The warm weather is right around the corner, and with it comes bathing suit season. Some people look forward to this time of year with a child-like enthusiasm, while others dread it like a pop quiz. One thing all people have in common, however, is that they begin to get their bodies ready. They try shedding those last few pounds of winter weight gain and toning up any loose skin.
Unfortunately, people often fail to realize that they also need to get their face ready. Winter can wreak havoc on your skin, and another year passed means that the effects of aging has shown itself a little bit more. The good news is you can take steps to prep your face for the sweltering summer days just like you can prep your body. Check out the useful tips below to get started.
Winter can have your skin feeling dry, scaly, and itchy. The freezing temperatures and harsh winds not only dry out your skin but cause significant irritation as well. Both these issues can be remedied with a deep moisturizing treatment – or two. A relaxing facial mask is often the best solution, and you can feel free to choose your favorite product.
When exercising the rest of your body, be sure to include a few items specifically designed for your face. Facial exercises will help to target the areas around the chin and neck to firm sagging skin. Here is one great jawline exercise you need to include:
- start by taking a deep breath in through your nose, and hold it for twenty seconds
- open your jaw as wide as possible to expel the air
- repeat 10 to 20 times once or twice a day for maximum results
Botox injections can keep your skin looking firmer all summer long. They assist in decreasing the notice-ability of fine lines and wrinkles. The injections take only about fifteen minutes and are carried out right in the doctor’s office as an outpatient procedure. Patients typically return to their normal routines directly after treatment.
Keep Up Your Normal Facial Routines
It is important you keep up your normal facial routine, which should include quick treatments in both the morning and at night. If you don’t already have a facial routine in place, now is the time to implement one. In the morning, all that is needed is a quick rinse before patting your skin dry. At night before bed you should execute the following:
- Wash, rinse off
- Use treatments for acne, wrinkles, or bags under eyes as necessary
- Chemical Peels
Chemical peels are the ultimate exfoliators. They use chemical ingredients to gently exfoliate your skin without the irritation of traditional treatments. Once the dead skin cells have been removed, future products (like moisturizers or cleansers) are able to more deeply penetrate the skin. Not only this, but your skin will feel soft and smooth after just one treatment – and your face will look absolutely radiant!