Looking for a rejuvinated, healthy glow to your complexion? Look no further than our compilation of treatments to liven up any area of your body! From facials, microdermabrasion, and even back treatments, Abadir Associates has you covered.
Everyone knows that diet and exercise are vital to achieving a better body. However, for some individuals, no matter how many calories they burn or donuts they forego, stubborn pockets of fat still remain. If you’re troubled by trouble spots on your arms, thighs, stomach, or neck, then liposuction might be right for you. Doctors Dale and Michelle Abadir of Abadir Associates in Rye Brook, New York have years of experience performing liposuction surgeries on both body and neck. These surgeries change not only your body weight, but also your physical shape.
What to Bring to the Initial Consult
The first step in the liposuction procedure is a consultation. Make sure to bring a copy of your medical records to the appointment and inform your doctor of any previous surgeries. Sharing your full medical history, including any allergies and medications you are currently taking, with your physician can prevent any mishaps. This information may also influence the type of procedure they recommend for you, as well as the aftercare.
The 6 Questions You Must Ask
When you arrive for your liposuction consultation, you’ll want to be sure to ask these 6 essential questions.
1. Is the doctor qualified?
The most important question to ask is whether your doctor is qualified. Doctors Dale and Michelle Abadir have authored many articles on cosmetic surgery, including liposuction. Doctor Michelle Abadir is a member of the American Society of Liposuction Surgery, and both teach surgery to dermatology residents at Albert Einstein Medical College in New York.
2. Am I a good candidate?
Because liposuction is a Body Shaping surgery, the best candidates are already at or near their ideal weight. You will likely have a good result if your skin still has a high degree of elasticity. You can test your skin’s elasticity with a “pinch test”. With your thumb and forefinger, grab a small amount of flesh from the top of your hand. If the skin quickly springs back into place when you release, you are likely a good candidate.
3. Can I achieve my goals with less invasive surgery?
Pockets of fat are not the only cause of flabby problem areas. Sometimes a drooping stomach or jowls are the result of loose skin, either from weight loss or aging. This extra skin creates bulk that often responds better to a non-surgical treatment like Thermage. In Thermage, Doctors Dale and Michelle Abadir use a device that emits radiofrequency waves to stimulate the production of collagen. Over time, you will see a tightening of the skin and a reduction of loose, flabby tissue in the treated area. Thermage can also be used to treat cellulite.
4. What is recovery like after surgery?
Recovery depends on the size of the area treated, as well as the extent of the procedure. Most people experience bruising, swelling, and pain during their first weeks of recovery, but these generally subside within a matter of weeks. You may be advised to wear a compression garment during this time to encourage the draining of surgical fluids.
5. What will surgery be like?
Depending on the invasiveness of your procedure, you will receive either local or general anesthesia. After this, Doctors Dale and Michelle Abadir will make a small incision before inserting a device called a cannula. The device attaches to a tube that will suck the fat out of your body with the precision necessary to create the shape that you desire.
6. What kind of results should I expect?
The results of liposuction are permanent. Once fat cells are removed from an area like your stomach or thighs, they are gone forever. Their removal means your body will stay the same shape, even if you gain weight. To best maintain the results of liposuction, diet and exercise are critical.
Schedule Your Liposuction Consultation with Doctors Dale and Michelle Abadir
If you’re ready to get rid of trouble spots, schedule your consultation with Doctors Dale and Michelle Abadir in Rye Brook, New York. You can call us at 914-937-7593 or send us a message through our website.
When your skin looks good, so do you. But just because you want better skin doesn’t mean you should listen to everything you hear. Some of the most popular skincare trends can actually damage your skin. That’s why if you’re serious about skincare, you should consult the professionals. Doctors Dale and Michelle Abadir in Rye Brook, New York, have decades of experience in Cosmetic Skincare, treating skin for lines, blemishes, acne, under-eye circles, and more.
Here are 5 currently popular skincare treatments that might be doing more harm than good.
