These cold winter months make us want to think warm thoughts, making NOW an excellent time to begin planning and preparing for this summer! More time indoors gives us the opportunity to pamper our bodies and get prepared for the months where we shed our layers.


Make a Plan


We may be bundling up, but we are not neglecting our bodies. After all, summer always comes again and it's never too early to prepare! In fact many skin rejuvenation programs require a series of treatments to reap the best benefits. Here are suggestions to get ready for the upcoming summer season:



Permanent Hair Removal


Considering laser hair removal a season or two in advance is a good idea. It takes about 3 treatments (spaced approximately 8 weeks apart) to see the initial benefits (see our earlier blog re: other benefits of LHR). Think about your bikini area, nipple area, lower tummy, chest, underarms, back and lower legs for the upcoming shorts and swimsuit season. What areas could use some maintenance?


Photorejuvenation


Is your skin starting to show signs of sun damage or age? A photorejuvenation treatment addresses imperfections such as redness and spots using Intense Pulse Light laser. A series will improve overall skin texture, colour and tone. Because it is advised that you avoid the sun during your treatment series, our Pacific Northwest winter becomes the perfect opportunity to revitalize your skin and reverse signs of aging.


Moisturize Trouble Spots


Your elbows, knees and feet will be prone to dryness during the cooler season, so make sure you are generous with lathering them up. It's easy to neglect these spots, but once you make it habit, they'll be impeccably smooth by the time summer rolls around. The cold air will make your face dryer than usual as well, so be sure that you are incorporating extra hydration into your skin care regime. A 3-1 Revival Facial will deeply exfoliate any dry skin away, leaving your face fresh and plump with a dewy glow.
Talk to us about skin care that supports your dry winter skin.


Clean Up Your Diet


You don't necessarily need to cut back on calories to clean up your diet! Rather, fill your diet with more nourishing and protein-rich foods. Reduce your intake of processed items and preservatives, and do your best to cook more meals at home. Becoming aware of your habits is a small step to becoming healthier and feeling better about your body.

 

Keep Moving


It's easy to get sluggish after summer ends, but you have to remember to keep moving—start with a jog or long walk every second day aiming to build your frequency and intensity. Exercise not only tones your muscles but aids in weight loss if you wish to shed a few. Not only that - you’ll have feel-good energy from now to summer!