So, you’ve procrastinated all spring and summer vacation is almost here. What do do? How I get ready for summer? Fear not, we have you covered.
#1 Get a spray tan
Yep, Google “spray tan near me” and go do it. It’s easy, fast, inexpensive and safe. In fact, you can go to a local spa and pick out the shade or tint you want. Make sure not to go too dark your first time there, as the idea is to be subtle, but noticeable. After all, you can always add or darken more.
Are some of those wintertime wrinkles starting to kick in? Need luscious lips? A easy fix is to go get some filler. Popular brands include Juvederm, Versa, Restylane and cost anywhere from $500-700 per syringe. An average syringe is approximately a fifth of a teaspoon of liquid, so you can ease into it. Again, less is more; can always add as you see fit.
This is a great way to sluff off some dead skin and help make your skin glow. We wrote an article earlier this year comparing Hydrafacial, Silkpeel (Dermal Infusion) and microdermabrasion to clear up the differences between the three modalities. Click here to read it and learn what’s best for you.
#4 Eat some greens
Try eating some anti inflammatory foods along with fiber. We all know it’s game-on with junk food when you hit vacation. In the meantime, try to up the vitamin rich foods. In the morning, try adding fresh blueberries to your cereal or on toast or even using almond butter on toast. A personal favorite is Kale and Brussel sprout salad from Whole Foods- it’s the only way to eat Kale!
#5 Reapply sunscreen
I’m sure you have heard this a million times. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) skin cancer rose 1.7% for men and 1.4% for women between 2003 and 2012. With skin cancers on the rise it’s a good idea to reapply sunscreen with at least a 30 SPF. Try using Sunforgettable by Colorescience, as it’s dry and takes seconds to reapply.
#6 Drink more water
It’s a fact, your skin is over 64% water. If you don’t already do it, carry around a water bottle and refill it throughout the day. It’s a really easy way to stay hydrated. And, you might even shed some unwanted pounds in the process.
Life is short as is and we all deal with a lot of stress. To cope, try getting a massage, going for a walk during lunch or even acupuncture. Might sound a bit different, but acupuncture is starting to pickup momentum in the US in the preventative health arena.
This is a good, quick checklist. These things should be beneficial for your skin and body. Hopefully this is a good start for you and the summer, which is right around the corner. Be safe out there and enjoy yourself!
To having a great summer,
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