I love a man with beautiful skin. You know what I’m talking about; a smooth, evenly coloured skin that looks freshly shaven with a fine peach-skin like texture and a little bit of blush around the cheekbones. All you want to do is run your hands over it to see if it’s real. Oh dear, lets rather get back to reality as this is not the time nor the place for daydreaming.
Mother Nature is not generous with her perfect specimens, so most of us have to try harder to attain perfection; those living in a dry, winter climate tend to suffer more from dry skin in winter. It’s easier when living at the coast as the ocean helps keep the humidity higher, but then again, most of us are sitting in offices all day with central heating or dry air conditioning so no matter what your location, skin hydration remains an important part of skin care.
A healthy looking skin is highly dependent on the water content of the skin because those plump little cells can quite easily shrivel up when there’s a lack of water in the body and especially in the skin.
Darling, I can guarantee you won’t like the image staring back at you when your poor skin has not seen a decent moisturiser for a while and those tiny little wrinkles start becoming visible to the naked eye. Fortunately dry skin can be prevented or rectified over a short space of time. Hence when you see the signs, get help at Skin Renewal Clinics, available throughout South Africa.
Here are some treatments to help you revitalise your skin.
Anti-Ageing Hydrating Facial
As we age, the outer layer of the skin thins and flattens. With the sun having done its damage to our skin, there is increased water loss and a decrease in sebaceous glands which provide moisture to the skin. The overall result looks dead, irregular and in dire need of some help. Professional help is available in the form of the Anti-Ageing Hydrating Facial™ which is a triple combination of treatments – and the result looks great. It’s versatile, adaptable to each person’s needs and leaves skin tighter, younger, fresher and definitely more hydrated.
After microdermabrasion to get rid of the dead cells, mesotherapy is done with small micro injections (done by a doctor) or by transdermal mesotherapy. For great anti-ageing and rehydration results some award winning growth factors, peptides, vitamins, amino acids and stimulators of collagen production are combined in the Dermaheal Skin Rejuvenation Solution™ to stimulate cellular regeneration. The results are immediate with longer term benefits as well. The best results are achieved when a series of treatments are done followed up every six to twelve weeks for maintenance. Mesotherapy is safe for all skin types and can be done throughout the year.
Alpha Hydroxy peels
A superficial alpha hydroxy chemical peel will also benefit dry skin as it lifts dead skin cells off the skin’s surface and stimulates the metabolism of the cells underneath. A series of these will also improve the appearance of your skin and improve superficial lines. Skin looks and feels noticeably smoother and more radiant. Even though our skin is continually exfoliating itself, it sometimes needs a bit of a kick start to prevent a dull looking effect. By exposing new skin, nutrients from your daily skin care products can be transported to the deeper skin cells where they are needed.
Juvederm Dermal Filler™
If time has not been kind, Juvederm dermal filler will work its instant magic as it replaces your skin’s reduced hyaluronic acid, attracts water and plumps up the skin, giving it elasticity and tone. It’s the loss of moisture in the skin that creates those unwanted lines, giving us an older, more tired look. Hyaluronic acid is actually a naturally occurring substance – in fact a type of sugar – is very safe to use and Juvederm also forms part of the non-surgical or Liquid Face-lift where it is combined with Botox®.
Who knows, perhaps you can be the one watched as a perfect specimen. And that opens up a whole host of possibilities.