1. Charcoal Masks
Charcoal masks are incredibly popular, and the gunk you see when you pull one off makes them look impressive on social media. However, these often painful masks rip off not only dirt but also skin and facial hair. This leaves your skin vulnerable and stripped of the essential oils it needs to maintain moisture.
If you want fresher skin with fewer complications, you should opt for Dermabrasion or a Chemical Peel. Both treatments remove dead skin and other debris, revealing the new skin underneath. These exfoliating procedures also stimulate collagen production, which means that your face benefits in the long run. Doctors Dale and Michelle Abadir often combine these treatments with a mask to keep your skin moist and dewy. The result? A reduction in lines, under-eye circles, and acne scars.
2. Extraction Tools
Originally designed for professionals, many people now attempt to use extraction tools at home. The metal utensils promise to pop pimples hygienically, but in reality, often cause scarring, bruising and capillary damage when used by an untrained layperson. Paradoxically, if you push these tools into your skin, they can accidentally trap bacteria that cause breakouts.
A safer way to fight acne is with topical treatments. Creams with glycolic or salicylic acid gently exfoliate your skin and unclog your pores. Doctors Dale and Michelle Abadir produce a line of skincare products formulated for acne and oily skin. You can use their Glycolic Gel Pads and Benzoyl Peroxide Wash 10% With Aloe Vera daily. Laser Resurfacing or chemical peels can also address the scarring that comes from acne.
3. Using Coconut Oil as a Moisturizer
Coconut oil is in everything these days. While it may be great for cooking (and possibly your hair), putting coconut oil on your face is a big no-no. That’s because coconut oil acts like a wax, clogging your pores and trapping debris on your face. Coconut oil is also highly comedogenic, which means that it can cause an eruption of acne.
When it comes to your skin, it’s best to listen to the experts. Doctors Dale and Michelle Abadir have a line of non-comedogenic skincare products, which means they won’t cause breakouts when you use them. You can also achieve moister skin with a Facial and Chemical Peel.
4. Trying to Scrub Away Acne
Exfoliating your skin too often can cause microtears. Roughing up acne-prone skin with exfoliating scrubs can also cause inflammation that makes your face redder.
A better move? Outsource your exfoliation. Remove dead cells and dirt without unhealthy skin damage with Dermabrasion or a Chemical Peel. Doctors Dale and Michell Abadir have experience in both procedures. You can also treat acne at home with their Glycolic Gel Pads and Benzoyl Peroxide Wash 10% With Aloe Vera.
5. Not Using Enough SPF
Dermatologists universally agree that SPF is key to preventing premature aging. The sun’s rays are not only dangerous to your health in the form of skin cancer, but also cause unattractive blemishes like sunspots. Still, many people do not apply sunscreen outside of the hotter summer months due to laziness or the belief that they don’t need to.
Sunscreen powders and lotions are vital to maintaining a youthful appearance. Doctors Dale and Michelle Abadir also offer Laser Resurfacing and other forms of Dermabrasion to combat the toll the sun may have already taken on your complexion.
Schedule a Consult with Doctors Dale and Michell Abadir
If you want professional quality skin, schedule a meeting with Doctors Dale and Michelle Abadir at their clinic in Rye Brook, New York. Call us at 914-937-7593 or send us a message through our website. Better skin starts with better treatment!
Aging is a gradual and natural process that we all experience. Generally, we experience changes in our skin due to the pull of gravity, decreasing collagen and elastin production as we age, and a gradual diminishing of the fat layer underneath the skin. These combine to establish lines and wrinkles in our faces. Initially, wrinkle formation is subtle, showing up as fine lines around our eyes sometime in our 20s. We gradually lose skin elasticity, which contributes to further and deeper wrinkle formation and causes our skin to become looser. Many of us develop areas of skin sagging, such as jowls along our jawline. As the fat is lost in areas such as our cheeks, lips, and under-eyes, we may also subsequently begin to develop a more gaunt look.
