Love can lift our spirits and make our skin glow. No occasion matches Valentine’s Day for celebrating that love. If you’re starting to make plans for something romantic, here are three quick, simple things you can do now to help your skin look radiant in time for Valentine’s Day.
If you’ve put off your New Year’s resolution to begin exercising more regularly, now’s the time to start. In addition to toning muscles and helping you lose weight gained over the holidays, regular exercise does wonders for your skin. Just 30 minutes of moderately intense aerobic exercise five days per week will maximize your blood-oxygen levels and increase blood flow to all parts of your body. Aerobic exercise increases the delivery of nutrients to skin cells and carries away damaging toxins, and it provides optimal conditions for collagen formation.
Sustained aerobic exercise will also cause your body to release endorphins, which are natural painkillers that promote an increased sense of well-being. And the stress reduction you’ll feel as a result will help decrease the hormones associated with skin flare-ups.
Drink Plenty of H2O
Drink water. It’s the easiest thing you can do to hydrate your cells and make your skin look radiant. Water acts as a purifier for your body, removing toxins and waste. Dehydration takes its toll on every cell of your body, including your skin cells, so next time you’re trying to decide what to drink, remember that nothing beats water for quenching thirst and restoring fluid to your cells.
Try a Non-Surgical Skincare Treatment
Sometimes a simple skincare treatment is all you need to take your skin from good to glowing. Here are some popular medical spa services that you could easily fit in before Valentine’s Day:
- FotoFacial® RF to tighten and brighten your face, reduce wrinkles, and even your skin tone
- BOTOX® Cosmetic injections to minimize forehead and crow’s feet wrinkles
- Facial fillers to achieve a “liquid” face lift on Long Island
- Lip enhancers to plump your lips
- Facials to cleanse and beautify your skin
If you’re interested in a skincare treatment, contact a board-certified plastic surgeon for a custom skin treatment plan.