The mid-year season often gives hardworking men and women the blues for a lot of reasons. Storm clouds, flash floods, and the resulting traffic cause a large amount of stress. Add to that performance reviews that can boost or slow down a career, and tuition that have to be earned and saved up for the kids’ remaining school year.
Still, people can still look their best and feel that they are running on their peak performance, despite the pressure. And it starts with taking care of one’s skin. Let’s face it, how they like or dislike feeling and living within their own skin can also have an impact on their own self-confidence.
“Skin care addresses two concerns: wellness and aesthetics or our sense of being attractive, that’s why we do have to take care of our skin and not take it for granted,” emphasizes Dr. Lalaine Salazar, medical director of the SvelT’i Health and Beauty Centre on Timog Avenue, Quezon City. “Fortunately, this is something we can do ourselves, with the help of clinical specialists; and the results will last a long time. Proper skin care will arrest certain medical conditions like acne, remove those pesky pimples, and even raise our energy levels by making us feel younger than we are.”
Skin care should start as early as the pre-teen years, as the habits that the young person will develop will follow them into adulthood. It should also be consistent and applied every day of every single year, regardless of the climate or the season. “It is never too early or too late to start taking care of your skin whatever the season is,” Dr. Salazar points out.
So now, what are the important skin care tips one should follow in order to maintain that youthful glow despite the inconstancy of weather?
Hydrate. Always make sure our skin is always hydrated because water will always cleanse our skin and wash away its impurities and toxins. There are two ways to do this: internal and external. “Always drink eight to 10 glasses of water a day, that’s how you hydrate from the inside. Do this even during the rainy season. You have to keep yourself hydrated at all times.” says Dr. Salazar. “Externally, you can apply every morning our massage cream that infuses the skin with collagen. Collagen rejuvenates the skin and makes it appear youthful. Our production of it reduces as we age, but products like the massage cream infuses regular doses of collagen that lets the skin’s natural glow to shine.
Block and nourish. The skin’s health will be boosted by two substances that should be applied everyday: sunblock, which shelters it from the more harmful effects of the sun’s ultraviolet rays, and facial serum which tightens once loose skin and improves the radiance to the face. “A sun block is a must,” exhorts Dr. Salazar. “Always use it, even if the weather is cloudy. All parts of the body exposed to the sun must be protected, even your neck and hands. Also, a proper facial serum keeps away the anti-aging effects accelerated by the climate, stress, and even genetics. It makes you look youthful and energetic. Our stem cell ampoule also reduces the appearances of fine lines and wrinkles, improves the skin tone, and softens the skin as well.”
Watch the under eye. Another advice that Dr. Salazar gives is about the proper care of the skin under one’s eyes. She explains, “The thinness of the skin leaves them more vulnerable and it also lacks a lot of the oil glands that rejuvenate our skin.” Neglect of this part of the skin will result in heavy-set eyebags that can make the face sag. Collagen again comes into play in this part of skin care. “Collagen can stir up the oil glands within the eye frames,” Dr. Salazar reveals the solution. Svelti’s firming eye cream triggers the production of collagen, effectively reducing the signs of stress and aging. The firming eye cream should be applied diligently every day in the morning and preferably before going to bed.
Wash and learn. The thorough cleansing and washing away of make-up before sleeping is also an important part of skin care. To cap the skin care regimen, Dr. Salazar recommends a cleanser that can prevent the onset of pores, blemishes, and acne; it will also improve skin tone and heal any skin inflammation.
“Do proper skin care daily and you will see the results,” enthuses Dr. Salazar. “To ensure that you are on the right track, you can confirm the methods and outcome of your skin care regimen with clinical specialists who will advise you accordingly. A monthly visit can do wonders for the overall wellness and aesthetic appearance of your skin.”
To know more about SvelT’i’s treatments, inquire at (02) 332-7546 / 09188-SVELTI (783584) or visit the clinic at 5/F South Insula Condominium #61 Timog Avenue, Quezon City.
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