While these structural changes are occurring, we simultaneously experience changes to the texture and coloration of our skin. Damage due to UV exposure can build up over time to produce areas of discoloration, such as “age spots” or “sun spots,” and patches of uneven texture.
While we are all subject to the process of aging, it is possible to be proactive about preventing and reversing some of the damage done by the passage of time. Perhaps the most helpful thing you can do is to start seeing an experienced dermatologist when you are young before the signs of aging have created dramatic changes in your skin. At Abadir Associates, our highly-skilled physicians can assess your skincare and develop a treatment and prevention plan that is customized to your skin. This blog discusses some of your options to reverse the early signs of aging.
How Can I Prevent and Reverse the Early Signs of Aging?
While it is impossible to prevent aging altogether, there are many approaches that can help to slow the process and eliminate the signs of aging to restore the youthful smoothness, color, and texture to your skin. At Abadir Associates, we offer the latest in proven approaches to enhancing your appearance and provide customized treatment plans to our patients to help them to look their best. Through topical treatments such as chemical peels and minimally-invasive procedures that address the underlying structure of the skin, we can reverse the signs of aging and even prevent further changes.
Non-invasive treatments to restore your youthful appearance
There are a number of approaches to reducing the signs of aging that do not require surgical incisions or even injections:
- Chemical peels: The use of powerful anti-aging compounds combined with the removal of the outermost, dead layer of skin cells can restore a “glow” to your skin. Our chemical peels contain potent molecules that can brighten dull and lifeless skin, hydrate and tone your face, minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and address issues in pigmentation and texture.
- Dermabrasion: This procedure mechanically removes the outermost layer of skin cells, promoting the growth of new skin cells. This approach is effective at reducing the appearance of wrinkles and other deformities of the skin, such as acne scars.
- Laser resurfacing: We use the StarLux 1440 non-ablative laser for excellent results with minimal recovery. Energy from the laser passes through the outermost layer of the skin, stimulating new cell growth and collagen production that fills in fine lines and wrinkles, reverses skin sagging, and creates a fresh, dewy complexion.
Injectable treatments to eliminate the appearance of wrinkles and prevent future wrinkle formation
Many of our patients choose to have injectable treatments to enhance their youthful appearance, even as early as in their 20s. Patients choose Botox to not only eliminate the lines that form around the eyes and mouth but also prevent them from getting more pronounced over time. By stopping the muscle contractions that pull on the skin and create the wrinkles, Botox can effectively stop the clock on the aging of your skin.
We also offer dermal fillers to restore youthful plumpness to areas of the face that tend to hollow out over time, such as the cheeks and under the eyes. With a few expertly-placed tiny injections, we can give you a natural, young look!
If you are ready to be proactive about detecting and combating the signs of aging, Abadir Associates has a huge array of treatments that can be used in a fully customized approach to your skin. Call 914.937.7593 to schedule your consultation today.
Having smooth supple skin is a sign of youth, beauty, and attractiveness. The appearance of our skin is often the first thing that others notice and can be a subconscious indication of our overall health and wellbeing. With the passage time, however, our skin may begin to lose its luster as we develop wrinkles, fine lines and folds; making us feel old and reluctant to be seen by others.
While there are hundreds of creams and ointments that claim to promote youthful looking skin, often times they fall way short of their promises. But no need to fret! Advancements in cosmetic medicine have led to the development of safe and effective methods to help fight the signs of aging in the form of fillers and injectable treatments.
What Fillers and Injectables Can Do For You
Dermal fillers are used to restore skin to its previously plump and hydrated appearance. Fillers do not paralyze the facial muscles to reduce the look of wrinkles, commonly associated with neurotoxins such as Botox, but rather add volume to your skin which can become diminished with age.
Hyaluronic acid, found in fillers such as Juvéderm, is the key to smooth, hydrated, and flawless looking skin. Hyaluronic acid is actually a naturally occurring substance produced by our skin cells to help maintain moisture; giving your skin that healthy and hydrated look. Our levels of hyaluronic acid, unfortunately, tend to decline with age and with exposure to environmental hazards, such as UV sunlight, leaving skin appearing dull with uneven tone and texture.
