10 Ways To Get Perfect Skin
We all want perfect skin and most of us will stop at nothing to get it. From slathering on creams and serums to the latest and most innovative treatments that you can only get at your doctor’s office, these are the 10 best ways to put yourself on the path to virtually flawless skin.
The idea of having a bunch of tiny needles rolled across your face may sound scary, but microneedling has become one of the best-kept secrets in the beauty industry. It’s safe, improves skin texture and tone and is usually less expensive than lasers with lower risks and quicker recovery. Not only is microneedling an anti-aging go-to treatment because it stimulates collagen, but it can also be combined with other treatments and it makes a world of difference for those who suffer from acne scars.
Still considered the gold standard topical for fighting effects of ageing. It increases skin cell turnover that yields fresh, youthful skin cells, removes the dead cell layer that produces rough spots and increases the moisture content of your skin. Even the mildest of retinoids, such as retinol, produces improvement, although a bit slower than the more powerful substance, Retin-A.
Neuromodulators such as Botox, Dysport and Xeomin
Wrinkles can age your appearance and make your skin look dull and weathered. But one of the easiest, and quickest, ways to get rid of them is with injections of neuromodulators. Botox® is a great treatment for both wrinkle reduction and prevention. Botox® is a purified protein that is injected into facial muscles, causing relaxation of the muscle and therefore relaxes the pull on the skin, which relaxes the wrinkle. By keeping up with this procedure, wrinkles will continue to improve and will be prevented from worsening and new wrinkles will be delayed because the muscles are constantly relaxed.
When used on a low setting, fractional lasers help to tighten pores, diminish age spots and make skin brighter and clearer. Patients also notice a reduction in breakouts in the weeks that follow. There might be a little peeling or flaking the next day, but that’s about it.
Alphahydroxy Acid Cleansers
Regularly washing your skin with an alphahydroxy acid cleanser is an easy way to keep it looking good. It gently exfoliates to decrease pore size, minimize brown spots and keeps pores clean to prevent acne breakouts.
In addition to the daily use of topical antioxidants and sunscreen, laser treatments enhance neocollagenesis to minimize fine lines, improve minor skin imperfections and scars and tighten pores.
Exfoliation is crucial for healthy skin. Without it, skin cells can build up on the surface, making the skin look dull and dry. You can get that fresh-from-a-facial glow by exfoliating with microdermabrasion treatments. The treatment help to even tone, minimize pores and smooth and prime skin beautifully for makeup application.
There’s no second-guessing the role that proper hydration plays when it comes to your skin. Hydration, both internally and externally, are important, and without it, skin lacks plumpness and dewiness—plus, lines, wrinkles and other imperfections become amplified. It doesn’t make sense to apply moisturiser over the skin if your body itself is not hydrated. That’s why you need to drink plenty of water, too.
If you’ve heard it once, then you’ve heard it a thousand times: The sun is your skin’s worst offender. Besides leaving skin dry and spotted and increasing your risk for skin cancers, as well as advancing the signs of ageing, going a day without sun protection is like walking into oncoming traffic—the risk that something bad can happen is just too high. Sun protection all year round is the foundation for keeping skin evenly toned and glowing.
One of the best ways to keep skin looking fresh and youthful while hindering the damage caused by environmental factors is by wearing an antioxidant every single day. While there’s a plethora of different ones to choose from—everything from plant-based antioxidants to synthetic ones, and even those that are extracted from vitamins—it’s important to find one that’s compatible with your skin.
At St. Michaels Clinic, we offer a range of treatments from medical facials to laser treatments and consultant advised prescriptions. Call us to make an appointment and discover your inner glow!