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.
When Alicia Keys graced the red carpet at the BET Awards for the first time without makeup in June, she sparked a hurricane of mixed responses. Some people threw a barrage of negative comments while others expressed many encouraging words to the 15-time Grammy award winner. They even branded her as a woman of courage for defying the social norm.
Now, many women are mirroring the Fallin’ singer and joining in the No-Makeup Movement. If you’re having second thoughts on jumping on the bandwagon due to dull skin, don’t worry. All you need to do is just take your skincare regimen up a notch so your face can look glowing without any makeup.
Here are some skincare methods you can try to give you that healthy, glowing face and slay the literally no-makeup look with confidence.
- Clean your face regularly
Dirt buildup can enlarge pores and cause the skin to breakout so keeping your skin clean can make a difference. However, instead of using harsh cleansers, use a gentle cleanser to wash your face. It also helps to exfoliate your face to rid it of any buildup of dead skin cells, dirt, blackheads, and whiteheads. Regular cleansing and exfoliating of the skin can make your face look glowing.
- Keep your skin well moisturized
Although this sounds counterintuitive for someone who has oily skin, moisturizing can actually help keep excess oil production at bay. The reason is if you skip moisturizers, your skin will dry out. This will lead to more oil production and cause pimple breakouts. In searching for moisturizers, choose the kind that will not clog the pores. Consult with Dr. Abadir to find out what kind of moisturizer is best for your skin.
- Protect your skin
Sun exposure is one of the leading causes of wrinkles. Therefore, it makes perfect sense to put on sunscreen before you head out. Even if the sun isn’t shining, it’s still best to apply sunscreen to ensure that no UV rays can penetrate your skin.
- Take advantage of cosmetic dermatology treatments
If acne scarring or uneven skin tone is keeping you from trying the no-makeup look, you might want to try cosmetic dermatology treatments first. Chemical peels, laser resurfacing, microdermabrasion and even photo-facials can rejuvenate your skin and enhance its appearance so you can look naturally flawless even if you don’t wear makeup.
The No-Makeup Movement is gaining traction as more women embrace their natural beauty. If you want to join, do it with confidence by taking care of your skin first. Consult today at Abadir Associates on how to rejuvenate your skin.
Did you know that some procedures are better left done during the fall? Certain skin rejuvenation procedures explode in popularity during the fall months because excessive sun exposure can increase scarring, darken skin, irritate sensitive skin and even reverse the results of the procedures. It’s not just a well-known secret of celebrities and Hollywood actresses–doctors also advise limited sun exposure after a skin rejuvenation treatment. Want to beat all these starlets to the punch? Come and see which procedures the stars are rushing to book now, just in time for the fall.
This treatment happens to be a favorite of Bond Girl Denise Richards. IPL is a great non-invasive treatment that uses intense pulses of light to reduce signs of aging, facial veins and capillaries, redness, and rosacea. The IPL treatment targets veins under the skin and other imperfections, and after around a week, these imperfections will slough off and your skin will regrow into glowing, newer, fresher skin.
How many sessions: for maximum effects, most patients get 3-6 treatments about 4-6 weeks apart.
How long will it take: super quick, about a half an hour.
Recovery: this treatment has minimal downtime and has no significant side effects.
Unfortunately, the neck can be an easy giveaway when it comes to aging. Kim Kardashian is famous for always chasing the fountain of youth, and she’s also a fan of using non-invasive laser skin tightening procedures for her neck. One of the best procedures for rejuvenating neck is Thermage, which uses radiofrequency to stimulate collagen production under the skin, creating a lifting and tightening effect.
Recovery: It’s non-invasive, so although there might be some slight swelling for a few days, there’s no downtime.
How many sessions: most patients only need one.
Results last for: your results will improve for up to 6 months then last for years.
How long will it take: only about 45 minutes.
For women with complexions that are more prone to acne, microdermabrasion is a godsend. Cameron Diaz reportedly loves microdermabrasion, and there’s a lot to love: it uses an abrasive tool with tiny crystals to stimulate collagen production and remove the oils, dirt and bacteria that cause acne.
Recovery: the day after your procedure, your skin might feel sunburned, but it should go away soon enough.
How many sessions: how many sessions you need will depend on your skin, but you can get a series of treatments separated by 2-4 weeks.
How long will it take: about 30 minutes to an hour.
A personal favorite of Jennifer Aniston, chemical peels use a solution to blister and peel outer layers of skin to remove imperfections and reveal newer, younger skin.
How many sessions: it will depend on your skin, but they should be separated 2-4 weeks apart.
How long will it take: it might take more than an hour.
Recovery: the stronger the peel, longer your recovery.
These procedures are star favorites because they’re reliable, they work well, and they work fast. Want to find out what star treatment is like? Contact renowned dermatologists Abadir Associates now, to book these procedures in time for the fall.
When we think “summer skin,” we’re probably thinking about sun-kissed, bronzed, glowing skin. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case. Excessive sun damage that accumulated from sun exposure can lead to dry, flaky skin, sagging cheeks, sun spots, advance signs of aging, and even worse—sun burns and hyperpigmentation. If you’re headed back to school you might not be debuting a healthy glow, but rather, overly damaged skin. Want to get fresher, younger skin before heading back to class? Try these tips and treatments to get your skin back on track.
Say Hi to Pretty, with Permanent Makeup
Maybe you’re heading back to school and are dreading having to wake up so early in the morning to put on makeup. Maybe it’s physically very difficult for you to have to “put on your face” every single day. It’s possible that you might have developed darkening scars or skin discoloration from your time in excessive sunlight.
There a lot of reasons why you might want permanent makeup, but one thing’s for sure: it’s unbelievably convenient. Permanent makeup is basically a way to implant pigment on the outer layers of your skin, afterwards, you’ll get long-lasting eyeliner, brows, eyelash extensions, lip liner and lip color that won’t smudge off or wash away with water. Actress Bella Thorne recently got her eyebrows done with permanent makeup– and she loves it!
Say Goodbye to Scarring
Did you know that excessive sun exposure and sun burns can darken your scars, making them even more noticeable? It’s actually why a lot of plastic surgeons and dermatologists recommend reducing any kind of sun exposure after facial rejuvenation treatments or while a person is recovering from a facelift. Facial scarring is actually pretty common in a lot of people, and they usually exist as acne scars, trauma, burn marks, surgical scars, or chicken pox. For a lot of people, facial scarring can cause a lot of embarrassment and feelings of self-consciousness.
Want to get rid scarring or just reverse the effects of sun damage on scars? Try one of (or maybe even a combination of) these scar camouflaging treatments like excisional surgery, grafting, soft tissue augmentation, subcision, laser skin resurfacing, chemical peels, microdermabrasion and dermabrasion.
Dark Eye Circles
Dark eye circles—most people see them as remnants of sleepless nights stressing over tests, papers and assignments. Actually, healthy, relaxed people who’ve gotten lots of summer sleep can get dark eye circles for other reasons: allergies, genetically dark skin pigmentation, and yes, sun exposure. Although it’s not fair, dark eye circles will automatically make you look cranky and tired. Not exactly evidence of a fun, carefree summer. To help with dark eye circles, try a dermal filler like Restylane or Juvederm to create volume in thinning, sagging skin that create shadows underneath the eyes.
Summer usually means being out and about, but fall means going back to school and having to look your best all the time. Contact Abadir Associates now, for a consultation on the perfect skin treatment for you to try before fall.