For any escort, it’s essential to keep their skin in tip-top shape: your clients expect it and seek a silky smooth sensation all over your body. Keeping your skin clear and soft all of the time is quite a challenge, especially for escorts who live in harsher climates or are too busy for an extensive skin care regime.
It leaves an escort wondering what she can do to easily maintain good skin health. Several steps can be taken to take care of your skin, in addition to preventing problems along the way. Consider the following tips as you incorporate methods to maintain desirable skin:
- Protect your skin from the sun. Dermatologists and physicians encourage their patients to stay out of the sun for many reasons. Skin cancer is one side effect from getting too much damage from the sun, but wrinkles, age spots and basic discoloration are very visible signs of overexposure that can significantly impact your success as an escort, too. According to MayoClinic.com, using sunscreen can greatly benefit the health of your skin. Apply sunscreen with at least SPF 15 30 minutes before going outside and reapply it every two hours (or more when you’re active or swimming). Seek out shade, especially during peak sunshine hours (from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) when the rays are strongest. If you must be out in the sun during the peak sun hours, such as on a date with a client, cover up with protective clothing or a floppy sun hat. (Fortunately, floppy, wide-brimmed hats are trendy right now!) A light-weight, long-sleeved shirt will provide some extra coverage from the rays of the sun, too. Your tanning sessions might have to stop, too.
- Ditch the smoking habit. Experts at MayoClinic.com explain that smoking contributes to premature wrinkling of the face, hands and neck. The smoke and chemicals from the cigarettes damage collagen and elastin in your skin (the fibers that give your skin elasticity and strength). When these fibers break down, your skin doesn’t fill out as well and fails to be resistant to wrinkles that occur naturally. Additionally, the facial expressions and movements that are associated with smoking contribute to the formation of wrinkles and creases on the face. For example, as you inhale on a cigarette, your mouth repeatedly goes into a position that will eventually cause creases and lines around your lips and mouth. It’s just best to avoid the act altogether (for many reasons), but especially if you want to keep your youthful appearance. (It can also yellow your fingertips, if you smoke a lot of cigarettes.)
Moisturize! Any escort who has ever encountered dry skin, knows it’s much harder to get rid of than to simply prevent it. As a way to ward it off, use a lotion every day to keep your skin soft. Consider changing up your lotions with the seasons, says Bonnie LaPlante, an esthetician with Canyon Ranch resort in Lenox, Mass.:
Find an ‘ointment’ moisturizer that’s oil-based, rather than water-based, as the oil will create a protective layer on the skin that retains more moisture than a cream or lotion,”
explained LaPlante. “Many lotions labeled as “night creams” are actually oil-based. But, choose your oils with care, because not all oils are appropriate for the face. Instead, look for non-clogging oils like avocado oil, mineral oil, primrose oil or almond oil. Shea oil, or butter, is controversial, because it can clog facial pores.” She went on to say that despite some recent hype about using common kitchen stapes for skin care, the use of vegetable shortening is a really bad ideas. “It will just sit on the skin and be really greasy,” she stated. She recommends looking for lotions containing “humectants,” a class of substances (including glycerine, sorbitol and alpha-hydroxy acids) that attract moisture to your skin.
- Hydrate for overall health. Surprisingly, drinking water doesn’t help keep your skin looking young, according to Kenneth Bielinski, M.D., dermatologist in Oak Lawn, Ill. He tells WebMD, “It’s a very common misconception.” However, while he says it doesn’t help keep your skin from getting dry, he says it is important to overall health, otherwise, which contributes to good skin health. ” LaPlante agrees: “I see clients at the spa who drink their 10 to 12 glasses of water a day and still have super dry skin. It just doesn’t do that much. But, your body needs it to maintain other important aspects of your health such as a healthy metabolism, proper hydration levels, etc. But, don’t think that just because you’re drinking lots of water, your skin will stay moisturized. It’s going to take some other effort on your part.
- Consult professionals to find your personal skin care products. Even though a trip to the dermatologist or esthetician may be a little expensive, it’s definitely worth it in the long run. They can analyze your skin and determine what types of products may be the most helpful for you. Many escorts fear going to a professional, because they think they’ll be stuck with buying high-end products. “Inexpensive products work just as well as high-end ones,” says David Voron, MD, a dermatologist in Arcadia, Calif. “In fact, the extra price you pay for the expensive stuff is often just for packaging and marketing. What’s most important is how your skin responds to the product — and how you like its feel, not how much money you paid for it.” Getting the right products can make your skin care routine much more simple and effective, all at the same time.
- Reduce inflammation and improve your skin. The first meal of the day for New York City derm Doris Day, MD, includes almonds. “They contain essential fatty acids, which help put the brakes on inflammation that accelerates fine lines, sagging, and blotchiness.” She explains that salmon, tuna, and halibut are good lunch/dinner sources, too. Any anti-inflammatory diet efforts can help avoid future bouts with arthritis, appendicitis, cardiovascular disease, certain cancers, and, maybe even, Alzheimer’s disease. While research is still being conducted about the effectiveness of an anti-inflammatory diet on the development of future diseases, it’s well accepted that the benefits include better overall health and skin condition.
- Reduce the stress in your life. Your body manifests symptoms of stress that have an outward appearance, including on your skin. Tension can spike hormone production that leads to breakouts or aggravates conditions like eczema or psoriasis. “Controlling stress keeps your skin calm—but that’s easier said than done,” says Annie Chiu, MD, a derm in LA. Taking a 10-minute time-out to apply a face mask and relax on her bed works for Chiu. Another trick: Ban the ‘Berry. “I turn off my cell phone after 8 at night. Every little bit helps!” she says. Of course, that may not be possible for an escort’s lifestyle, but it is essential that you attempt to alleviate stressful portions of your life that may contribute to blemish breakouts. Stay calm, don’t get upset about trivial matters and take one day at a time.
