I’m guessing you took a look in the mirror and found a blemish or, maybe there’s a wrinkle where there wasn’t one before. Whatever brought you to this page, explains your level of curiosity when it comes to skin resurfacing. What is skin resurfacing exactly? Basically, it is a method of treatment performed to change, or improve the condition of one’s surface layer of skin. Below, are a few of the more commonly used skincare treatment categories, and what they entail.
Sometimes a good scrubbing does the trick. Whether for the face or full body, there are products and treatments that can be performed at home, or on spa day. As a daily regimen, using a quality cleanser with beads, or a scrubber (sometimes an abrasive cloth or a facial or body brush), can get the job done.
When performing your scrub, be gentle and be sure to treat your neck, as well as face, moving in a circular motion to promote blood flow. During your first application, you will remove layers of dead skin cells and impurities, unveiling the softest, most glowing version of your skin. However, for a more intense deep-cleansing effect, one would need a micro-dermabrasion, usually performed at a clinic, or by an esthetician. Scrubs can cause dryness, so be sure to purchase the moisturizer that specifically complements your cleanser.
Masks and Skin Peels
Easy-to-do, tried and true. Facial masks and skin peels are the oldest forms of skincare that, with regimented applications can lead to long-lasting, fresh and glowing skin. Put on a generous layer of clay, or avocado and let it seep in while you relax over tea and a good book, then simply wash it away. Jet peel facial treatments work similarly, but peeled-away, stripping away excess oils, dirt and grime.
Need to the skincare industry is microneedling; a tool, referred to as a “pen,” a number of micro-sized needles penetrating the skin. This creates a plumping effect, making it popular because it is the perfect alternative to injections. which we’ll touch on momentarily. Although it’s quickly becoming a hot commodity, there are those who believe this treatment to be “barbaric.” Still, most of us know that beauty and pain often walk side-by-side on the same narrow path.
Physican or Licensed Professional
If it turns out that none of the above treatments prove to be ineffective, the next (and safest) step would be to pay a visit to a dermatologist, esthetician or licensed professional. You may need a prescription, or there may be some underlying factor that requires medical expertise.
This procedure has actually made fans out of Hollywood celebrities, who regularly engage in collagen injections in the effort to maintain “plumpness” in the battle against the inevitable aging process. While I do not necessarily recommend this procedure, it is in fact an option within the skincare industry. Botox and collagen are the more common solutions, but there are businesses experimenting with the likes of animal fats, if you can believe that. No longer limited to being just for women, or for the lips and face, injections are now part of a unisex beauty treatment that can be applied to the body; wherever enhancements may be sought.
Again, not something I would recommend for the average person looking to improve their skin condition, but this surgical procedure is yet another option. Only the most severe cases require skin graphing, such as burn victims or someone suffering from an otherwise non-corrective medical condition. A costly, last option for most who undergo this highly-invasive procedure.
If you are suffering from a skin issue, or simply want to improve your skin’s condition, our most sound advice would be to start at the very top of this list, and work your way down. The fastest road to results, is dedication. All of these treatments will involve a degree of upkeep and maintenance, as well as a regular expense but, you’re worth it. I wish you well and good on your path to healthier-looking skin.