Everyone wants smooth skin, but unfortunately, not everyone has it due to a lot of reasons such as acne, blemishes and unwanted hair. Having excess hair on your body or face can make you feel self-conscious and uncomfortable. It’s likely frustrating that every time you shave, your body or facial hair grows back faster and thicker than ever. Luckily, you can get hair removal new york city to combat this annoying problem. With laser hair removal, you can get rid of those pesky hairs for good.
We all want to stay young and beautiful. In fact those two words always seem to accompany one another.
Young AND beautiful.
I’ve never liked that expression because it bluntly declares that the two are inseparable. Co-dependent even. But that is just not the case. Yes, our skin discolors and wrinkles with age, but the key to maintaining beautiful skin is not to cheat your age, but rather to be as healthy as you can be, as early on in your life as you can start. The time to start cultivating healthy habits is way before your age starts to show on your skin.
If you start thinking of your skin in terms of health instead of beauty, the beauty will follow and you will be even more satisfied with your complexion than if you just slather on a bunch of anti-aging creams.
So if you’re hoping to promote and maintain your skin’s natural, healthy glow, I’ve got some tried and true habits to keep you looking and feeling your best.
- Drink Lots of Water
It goes without saying that drinking water is a basic necessity for overall health. From helping your body to flush out toxins to assisting in digestion and organ function, water is a fundamental part of staying healthy. But you don’t often hear drinking water associated with skin health. Oh sure, you’ll hear about keeping your skin moisturized (and likely have some kind of lotion ad thrown at you), but just staying hydrated?
Trust me, if you want to keep your skin beautiful, keep it healthy. And that means drink lots of water.
Staying hydrated can also protect your skin, prevent dryness, and stop premature wrinkles.
But to achieve the long-term benefits of hydration,
Keep sipping water consistently throughout your day.
Drinking too much at one time will flow straight through you! Keep a reusable water bottle with you so you can sip and refill throughout the day.
- Choose a Diet that Promotes Your Health Inside and Out
Hand-in-hand with hydration is of course diet. I know every beauty and health publication and expert out there will spout the virtues of diet, and yet we still try to achieve beauty without changing our diets.
Now don’t just jump on the next diet bandwagon that trundles your way. There are a lot of nonsense diets out there that will have spending ridiculous amounts for little results. Your body needs vitamins and nutrients to function properly, and that includes your skin. While there’s nothing wrong with the occasional cheat meal or to let loose on your vacation, a consistent diet of fried foods, sugary drinks, and fats isn’t going to do you any favors.
It’s really quite simple.
Listen to your body.
Do you feel well after eating that truckload of fried food? Probably not. Are you full, but are pushing to eat more because it’s your favorite meal? Don’t do that. Stop eating when you are satisfied. We tend to eat with our hearts, but our bodies will usually tell us what we ought to eat.
Now in order to cultivate a healthy diet habit that’s good for the skin, pick healthier dishes that are good for you inside and out like salmon with its omega-3 fatty acids that can support your skin’s moisture levels and supple appearance. Other options like avocados, walnuts, and sweet potatoes can all help to improve the look and feel of your skin.
- Don’t Skip the Facial
Now that we got consumption out of the way, on to some healthy habits you might be more familiar with when it comes to skincare.
Even if you have a fantastic at-home skincare routine, there are some things you simply won’t be able to do on your own. A facial can act as an intensive treatment to replenish moisture, support cell turnover for a glowing complexion, and squeeze in a bit of much-needed self-care.
My signature facials, in particular, are the perfect accompaniment to any skincare routine, and I customize the moisturizing, extractions, vitamins, and more to suit your unique needs. Don’t bother with a one-size-fits-all drugstore cream. Your skin is unique, and the wrong product can exacerbate underlying conditions. Let a trained esthetician handle it!
- Do Skip the Waxing and Go With Laser Hair Removal
No matter how smooth or soft the skin, unwanted body hair plays a huge factor in healthy, beautiful skin appearance. While shaving and waxing may do the trick to get rid of the hair temporarily, the side effects (not to mention the constant effort of it) are often counterproductive.
One of the reasons I love what I do is because it solves all of the problems associated with traditional hair removal methods. The permanent solution laser hair removal offers is more than a time-saver. The results of proper laser treatments, provided by a licensed esthetician are nothing short of stunning, and showcase the health and unique beauty of your skin.
- Moisturize with Hyaluronic Acid
I get it. You hear the word “acid,” and you picture painful discoloration and irritation. But hyaluronic acid is a good acid that should definitely be a staple in your skincare routine. So what’s the big deal about this product?
It’s an ultra-moisturizing naturally occurring substance that your body produces on its own to help lubricate and moisturize your skin, eyes, and joints. It’s best known for its ability to hold as much as 1000 times its weight in water. Especially if you have dry skin, adding a hyaluronic serum to your skincare routine can help to reduce flaky skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
What to Expect Before the Procedure
If you opt for laser hair removal, your chosen laser hair removal specialist will have a look at your skin and determine if it’s the right treatment for you. He or she will give you specific instructions about how to prepare for laser hair removal. For example, your laser hair removal specialist may tell you to do the following:
- Stay out of the sun. Your laser hair removal specialist will likely advise you to avoid sun exposure up to six weeks before treatment and to use sunscreen daily.
- Avoid using skin lighteners. Prior to treatment, you shouldn’t use sunless skin creams that darken the skin. This can make it harder for your laser hair removal specialist to see the hairs on your skin for easy removal. He or she may even prescribe a skin bleaching cream if you have a recent tan or darker skin.
- Refrain from using other hair removal methods. Plucking and waxing can disturb the hair follicle. You should avoid this at least four weeks before treatment.
- Trim and shave the treatment area. You should do this the day before laser hair removal. This is beneficial because it removes hair that can result in surface skin damage from burnt hairs. However, it still leaves the hair shaft intact below the surface.
How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?
During the procedure, your laser hair removal specialist will use a concentrated beam of light, also known as a laser, to remove your unwanted hair. The laser emits light that the pigment (melanin) in the hair absorbs. This light energy converts to heat, which damages the hair follicles that produce hair. This damage will stop or delay future hair growth.
If you’re looking to get rid of unwanted hair, don’t despair. Laser hair removal is a great solution to do away with those stubborn hairs once and for all.