Archive | August, 2015

Simple Ways To Prevent And Reduce Stress

reduce stress st. george utah | riverside medical artsToo much stress can take a serious toll on your health and your appearance, which is why it is important to learn how to prevent and reduce stress. Use the following tips to get started:

Preventing Stress

Not all stress can be prevented, but there are many things you can do to make yourself less vulnerable to stress:

  • Plan your schedule carefully and stick to it. Poor time management can cause serious stress.
  • Exercise regularly. Staying active is one of the best ways to prevent and reduce stress. Find an activity you enjoy whether it is taking a yoga class, jogging through your neighborhood, boxing at a nearby gym, or swimming at the local pool.
  • Say no. Sometimes it is hard to say no, especially to people you care about, but you’ll be able to be more present and productive if you avoid overcommitting. If you don’t have time to do something, just say no.

Reducing Stress

Not all stress can be avoided, which is why it is important to have coping strategies. Try a few of these strategies. Some of them are best for people who have a few hours to spend, while other coping strategies will take less than five minutes.

  • Call a loved one on the phone.
  • Watch a funny video online. Laughing is an excellent way to reduce stress.
  • Stand up and stretch at your desk.
  • Take a 15 minute break to play with your dog.
  • Go outside. For many people, spending time out of doors is relaxing. If you only have a few minutes on your lunch break, take a walk around the building. If you have a weekend to relax after an especially trying workweek, go for a hike or take a picnic to a nearby park.
  • Breathe in through your nose and out through your mouth. Breath deeply with your eyes closed for about a minute to calm yourself down and refocus your energy.
  • Listen to your favorite song.
  • Schedule a day to relax and rejuvenate at a medical spa. At Riverside Medical Arts you can relax in a calm environment while cosmetic professionals help you refresh your appearance and look your best.
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4 Easy Ways To Look As Young As You Feel

look younger st. george utah | riverside medical artsDoes your outer appearance accurately portray your true self? If you feel young and energetic on the inside, you deserve an exterior to match. Try these easy ways to look younger:

1. Refresh Your Makeup Routine

Changing your makeup routine is an inexpensive and immediate way to look younger. Try these tricks:

  • Wear less foundation and powder—heavy makeup settles into the lines on your face and accentuates them instead of covering them up. Go bare-faced or switch to a CC cream that will protect your skin and conceal blemishes without highlighting your wrinkles.
  • Use highlighter or concealer near the corners of your eyes and near the corners of your mouth.
  • Choose a lighter eye shadow palette so your eyelids don’t look heavy and droopy.
  • Swap out your dark lipstick for a nude color or a pink lip gloss. As you age, your lips become thinner. Wearing a dark lipstick can make your lips look thin, wearing a nude lipstick or a gloss makes them look younger and bigger. You can also use a light pink lipstick and gloss to make your lips look bigger and softer—apply your lipstick as normal and then apply the gloss only to the middle of your lips.

2. Whiten Your Teeth

As people get older their teeth get yellower, which means whitening your teeth is a quick and easy way to reclaim a bit of your youth and improve your appearance.

3. Change Your Hairstyle

A new hairstyle can completely change your look. Start by evaluating your actual style. Is it classic and timeless, or does it scream “I peaked in the 80s”? If you need help updating your style to a modern, but timeless look, get in touch with your stylist. You can also ask your stylist about subtle face framing highlights that can bring some warmth and brightness back to your complexion.

4. Restore Lost Volume

Unfortunately, as people age, the cheeks loose their volume, lips become thinner, and creases deepen. Fortunately dermal fillers can restore lost volume to the cheeks and lips and fill in creases like those going from the nose to the corners of the mouth. If you’re interested in reclaiming your youth, contact Riverside Medical Arts for a consultation

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