Change of Plans

There’s nothing quite as rattling to your schedule as getting the text, “Change in plans. Instead of going out tonight we’re lounging poolside this afternoon. Be there in 15.” Those words change everything from what you were going to wear, how you were going to style your hair, and then there’s the whole conundrum of the right make up to wear because you may or may not actually be in the water.

I have managed to make use of several services at Contour that won’t break my bank and help me worry less about the challenges of water worthy, summer time beauty.

Some Skin Care Product Advice

First, a great complexion always helps. If you suffer from acne there’s Obagi CLENZIderm M.D.™ System. This is a great all in one system that clears your complexion for healthy skin. With acne banished, all you need is some Neova DNA Damage Control SILC Sheer 2.0. This tinted sunscreen gives you a beautiful sweat and water resistant coverage with protection from harmful UV rays for up to 80 minutes. Since you don’t have to worry about having on any base make up you are free to reapply as needed to protect your beautiful skin. For smooth skin all over, Glytone KP Kit Exfoliating Wash, Lotion, and Pouf is a great tool for your in shower regimen.

Ugh…Waterproof Mascara

Second is the trouble of water proof mascara. It takes 20 minutes and I loose half of my lashes trying to scrub that stuff off at night. Lash extensions are expensive, are constantly having to be replaced, and can come off in the pool. That’s why I have found a treasure in getting my brows and lashes tinted. Brow and lash tinting lasts about 6 weeks and allows me to go into the water without worrying that I’ll emerge with the dread raccoon eyes that regular mascara can leave you having.

My favorite color is the blue black because it gives my lashes the color to go without mascara even when not at the pool. The tinted brows ensure my eyes will maintain their perfect frames when not hidden behind my wide lense sunglasses. For an even better effect, I get the estheticians to shape my brows also. If you don’t feel your lashes will be adequate even with the tinting, Latisse may be the product for you. It takes a full 6 weeks for the effect of fuller, longer lashes, but most people start to notice a difference in as little as two. Use any remnants in the brush to sweep through your eyebrows to help fill in any gaps.

3 Little Words…Laser Hair Removal

I save so much time getting ready with 3 little words: Laser Hair Removal. The time saved in not having to shave legs, arm pits, and tame the bikini area allows me to try on that extra outfit or two, double check my shoe choice, and still get out of the door on time. Not having to check in the mirror for that stray hair or two on my chin anymore has been a blessing in itself. The great thing is that not only is it inexpensive, in most cases it can be done in my lunch hour. There are two different lasers so no matter what your skin color the laser nurses will be able to treat the areas that need it.

If your hair is too blonde for the laser or you need total hair removal immediately then the estheticians can offer waxing as an alternative. It lasts up to 6 weeks so you can get several trips to the beach and pool in under its effects.

I love going to Contour because there’s always a reliable solution that fits my budget and keeps me poolside ready.

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Dr. Timothy Jochen Medical Director, Contour Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery Center
Dr. Jochen specializes in Mohs Surgery for skin cancer removal, facial rejuvenation including cosmetic laser technology, Botox® and facial fillers, soft tissue augmentation, leg and facial vein treatment, tumescent liposuction and hair restoration/transplants.

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