Ask most women about great-looking skin, and they will agree that a glowing, clear complexion is a major plus. Summertime also usually means more skin on display due to the hot temperatures and fashion featuring sexy, lightweight, flowing fabrics, so exfoliation really makes a difference during the season. You have tremendous options for maintaining flawless skin this summer.
Here are some experts’ recommendations for putting your best face and body forward.
You can either perform your own at-home peel or one done at a spa or dermatologist’s office. Either way, a proper chemical peel is an excellent exfoliation treatment that can smooth your skin, help get rid of acne, improve discolouration, minimize wrinkles, and any other sun damage issues.
Skincare experts recommend salicylic or lactic acid peels for evening skin tone and softening and fading brown spots, for example.
Chemical peels can add radiance to every skin tone and allow your pores to look almost invisible.
Here is another beauty treatment that you can choose to do privately at home or with a visit to the salon for expert guidance. It’s called dermaplaning, but most women know it as face-shaving away the peachfuzz and annoying hairs that can pop up on your chin or above your lip, etc.
This technique features a small exfoliating tool to gently scrape away facial hair, dead skin cells, and take the grime and oil away with it.
Dermaplaning also allows you to apply makeup more evenly and your favourite skincare products to penetrate more effectively.
Dermaplaning and laser hair removal are two smooth skin, beauty treatments designed for summer. Harmony Skin and Wellness Clinic, a clinic that does laser hair removal in Fort Collins recommends having a consultation before getting laser hair removal as it does not work as effectively on certain hair types such as blonde, red or grey hair.
It sounds delicious, but this one was designed for your hands and feet because these areas also benefit from some hydration when summer heats up. Again, you can do-it-yourself at home, or you can head to your favourite spa for a little pampering.
A peppermint sugar scrub is easy to make, and here’s a recipe we learned about from fountainavenuekitchen.com:
- 1 cup granulated or brown sugar
- 1/2 cup coconut oil, softened but not melted
- 1 tsp. peppermint extract
Blend all three together, and spoon the contents into a glass container with a tight-fitting lid. The sugar scrub is fresh for about two months. Massage into your hands and feet for softer, flake-free skin.
Get bikini-ready with a luxe body wrap treatment, and watch those inches disappear. The warm, bathing procedure is relaxing, detoxifying and exquisite, all-over toning treatment.
Body wraps made with seaweed provide several benefits, including the removal of metal and toxins from the body.
Seaweed also encourages skin regeneration as it increases firmness through collagen production.
Spa professionals rave about seaweed (kelp) because it is rich in various vitamins and minerals. As a body wrap, seaweed delivers smooth skin with added skin protection from the strong UV rays and pollutants like cigarette smoke.
There are some amazing beauty treatments that can trigger fresh collagen production to give you a flawless and ageless complexion. One of these techniques is the much talked about microneedling procedure.
An esthetician uses a handheld device containing tiny needles that gently puncture your skin’s top layer. When this occurs, your body springs into repair mode and begins creating new collagen and elastin to give you smoother texture, tone, colour and firmness.
By having two or three microneedling treatments over the summer, you can “build” stronger skin that glows.
The technique is also effective at softening acne scars and scars left behind from the chickenpox.
Also, the treatment helps your anti-ageing serums and creams penetrate more deeply so that these formulas can be absorbed to their maximum. Microneedling may also help to decrease pore size and skin cell water loss, say leading dermatologists.
Summer is the season when your skin is in the spotlight, and we all desire flawless skin. Wintertime does a number on our complexions leaving them dull and dry with calluses on our feet. Now is the time to rebound and indulge in a few beauty treatments that deliver smoothness, softness, and that undeniable healthy glow!
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