Mon, Dec 14 2015 12:27
| Body, Skin care, The Spa
Recently, plastic surgery has been on the rise. 15.6 million people in the United States had a cosmetic procedure in 2014, a 3% increase from 2013 and a dramatic 104% increase from 2000.
With a surge in procedures, plastic surgery has become more widely accepted and has also opened the door for new non-invasive procedures. Instead of boring holiday gift staples like socks or a scarf, here’s our guide to skin and body services for everyone on your list. For the clean freak: Clarisonic. This facial cleansing tool has become a household name and makes a great gift for those who are skincare obsessed or like things a little more squeaky clean than the rest of us. Not only does it purify pores on the daily, it also helps even skin texture and fight off fine lines. For the poolside enthusiast: Sculpsure. In Arizona, pool season gets here early. Give the gift of a bikini-ready bod with brand new Sculpsure. The revolutionary laser reduces fat permanently with less treatments and zero downtime. For the extra scruffy guy: Laser Hair Removal. Although it might not be a daily topic of conversation, no one likes unsightly hair (ew!). Help out with a package of laser hair removal session to get him ready for beach vacays and whatever else comes along in 2016. For the celeb-obsessed: Lip Augmentation. 2015 was the year of the Kylie Jenner lip and women everywhere are jumping on the bandwagon to achieve volume-packed lips like the teen social media queen. Pump up your gift game this year with injectable fillers that not only increase pout size, but also smooth lips and rejuvenate the entire mouth area. For the selfie pro: Smart Lipo Neck. This profile-perfecting procedure uses a laser to melt fat and tighten skin. With almost no scarring (the incision is only one millimeter), downtime is minimal. Grab a selfie stick and make it a packaged gift.
The Ultimate Glowing Summer Skin Guide
Mon, May 6 2013 02:33
| Skin care
Now that the three-digit weather is upon us, it’s more important than ever to crank up your skin care routine. With these tips our experts at The SHAW Center, you can beat the heat – and save your skin – this summer.
Work out early… or late
If you enjoy exercising outdoors, readjust your routine so that you are doing your outdoor workouts in the early morning before the sun hits its peak intensity of in the evening/night when the sun goes down. Even if you’re not out during peak hours, always apply sunscreen when exercising or spending time outdoors in the sun.
Stay in the shade
If you’re spending the day at the park or zoo with the kids, wear a hat, sunglasses, protective or long-sleeve clothing and try to stay out of the direct sun. Take lots of breaks in the heat of the day to hide out in the shade. If you can, bring an oversized umbrella, especially if you are headed to the lake, where ample shade may not be available. And don’t forget to reapply sunscreen on yourself and your kids often.
Apply sunscreen daily
Speaking of sunscreen, apply it every day – even if the only time you see the sun is the care ride from your home to your office. Even a small amount of sun exposure on a repeated basis can cause skin damage over time. If you find applying sunscreen to be a pain, look for a daily lotion with SPF built in or buy the spray on kind which takes just seconds to apply. And don’t forget the face and neck!
Regain smoother skin
Reverse the effects of skin damage (even from when you were a teen tanning in the sun!) by using a chemical exfoliator versus a buffer or granule cleanser.
Soothe a sunburn
If you do get burned, take an ibuprofen to calm inflammation as well as soothe redness and pain. Next take a cool shower, and then apply a thick moisturizing lotion. Ahhhhh.
Our team of skin care experts can help you achieve and maintain that healthy glow. Call us today to schedule a consultation to see how we can help!