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Being happy with your appearance has a huge impact on your quality of life. If there is a trait or a feature of your face that you’re not happy with, it can rob you of your confidence as you move through the world. Getting the concerns listed below addressed in a budget-friendly way will take some research and a willingness to experiment.
Dark Eye Circles
If you’re tired of being told that you look tired, it may be time to get those under eye circles addressed. Treatments for this can run the gamut, from lower eyelid blepharoplasty to a combination of upper and lower eyelid blepharoplasty. Heavy brows or sagging flesh above the eye can add to the sagging, tired look of undereye bags.
Such surgeries are generally not covered by insurance and the recovery can be challenging. To naturally reduce the look of dark under eye circles, try applying a cool compress to the area. You may also be able to smooth out this area by sleeping with your head elevated on a wedge pillow. Chill a spoon in the refrigerator and apply the back of the cold spoon directly to the under eye skin to reduce puffiness, then cover the dark skin with a bit of concealer. Finally, fix yourself a cup of green tea, squeeze out the bag and place the bag in the refrigerator. In 15 to 20 minutes, settle the damp but not drippy bag on those lower eye circles for 10-20 minutes.
Wrinkles can be fought with peels, fillers, collagen treatments, and with a full or partial facelift. When preparing for a surgical wrinkle correction with best plastic surgery in Miami has to offer, take care to follow all instructions regarding
- smoking and medications
- diet and water intake
- exercise and sun exposure
Recovery from full or partial facelift will take preparation. A wedge pillow is a great investment, as is a supply of shirts that you can easily remove without pulling them over your head. You will need to be still for the first part of your recovery. If you have small children, it may be a good idea to stay in a different part of your home. The bruising and swelling as you heal may be disturbing to little ones who don’t understand the process.
A natural and cheaper way to fight wrinkles can be found in your cupboard. Specifically, what you put on your plate can do a lot to help you fight wrinkles. Focus on foods high in antioxidants, such as blueberries and avocados. Eggs contain lysine,glycine, and proline, three of the amino acids that are critical to collagen production. Finally, keep your salt and alcohol content down to keep your skin supple.
For those who have struggled with acne and the resultant scarring, dermal filling treatments can do a great deal to lessen the depth of pocks. Chemical peels and dermabrasion treatments, such as a Hydrafacial, can also lessen the depth of old scars.
Dull tired skin can be treated with a mild chemical peel at your cosmetic surgeon’s office. These procedures can cost as little as $150 from a professional, or you can do them at home with a variety of DIY products available online. Be aware that these products can be dangerous if used improperly; make sure you follow all instructions and study the time limits to prevent injury.
If you’re looking for a simpler start, you can do a quick blend of brown sugar and olive oil. On its own, olive oil is an amazing moisturizer and is loaded with antioxidants. Mixed with a bit of brown sugar, you can use this blend as a body scrub in the shower. As you apply pressure, the sugar crystals will break down. Start with your feet and work your way up your body, using the mildest form of the scrub on your face and neck.
Those still struggling with active acne may also get relief from natural anti-inflammatories. For example, you may want to add a couple of drops of tea tree oil to a gentle facial cleanser. This essential oil is a natural antibacterial and can also be used to lower skin inflammation, lessening the risk of more pimples.