Skincare is more than a beauty treatment. Skin is the largest organ in the body and offers the first level of protection against all external elements. It is natural to think of facial skin first and foremost, although the skin on other parts of the body must be given equal importance.
One of the most common skincare routines people go for is a facial. There are different types of facials, including chemical peels, microdermabrasion, hydradermabrasion, laser resurfacing, and so on. They all serve the same purpose of improving facial skin by removing blemishes. Blemishes can be either acne scars or dark spots. Facials are also performed for wrinkles and sagging skin.
Basics of Skincare
Taking care of our skin is more than important; it is necessary. We shed several skin cells throughout the day, and practicing a routine can keep our skin clean and hydrated.
Cleansing: With the increasing levels of air pollutants, it is no surprise that skin collects dirt and grime easily. Cleaning with a gentle solution ensuring that the dirt is removed without leaving your skin dry can help.
Toning: Toners help in soothing the skin after a wash and can also restore nutrients
Moisturizing: Moisturizers are essential to ensure that your skin does not become dry. Choosing the right moisturizer will depend on the skin type, you can choose the right moisturizer and use it after every wash.
Sunscreen: Dermatologists recommend special sunscreen lotions or creams, even on cloudy days. Broad-spectrum protection can prevent sun damage.
Exfoliating: While exfoliating is not for daily skincare routines, it can be done once a week to remove dead skin cells.
Types of Treatments
Chemical peels: Derma-peeling treatments are cosmetic and are done with the help of an anti-aging solution. Chemical peels help in correcting skin issues such as texture, wrinkles, and sun damage.
Microdermabrasion: It is a treatment that removes age spots and lighter scars. The skin is exfoliated through the use of crystals, and it helps remove the dead skin cells.
Hydradermabrasion: It is a procedure that also exfoliates the skin. Additionally, it uses the saline solution and oxygen instead of crystals. It not only improves blood circulation but also hydrates the skin. It also boosts the production of collagen.
Laser resurfacing: This is a way to remove the outer layers of the damaged skin and stimulate the collagen production and new skin cells.
Finally, cosmetic products tend to hold a lot of appeal, and it is easy to spend money on them only to find that they are not good for your skin type. Therefore, skincare is best discussed with a dermatologist who can help you understand your skin type and guide you to the kind of skincare best suited for you.