- Establish a consistent bedtime routine for your skin. Escorts find themselves with irregular schedules, which often means going to be at odd times, or not even going to bed at all. When it’s time for your head to finally meet the pillow, your skin care is probably the last thing in the world you want to think about. You’re not alone. “I often find it difficult to stick to my anti-aging regimen at bedtime,” says Francesca Fusco, MD, an NYC derm. To avoid missing her evening routine, she stores these products in a pretty skin care case she keeps on her nightstand. “So if I’ve forgotten—or was just too tired to apply products at the sink—I can do it easily while in bed.” Despite how tired you are, keeping up a daily routine before you go to sleep will pay off with less work you have to do in the long term.
- Do more low-impact exercise. You may not think about it, but your morning jog may be causing wrinkles and fine lines to show up on your face and chest. “The repeated jarring of high-impact cardio like running can weaken collagen and lead to sagging,” says Oakland, CA, dermatologist Katie Rodan, MD. “So until a ‘face bra’ is invented, I’ll stick to cycling and the elliptical machine.” Pilates, yoga, bicycle riding, swimming and other forms of low-impact exercise will still burn calories and tone your body, while avoiding motions that will bounce your face around.
- Improve your circulation. Hema Sundaram, MD, a Washington, DC-area dermatologist, says that yoga moves “like Child’s Pose, Downward-Facing Dog, and Sun Salutations improve circulation—the boost of oxygen is what gives skin that lovely yoga glow.” Your skin is like all other organs of the body: it requires oxygen in order to be properly healthy. The more you do to move it around and switch it into uncommon positions, the more circulation you will create. In addition to yoga, those crazy sexual positions that some of your clients want to try will actually be good for your circulation. Even if you don’t think they’ll work for you and your client, allow him to explore his fantasies, as this is a great way to improve your skin health along the way! Escorts are at a distinct advantage this way!
- Reduce your sodium intake. It’s pretty common knowledge that salty foods can increase bloating and cause puffy eyes. No escort wants that! But, many people don’t know which foods to eliminate to make a considerable difference. In an article in Prevention Magazine in 2012, diet soda is listed as a vice that Audrey Kunin, MD, a Kansas City, MO, dermatologist, just can’t quit and says is a common culprit for many women—she downs up to six cans a day. When she realized that all the sodium in soda (anywhere from 25 to 50 mg per can) made her eyes and jaw line puffy, she switched to a brand that doesn’t punish her skin: sodium-free Diet Rite soda. “It satisfies my cravings and my skin looks much better.”
strong>Reduce your sugar intake. Naila Malik, M.D., a dermatologist from Southlake, Tex., says that the breakdown of sugars, called glycation, damages the collagen that keeps skin smooth and firm. To prevent this natural process from careening out of control, Malik recommends sticking to low-glycemic carbs such as whole grains:
They’re naturally low in sugar,
he says. “And, the body processes them slowly to limit the loss of collagen.” Skin that loses collagen content is much more prone to wrinkle and develop an aged appearance early.
- Take some Vitamin C. Make-up artist and skin care guru Bobbi Brown told Health Magazine, “My dermatologist tells me that people who eat a lot of vitamin C have fewer wrinkles. Oranges, grapefruits, cauliflower and broccoli all are high in Vitamin C and may help reduce your chance of developing premature creases.” She also mentioned these foods are high in anti-oxidants, which may help guard off aging effects of the sun, pollution and time. (Including foods rich in Omega-3 fatty acids (salmon and walnuts, for instance) may improve skin elasticity, too!)
- Treat your stretch marks. Many escorts suffer from stretch marks they’ve obtained through pregnancy or weight gain or loss. They may appear reddish purple or white on the skin. Stretch marks occur when the body changes faster than the skin can keep up with it. Elastic fibers under the surface break and leave behind stretch marks. Many escorts complain about them on the tummy or breasts, but they may experience them on the thighs, buttocks or upper arms. Escorts may be able to reduce them by using a dermatologist prescribed retinoid cream, but they will probably not disappear entirely. WebMD tells that in-office laser treatments may be effective at their removal. Jeanine Brown, M.D., a dermatologist in New Jersey, says, “The lasers heat the skin, boost collagen and shrink dilated blood vessels. But, it may take several sessions before results can be seen.”
- Avoid whisker burn, if possible. Many escorts suffer from skin irritation as a result of canoodling with their bearded or stubbly clients. If possible, avoid rubbing your face up against his, especially if your skin is sensitive. Dermatologist Ranella Hirsh told Allure Magazine that irritation can be somewhat prevented by moisturizing prior to the make-out session. She also encourages women who suffer from the irritation to treat their skin with 1% hydrocortisone cream. “Avoid scrubs and other creams with exfoliating ingredients until your irritation subsides,” she explained. “Otherwise, you’re in for a bit of pain.”
While most escorts already know to keep their skin well moisturized and cared for, incorporating these less obvious methods may help enhance your skin health. (It may also reduce the number of blemishes and issues you have along the way, too.)
Your clients expect for your skin to be beautiful, glowing and healthy. Keeping your skin in good shape is not something you can do like putting on make-up or throwing on a wig to cover up your bad hair day. Escorts must maintain a consistent skin care routine in order to sustain one of their most alluring features.
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