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Getting ready for that Little Black Dress at Christmas

With long days, more time spent outdoors and plenty of sunshine (ideally!), it can seem easier to maintain a healthy lifestyle during the summer months. But when the shorter days of winter creep up on us we can start to feel sluggish, with dark mornings and afternoons decreasing our motivation, central heating and harsh weather impacting our skin, and a busier social calendar making it harder to stick to a healthy diet.

But there are things you can do now to ensure that, when the festive season gets into full swing, you’ll have the best accessory for your favourite LBD – glowing skin and body confidence.

Diet, exercise and body contouring

When you can snuggle up in multiple layers and hibernate at home, the motivation to hit the gym or eat well can rapidly disappear. But a few simple switches can help fit a healthy lifestyle into your schedule this winter. Try swapping a longer run or gym class for a HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) session, delivering an efficient and highly effective workout– something you can easily fit into a lunch break.

Find ways to increase your fruit and vegetable intake that work with busy lifestyles – prepare a store of veg-packed winter stews for your freezer, and fend off the urge to comfort eat between meals with a cup of warming soup or stewed fruit.

Sometimes even with the healthiest regimes, we still have those stubborn pockets of fat that just won’t disappear – talk to us about the latest non-surgical body contouring treatments such as CristalTM or Liposonix®. NB:both of these treatments will no show instant results, such as those with a surgical treatment, it can take approximately 8 to 12 weeks to see the full results of these non-invasive treatments, so if you’ve got a special occasion in mind, book your appointment well in advance.

Removing unwanted hair

Although they’re quick and relatively easy, hair removal methods such as shaving and waxing combined with cold weather and central heating can be harsh on our skin. And rashes and dry skin are not the ideal accessory to that little black dress. If you go down this route, you may benefit from a glycolic wash specifically designed for the body to help slough away those dead, dry skin cells and a moisturising body lotion, such as Hydratime Body Cream which hydrates as well as moisturises to help keep your skin smooth and moisturised.

Laser hair removal – such as Soprano ICE – is one of the most effective semi-permanent ways of removing hair, drastically reducing hair growth. You will need a course of treatments, with treatments taking place each month, so although you may not have time to complete your course this year, if you start now you should be ready for next holiday season!

Daily – and nightly – habits

A good nights’ sleep is key to keeping your skin in tip top condition throughout the winter. Ensure you create the perfect environment to maximise your sleep quality. From light levels, temperature, gadgets and uncomfortable beds to stress, hormones, diet and alcohol intake – all can have a negative impact on our sleep.

If you’d like our help in keeping that summer glow all year round and ensuring that you’re all set for the festive season, contact us for advice and to make an appointment.

 

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