Take Time for Yourself This Season: Why You Should Indulge In a Spa Day
Whether you like it or not the holidays are just around the corner which means that not only do you have to tackle a long list of presents to buy for just about everyone you know, but you also have to cook, clean, and go to what feels like 1 million school performances with different renditions of Jingle Bells. Before things start to get chaotic, try taking some time for yourself and scheduling an appointment at our Cactus Medical Spa. Here’s why.
It Will Get You Prepared
Okay, so when you take a close look at it, the last way you can justify a spa day is by saying it will prepare you for the upcoming holidays, but take a step back and you’ll see what we are talking about. By taking time for yourself and getting pampered, you will be amped up and ready for the holidays like never before.
It’s Good for Your Stress
Stress— wouldn’t it be nice if it didn’t exist? Since that’s a fantasy that’s not going to be fulfilled anytime soon, it’s good to try to find a way to manage your stress by doing things like getting regular exercise and, you guessed it, going to the spa. With just an hour or two of a relaxing facial or one of our other treatments, you can feel more calm and carefree than you may remember feeling in a long time.
It’s Great for Your Skin
Whether you’re getting microdermabrasion or one of our facials, there’s one thing for sure: your skin will thank you. Depending on the treatment you choose to go with, you may receive excellent benefits like stimulating skin cell turnover, getting hydration, targeted scars, and more.
It can be hard to find the time to read a book, let alone spend the afternoon at the spa, but trust us: it will be worth it. Schedule your spa appointment at our Huntington office today!
- Published in MedSpa
The Skin Benefits of The Great Pumpkin
Unless you’re a newborn baby, healthy skin doesn’t come easily to most people. As such, we encourage our patients at Associated Plastic Surgeons & Consultants to get regular skin treatments and facials to help regulate oil, soften fine lines and wrinkles, add volume to the skin, and protect it from further damage. In addition to getting some of these procedures from our office, we also encourage patients to start a skin care routine at home. With pumpkin in season, it has many people asking what, if any, are the health benefits of pumpkin for your skin.
According to the International Dermal Institute, pumpkin has more than a handful of skin benefits including antioxidants like Vitamin A and Vitamin C— both of which boost collagen production in the skin and soften wrinkles.
Try Pumpkin Seeds
Pumpkin seeds aren’t just good for roasting— they also act as a protective barrier for your skin. Pumpkin seeds contain a lot of fatty acids and Vitamin E which help to shield the skin. Additionally, if you have acne, pumpkin seeds contain zinc which has three main benefits: it controls oil production and hormone levels, and helps heal the skin after a breakout.
How Do You Use Pumpkin On Your Skin?
If sticking your head in a jack-o-lantern sounds like a great way to add pumpkin to your skincare routine— it probably won’t be as useful as blending it in a food processor. You can buy skin care products that are enriched with pumpkin, or you can add blended pumpkin directly to your skin and leave it there overnight with a thick moisturizing cream.
If there’s one cosmetic thing to be thankful for this season, it’s the array of fillers and treatments like chemical peels and microdermabrasion that we offer our patients. Schedule your next skincare appointment with our Huntington office today!
- Published in Skin Care