Beauty Corner: A Brief Look at Skincare Choices

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skincareMaking a choice about how to treat your skin might sound easy, but it can also be a bit overwhelming. The skincare industry has done us all lots of favors by constantly coming out with bigger and better treatments for wrinkles, sags, discoloration, and blemishes. However, that has also made skincare choices so plentiful that picking just one can be a challenge. Here is a brief look at some of the top options.

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Having Clinical Microdermabrasion Procedures for Smoother Skin

Microdermabrasion devices are machines with hard crystal tips on them. They use that tip in combination with other abrasive materials to “buff’ the skin. Microdermabrasion is typically a great treatment to use when you want to get rid of skin problems that are on or near the surface, but such procedures do not really treat lower layers of skin to provide widespread or long-term benefits. Microdermabrasion is more meant to help you remove debris and dead cells so that new skin cells can temporarily take their place. Eventually those cells will also die and lose their healthy glow, so you might want to have repeat treatments. 

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Using Facial Peels to Achieve a Healthier Glow

A similar choice to microdermabrasion is a chemical peel. Instead of using an abrasive machine with a sharp tip, chemical peels use complex mixtures of liquid substances like specific acids. That’s why they are sometimes also known as acid peels. There are various types of acid peels. Some are mild, some are moderate, and some are intensive. Deep chemical peels often cause temporary skin irritation or discoloration after the procedure, but mild peels have very few side effects.

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Zapping Skin Cares Away with Laser Therapy

Laser therapy is another way to treat your skin, and the best part about lasers is that they can treat multiple skin issues. Although, it is important to have the right type of laser treatment for your skin problems, since not all lasers treat the same issues. For example, some clinical lasers in skincare facilities are ablative, which means that they have an impact on the epidermis (outer layer of skin). Others are non-ablative and do not influence that outer layer at all. Instead, they do their work from the inside out, encouraging the body to fix its own skin by making more elastin, collagen, and other substances that support skin health.

Both ablative and non-ablative laser devices have their place in the skincare world. Ablative laser machines can often perform peel-like procedures that revitalize the skin’s surface. Non-ablative treatments are often better for deeper-rooted skin problems like moderate wrinkles and sags because they encourage internal healing.

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Micro-Needling Treatments to Keep Skin Healthy and Supple

Micro-needling is a skincare procedure that can work in much the same way that non-ablative laser machines can trigger additional production of elastin, collagen, and other hormones and proteins that support the skin. Tiny needles produce practically invisible holes in the skin. The body’s response is to repair that damage as quickly as possible, repairing older damage as well in the process.

Although all of the skincare methods above are great, they are not great for every single person. Which technique you should try, or even whether you should try any of them at all, depends on your skin’s color, type, thickness, general condition, and a lot of other things that only a skincare professional can properly assess. So, if you think one or more of the options above sounds good, ask your skincare clinician for a professional opinion to help you pick one.

What are some of your skincare rituals? Have you tried any of the treatments above?

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