How does gratitude help your skin? By reducing your body’s inflammatory response, you are triggering a cascade of other effects, lowering sebum production (which causes acne), boosting your mood (which can boost your blood flow and brighten your skin) and so on.
Did you know that exercise helps boost collagen production in your skin? Collagen is one of the building blocks for strong, youthful, supple skin. As we age, our skin’s natural collagen production slows, so the more you can boost collagen the better. Other ways to boost collagen include applying medical-grade skin care products with vitamin A derivatives (trentinoin) and undergoing skin rejuvenation treatments with us.
3. Cooling down
It’s the kind of thing you’ve seen your grandma do, but placing frozen spoons over your eyes can help reduce inflammation and puffiness. Applying ice to your face or cool tea bags can also help to shrink pore size, reduce inflamed pimples and brighten dullness. Try storing your favorite skin serums in the fridge so they’re nice and cool when you apply them. Other ways to cool down include cutting short your long, hot showers (which deplete your complexion of much-needed moisture this time of year) and switching to a milder temperature.