If you’re under 30 and considering cosmetic work, try these 5 things instead
Every day Dr. Anna receives inquiries from very young women, some still in their teens, wanting to augment their appearance. This is known in the cosmetic industry as “The Instagram Effect”—where young people are under an inordinate amount of pressure to look like their favorite social media influencers or to replicate how they look under the ‘perfect’ filter.
Dr. Anna takes this opportunity to educate and empower! She is the mother of 5 children ages 17 to 25 and the last thing she wants to do is promote insecurity in this age group!
Everyone is beautiful and unique and you need to realize your worth.
We educate on the following:
Keeping your environment free of toxins is an important lesson to learn early on. Toxins are linked to cancer and reduced quality of life. Clean skincare does not have to be complicated; it involves using minimal, clean, ingredients that work with your skin’s natural barrier. If you are under 25, try Dr. Anna’s sensitive skincare range for teens.
Beauty treatments don’t always have to involve a needle! Sometimes it’s a simple as getting a facial, clean mineral make-up or nail polish application or having a massage. Dr. Anna Medical Aesthetics now offers a Gua Sha facial rolling treatment that is appropriate for all skin types and ages.
Especially as a young person, highly-processed and sugary food will effect your skin, energy levels, and mood. A bad diet now can set you up for significant health problems later in life. Dr. Anna offers a complimentary 20-minute nutritional consultation as a part of many packages.
Sunscreen, sunscreen, sunscreen!
Did you know that it’s estimated that 90% of aging is caused by sun damage? 90%! You are never too young to protect and care for your skin. Choose a clean, mineral based, physical sunscreen and reapply every two hours. Your older self will thank you for it!
Find whatever makes you joyful and go for it! The more physically active the better! Go dancing, hiking, swimming or shopping (shopping is cardio, right?). Extra points if you bring along a friend. There’s no time for worrying about your appearance when you’re pumping those feel-good endorphins! Take care of yourself. You may not be picture perfect picture but you are worthy. Just as you are.