Are Fillers and Injectables Right For You’re Your Skin Type?
The use of fillers and injectables can help restore the levels of hyaluronic acid found in your skin, helping reduce or eliminate the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and best of all works wonders for any skin type.
However, dermal fillers don’t come without its own risks, which is why a personalized consultation will be provided prior to undergoing the procedure. The following are some of the key factors that may affect your candidacy to receiving fillers or injectables.
- Allergy to hyaluronic acid and/or lidocaine
- History of severe allergies or allergic reactions (e.g. Anaphylaxis)
- History of scarring or skin pigmentation disorders
- Currently taking medications that can prolong bleeding (e.g. aspirin, ibuprofen, other blood thinners)
- History of bleeding disorder
Dermal fillers and injection procedures are frequently performed the same day of your consultation and considered minimally invasive; contributing to minimal recovery time. However, it is advised to avoid strenuous activity, sun exposure, consuming alcohol, and wearing makeup for the first 24 hours after undergoing the procedure to ensure optimal results post-treatment.
Choosing the Most Appropriate Dermal Filler or Injectable
For the most part, whether you have dry skin, oily skin, or some combination in-between, the following fillers and injectables can help return skin to its previously radiant looking appearance.
Juvéderm: The world’s leading brand of hyaluronic acid facial fillers, Juvéderm’s smooth gel formula blends into skin tissue to give your skin a fuller and more youthful appearance by reducing the signs of aging almost immediately. It can be used in areas of the face most notable for wrinkle development, such as around the nose, mouth, and eyes. Juvéderm Voluma XC, another type of Juvéderm, is specially formulated to restore the volume of your cheeks and chin areas that may appear sunken over time. The effects of Juvéderm typically last between 6 months and 2 years, depending on the type of product used.
Restylane: Another type of hyaluronic acid injectable, this filler is designed to help restore radiant looking skin by smoothing out wrinkles of the face, such as the cheeks, mouth, nasolabial folds, and around the eyes. It can also be used to add volume to the cheeks, chin, lips, and nose. Restylane is more suited to filling larger areas of the face, such as deep facial wrinkles. Results can typically last up to 6 to 18 months.
Radiesse: A dermal filler that can immediately increase facial volume and reduce the appearance of wrinkles, Radiesse uses calcium-based microspheres to simulate the production of collagen; a naturally occurring protein in the body that promotes skin’s elasticity and strength. Results typically last approximately 9 to 14 months.
Botox: Perhaps the most popular form of injectable, Botox can safely soften wrinkles and fine lines around the eyes, forehead, and other unwanted facial creases we develop as we get older. Botox is a form of purified protein peptide called botulinum toxin type A and works by temporarily relaxing the facial muscles where injected leaving a smooth and youthful appearance. Botox effects are typically immediate lasting approximately 3-4 months.
Having the Right Doctors in Your Corner
Choosing the most talented and experienced doctors is very important when considering any type of cosmetic procedure. When finally deciding to take a stand against the effects of aging has on your appearance, look no further than the expertise of Drs. Dale and Michelle Abadir.
With years of experience in the domain of cosmetic medicine, their combined knowledge and skill have been helping both men and women achieve their aesthetic goals. Schedule a consolation today in the Rye Brook, NY area at 914-937-7593.
There is no better feeling than being enveloped by the sun’s warming glow while you relax with your favorite chilled beverage in hand. The summer season not only brings out warmer weather but also brings out the active and adventurous side of ourselves, spending more time outdoors and with others.
These fleeting months of perfect weather can be great for boosting overall morale and happiness, but your skin may be paying the price!
Summertime’s hot, sticky, and humid conditions can wreak havoc on your routine skin care regimen that you’ve maintained in months prior, as the sun’s rays introduce new challenges for your skin to combat against.
