Glowing skin all week – five tips to brighten up your complexion
11 Jan 2018
Glowing skin! We all want it, but how do you get it? We’re going to show you how just how easy it is to achieve a more radiant, youthful look.
As we get older our skin’s natural rate of exfoliation starts to slow down and the result is a duller-looking complexion. Fortunately, there are lots of things you can do to speed up your skin’s cellular turnover. Here are guidelines for both at home as well as in office, and we’ve got five top tips to help you retain your radiance.
Glowing skin and why exfoliation is vital
Regular exfoliation at home is the key to radiance but you could also try an in-office treatment to instantly brighten up. One of many options is microdermabrasion. A quick, no downtime procedure, it involves gently polishing your skin with an air gun spray of ultra-fine crystals. This removes the outermost layers of the skin to reveal brighter-looking complexion.
Invest in brightening skin care
Look out for daily skin care products that contain ingredients alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) like glycolic and lactic acid. These work by loosening up the bonds that hold dead skin cells together so you can sweep them away every time to you cleanse.
SkinCeuticals Blemish And Age Solution can be used daily and contains glycolic acid while Obagi Nu-Derm Exfoderm skin smoothing lotion contains glycolic and lactic acid plus hydrating glycerin.
Gently peel at home
NeoStrata Smooth Surface Daily Peel 10 AHA+ serves up the benefits of a gentle chemical peel in the comfort of your own home.
The treatment consists of a jar of pads and a 10% glycolic acid solution that you’re to pour into the container. Simply wipe the pads over your face in the evening, avoiding your mouth and eye area. This allows you to chemically exfoliate your face as well as gradually strengthen and improve its texture. The formula also contains Aminofil(R) to target fine lines and wrinkles via stimulating the production of collagen.
Glow with a pro
Skin Renewal offers a wide array of peels that range from very gentle with no downtime – the kind of thing you could do on a lunch break – to more intensive yet incredibly effective treatments performed with a laser. You can view a summary of our peels over here. It is, however, best to consult with one of our doctors who can assess your needs and suggest a treatment that would suit you best.
You could also consider a Carboxy Mesoglow facial that combines three brightening treatments in one for a glowing skin. It consists of an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) peel; a Mesoglow facial in which a cocktail of glow-boosting actives are layered onto the skin and carboxytherapy rejuvenation. The latter infuses CO2 just below the skin’s surface to boost its circulation and collagen production.
Radiate from within
Eating a diet that’s rich in omega acids, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals will ensure your complexion looks it’s best. Alternatively, you can also supplement it with Ovelle D3 by Lamelle. This is a daily antioxidant-rich supplement that protects your collagen, minimises the ageing effects of the sun and improves the look of pigmentation.
Another option? Collagen. It contains naturally-occurring amino acids, collagen type II and more to help support your tendons and ligaments; aid digestion and gives your skin a healthy glow.
You could also visit Health Renewal for an IV Infusion of antioxidant glutathione. When taken orally it breaks down before being much of it can be absorbed into your system. However, if it’s taken intravenously, you’ll reap more of its benefits which include a more radiant skin.