With spring around the corner, it's time to think about prepping your skin for the warmer weather. Spring leads right into summer, and that means bikinis, camis, shorts and bare feet. This is a great time for deeper treatments such as laser hair removal, and right now, you should also be thinking about exfoliating and moisturizing!
Rid Yourself of Unwanted Hair
Now is the ideal time to come in for laser hair removal because untanned skin produces the best results. Also, it takes multiple treatment sessions (a month apart) to produce maximum hair reduction. After your first few sessions the hair will begin to thin, lighten and grow back more slowly. You’ll be seeing results by the time swimsuit weather rolls around and it will be okay to tan again. Even better, you won’t have to waste time shaving or waxing this summer. So, run ... don't walk to the laser clinic today!
This is so important to keep your skin fresh and prepped for spring! Our body naturally exfoliates itself every 28 days when we're younger in a process called desquamation. As we age, this process can take twice as long, reducing collagen and elastin that is necessary to give our skin youthful-looking structure and support. Exfoliating regularly at home keeps your cells turning over for visibly healthier, more vibrant skin.
On your body, try an at-home recipe to slough off dead skin. Mix sugar with olive oil and gently buff all over your body. You'll see smoother, more moisturized skin.
For your face, we recommend in-office treatments because these can go deeper than at-home exfoliants to leave your skin feeling softer, smoother and more refreshed. Try a microdermabrasion, dermaplane or chemical peel. Regular monthly treatments are a great preventative way to keep your skin looking youthful.
Dry skin is a given during the winter, especially here in Colorado. As hard as it is to stay on top of moisturizing, it is vital to your skin health. Dry skin shows more fine lines and texture imperfections. Beautiful, moisturized skin looks and feels years younger.
- If you have dry skin, hyaluronic acid serum would be a great supplement to your moisturizing routine. Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance that, when applied topically, can hold 1000 times its weight in water and will pull moisture from the air to continuously hydrate the surface of your skin.
- Even if you have oily skin, you still need to moisturize! Otherwise your skin will overcompensate and produce more oil. If you hate the feeling of a moisturizer on your skin, opt for an oil-free or lighter formula.
- On thicker-skinned areas of your body like heels and knees, try good old-fashioned petroleum jelly. It is an ideal moisturizer on that tough skin. However, we don't recommend slathering that on your face!
Our skin care aestheticians at Raval Facial Aesthetics can help you pick the best moisturizer for your skin. If your winter skin is still feeling parched after regular moisturizing at home, Hydrafacial is a great in-office treatment that deep cleanses, exfoliates, extracts and hydrates to leave your skin brightened and glowing.
Treatments with More Umph!
Specialized treatments can boost skin quality and appearance on your hands (including eliminating spider veins), diminish appearance of acne scars, and tighten skin. Laser treatments work externally to improve skin tone and texture and/or work below the surface in deeper skin layers to correct problems and stimulate your own natural production of healthier skin.
Sunscreen, Always - Like, Always
Regardless of what you choose, make sure you always add in a good sunscreen to your daily routine! Choose a daily moisturizer that has an SPF of at least 50. Fun in the sun doesn't have to mean damage to your skin!