The following are 10 ways you can help revamp your skin routine as promoted by Drs. Dale and Michelle Abadir. These two doctors are highly knowledgeable and experienced in all forms of dermatologic skin care, with their sound advice helping give your skin a fighting chance against the summer sun.
Protecting Your Skin
Use Sunscreen: The simplest and often most overlooked method for maintaining skin health. Your skin is a delicate organ and can be damaged by harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays. A type of electromagnetic radiation, it is the type of sunrays that in moderate amounts can produce a nice tanned appeared but also sunburns with prolonged exposure. The two most common types of skin-damaging sunrays include UV-A and UV-B rays. Those with fair skin are the most at risk for developing sunburns as they have reduced levels of a pigment called melanin; the body’s natural defense against damaging UV rays. Without adequate protection using sunscreen, you will increase the chances of developing brown spots, wrinkles, and even skin cancer.
Wear protective clothing: In order for sunscreen to be effective, constant reapplication is required. This can be quite an inconvenience for some leading to unintended UV ray exposure. It is therefore recommended to directly block out the sun’s rays by wearing weather appropriate clothing that covers the majority of exposed skin, as well as utilizing sunglasses and wide-brimmed hats to give your skin that extra layer of sun protection.
Stay Hydrated: With increased heat comes the increased need to stay hydrated. Not drinking enough water during the summer days can lead to dry skin which can be further complicated by the damaging effects of the sun.
Use a light moisturizer: Summertime can make you feel hot and sweaty while enjoying the outdoors and that heavy moisturizer you’ve been using during the dry colder months can only add to your discomfort. Many moisturizers often include sunscreen within them as stated by an SPF value. These combination moisturizers are the best choice for keeping your skin hydrated and at the same time protect you from harmful UV radiation.
Making Your Skin Looks Its Best
Retinoids: A topical form of vitamin A, this compound has been shown to have several anti-aging effects in addition to being able to reduce the appearance of age spots and softening rough patches of skin. Retinoids work by increasing collagen production; a naturally occurring protein in the body that promotes skin’s elasticity and strength. While several over the counter products contain retinoids, they are often not as effective as those prescribed by a doctor.
Exfoliate your skin: The long winter months can often lead to the development of dry flaky skin leading to a dull and less than radiant appearance. By using gentle cleansers and exfoliants you can scrub away dead skin cells, allowing your skin to look cleaner and brighter.
Going the Extra Mile for Skin Care
For those looking for more aggressive exfoliating treatments, cosmetic dermatological procedures may be just what you are seeking. The following are some cosmetic dermatology treatments that can enhance the appearance of your skin and even reduce the appearance of scars and wrinkles. However, it is important to note that with the following procedures your skin will temporality be more sensitive to the effects of the sun; making the application of daily sunscreen vital for skin protection until new skin cells are regenerated.
Chemical Peels: This procedure can effectively improve the appearance of sun spots, acne breakouts, uneven skin color, scars, and even fine lines and wrinkles. A chemical solution is applied to the skin allowing for the uppermost layer of skin to be peeled off. This allows for smoother, younger looking skin to be uncovered.
Laser Resurfacing: Useful for reducing the appearance of facial wrinkles, scars, and other skin irregularities, laser resurfacing works by directing short, concentrated pulsing beams of light on affected skin areas, removing skin layer by layer. Laser resurfacing is a relatively quick outpatient procedure that can be performed on any area of the body.
Dermabrasion: A skin resurfacing procedure that can effectively sand away the outermost layer of the skin revealing smoother, younger looking skin. Dermabrasion can also improve the look of scars and the appearance of fine lines. The procedure can be used alone or in combination with other skin care techniques. Recovery time will depend on the depth of skin removed with most patients experiencing new skin regrowth within 5 to 7 days.
Photo-Facials: A procedure that can diminish fine lines and sun damaged skin, as well as improve uneven pigmentation. Photo-facials use light-based technology to boost skin’s collagen levels leaving skin smoother with a clear complexion.
