Our skin is one of our best assets when it comes to beauty. A healthy firm skin, equals a younger-looking appearance and when we’re young, our skin is more elastic and resilient, which is mostly thanks to collagen. Collagen keeps the skin intact and hydrated, which makes it elastic, but as we age the skin weakens and loses its elasticity. This affects your facial expressions, and you’ll find that the skin will sag, and it will develop wrinkles and frown-lines.
There are every day ways to keep our skin looking good:
A good skin care regimen
Stop using soap on your face. Wash your face twice a day, at morning and night, using warm water and a mild facial cleanser. Always moisturize after cleansing, as it will hydrate the skin. Good facial exfoliation is an essential part of any skin routine, helping to remove dead skin cells, and brighten up dull skin.
Use sunscreen everyday
Using sunscreen to shield the skin from the sun is essential. About 90% of sun exposure is responsible for visible signs of ageing, so limiting your exposure to its UV rays important. The UV rays damage the skin’s elastin fibres and while the damage isn’t visible immediately, over time, sun exposure will cause wrinkles, age spots, uneven skin tone and can even raise the risk of skin cancer.
Professional skin care treatments
There are many non-invasive skin care treatments available that can help you combat fine lines and wrinkles, age spots and facial volume loss. There’s also treatments to eliminate spider veins, shrink open pores, get rid of mild acne scars and stimulate collagen production for firmer skin, that are all available in cosmetic clinics and mostly completed in under an hour.
Dermal fillers work by boosting the skin’s own supply of hyaluronic acid and they revitalise and add volume to the skin, instantly diminishing the lines and wrinkles and giving a softer natural look. Dermal fillers are a soft injectable gel, consisting of hyaluronic acid which is tissue-friendly and closely resembles the hyaluronic acid that exists naturally in the body. It’s long-lasting but not permanent.
Dermal fillers can treat:
- Diminish vertical lip lines
- Fill in hollow tear troughs around the eyes
- Enhance and restore volume to sunken cheeks
- Plump and enhance the lips
- Soften facial wrinkles
- Plump out facial creases
The filler gets injected into the skin in tiny amounts, with a very fine needle. The gel filler produces volume under the skin, lifting up the wrinkles or folds, which results in smooth looking skin. The treatment is quick and easy, and the actual procedure takes around 20-60 minutes, depending on the treatment required. Straight after your treatment, you will have slight redness, mild swelling and tenderness, but these effects are temporary.