Got hat head? From flat hair to static hair, dry fuzzy hair and split ends…winter can be frustrating.
Just like your skin, you need to make adjustments in how you care for your hair during the colder months.
The bad news
Calgary’s harsh winters are tough on your tender follicles and you need to take extra time to ensure your hair doesn’t get damaged. Alongside that, sun exposure on the ski slopes can be just as harmful as it is on a beach. Wind, snow and cold temperatures can make hair dry and brittle.
And then there’s indoor heating. Don’t get us started. It’s like spending an entire afternoon with your head stuck under an old fashioned salon hair dryer.
The good news
You can protect your hair by spending a little extra time, and perhaps a few extra dollars on a moisturizing conditioner—one that is thick and rich, and has these key ingredients: essential fatty acids and humectants. As well as moisturizing your hair, they will do double duty, attracting and holding moisturize in your hair.
Take good care of your hair – you spend time and money on your skin. Make sure your hair is also in good condition.
Start the new year feeling on top of the world. If you’ve been feeling discouraged because you can’t rid yourself of excess fat, love handles, stubborn pockets of fat and cellulite, consider body contouring.
You can be fit, thin and healthy, but as you age, these skin issues arrive for most of us, and no amount of exercise can help.
Sad, but true
No matter your body shape, skin tone, diet or exercise plan, over time our skin looses elasticity, collagen weakens and it becomes harder to loose excess fat. As we age, we develop wrinkles, fine lines and some of us have a genetic predisposition to cellulite, which is a common concern.
How does body contouring work?
The latest advancements in this technology mean non-invasive and painless aesthetic treatment are available to regenerate your face, neck and body. Turn back the clock to get the look you love.
How long does a treatment take?
With treatments such as the Venus Legacy for body contouring, there is no downtime. It’s safe and a treatment takes less than 30 minutes.
How many treatments will I need?
It depends on your goals, and treatment varies from patient to patient.
Treat yourself this year – you can have a body contouring treatment on your lunch break, and head right back to work.
Laser hair removal might not be the first thing you think of when you hear the word “January.” However, after a few treatments the fabulous smooth effects will be long lasting. Winter is also a preferable time for beauty treatments if you are concerned with brief post-treatment redness!
What Areas Can Be Treated?
How long does the treatment take?
The number of treatments to completion varies depending on skin tone–anywhere from three to six brief sessions. When your treatments are complete you should not need to come back as it is highly successful.
How it Works
A strong, non-invasive laser breaks down pigment within dark hairs. Eventually through repeated treatments, the laser breaks down the follicle that produces the hair, stopping regrowth completely. The hair is no longer able to produce, drastically reducing the appearance of hair on your body.
Be Good to Your Skin
Laser hair removal is a few short treatments that produce smooth, hair-free skin for the rest of your days. It is a non-invasive treatment that removes the routine of shaving or waxing from your life. Opting for laser hair removal can be beneficial to your skin in that it replaces these practices which are aggravating to your skin–waxing and shaving are rough activities that cause rashes and in-grown hairs. Consider laser hair removal this winter for a smoothness that will feel good this summer and in years to come.
We are all too familiar with the importance of moisturizing in cold, dry winter months. There’s more to it than slathering on any lotion, however, as quality is of the utmost importance. Using medical grade skincare products is necessary to ensure your skin is being treated in a way that is sealing in moisture, rather than clogging your pores.
Sunscreen all year long: it’s the great secret to keep your skin in peak quality now and for years to come. Putting on any over-the-counter sunscreen on your skin every day is a good start to protecting yourself from the sun, but it will quickly produce clogged pores, likely followed by irritated skin. Medical grade sunscreens such as Colorescience’s Sunforgettable mineral powder are designed to protect while avoiding clogged pores.
Some medical grade skin care products actually actively stimulate collagen production. Collagen fills out our body’s fine lines that may have sagged over the years, producing the “plumpness” or fullness in our skin we associate with youth. These products seal in moisture and stop dry skin while working on the overall youthful health of your skin.
Tested by Professionals
Consider medical skin care products to be at the top of their class. They contain more active ingredients than their drugstore counterparts, and provide results by penetrating beneath the skin’s surface. Standard lotions cannot penetrate the skin’s surface and rather sit, providing brief moisture to the face or body while ultimately clogging or irritating the skin.
A Good Investment
Especially if you’ve had any skincare treatments, consider medical grade skincare products to be a great investment in your skin’s future health. Medical grade skincare products help to prolong the results of skincare treatments by supporting the structure of the skin. Medical grade can be more expensive than drugstore lines, but consider them to be of much higher quality, requiring less applications than standard brands that don’t break the surface, and providing overall long lasting results. Invest in your skin.