The recipe for glowing, healthy skin

The recipe for glowing, healthy skin

Recipe for glowing, healthy skin

When it comes to eating a healthy diet, you can’t just live on one food group alone. You need a host of vitamins and minerals to nourish your body and it’s much the same in regard to good skin. You can’t put all your stock into one single ingredient, you’ll require several for a complexion so healthy it glows.

This is why, at Skin Renewal, we take a holistic approach to helping our patients achieve their best skin yet, regardless of their colour, type or age. We also know that, when it comes to in-office treatments, several are better than one. For this reason, we’ve grouped our treatments into solutions packages that include two or more than enhance each other’s effects for the best results.

To ensure you’re getting everything you need, here’s our “recipe” for healthy, glowing skin.

Ingredient 1: Prevention

Prevention will always be better than cure, especially when it comes to collagen, the protein that gives our skin its youthful elasticity. When we’re young, our skin has collagen in abundance. However, as we get older, we start to produce less and less of it. Fortunately, there’s a lot you can do to help stimulate the growth of fresh, new collagen. One way to do is via a skin needling treatment like Dermapen. As your skin perceives the needle prick as an “injury”, it triggers a healing response that involves the creation of new collagen.

Another way to do it is via a laser treatment. We’ve recently added five cutting-edge Cutera lasers to our collection that can perform a multitude of treatments and one of them is Laser Genesis. It heats up your collagen in a way that causes it to contract, creating an instant tightening effect. It also inspires the growth of new collagen over time. While it’s never too late to start any of these treatments, you’ll reap the most benefit the earlier you start. The more existing collagen you have to “water”, the more you can inspire to bloom.

Ingredient 2: Damage control

Don’t ever think it’s too late to start taking good care of your skin. If you didn’t in the past and are now dealing with the results of neglect, there’s a lot you can do to repair and sometimes even reverse the damage.

Sun damage, for example, can manifest as a rough texture, a loss of firmness and pigmentation. In this case, we’d suggest one of our intensive solutions packages. For example, our Elite Pigmentation and Sun Damage Solution consists of several treatments including a Laser Genesis and a Limelight session. The latter is yet another of the Cutera Xeo’s many capabilities. Just a single session can minimise pigmentation, blotchiness and any redness relating to broken or dilated blood vessels as well as the flushing of rosacea. The Cutera Xeo can also serve up Pearl Fusion treatments. These can completely renew your skin to improve its smoothness while reducing the appearance of pigmentation, pores, deep wrinkles and even acne scars.

Ingredient 3: Skincare tailored to suit

Last, but not least, you can take good care of your skin at home by investing in a skincare routine that makes use of proven anti-ageing ingredients. As we’re constantly exposed to so many lotions and potions promising miraculous results, navigating the beauty counters can be perilous. This is why it’s a good idea to chat to one of our doctors or highly skilled therapists who can help you create a routine best suited to your skin type.

The first step will always be to find a high protection sunscreen that you’ll enjoy applying every time you set foot outside. Unprotected exposure to UV rays is the number one contributing factor to premature ageing. You should also be using products that contain proven collagen-stimulating ingredients like retinol and vitamin C. Lastly, they can assess any particular concerns, be it pigmentation or acne, and help you target them effectively. There’s no “one size fits all” solution when it comes to skincare, but our doctors and therapists are experts at prescribing the ideal ingredients to help you create your very own recipe for your best skin yet.

Sharon Izak Elaine
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