Do you always put your needs last, behind work, family, home, children, or pets? It’s time to rethink self-care because your lack thereof could be aging you prematurely! We know that sounds harsh, but few people realize just how detrimental stress can be to your looks.
Here’s the thing: if you are always running around in high gear putting out fires, so to speak, your body is in a constant state of fight-or-flight mode, which raises the stress hormone cortisol in your body. Cortisol is a prime beauty saboteur; it boosts your skin’s sebum (oil) production, enhances free-radical activity, which wreaks havoc on skin cells, increases your body’s fat retention, upsets your stomach and hormonal levels, disrupts sleep, and so much more. When stress is always high, your whole body, including your skin, is out of whack.
Fortunately, we have a solution! You can lower your stress by practicing more self-care! Here are a few easy ways to incorporate more self-care into your lifestyle:
Anyone who walks regularly knows how life-changing this simple activity can be. You don’t need special equipment or a gym membership, and you can walk almost anywhere, making this form of self-care a cinch. According to Harvard Health, as reported in a recent story in Healthline, a 155-pound person can burn around 167 calories per 30 minutes of walking at a moderate pace. What’s more, a 12-week study of 20 women with obesity found that walking for 50–70 minutes just 3 times a week reduced body fat by an average of 1.5 percent and waist circumference 1.1 inches. Not bad for just walking, right!?
DermaSweep is an award-winning micro-resurfacing, or microdermabrasion, system that removes your outermost layer of skin cells with a combination of bristle exfoliation and vacuum suction. DermaSweep sweeps and suctions away dead, dull skin cells, priming skin for the application of a revitalizing, results-driven serum, depending on your particular needs. This serum will penetrate deep into your pores for maximum results, leaving you with an intensely refreshed, glowing appearance. DermaSweep is ideal for reducing pore size, clearing away blackheads and whiteheads, and diminishing acne. There’s nothing better than the feeling of clean, clear, radiant skin, is there?
Another awesome skin resurfacing treatment to boost your complexion and your spirits is SkinWave, a unique aqua-delivery system that resurfaces your skin with hydrogen-enriched water. SkinWave does it all, enhancing lymphatic circulation, exfoliating, brightening, tightening, hydrating, diminishing acne, reducing inflammation and redness, and more. We’ll tailor your SkinWave treatment to your skin’s unique concerns, choosing the precise results-driven serums and handpieces to meet your needs and bring out your best with zero downtime.
Learn more fun ways to practice self-care at Semblance Medspa! We can’t wait to help! Call 518.599.0008 or request an online consultation today.