No matter the season, self-care is essential for maintaining balance in your life. However, especially during the winter months, there are several treatments that can benefit your mind, soul, and body. These are the ones that you should be prioritizing throughout this season.
To help you decide which appointment you should make first, read on for four beauty treatments to treat yourself with this winter. You will learn about each treatment as well as the benefits that you can expect to reap and how long you can expect the appointment to last so you know how to fit it into your busy schedule.
Eyebrow tinting uses semi-permanent dye to enhance, shape, and define your eyebrows. This treatment is beloved by women around the world who want to look flawless, without having to do much in the way of makeup every day.
The benefits of eyebrow tinting includes darkening the hairs which, in turn, brings extra definition to your eyes and gives your face more structure. Additionally, it makes your brows appear a lot fuller, which is perfect if you have lighter hair or patches of more limited hair.
It is a quick procedure, generally only taking 15-30 minutes, which is incredible when you consider how much time you will save getting ready in the morning. By making an appointment for eyebrow tinting at the best beauty salon in Doha (or wherever you live), you are guaranteed to achieve your perfect brow look in no time.
No matter where you live, one of the hardest parts of winter is losing your sunkissed glow. Therefore, one of the best treatments you can gift yourself is a spray tan. Not only will it help you maintain a bronzed look without sun exposure, but many women also feel that it helps them psychologically feel their best. After all, who doesn’t want to look great year-round while concealing blemishes and imperfections (like varicose veins and stretch marks)?
Spray tans, such as the St. Tropez Tan, are a fantastic option all year round because they ensure a natural-looking tan without having to experience damaging UV rays. This means you will have an evenness of color (no orange) and no streaking parts. The best tans contain no harmful substances and fade naturally, so you never have to worry about your color looking fake.
The application of a spray tan takes around 15 minutes, while the drying time is approximately 10 minutes. Therefore, you can expect to leave the salon looking like a bronzed goddess in under 30 minutes.
Microdermabrasion is a non-surgical technique that exfoliates the skin to ensure that the surface layer of dead skin cells is removed. This leaves you with new, healthy skin cells that make for softer, more radiant-looking skin.
There is a wide array of benefits from having microdermabrasion, including reducing pigmentation, wrinkles, clogged pores, acne scars, rough texture, excessive oil, and dry skin. It also helps fight skin damage that has been brought on by lifestyle and pollution. From just one microdermabrasion session, you can expect to see healthier, younger-looking skin as the treatment generates heightened levels of collagen and elastin.
Usually, the treatment takes around 30 minutes, with a full recovery time of one to two days. Microdermabrasion is considered to be much safer and cost-effective than other similar treatments such as chemical peels and laser treatments. To achieve the optimum benefits, find a series of six to 10 procedures.
Semi-Permanent Nail Polish
For busy ladies who are always on the go, there is nothing better than semi-permanent nail polish, as it lasts a long time. Semi-permanent nail polish is a mix between polish and gel, but it lasts longer than regular polish and doesn’t damage the nails like gel. In fact, by choosing the semi-permanent nail polish option, you are actually helping to strengthen your nails and decreasing the likelihood of cracks, breaks, and tears.
Semi-permanent nail polish is known for making nails appear a lot brighter than other options. This type of polish usually lasts around 14 days, which is a significant difference from regular polish that starts to chip after only a couple. Plus, it is a cheaper option than gel or acrylics, which is ideal if you are looking to make this a bi-monthly routine.
Drying is immediate with semi-permanent nail polish as once your nails are put under the rays of the UV lamp, they will instantly come out dry. Altogether, your appointment should take no more than an hour, depending on the service and design of the nails that you choose.
Are you considering treating yourself to a beauty treatment this winter? If so, what are you thinking about trying? Is there anything new on this list that you haven’t experienced before? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!
Hillary Kozma is the Owner/Managing Director/Creative Director of Kozma & Kozma Salon. Having built the foundation of her skills with an apprenticeship under a direct protege of Vidal Sassoon, Hillary and her husband opened Glow American Salon in Qatar in 2007 before expanding to Dubai as Kozma & Kozma in 2016. Hillary is hailed by the media as a “pioneer in her field” for introducing new talents, concepts, philosophies, and techniques to the Middle East.