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selfologi.com’s go-to treatments to get beach ready

Written by
Chloe James

When you live in the UAE, the start of autumn means something different to a lot of the world. While others are sipping on pumpkin spice lattes, colder temperatures in the desert mean one thing and one thing only: beach season.

We’ve been counting down the days until the sun is gentle enough for a safe (well, safer) time out in its rays. In the meantime, we’ve been prepping to feel beach ready. Let’s be clear – we don’t mean getting a beach body. Every body is a beach body. What we mean is the confidence that gets you feeling beach ready – and we’re here to give you that.

Find a clinic or practitioner near you and enjoy a risk-free booking process thanks to free in-clinic consultations and the option to pay in-clinic. Also, you can now split the cost of your treatment into four equal, interest-free instalments using Tabby.

How do I prep for beach season?

If you do just one thing to get beach ready, let it be this: protect your skin. Even the best treatments and skincare can’t reverse sun damage. We get that applying – and reapplying – sunscreen all over your body is a hassle, but five minutes every few hours is all you need to reduce your chances of sunburn, premature signs of aging, and the more serious consequences of UV exposure.

That’s why our number one tip is stocking up on SPF. Just as important is being careful with anything that makes your skin more vulnerable to the sun. Exfoliative skincare and treatments such as chemical peels, laser, and microneedling can work wonders for your complexion – but they also temporarily increase its sensitivity. Listen to your practitioner when they tell you to skip the beach post-treatment. It’s for your skin’s own good.

Face

While some treatments make your skin more vulnerable to the sun, some can strengthen your skin barrier – simultaneously making it more resilient and more radiant. The ultimate combo.

Profhilo

Hydration, hydration, hydration. Just like your body, your skin needs water to stay in prime condition in the sun. Hyaluronic acid improves your skin’s ability to cling onto water. And with the highest concentration of hyaluronic acid on the market, Profhilo is one of the best ways to keep skin plump and healthy.

Injected into several points across the face, skin looks brighter and more moisturised from day one. As its skin strengthening, collagen-boosting benefits kick in over the course of several weeks, you’ll also notice an improvement in fine lines and wrinkles. Expect to go for top-ups twice a year to maintain your results.

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Skin boosters

Another favourite for hydrating the skin. Skin boosters use hyaluronic acid to deliver long-lasting hydration anywhere your skin needs a boost. Like Profhilo, there are two benefits to this injectable. The first is the immediate glow-up for your complexion. The second is the gradual increase in collagen over time, fortifying your precious skin barrier.

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HydraFacials

The secret to this illuminating facial is – surprise, surprise – hydration. After a combo of cleansing, exfoliation, and extraction that’s customised to your needs, skin is treated to a nourishing serum that gives it that sun-kissed glow. This can help a long list of concerns, including acne, hyperpigmentation, fine lines, and dullness. So, whatever’s holding you back, you can give your skin exactly what it needs to look and feel its best.

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Mesotherapy

This is another treatment personalised to your skin. Mesotherapy uses different vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and nutrients to target specific concerns. Over the course of several sessions, this cocktail of ingredients is injected into problem areas to do everything from tightening skin to improving dullness. One of the most versatile treatments out there – and another great one for keeping that skin barrier strong.

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UV phototherapy

It sounds counterintuitive to warn you off the dangers of UV rays then recommend UV phototherapy but stick with us. This treatment uses small amounts of ultraviolet light to treat your skin on a cellular level. Unlike too much time in the sun, this controlled exposure can help reduce inflammation, boost collagen, and reinforce your skin barrier to improve everything from acne to sun damage, to psoriasis and vitiligo.

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Body

Again, we repeat – there is no such thing as a beach body. Any body that goes to the beach is a beach body. However, if you’re looking for something to boost your confidence, we know which treatments can help.

Cryolipolysis

Also known as fat freezing, cryolipolysis uses extreme cold temperatures to break up and remove fat cells from the body. This means it can help shape areas such as the arms, thighs, or abdomen. You’ll need to be patient – the final results can take up to six months to appear. However, you may start to see some initial changes within the first month.

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Velashape

If you can face dialling up the temperatures again, Velashape uses the heat of infrared and radiofrequency – as well as mechanical massage – to warm up and break apart fatty tissue. This is naturally removed from your body, meaning side-effects and downtime are minimal. Not only does this help to smooth out cellulite, but it also tightens loose skin.

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Cavitation

Ultrasound energy is the key to cavitation’s body shaping abilities. This non-surgical procedure uses a handheld device to deliver ultrasound waves over the top of your skin. While it’ll take up to 12 weeks to see the difference, this process breaks up fat cells to permanently shape and sculpt your chosen areas – as well as reducing cellulite.

Getting beach ready

There’s no one way to be ‘beach ready’. Anything that makes you feel confident is the right way for you – whether that’s a HydraFacial, cryolipolysis, or just a new swimsuit. Whatever you choose, we’ll see you at the beach.

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