People can’t judge a book by its cover, but they sure can judge your internal health by the dull look of your skin. Is this the face you want to present to the world?
Probably not. Dull and ashen skin might suggest that you’re tired, stressed, older than your actual age, and worst, ill. In a world where we are increasingly conscious of impressions, where radiant appearance might give us a head start in career or personal life, we want to put our best face forward.
Like most changes for the better, dull complexion brought on by aging skin can be brightened by changes to your diet, skin care products and regimen, and the expertise of a skin care specialist
You’ve heard it time and again, but it bears repeating because it’s the simplest and least expensive way to maintain skin health: stay hydrated, eat healthy and do proper exercise. If you can’t let go of caffeine or alcohol yet, that’s fine. Just drink plenty more water to help cancel out the damage that caffeine and alcohol can do to your skin.
If you still love carbs and sweets, you need to slowly wean yourself off of them and start piling on more color on your plate from healthy sources rich in vitamins A, C and E. Switch to low-fat dairy products, whole grains, and essential fatty acids such as salmon, canola oil, walnuts, flaxseed because these help cell membranes to hold more moisture inside skin cells. Try having an active lifestyle by running or biking during the weekends. Otherwise, try walking more by taking the stairs instead of using the lift.
Lack of sleep leaves you looking old and haggard, so get plenty of rest. While asleep, your body gets busy repairing damaged skin cells. Exercise, too, contributes to overall skin health. You sweat more, cleansing your pores of dirt that clog them up and contribute to rough and uneven skin texture.
Exfoliating and Moisturizing
Unclogging your pores of dirt through cleansers is sometimes not enough, especially if you are getting older. You need to update to an anti aging skin care treatment that involves exfoliation and moisturizing.
Stratum corneum, the outermost layer of the epidermis, is a layer of dead skin cells that protect the healthy, living cells underneath.As you age, the rate at which these dead skin cells fall off vary, leaving you with age spots and uneven complexion. Exfoliation helps scrub off these dead cells to prevent their build-up and pave the way for healthier skin to surface.
Exfoliation is essential so your skin absorbs moisture better. Moisturizers replenish water that the middle layer of your skin, the dermis, passes to the outer layer where it evaporates. Without restoring moisture to the dermis, your skin will start to dry out.
Skin Rejuvenation Treatments
For a truly dewy glow, a visit to an aesthetic laser clinic is in order. One of the most popular treatments in laser clinics in Singapore that has been approved by the US FDA is the Cutis 3D Non-Surgical Face Lift which includes the Titan, Laser Genesis and Trilipo. This combination of three powerful collagen-building treatments also erases dark spots, smoothens out wrinkles, and gives you that truly rejuvenated look.
Titan paves the way for other treatments to follow. A skin care specialist in medical clinic in Singapore uses an infra-red device to heat up the deeper layers of the skin. This action triggers the growth of fibroblasts that in turn produces collagen.Sagging skin along the jowls, neck, and eyelids improve with repeated treatments. To seal in the heat generated by Titan, it is followed by Laser Genesis.
Zap Away Dull Skin without Downtime
Laser Genesis targets the second layer of the skin and is effective at smoothing out uneven and rough texture. If you want pores, fine lines and acne scars treated without downtime, Laser Genesis is highly recommended.
Medical aesthetic clinic Singapore patients get Trilipo if they want to gently contour their face while enhancing their skin’s collagen and elastin stores. Elastin is particularly important because it is what gives the skin elasticity.
Specifically usedto target sun damage, brown spots and freckles on your face, neck and décolleté that contribute to that dull look, LimeLight Facial uses intense pulsed light (IPL) to draw out brown spots to the surface where they scab and fall off. Because LimeLight is programmable, aesthetic clinics in Singapore use it to treat a variety of problems that affect the top layer of the skin.
Make your 2016 more beautiful than ever! See our skin care specialist to find out which treatments work for you.