Revolutionary Skin Care Treatment To Achieve A Healthy Glow

Revolutionary Skin Care Treatment To Achieve A Healthy Glow

Taking care of your skin is one of the most essential parts your health and beauty routine. As strenuous as it may seem, there are vital steps to take to protect your skin, and each one is valuable in its own way. One treatment making waves in the beauty industry is microdermabrasion. Whether you seek treatment from a professional in their office or try microdermabrasion at home, the benefits to this spectacular skin treatment are truly worth your time and effort.

How Does Microdermabrasion Work?

Microdermabrasion helps thicken collagen, a protein in the skin that decreases as you age. The less collagen you have, the more sagging, wrinkled skin you have. Essentially, a specialized tool is used to remove the top layer of the skin, which then encourages new growth. While undergoing the treatment, the patient can expect to feel a slight scratching feeling, as well as small vibrations or suction that help massage the skin while removing those dead skin cells.

The great news is that there is no down time required after microdermabrasion.


Microdermabrasion Benefits

So what exactly makes microdermabrasion so great? The benefits are endless, but check out some of the most popular results people experience when incorporating microdermabrasion into their skin care routine:

  • Fewer and less noticeable black heads and age spots
  • Improved pigmentation and reduction in dark patches of skin (hyperpigmentation)
  • Refreshed, smooth skin
  • Reduction in the appearance of stretch marks
  • Reduction in wrinkles and fine lines
  • Improved acne and acne scars
  • Reduction in pore size

Microdermabrasion Risks

The patient may experience slight discomfort during the procedure as a result of the removal of the top layer of the skin, but irritation typically doesn’t last long. Other immediate symptoms can include swelling of the skin and redness, but again, they typically disappear within 2-3 hours after the treatment. Additionally, the treated skin can be expected to be dry for up to three days after microdermabrasion, but this is considered a normal side effect.

Other risks of the treatment include bruising from the suction, and sensitivity to sunlight. It’s important to be vigilant about wearing sunscreen after microdermabrasion treatments.


How To Add Microdermabrasion To Your Skin Care Routine

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, as of 2014, microdermabrasion costs an average of $143. However, that cost doesn’t include facilities, anesthesia, or other costs that may be associated with a microdermabrasion treatment at a professional office. Prices can also vary depending on the expertise of the person you’re seeing, the kind of microdermabrasion you’re receiving, and the amount of time required to complete the treatment.

However, it should be said that you shouldn’t automatically go with the cheapest treatment available. It’s most important to look for a board-certified plastic surgeon that has experience with microdermabrasion techniques. It’s also important to feel comfortable both with the professional and the facility.

Microdermabrasion At Home

Instead of paying regular visits to a swanky plastic surgeon or specialized dermatologist’s office, why not take advantage of the opportunity to treat your skin at home? Without a doubt, the biggest benefit to microdermabrasion at home is the cost. A quality microdermabrasion system can pay for itself in just two uses! Plus, you can sit in your pajamas in the comfort of your own home and take care of the treatment yourself, whenever you have the time. No waiting or scheduling necessary!


With just some quick research online, you can find out how to easily perform microdermabrasion at home, with systems you can trust.

Is Microdermabrasion For You?

By now you’re wondering about the results, right? The good news is that microdermabrasion isn’t required every day. Most people begin with two microdermabrasion treatments a month, depending on how damaged your skin is. Then, after a few months, patients typically stick to one treatment per month as part of a regular skin care routine.

If you’re still unsure about whether microdermabrasion is truly right for you, speak with your dermatologist. It’s time to stop being unhappy with what you see in the mirror and become proactive about your skin. It’s truly worth it in every aspect.


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Last Updated on March 13, 2019

How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

Have you gotten into a rut before? Or are you in a rut right now?

You know you’re in a rut when you run out of ideas and inspiration. I personally see a rut as a productivity vacuum. It might very well be a reason why you aren’t getting results. Even as you spend more time on your work, you can’t seem to get anything constructive done. While I’m normally productive, I get into occasional ruts (especially when I’ve been working back-to-back without rest). During those times, I can spend an entire day in front of the computer and get nothing done. It can be quite frustrating.

