Let’s talk about taking off more than just our makeup, shall we?
We dress and undress every day, at least twice a day; which means we stand there, naked or close to it whether in front of the mirror or not, and inspect our bodies, including our skin. We make decisions, on the daily, that affect that natural, raw and imperfect image (after all, no one is perfect, unless you’re a fan of magazines). Yes air-brushed, glass skin looking women and men are not reality. That said, photoshop can’t do EVERYTHING.
Why the interest in naked?
We’re interested because right now is a prep period to a season that doesn’t require a whole lot of clothing (hint: starts with swim…ends in suit). We want to make confidence, happiness and beauty an attainable goal for every person who is suiting up this summer. We don’t care what size you are. Feeling confident, happy and beautiful comes in all shapes and sizes.
So squats, burpees and clean eating aside, feeling good starts with healthy skin.
We’ve outlined 5 things that can keep you looking fresh and fine so you can hit the:
feeling pretty darn good.
From smoother skin to aiding in lymphatic drainage, dry brushing is a tried and true technique for creating a lot of good for your skin. It’s exactly what it sounds like: brushing the skin with a natural bristle brush in a particular pattern (usually toward the center of the body starting at the hands or feet) before jumping in the shower. Brushes are sold with different firmness so you can choose the one that feels the best on your skin (i.e. people with sensitive skin might opt for a brush with softer bristles to start). Dry brushing is said to do a number of good on the body if done properly: stimulate normal lymphatic flow, remove dead skin cells (exfoliate), clean and reduce pore size, potential reduction in the visibility of cellulite, and naturally boost energy. Grab a brush and watch your skin start to radiate. Just don’t brush too hard – be gentle with yourself.
“I love my dead skin!” – said no one ever.
Get rid of that unwanted dry, flaky skin with an effective, and skin healthy, exfoliating product. We carry Eminence Organic Skincare and they have a lot of scrubs suited for every lifestyle. Check out their product line here.
Products that exfoliate bring life back to the body and lead to smoother, softer skin. On the face, Retinol and glycolic products help to unglue dead skin cells from the skin.
We aren’t saying that you absolutely need this in your routine because let’s face it, it can be a hassle. If you enjoy shaving: a close shave with a good razor using a good shaving gel can usually get the job done. But, if you’re prone to razor burn you’ll never escape it just doing that. Look into laser hair removal or other more permanent body hair removal procedures to help you say goodbye to ingrown hairs and regrowth that make you want to keep your cover up on all day long.
We said we weren’t going to harp on the workout piece, but sweating, if you are the type of person to hit the gym, is actually extremely beneficial for the skin. When we sweat, it means we’re working hard – blood is pumping and oxygen is energizing our cells. Physical activity and sweating are known to purify, protect and rejuvenate our appearance. So sweat it out! Hot yoga, saunas, steam rooms, working out. All of these things increase our body temperature, which causes our red blood cells to dilate. This process increases blood flow to our skin making us look healthy and youthful.
That’s when our favorite body treatments come in to play.
CoolSculpting and CoolTone work together to get rid of stubborn areas of the body.
CoolSculpting works by using Cryolipolysis; which is a fancy word for the fat freezing technology that makes CoolSculpting what it is – a targeted treatment that freezes stubborn fat.
CoolTone works by using Magnetic Muscle Stimulation (MMS) which is a fancy term for the external stimulation to strengthen, tone and firm the muscles, causing them to contract. The source of external stimulation is a magnetic field produced by the CoolTone device. The magnetic current passes through the skin, fat and muscle, but the muscle is the best conductor for it. Skin and fat are poor conductors. This process is what causes the muscles to contract, which strengthens the muscle fibers significantly.
SkinTyte works to tighten the skin from the inside out and can treat many areas of your body, such as: Face, Neck, Area around the eyes, Hands, Belly/abdomen, Chest, Jaw line/jowls and Chin
SkinTyte works by heating soft tissue. The device sends rapid pulses of infrared light beneath your skin. It is the infrared light that heats up collagen and soft tissue. To increase patient comfort, SkinTyte includes cooling technology for the surface of your skin.
This process of “photocoagulation” contracts and partially coagulates collagen, which basically means the collagen will be more firm, providing a supportive scaffold beneath your skin. The pulses of light also prompt a natural healing response, which produces new collagen. The result is firmer, tighter skin.
If you need a boost to sculpt and strengthen your body, schedule a no-pressure consultation today. Our providers are experts at assessing your body and creating customized treatment plans to help you achieve your goals.
So take it off…all of it or some of it.
At the end of the day, we just want you to love the skin you’re in.
Bring on wedding and summer season in Colorado. We are ready for you.
We serve all patients in and around the Denver, Greenwood Village, Aurora, Cherry Creek, Cherry Hills, Highlands Ranch, Castle Rock areas of Colorado with two convenient locations: one in Denver and one in Greenwood Village.