Making Your Skin Care a Priority
For all your skincare needs, speaking to highly trained and knowledgeable medical professionals is your best defense against anything Mother Nature throws at you. With the guidance of Drs. Dale and Michelle Abadir you can be confident that the health of your skin is of the utmost priority. Schedule a personalized skin care consultation today in the Rye Brook, NY area at 914-937-7593.
Botox is a great treatment to smooth fine lines and wrinkles, but will vary depending on your lifestyle. Learn more about how long you can expect your Botox to last in our infographic below!
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Most people are, to some degree, familiar with Botox and other dermal fillers. In the past, these treatments have conjured images of older men and women seeking to reverse the effects of aging. In fact, many still believe plastic surgery to be the refuge of older generations clinging to their youth. Little do they know how wrong they are.
Plastic surgery has recently taken over as one of the most popular surgical industries with cosmetic procedures hitting roughly $15 billion in annual earnings. What you may find surprising, though, is that millennials make up a bigger percentage of cosmetic procedure patients than ever.
In only half a decade, Botox treatments among people between the ages of 19 and 34 increased by 87%. When exactly did this shift take place, and why are younger patients considering Botox every year?
Joining Reality with Expectation
Unlike previous generations, millennials grew up in the age of the internet. By adolescence, social media was already a staple of life for many of them. This has put a greater emphasis on our appearance and aesthetic and how we present ourselves than ever before.
From selfies and photoshoots to cosplay and beyond, more young people are taking an active role in their appearance. For many, this doesn’t just mean exercise and a healthy diet, but also the occasional trip to a plastic surgeon for a cosmetic touch-up.
A Preventive Approach
While many consider Botox to be a treatment that reverses the effects of aging, millennials are starting to understand its true benefits. By starting Botox treatments at a younger age – as young as the early 20s for some – the wear and tear of time can be prevented before it begins.
With well-timed treatments from a younger age, Botox can help prevent the formation of wrinkles, laugh lines, and crow’s feet before they appear. By starting treatments early, patients can retain their youthful appearance longer without the need for more invasive procedures.
Doing Away with Taboo
It’s no secret that millennials are more progressive and liberal than the generations that came before them. Part of that attitude is the normalization of subjects and practices that were once considered taboo. We live in a new age that celebrates the individual and challenging the status quo.
Where once plastic surgery was seen as the bastion of age-fearing older women, it is now seen as a source of empowerment for young women and men alike. More and more practitioners are reporting patients younger than 30 requesting cosmetic procedures, and more young people than ever are willing to openly discuss their desires and experiences related to plastic surgery.
Discover the Benefits of Botox
You don’t have to be a model or an Instagram influencer to benefit from Botox treatments. Looking and feeling your best is one of the keys to living your best life. It’s never too early to start looking ahead to prevent the effects of aging, and Botox may just be the solution you need.
Contact the office of Abadir Associates in Rye Brook, NY to schedule a consultation to find out how Botox treatments can help you.
The vast majority of people have heard of Botox. It is well known as a cosmetic procedure used by those hoping to give themselves a smoother, more youthful appearance.
While there is no doubt that its cosmetic uses are what have made the treatment so popular, many don’t realize that Botox has the ability to treat a variety of other conditions that you might not have expected. Let’s take a look at a few of these alternative uses that you may find surprising.
Hyperhidrosis is a condition that causes excessive sweating and can be a real issue for those affected by it. Fortunately, Botox may be an unlikely solution to this problem.
By applying the injection directly to the areas most affected, sweating can be reduced by as much as 87 percent! This can be life-changing for those who have lived with hyperhidrosis for most of their lives. More confidence, fewer loads of laundry, and no more sweat stains.
The best part is that it might even be covered by your insurance! If prescription antiperspirants and oral medications don’t do the trick, it’s likely that your insurance carrier will cover Botox treatments.
Migraines are painful and maddening experiences, and if you’ve ever experienced them, you know just how desperate they can make you for relief. For some, though, that relief is only a brief respite, as migraines are a chronic issue.
