We love this time of year! The warm weather, sunshine, and buzz around town can mean only one thing: Festival season is here. We’re lucky to have Coachella right here in our own backyard. With the big weekend coming up, we know you want to get ready to look your best. The women at our plastic surgery practice in Palm Desert are here to help with your Coachella Weekend Checklist, chock-full of all the beauty treatments and products to use before, during, and after the event.
We think you’ll find some of these to be just what you need to look fresh-faced and beautiful all weekend, despite the dust and heat.
- Lip fillers: Don’t worry about carrying and reapplying lip plumpers all weekend! A lip filler treatment can help you maintain a perfect pout that lasts for months, great for all those photos you’ll be taking.
- BOTOX® Cosmetic: The sun will be shining bright all weekend, forcing you to squint and contract the muscles in your forehead and eye area. This squinting and scrunching only deepens and accentuates the fine lines and wrinkles in those areas. Consider a corrective or preventive BOTOX treatment to fade those lines or prevent them from worsening throughout the weekend. And don’t forget to bring hats and sunglasses to help shield the sun, too!
- LATISSE®: For long, gorgeous lashes without reapplying mascara or falsies, LATISSE is your go-to. Start soon and you may see results in just a few weeks. Plus, it’s easy to apply, so you can keep using the treatment while you’re enjoying the festival.
- Permanent makeup: From eyeliner to lip liner, there is so much that permanent makeup can do. A simple application of permanent makeup will make sure you won’t have to reapply these essentials a single time all weekend long. You’ll look gorgeous — and natural — rain or shine!
- Cleanser and moisturizer: You’ll need a great cleanser to rinse away dirt, sweat, and makeup from your skin each day without stripping it of the healthy oils it needs. Moisturizer will keep skin hydrated and act as a protective layer no matter what the weekend brings. We carry so many great skin care products for a variety of skin issues, we can’t gush about just one. Swing by our practice and ask our skin care experts which products will be best for your skin type and needs.
- Sunscreen: This might be the most important product to bring with you to Coachella. Applying it first thing in the morning and again throughout the day will keep sun damage, age spots, and so many other skin issues at bay. Our favorite brands all carry some awesome sunscreen products, including Obagi® and NEOCUTIS. Make sure to pick something water-resistant, so sweat and sprinklers won’t wash it away too quickly.
- Oxygen treatments: Let’s be honest, all the time spent outside in the elements doesn’t help with the healthy, glowing skin you want to maintain. But an oxygen treatment can be just what your skin needs to recover from the dusty, dry air it was exposed to all weekend. By treating the skin with oxygen and other essential nutrients, you’ll get that glow back in no time.
- Chemical peels: Feeling like your skin is looking a little dull? Skin care products and other treatments aren’t doing the trick? Chemical peels work to completely renew skin by treating and removing the top layer, where most of the acne, dryness, and sun damage reside. This treatment encourages new skin cell and collagen production to reveal healthy, soft, new skin in a few days’ time.
If you’re planning to head to Coachella or any of the festivals this season, use this checklist as a guide to help you prepare, enjoy, and recover from the fun-filled weekend without worrying about your skin. Contact us today to schedule an appointment for a rejuvenating treatment or pick up any of the products we carry, and you’ll be ready to go!