Lunchtime skin savers that will restore a radiant skin in no time
31 Oct 2020
We’ve all woken up with skin that isn’t looking or feeling it’s best but you don’t have to go to bed that way. There are lots of brilliantly effective in-office treatments that can treat an array of concerns – think dryness, a loss of firmness and dullness – all within your lunch break. Better yet, you don’t have to endure any downtime post-treatment so nobody has to know why you’re returning to your daily routine with a gorgeous glow.
To help you look and feel your best within minutes, we’ve rounded up our top three lunchtime skin savers.
Re-hydrate within the hour
Perhaps you went a little crazy with too many potent active ingredients like retinol or salicylic acid. Maybe you had one too many cocktails the night before. Either way, you’re having a “dry skin day” and you don’t like it. Fortunately, a HydraTouch facial is a pampering quick fix that could get you back to glowing within an hour.
A fab “lunch break facial”, it begins with an innovative new way to exfoliate – a hydra-dermabrasion session. This involves running a jet stream of deeply-hydrating hydrogenated water across your face. Just that alone will leave your skin feeling as soft as a puppy’s tummy. But it gets better! Next, a very light peel is performed to further rid your skin of dry, dead cells. (As the peel is very light, you don’t have to worry about redness. Trust us! You’ll leave looking and feeling like a million bucks!)
Next up, a transdermal mesotherapy device delivers gentle electrical pulses to deliver an ultra-hydrating serum deep into your skin. The therapist will also use a rollerball-like faradic device to perform a mini skin-tightening session. Last, but not least, you’ll get to finish up with a hydrating face mask. The result? Deeply hydrated, wonderfully plump-looking skin!
Lunchtime skin savers to firm up in a flash
A loss of firmness is a part of the skin’s natural ageing process. But you don’t have to get their fast! If you’ve found yourself wishing you could tighten and tone, you’d be a good candidate for a skin-firming radiofrequency (RF) treatment like Exilis Elite. For best results, you’d require a series of them, but it can deliver subtle yet satisfying instant results too.
A quick and painless treatment with zero downtime, an Exilis Elite treatment involves using a device to heat the deeper layers of your skin. Many people describe it as feeling like a hot stone massage. The heat causes your existing collagen and elastin to instantly shrink and tighten. It also sparks a chain of events that cause fresh, new collagen to grow over a period of months. This means instant gratification plus a long-term reward. It’s a great way to treat drooping brows, jowls and even a lax-looking neck.
Immediately after the treatment, your skin might be a little red, but this fades within minutes. There’s also nothing stopping you reapplying your makeup. This makes it a perfect midday treatment for anyone wanting to firm up their skin on the fly.
When it comes to treating tired, dull-looking skin, a peel is a great way to go. Still, many are put off by the thought of having to hide away with flaking skin. Happily, there are many excellent peels that can help reveal a more radiant-looking skin with zero downtime. One of them is a Simildiet SD Ferulic peel. It’s a low pH combination peel that uses a mix of gentle yet effective acids including ferulic, malic, citric and lactic. It’s a great “all-rounder” that would benefit anyone dealing with fine lines, pigmentation, poor hydration and a sluggish cellular turnover. The latter is what creates that tired, dull, sometimes ashy complexion.
If you’re wanting to minimise the look of pigmentation, you’d need a series of peels. However, just one will immediately get rid of dead skin cells to leave you with luminous-looking, smoother-feeling skin. Because the peel is such a gentle one, you don’t have to worry about redness. You could go straight back to work with nobody being the wiser. It’s extremely rare that your skin would visibly flake but if it did it would be hardly noticeable and only occur a couple of days later. The teensiest temporary price to pay for the resultant gorgeous glow!