Current medications used to treat frequent migraines range from antidepressants to blood pressure drugs. However, you might be surprised to learn that the correct application of Botox injection can result in fewer headaches. For those who suffer from chronic migraines, this can make a huge difference in the quality of their lives.
Temporomandibular Joint Disorder, or TMJ, is a condition that affects the joint in the jaw. Those afflicted with TMJ often experience pain in one or both of the joints that connect the jaw to the skull. This can cause difficulty eating, locking of the joint, and persistent facial aches. Needless to say, this can make a number of normal activities into uncomfortable chores.
By injecting Botox into the jaw, the muscles that control the joint are relaxed, leading to relief from pain and many of the other symptoms associated with TMJ. Many dentists recommend Botox treatment for this condition, and the procedure is often covered by insurance.
Sometimes, the connections in our brain don’t behave the way they’re supposed to. When this happens, it can cause a cascade of unexpected problems, ranging from mildly annoying to nearly debilitating. For some, this takes the form of blepharospasms, or eyelid spasms. This can lead to droopy eyelids and uncontrollable twitches. The spasms can be so severe in some patients that they are unable to keep their eyes open enough to see.
One of the properties of Botox is its ability to cause temporary paralysis, effectively blocking the way the nerves communicate with the muscle. Used for this purpose, the connection between the brain and spasming muscle can be cut off, providing relief from the symptoms of the condition.
Find Out More
Doctors are finding more uses for Botox all the time, and this list is only a small portion of the treatment’s applications. The effects can vary from patient to patient, and typically last around three to four months. While it may be a temporary solution, it can still provide relief for a variety of chronic conditions.
To find out more about the alternative uses of Botox, contact Abadir Associates in Rye Brook, NY to schedule a consultation with our doctor.
Traveling to new locations can be an exciting adventure, but nothing can turn a great trip sour like discovering an unwanted blemish or uncomfortably dry skin during your journey. Instead of abandoning your skincare routine and its hard-earned results, consider adding these steps to keep your skin clear and beautiful during your next great adventure.
Drink plenty of water
Staying hydrated with plenty of water is the key to success when maintaining your existing skincare routine on vacation. Lots of water not only hydrates skin cells from within but can also help your body stay in sync even while traveling.
Moisturize and protect at the same time
If you’re heading to a new climate, planning is the key to keeping skin looking great. It can take your skin a few days to become accustomed to changes in humidity, temperature, and environment. To prepare your skin for new surroundings, be sure to moisturize and protect with a trusted sunscreen or high-quality skin care product that contains SPF. This will help you avoid potential sunburns while protecting your skin from new, unfamiliar elements.
There’s something about airports, airplanes and long car rides that can leave skin feeling dry, dirty and greasy all at the same time. Stay fresh-faced and alert by carrying your favorite cleansing wipes, oil absorbing tissues and moisturizer in your carry-on for easy cleaning mid-route. Your skin will thank you for the reprieve, especially if your trip includes long layovers in airports or extended travel to your destination.
While it’s tempting to bring all your favorite makeup for an impromptu photo shoot, it’s better to stick with the essentials when traveling. As traveling can induce stress-related acne, heavy makeup may even worsen inflamed and tired skin. Trying sticking to just a few favorite tools – foundation or BB cream, mascara and blush to keep your focus on your trip and experience, not your smoky eye.
Invest in travel containers
Finding small travel sized versions of your favorite products can be difficult, especially on short notice. Rather than lugging around full-sized bottles of moisturizer or toner, get TSA-approved containers from your local drugstore or online and fill them at home. Not only will you save on product, but you’ll also be better prepared to stick to your skincare routine throughout your trip.
Need more pointers? Schedule your next visit!
Whether your trip is for business or pleasure, being able to bring your skincare routine along as you travel can add an important sense of normalcy to hectic and busy schedules. For more tips on keeping beautiful, healthy skin while traveling, be sure to schedule a consultation with Drs. Dale and Michelle Abadir before you leave!