Maintaining a youthful glow starts with having younger-looking skin. Fine lines, sun spots, wrinkles, excess oil, enlarged pores, uneven skin tone, and pimples, whiteheads, and blackheads can make you look older than your actual age. The good news is that even if your skin is already showing signs of aging, there are ways to reveal younger-looking skin through skin resurfacing. Here are some ways to safely do it:
Regular skin exfoliation is one way to get healthy-looking skin, as it gets rid of the dead skin cells on the surface that makes your skin dull, dry, or flaky and revealing the soft, hydrated layer underneath. There are two ways to do it: physical exfoliation and exfoliating using chemicals.
The first method involves rubbing or scrubbing your skin with a tool or product, such as facial scrubs with microbeads, face and body brushes, and Konjac and loofah sponges. This exfoliation method works in the uppermost layers of the skin and is perfect for those looking for immediate results. Chemical exfoliation, on the other hand, uses AHAs (alpha hydroxy acids, such as glycolic and lactic acids) and BHA (beta hydroxy or salicylic acid) to break down the bonds holding the dull, dead skin gently and evenly, which can sometimes lead to peeling. AHAs work on the upper layer of your skin while BHA works deep into your pores to unclog all the dirt and excess sebum trapped underneath.
Incorporating retinol into your skincare routine
Another way to combat the signs of skin aging is the regular use of retinol, which makes your skin look firmer, diminishes the look of fine lines and wrinkles, improves uneven skin tone, and encourages collagen production. It can cause redness, drying, and even flaking, so it’s best to ease it into your skincare routine by using it once a week initially, increasing the frequency until your skin gets used to it. It is meant to be used at night only and requires you to wear sunscreen every day, as it makes your skin sensitive to the sun.
Getting revlite laser treatment
If a DIY approach is not sufficient for you, visiting a skin clinic might be your best bet as the dermatologists can suggest treatments and procedures for your skin concerns such as a revlite laser. This procedure is safe and chemical-free. It uses short pulses of laser light to get rid of acne marks, even out your skin tone, minimize the appearance of pores, fine lines, and wrinkles, and give you a fresher, more youthful look. Apart from your face, you can also use it to lighten other body parts, such as your knees, elbows, underarms, and bikini area. Revlite treatment in the Philippines does not require downtime and often takes just minutes so that you can go back to your usual activities right after.
As with everything, prevention is better than cure and skin problems can be more difficult to treat over time, which is why it’s essential to prevent them as early as possible by wearing sunscreen every day, using the right products for your skin type, and taking supplements that nourish your skin.