Over the last few years, self-care and mental health have come to the front of people’s minds and social conversations, and it is way overdue. Stress and burnout from work and personal lives are serious problems. Obviously, they affect mental health, but also physical health, relationships, ability to perform, and more. There are multiple factors contributing to this environment that need to be fixed on a social and countrywide level, but it is also time to focus on yourself, learning how to feel like you again, not just a robot going through the motions.
With a job, family care, and so on, it is important to examine the stressors and impact that they have on your life and find solutions that help you handle this daily. Not all are simple, and some involve a compromise. However, one option and a clear way to make sure you focus just on yourself is through cosmetic treatments that you might have always wanted to try. The only person that will be impacted and who can have an opinion is you, so they’re a great place to start if you want to give yourself a boost and just feel a bit more like yourself.
Below are a few cosmetic treatments that might help you feel like yourself again. As an important note, mental illnesses are incredibly common and can easily leave you feeling like a different person or a shell of who you once were. They might come on gradually, or they might be sudden. It is vitally important that you talk to a medical professional; they might give you medication, they might give you mental health tools to help – it doesn’t matter what it is, no one should face this type of condition alone and with no help, so get whatever you need to feel better again.
With that said, let’s get into some cosmetic treatments to make you feel like yourself again.
Starting off small, you should always remember that facials exist. They’re a perfect little boost when you need it; you have time to relax, away from any stressors, and give your face the care and attention that it deserves, at least for a little while. Most people use a facial as a treat, but to really get the most out of them, you should try to get one more regularly, about once a month.
There is now also a more intensive treatment called a HydraFacial. This is a small machine that follows the same idea of a facial – cleanse, exfoliate, specialized treatment – but the exfoliation is closer to microdermabrasion, so it’s more intensive than a normal facial. The machine also sucks all the dirt and debris from your face, keeping it incredibly clean.
2. Full Body Treatments
Full body treatments can range from the superficial to the intense and into surgical. Many people focus entirely on their face as it’s the part that other people mostly see. However, you are much more likely to see the rest of your body on a regular basis, so you should pay it just as much attention. Why not look into moisturizing skin treatments like full mud wraps and so on to give your skin a healthy boost? If you are unhappy with certain areas of your body because you believe there is too much fat, then you could consider body contouring options like CoolSculpting and Infrared body wraps. Treatments like these are designed to target areas of stubborn fat and make you more confident to show off in the clothes you used to wear.
3. Chemical Peel
A chemical peel is a treatment where a solution is applied to your face (or area of skin which you want to treat) and it removes the top layers of skin. It’s designed to treat wrinkles, scarring, and discoloration. You could consider it extreme exfoliation. You can get light or deep peels depending on what you want to treat. The skin that grows back is smoother with fewer blemishes – if you go for a deep peel, it will take longer to heal and grow back, but the results will be more impressive, and you are unlikely to need more.
Botox injections are likely to be a familiar concept to you, but as they’re rising in popularity, they’re more commonly available and much more accessible to regular people. While there are many medical reasons people get botox injections, they are culturally known for getting rid of wrinkles. The nice thing about botox is that the treatment is quick, you can get it done in a lunch break, and you will see results over a few days. Age is a difficult thing to come to terms with, but being able to look in the mirror and see the person you remember is a lovely boost. Just remember to go to a professional medical spa like Dermani Med Spa – there was a trend for botox parties, but these types of treatments should only ever be done by a fully certified professional.
5. Hair Treatments
Hair is linked intrinsically to confidence and self-esteem. Unfortunately, age, pollution, stress, medication, and the weather, can all have a big impact on how it looks and feels. Many people get a new hairstyle or color when they want to feel better again – this is a great option, but you should also remember to take care of the health of your hair. Why not indulge in some deep nourishing treatments and get your wonderful hair back?
If you are prematurely losing your hair, it can be a difficult fact to come to terms with. There might be medical reasons, and it will soon grow back. If so, remember to talk to your hairdresser, as they may have ideas on how to style your hair to compensate in the meantime. However, if it is more permanent, you should consider hair replacement treatments; these are operations that move hair follicles that are growing healthily to the balding area. You could also consider micropigmentation, which can be used to create semi-permanent make-up but is also used to alter hairlines and color in scalp areas.