Over time, I have tried and found several methods that are helpful to pull me out of a rut. If you experience ruts too, whether as a working professional, a writer, a blogger, a student or other work, you will find these useful. Here are 12 of my personal tips to get out of ruts:

1. Work on the small tasks.

When you are in a rut, tackle it by starting small. Clear away your smaller tasks which have been piling up. Reply to your emails, organize your documents, declutter your work space, and reply to private messages.

Whenever I finish doing that, I generate a positive momentum which I bring forward to my work.

2. Take a break from your work desk.

Get yourself away from your desk and go take a walk. Go to the washroom, walk around the office, go out and get a snack.

Your mind is too bogged down and needs some airing. Sometimes I get new ideas right after I walk away from my computer.


3. Upgrade yourself

Take the down time to upgrade yourself. Go to a seminar. Read up on new materials (#7). Pick up a new language. Or any of the 42 ways here to improve yourself.

The modern computer uses different typefaces because Steve Jobs dropped in on a calligraphy class back in college. How’s that for inspiration?

4. Talk to a friend.

Talk to someone and get your mind off work for a while.

Talk about anything, from casual chatting to a deep conversation about something you really care about. You will be surprised at how the short encounter can be rejuvenating in its own way.

5. Forget about trying to be perfect.

If you are in a rut, the last thing you want to do is step on your own toes with perfectionist tendencies.

Just start small. Do what you can, at your own pace. Let yourself make mistakes.

Soon, a little trickle of inspiration will come. And then it’ll build up with more trickles. Before you know it, you have a whole stream of ideas.


6. Paint a vision to work towards.

If you are continuously getting in a rut with your work, maybe there’s no vision inspiring you to move forward.

Think about why you are doing this, and what you are doing it for. What is the end vision in mind?

Make it as vivid as possible. Make sure it’s a vision that inspires you and use that to trigger you to action.

7. Read a book (or blog).

The things we read are like food to our brain. If you are out of ideas, it’s time to feed your brain with great materials.

Here’s a list of 40 books you can start off with. Stock your browser with only the feeds of high quality blogs, such as, DumbLittleMan, Seth Godin’s Blog, Tim Ferris’ Blog, Zen Habits or The Personal Excellence Blog.

Check out the best selling books; those are generally packed with great wisdom.

8. Have a quick nap.

If you are at home, take a quick nap for about 20-30 minutes. This clears up your mind and gives you a quick boost. Nothing quite like starting off on a fresh start after catching up on sleep.


9. Remember why you are doing this.

Sometimes we lose sight of why we do what we do, and after a while we become jaded. A quick refresher on why you even started on this project will help.

What were you thinking when you thought of doing this? Retrace your thoughts back to that moment. Recall why you are doing this. Then reconnect with your muse.

10. Find some competition.

Nothing quite like healthy competition to spur us forward. If you are out of ideas, then check up on what people are doing in your space.

Colleagues at work, competitors in the industry, competitors’ products and websites, networking conventions.. you get the drill.

11. Go exercise.

Since you are not making headway at work, might as well spend the time shaping yourself up.

Sometimes we work so much that we neglect our health and fitness. Go jog, swim, cycle, whichever exercise you prefer.

As you improve your physical health, your mental health will improve, too. The different facets of ourselves are all interlinked.


Here’re 15 Tips to Restart the Exercise Habit (and How to Keep It).

12. Take a good break.

Ruts are usually signs that you have been working too long and too hard. It’s time to get a break.

Beyond the quick tips above, arrange for a 1-day or 2-days of break from your work. Don’t check your (work) emails or do anything work-related. Relax and do your favorite activities. You will return to your work recharged and ready to start.

Contrary to popular belief, the world will not end from taking a break from your work. In fact, you will be much more ready to make an impact after proper rest. My best ideas and inspiration always hit me whenever I’m away from my work.

Take a look at this to learn the importance of rest: The Importance of Scheduling Downtime

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