Summer-Ready Skin and Body
Let’s be real, we never really worried about our skin before not until we saw the appearance of lines, patches and flaking. Yes, prevention is better than cure that’s why investing on skin treatments and products are a must as early as your twenties. We’ve listed down an easy skin care routine together with products to keep your skin glowing not just this summer, but all throughout the year.
1. Be hair free
Photos courtesy of Wink Laser Studio
Going on an adventure? A quick escape under the sun will be hassle free if you prep your skin by getting rid of unwanted hair. Although we’ve all been told about the harsh effects of continuous shaving and plucking, we still continue to do so only because it’s the easier and definitely cheaper alternative. At Wink Laser Studio, you can choose from their waxing or laser services. They only provide sterilized tools for every session and the latest machines to give quality service by their trained technicians. The GentleMax Pro Laser is the easiest treatment that has no downtime, which means you can have it done just before your beach trip! But if you want to take things slowly, you can try out Diode Laser treatment, which prevents hair from growing back permanently. For a change this summer, book an appointment with them and have a worry free, fuss-free and carefree experience. Not to mention their unique interior making you more at ease in every session.
2. Even out skin tone
Photos courtesy of Belo Medical Group and Kat Castañeda
Hold on, don’t get intimidated just yet. We know that local celebrities swear by the services Dra. Vicki Belo offers but did you know that you could achieve the same kind of glow with their skin lightening and smoothening treatments? One of them is the Revlite Laser – a versatile Q-switched Nd:YAG laser that makes use of PhotoAcoustic action that breaks down pigmented lesions into smaller particles without damaging the surrounding tissue, causing lightening of target dark areas such as armpits and face. Dra. Givenchy Ang of Belo Medical Group said that ladies and even gentlemen of all ages could enjoy the treatment. For overall pampering experience that evens out skin tone and leaves skin supple, try the Wet and Dry Dermabrasion. The procedure normally takes one and a half hours that can be done weekly. The treatment starts with the “dry” part by exfoliating the dead skin cells. It is then followed by the “wet” part where the machine uses infused serum spread throughout the body. The aesthetician meticulously goes through every part of the body to make sure that everything is well treated. The session ends with a bleaching cream perfect to get rid of dark spots and blemishes. The overall Belo experience doesn’t end after your service. Doctors and aestheticians make sure to double check on you days after the treatment. You might experience some redness and bumps afterwards but don’t worry it will fade away in two to three days and you have to feel comfortable telling them your concerns so they can address it properly. Make sure to follow doctor’s advice too and religiously put on the creams that will be prescribed. Schedule your first visit now because this summer, Sun’s Out and Belo’s In.
3. Get into shape
Photos courtesy of The Aivee Clinic
Raise your standard of beauty this summer through The Aivee Clinic. Dra. Aivee Teo introduces Power Shape– a non-surgical procedure that uses pulsed, focused ultrasound for fat cell destruction. Power Shape destroys fat cells without harming surrounding skin, nerves or blood vessels. Unlike other fat-reduction procedures that use heat or freeze fat, this treatment is virtually painless and leaves you free of any unwanted visible side effects giving you only smooth and contoured results. In less than an hour for one session, you can make the most of your body and time and we recommend undergoing three sessions to maximize the treatment’s effect. Remember that the best way to get all the right curves is putting up with a healthy lifestyle too. Power Shape is available in the Slimming Lab at the A Institute.
4. Prevent sun spots and load up on sunscreen
Photos courtesy of HOO Dermatology
If you feel like you’re not ready for treatments, you can still give your skin some love with a daily dose of sunscreen. Not only does sunscreen protect you from the harmful rays of the sun, it avoids the premature aging of our skin. HOO Dermatology carries products that are definitely effective and suitable for all skin types including sensitive skin. Our favorites include the Obagi® Sun Shield Broad Spectrum SPF50 that has a matte finish that is non-comedogenic, allergy tested, PABA and fragrance-free. We also love the ultra-lightweight cream MD® Flawless Factor, which you can add in your make-up routine. It has buildable flawless coverage with anti-aging benefits, UV protection and skin brighteners while still sealing in your natural looking complexion. Visit the clinic to learn more about their services and other skincare products.
5. Exfoliate and moisturize at home
The equation is just easy- remove dead skin and seal in some moisture! But if time doesn’t permit you to do some pampering and avail services outside your home, you can always rely on trusted products. Not only are they effective, we love these beauty products because they are proudly made by our kababayans. Check out this amazing finds and let us know how it works for you!
- Photos courtesy of Beauty MNL. All products are available at BeautyMNL