When you look after your skin, it has the magical power to transform how you look and how you feel about yourself. Confidence soars through the roof, and you feel on top of the world, literally. If you’re struggling with skin issues such as acne breakouts, hyperpigmentation or dry skin, the answer may be easier than you ever imagined. Just think how magically different your world would be if you could step out of your front door with the feeling you get after a relaxing spa session. Well, it’s all within grasp, that glowing, firm and nourished skin is achievable at home. This quick blog post will let you in on a few skincare secrets to help you get firmer and healthier skin by choosing the right skin firming lotions. Let’s get started.
Giving Your Skin Its Bounce Back
What happens when you pinch the skin on the back of your hand? Does it spring back quickly or it takes time to get back into its normal shape? Your skin contains a protein known as elastin, which gives it its elasticity. Over time, the quantity of elastin in your skin reduces, and the skin loses some of its elasticity. When this happens, the skin stops springing back so fast after a pinch. It’s time to pick the right nourishing lotion to give your skin its bounce back.
Shorter Showers Are Good For Your Skin
We all know how cosy a long, warm shower is, especially on a frosty morning. Many people don’t realise that your skin has an oil or lipid barrier which helps protect it. However, staying in the shower for too long can damage the protective layer.
Damage due to overwashing is easily reversible. Firstly, switch to shorter, cooler and refreshing showers to prevent the warm water from melting the skin’s fat barrier. Secondly, choose a hydrating moisturiser which will restore your skin’s protective power and help it retain moisture. A healthy skin barrier secures your skin from becoming sensitised, prevents redness, irritation and itching, allowing it to carry its protective function.
Eat Well For Beautiful Skin
You are what you eat and drink, after all. Vitamins play an essential role in the health of your body and your skin, too. Increase your protein intake and try eating as much vitamin-rich food as possible. Add salmon, almonds and broccoli to your diet to ensure you’re getting essential micronutrients and minerals to help keep your skin feeling silky-smooth and looking amazing.
Unlock Your Skin’s Potential With Moisturiser
Daily intensive moisturisation is the key that will unlock your skin’s potential to maintain its elasticity and firmness. A good moisturiser not only makes your skin feel softer but also locks in moisture and prevents dry skin. Moisturise twice daily, first in the morning after your shower. Secondly, in the evening with a light moisturiser that keeps working while you get your beauty sleep.
Sun Safety Is An All-Year-Round Mission
Environmental factors are at the forefront of causing skin damage leading to premature ageing. Photo ageing is caused by the UVA component of the sun’s rays; it breaks down collagen and accelerates the formation of wrinkles. With a loss of collagen comes with your skin losing its plumpness and firmness.
Sun awareness is an essential part of a skincare regime. You should ensure you’re wearing sun protection of at least SPF30 in the winter months. In the summer, when the sun is at its hottest, you should look at higher SPF sunscreen and reapply regularly throughout the day.
Most makeup products now contain a level of sun protection, so make sure you read the labels when picking skincare products. Covering up as much as possible and staying out of direct sunlight also significantly protect your skin against premature ageing.
Repair Sun Damage With Aesthetic Treatments
Not everyone is religious with sun protection. Sometimes, you just forget to take along some sunscreen when you head out. Sunspots and hyperpigmentation often result from over-exposure to direct sunshine. There are several procedures which excel at reversing the signs of ageing.
- Chemical peel treatments can eliminate skin tone issues, giving your skin a smoother and even appearance.
- Microneedling helps your skin kickstart the production of collagen, firming up the skin and reducing the appearance of wrinkles.
- Microdermabrasion is an alternative to chemical peeling and is mechanical in nature. The treatment involves using tiny crystals to peel away dead layers of skin to reveal fresher, younger-looking skin underneath.
Choosing the correct treatment for you is vital, and seeking the advice of a reputable skin specialist is priceless. Vinci Aesthetics deliver hundreds of treatments each year and offer a free consultation to help get to the root of your skin issue. Get started on your journey to brighter, younger-looking and happier skin by booking your free consultation today.