So, you’re off to the races in a few weeks, and you want to look your best. You have your outfit ready. Now it’s time to get your glow on! Here are a few things to do to get your skin race day ready:
##4 WEEKS TO GO
First skin! Winter is now behind us. Yay!
Unfortunately, the low humidity in winter and excessive heating has left our skin dehydrated, flaky and dry as anything. Without adequate hydration, our skin cannot function properly leaving a dull and sunken appearance.
Start your journey by undergoing a professional skin consultation with a qualified Dermal Clinician (Degree qualified skin experts!) to understand the current condition; water levels and oil flow in your skin. Your clinician will also look at any sun damage and loss of collagen upon assessment. Appropriate homecare will be recommended to get you started. It’s important to use homecare daily for best results. One of our favourites is the [Hydra B5 serum from Medki8](https://flawlessskincare.com.au/products/hydr8-b5)! This little gem will nurse your thirsty skin with much needed hyaluronic acid (moisture-binding ingredient) and heal with vitamin B5 – Pantothenic Acid.
Next, Start with a [hydrating lactic peel](http://184.108.40.206/treatments/light-skin-peels). Lactic acid is a mild AHA acid derived from milk. A lactic acid peel will gently exfoliate your skin, stimulate natural collagen production, clean out clogged pores and is suitable for all skin types even sensitive skins! We can adjust the strength of this acid depending on your skin thickness and desired outcome. This treatment his little to no downtime leaving you fresh-faced and hydrated.
Did you know you will immediately see the benefits from the exfoliating properties of the peel? It does, however, take about three months for collagen to fully form, post-treatment. This is why it’s so important to start this process sooner rather than later and complete a full course of treatments to get the best results.
##3 WEEKS TO GO
###REDUCE WRINKLES + RESTORE VOLUME
Have a facial assessment with a qualified and experienced Cosmetic Doctor or Aesthetic Nurse to discuss [Anti-wrinkle](http://220.127.116.11/treatments/Anti-Wrinkle-Injections) and [Dermal Filler](http://18.104.22.168/treatments/dermal-fillers) treatments.
Anti-wrinkle injections relax overactive muscles that are responsible for visible expression lines. Softening the frown or lines around the eyes can do wonders for your facial aesthetic while maintaining a natural result.
Does it hurt? All you will feel is a very slight sting. This treatment is tolerated well by everyone, however, we understand the unknown can be scary. A proper consultation will have you feeling well informed and confident about the outcomes you wish to achieve.
Dermal Filler can be used to restore volume in areas such as the cheeks, lip, under eyes and chin. This product is made from Hyaluronic acid which is naturally found in the skin and binds 1000 times its weight in water! This means we can plump areas that may have lost volume during the aging process. Lift your checks and enhance your lips for a fresher look.
##2 WEEKS TO GO
###HEAL + STRENGTHEN
After your cosmetic injectables, you will need to let the skin settle before race week, so the perfect treatment to have should focus on reducing inflammation and puffiness whilst healing and strengthening the skin. [LED phototherapy](http://22.214.171.124/treatments/led-phototherapy) can be performed up to 3 times a week is you have the time however even one treatment will be beneficial. This magical light improves the cellular function of your skin allowing you to heal quicker while reducing redness and fluid retention. LED is also super relaxing leaving you with a refreshing glow.
##1 WEEK TO GO
###PLUMP, GLOW + GO!
The week leading up to the big day means business. It’s time to get the flawless race day glow!
You are now looking more rejuvenated, and your skin is healthier and stronger than ever. It’s now time to undergo a [laser genesis facial](http://126.96.36.199/treatments/laser-genesis) or upgrade to a [Flawless Signature treatment](http://188.8.131.52/treatments/signature-facial) (includes lactic peel and LED of the Face, Neck, and Décolletage). Laser Genesis is a unique treatment with no downtime. This precise wavelength of laser light selectively targets your dermis (layer of the skin where collagen is formed, and vessels sit), stimulating collagen production and constricting blood vessels that cause flushing or redness. The heat breaks down old collagen and replaces it with fresh new collagen. You will also get an instant lift and plump to the skin and over time a reduction in visible pores and uneven skin texture.
##DAYS TO GO
After your treatments, pop in for a complimentary colour match and find the perfect healthy foundation to leave your skin with a Flawless finish. Alternatively, come in on race day and have your makeup professionally applied in our Hampton clinic by our makeup artist Helena.
**Now off you go and enjoy the races.**