Hey, Metro Woman! We’re in the dreads of summer here in the Ozarks, and the only relief we can get is hiding in the AC or heading to the lake, neither of which is great for our skin. Missouri sun can leave us with blotchy, inconsistent skin tones, and the AC can dry us out. YUCK!
Let’s get real, ladies. Every day we’re getting older. And though there’s no magic serum to turn back the hands of time, there are lots of things we can do to look our best – despite the summer heat …
Consider this analogy of caring for your home… You HAVE your beautiful home to USE it. You tidy daily, you clean regularly, and every so often, you deep clean. With the right products, you have better results, and sometimes you just have to call the professionals. Like caring for your home, skin care is a process.
And no home is finished without the right decorations! Beautify daily with your favorite makeup, or make change with permanent makeup.
Below is The 417 Metro Woman’s Skin Care Regiment!
Daily Facial Cleansing: Your face is the one place on your body continually exposed. No matter what you do, you’re in contact with bacteria, pollutants, viruses, dirt, not to mention old (dead) skin cells. Daily facial washing removes impurities to give your skin a fresh look.
Weekly masks and facials: A facial cleanses, exfoliates, and nourishes the skin, promoting a clear, well-hydrated complexion and can help your skin look younger. Masks can help hydrate skin, remove excess oils and help improve the appearance of pores and pull out impurities.
You can perform facials and mask treatments at home, but a facial by an esthetician can be the first step to determining the best mask and cleansing products or options for more aggressive beautifying treatments like microneedling, chemical peels, or dermaplaning.
Monthly or as-needed
|Microneedling rejuvenates skin through a small needle-puncturing process which triggers the body to create new collagen and elastin. Results can include improved texture and firmness, as well as a reduction in scars, pore size, and stretch marks.|
Chemical peel reboot your skin, allowing healthy skin appear. The peel consists of chemicals that work to dissolve the top layers of the skin creating a controlled wound and thus allowing the skin to regenerate itself.
|Dermaplaning is a physical exfoliation procedure. It requires the use of a sterile, surgical scalpel to gently “shave” the skin’s surface, removing the top-most layer of dead skin along with fine, vellus hair (aka peach fuzz).|
The tools you need.
If you’re in Springfield, Missouri or the surrounding area, schedule a facial consultation with a skin care professional to determine the best skin care products for your budget, skin type, and needs.
417 Metro Woman top picks:
|Gorgeous Eyes Forever –
Terry Davidson, owner
|Beautiful You Cosmetics – Permanent cosmetics & aesthetic services
Sheila Brown, RN and owner
|Avon – All types of products for all skin needs
Penny Terry, owner and beauty consultant
Mary Kay – All types of products for all skin needs
Melinda Arnold, Independent Beauty Consultant