Beauty needs to change according to the seasons and weather. The products and tools that work in frigid, snowy winters don’t necessarily work for hot, humid summer months. If the long, sweaty days are putting a crimp in your hair, makeup, or skin routine, Dr. Mark X. Lowney of Advanced Body Sculpting of New England can help. Here, he shares tips to help you look and feel gorgeous this summer.
INSTANTLY LOOK THINNER
Feeling bloated or pudgy despite a regular workout routine? A spray tan is a quick and easy way to look five pounds thinner without setting foot in the gym. Spray tanning can be tricky at first; trust the salon professionals to ensure a smooth and even application. Sephora, Ulta, and other beauty supply stores offer a range of self-tanning products, from foam to lotion to towelettes. To add a subtle sparkle to your tan, dust a powder highlighter product along your collarbone, décolletage, shoulders, and legs.
If a tan doesn’t quite do it, permanent body sculpting treatment is an option. Dr. Lowney offers several body sculpting treatments, including CoolSculpting, a non-surgical procedure that freezes unwanted fat. CoolSculpting can be used on stubborn fat on the abdomen, waist, hips, and thighs. Dr. Lowney can discuss the details of CoolSculpting and whether it is right for you during a one-on-one consultation.
MAKEUP THAT WON’T SMUDGE
One of the tricks to keeping face makeup in place on a sweaty day is to prep the skin. Use a primer product to create a slightly sticky base for your foundation (bonus: primers fill in fine lines and minimize pores). After applying your face makeup, finish with a light dusting of translucent powder, or a setting spray to lock everything in place. Or, skip the foundation altogether in favor of a light-tinted moisturizer. Add a touch of cheek stain and lip gloss for a breezy summer look.
For your eyes, waterproof mascara is a summer staple in any makeup bag. And, there are special primers specifically formulated to keep eye makeup from running or smearing during the day.
If your makeup is settling into fine lines and creases, consider treatment with cosmetic injectables. Botox will minimize dynamic wrinkles around the forehead and eyes, and products like Restylane and Juvederm can fill in facial folds and creases around the nose and mouth.
DON’T CARE FOR BODY HAIR?
Are you tired of having to shave, wax or tweeze body hair in the summer? Dr. Lowney can use the LightSheer Diode Laser System to permanently eliminate unwanted hair on your body or face. Our practice likes this laser hair removal system because it is safe and effective on all skin types (including tan skin) and a variety of hair colors. Note that the results are not instantaneous; you will probably need a series of treatments for complete hair removal.
Struggling to tame your tresses in the muggy weather? Slip on a trendy hair accessory. Hats are huge this season; you can’t go wrong with a floppy sunhat, a straw fedora, or an iconic Panama hat. As an added benefit, hats also offer quality sun protection.
PREVENT SUN DAMAGE
Speaking of sun protection: prevent wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, and other sun damage-related skin problems with the proper sun protection. Check your sunscreen products to ensure they protect against UVA and UVB rays. If you sweat a lot or play sports, look into waterproof options. Be diligent about applying sunscreen whenever you spend prolonged time in the sun; even on cloudy days, you can still get burned.
If you weren’t always smart about sun protection, and have signs of sun damage around your face, Dr. Lowney has you covered. He offers a wide range of facial treatments to minimize wrinkles, correct uneven pigmentation and rejuvenate the skin. Laser skin resurfacing, IPL treatments, and microdermabrasion are just a few of your treatment options.
To speak with Dr. Lowney about any of these treatments and select the option that is right for your cosmetic needs, call us at (877) 577-5476 today.