4 Ways to Pamper Your Skin This Back-to-School Season
With back-to-school season just around the corner and the hustle and bustle of summertime fun coming to a close, now is the perfect time to start thinking about taking some time to pamper yourself. While lounging by the pool with the kids may be enjoyable and relaxing, it can do a number on your skin, despite your best efforts to keep UV rays at bay.
Now that the kids are back in school and you’ve finally got a little extra time to focus on yourself, why not take advantage of these simple, yet effective skin care tips for getting the rejuvenated, refreshed skin you want?
1. Get Back to a Healthy Sleep Routine
Staying up late and sleeping in in the mornings tends to be the pattern we fall into in the summer, but this isn’t great for your skin or your overall health. Getting the kids back to a normal routine can be tricky, but don’t forget that you, too, might benefit from higher quality sleep.
In fact, research shows that there is truth behind the idea of beauty rest, as getting a good night’s sleep (about 8 hours for adults) boosts collagen production, increases blood circulation and reduces under eye puffiness and dark circles (Medical Hypotheses).
2. Invest in Your Skin with Professional Skin Care Products
If your skin is looking a little lackluster after all that summer sunshine, investing in effective skin care products that will actually help your skin restore and repair itself from the inside out is well worth it. Skinceuticals C E Ferulic and Phloretin CF contain potent blends of vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant, to help reinvigorate your complexion. Vitamin C has been shown to have a brightening effect on the skin, as well as aid in collagen synthesis, thus reducing the appearance of lines and wrinkles (Oregon State University).
3. Schedule a Chemical Peel
Chemical peels work by utilizing a combination of exfoliative agents to prevent and correct your specific aesthetic skin concerns, such as acne, wrinkles, and hyperpigmentation. During your session, an experienced clinician will provide a thorough assessment of your skin and design a custom-tailored treatment plan to address your unique skin type and condition.
The result is a smoother, more youthful-looking overall complexion after just one treatment session. Chemical peels are a convenient way to pamper yourself and even give you a boost of self-confidence and invigoration.
4. Boost Your Look with Botox
If fine lines and wrinkles are leaving you looking much older than you feel, Botox is another convenient procedure that you can easily schedule into your lunch break or a free afternoon while the kids are in school. Botox injections contain a neurotoxin that temporarily inhibits the muscle contractions in your face that lead to lines and wrinkles, thus smoothing your complexion. Studies have also shown that Botox may help prevent future wrinkles from forming in the first place (Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery).
The Bottom Line
After a summer spent enjoying your family and making sure everyone made it to their camps, sports activities, and friends’ houses, it’s time to focus on yourself once your kids are back in school and you finally have a little breathing room. Whether sun spots, lines, wrinkles, discoloration, or other common skin conditions are a concern for you, there are a number of ways you can take your skin care to the next level and fully enjoy a more radiant complexion.
Acqua Blu Medical Spa in Pittsburgh and Wexford carries a wide range of Skinceuticals skin care products in our retail boutiques to help you achieve the smoother, more youthful-looking skin you want. Our board-certified dermatologist Dr. Ana Busquets would also be happy to meet with you one-on-one to discuss any ongoing skin care concerns you might have, as well as to design an appropriate treatment plan to improve your condition.
For more information about your skin care treatment options, or to set up a consultation with Dr. Busquets or another member of our knowledgeable team of professionals, please contact us at (724) 933-1800.