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How to Look Your Very Best on Valentine's Day

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, it’s the perfect opportunity for some “pre-date” preparation. As one of the biggest date nights of the year, looking your best this Valentine’s Day can be a win-win. From skin-health, to treating your body right, to a whiter smile, the efforts are worthwhile.

Regular ongoing workouts

Working out has both physical and mental benefits, but it takes planning (both short term and long term). Pushing it to the limit one week before Valentine’s Day isn’t recommended. Working out is about body movement and burning calories. And it doesn’t have to be in the gym – most active sports will do the job, whether it’s swimming, jogging, or competitive team sports.

Being active on a regular and ongoing basis has many health benefits for both body and brain. In fact, a great workout improves mood and reduces stress. Exercise actually increases production of endorphins, which on their own produce positive feelings. Having a good workout regimen will ensure that you’re looking your best this Valentine’s Day (and also feeling your very best).

A time for teeth whitening

Looking your best this Valentine’s Day means having a great white smile. And on this special date night, professional teeth whitening should be on the “to do” list. Today, there are all kinds of DIY teeth whitening treatments out there, but nothing really compares with a professional treatment.

Beyond the many whitening toothpastes and DIY home applications, a few visits to the dentist can provide superior results that are both impressive and long lasting. With ZOOM! whitening treatments, excellent results can be delivered with three 15-minute sessions at the dentist.

ZOOM! uses hydrogen peroxide as the whitening agent, effectively lifting spots and stains, and making teeth appear up to eight shades whiter. Many dental clinics will also provide a convenient “take home” whitening system – a treatment approach that is safe, effective, and long lasting.

Skin/face care treatments

Valentine’s Day begs for some special skin care, or a facial treatment. Whether it’s a hydrating facemask or a professional anti-aging facial, the results are gong to be impressively obvious – glowing, youthful skin. And during winter, it’s as much about skin health as it is about beauty.

For those who are plagued with skin blemishes, a blemish cleansing treatment is the perfect recipe. To get things going, a skin care clinic may be the answer, but going forward, it’s important to ensure a daily maintenance routine that keeps the skin clean, clear, and smoothly toned.

Moisturize hair and body

Valentine’s Day is in the dead of winter – a time of year that can be tortuous on the skin. Dry air outside, and dry heating inside, makes the skin even drier than usual. It’s a good time for a rich skin moisturizer that will provide overnight moisturizing to smooth and soothe that dry skin.

Many skin treatments will soothe irritated skin, and further protect it from the harsh weather still to come. As for dry hair, it’s also a good time for hydration, whether it’s a personal session at home with on over-the-counter product, or a special hydration treatment at the local salon.

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