Why do you need skin care?
Skin is the outermost layer of the human body. It’s exposed to dust, sunlight and a range of pollutants from the environment we live in. So, taking care of our skin has to become an integral part of our lives.
Keeping your skin fresh, young, and clean enhances your appearance. It makes you look better, feel happy, and gives you healthy, glowing skin. Skincare is a process with no end. This is because it’s the part of your body most frequently exposed to pollution, dust, smoke and other dangers.
Your skin can be oily, dry, or even sensitive, depending on your skin type. You should pick your skin care options based on your skin type.
In the time we live in, skin care treatments have become more popular with the general public. They’re now a widespread phenomenon with multiple industries pitching in.
Natural skin care treatments
Some of the most popular natural skin care treatments include:
- Greek yogurt
Greek yogurt contains lactic acid, which is very good for the skin. Applying greek yogurt to the affected area can help reduce skin redness immensely. It also helps by opening up the clogged or otherwise blocked pores, re-hydrating your skin, and killing off harmful germs that could potentially ruin your skin.
- Apple cider vinegar
If you’ve been struggling with acne, applying apple cider vinegar to the affected patch of skin can be a huge relief. Apply apple cider vinegar with a swab of cotton on the parts of your skin affected by acne and leave it to dry. This helps by tightening your skin’s pores, killing off harmful bacteria, and leaving you with healthier, glowing skin.
- Raw honey
Raw honey is the best of all natural skin care treatments for dry skin. Honey is a humectant, which means it’ll draw out the moisture from deep within your skin, to replenish and revitalize your skin. You can apply honey by mixing it with milk or adding a drop to your moisturizer. Once you apply it, leave the honey mixture to dry and then rinse it off before you go to bed.
- Coffee grounds
Mix your body scrub with cooled coffee grounds for a naturally boosted, anti-cellulite agent. Coffee grounds help improve blood circulation to your skin’s surface. This is an excellent natural remedy for cellulite and sagging skin.
- Oatmeal facial scrub
An oatmeal facial scrub is good for sensitive skin and effectively reduces the damage that sensitive skin is prone to. Purchase oats from the closest departmental store, grind them up, combine the mixture with a facial cleanser, and apply it gently to your skin. Make sure you avoid getting any in your eyes. Rinse it off after 3-5 minutes for a glowing and clear skin.
Medical skin care treatments
Some of the most popular medical skin care treatments include:
- Laser skin resurfacing
This is also called a laser peel or laser vaporization. It is usually used for scar or acne removal, age spots, facial wrinkles, moles, sagging skin, fine lines on the skin, or other skin irregularities.
In this procedure, lasers are used in the affected areas of the skin to remove it, layer by layer. Four types of lasers are put to use for this kind of treatment, namely carbon dioxide lasers, erbium lasers, pulsed dye lasers, and fractional lasers.
- Chemical peels
This is a type of skin care treatment that involves applying a chemical to the affected skin which exfoliates it and helps it peel off. This removal of skin leads to the development of new, healthy skin which is smooth, clear, and evenly colored.
Chemical peels are a superficial skin care treatment that usually lasts around a month, or they can be deep, with results that last a few years.
- Ultrasonic therapy
Ultrasonic therapy is gaining popularity in the realm of skin care treatment. Mostly because it’s a painless skin resurfacing alternative, and is suitable for all skin types.
This treatment involves the use of high-frequency sound waves which help improve the metabolism of skin cells and advances the production, and amalgamation of protein within the skin cells. It also minimizes inflammation, improves blood circulation, redevelops wounded tissues, and stimulates skin cells.
Skin problems like acne, wrinkles, pimples, and even visible fine lines can be eliminated with ultrasonic therapy.
Filler injections are administered directly to the affected areas of your skin. They are useful for adding volume to your skin, clearing out wrinkles, fine lines, or visible age spots, and making your cheeks fuller. These injections help you get a more youthful, ageless look.
Fillers for skin contain hyaluronic acid, which is a natural sugar present in your skin. Your body loses hyaluronic acid as you age. Fillers help in reviving the hyaluronic acid stores in your skin, and the results of this treatment can last anywhere from six months to a year.