Skincare is one of the biggest industries worldwide. There is always a demand for beauty, personal care, and youth. Personal appearance became an important factor, and more and more people are aware and interested in taking good care of themselves.
There are so many skincare brands, cosmetics, and personal care options – ALL promise great, visual results like overnight magic, but in fact, the skin is a complex that needs so much more than one cream or superb serum.
In purpose to understand how to take care of your skin, first of all, it is vital to understand our skin structure, and it's processes:
Our skin made of 7 layers – we consider the first layer – Epidermis as one (but it's made of 5 layers). Beneath, we have the Dermis and the Hypodermis layers. For beauty purposes, lets focus on Epidermis and Dermis, and how to keep it in good shape.
Epidermis Role in our skin :
The Epidermis, the outermost layer of skin, provides a waterproof barrier, and creates our skin tone. Our skin tone is affected by cell turnover. The outer layer consists of dead cells that are always flaking or washing off. These are replaced by new cells manufactured in the lower portion of the Epidermis. New cells move upward to the outside of the skin. As they do so, the cells harden and die. This cycle of cell production and replacement slows as we age. It takes about 28 days for the average, middle-aged adult. As we grow older, this skin cycle slows to about 45-60 days in our 40's and 50's. It can further delay to about 60-90 days in our 50's and 60's. As this process slows, dead cells accumulate on the surface of the skin, causing sagging and collapse of the structure or what we see as lines, wrinkles, and deeper folds. Bacteria can become trapped, causing blemishes and breakouts. Discolored and irregular cells can also become trapped, causing spots, discoloration, and sometimes more severe skin conditions.
When the skin's outer surface consists of newer skin cells, skin feels softer and looks more luminous with fewer lines and imperfections. By maintaining an average 28-day or faster replacement cycle through healthy lifestyle choices and a regular skincare routine that addresses the basics of skin, your skin will appear smoother and more youthful.
How to keep a fast skin renewal cycle:
As was stated, Epidermis is a consistent mechanism for cell renewal. Therefore, as aging occurs and it's harder to replace dead cells and shade them off. Here are the essential components in the skincare routine:
Daily cleansing: in purpose to prevent our skin from clogging, a bio-daily cleansing routine is a must.
Exfoliation: We need to help our skin with weekly exfoliation that increases cell renewal, removes dead cells, and improves skin cell permeability.
Hydration Mask: Once your skin is clean from dead cells, it is essential to apply hydrating and regenerating facial mask. Active ingredients will stimulate cell renewal and help to boost the skin's health and metabolism.
Dermis Role in our skin :
In the Dermis layer, we have Collagen, Elastin, and Hyaluronic acid (Vitamin E), which are responsible for our skin's glow, smooth texture, and balance of the skin. The Dermis is the thickest layer of our skin. As we age, collagen and elastin levels begin to deplete. Free radicals cause a cross-linking and hardening of the fibers, resulting in a lack of firm cushion for the layers above. Due to both internal and external factors, circulation slows and depletes the level of nourishment via blood flow to the lower layers of the Epidermis. Loss of collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid causes our skin lack of hydration, thinner and sensitive skin, loss of firmness, and lift.
In purpose to reach the dermis layer and stimulate the production of collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid, we need to apply non-surgical solutions that target this depth.
Skincare treatments for thick and firm skin:
3. High Frequency
4. Fractional Radio-Frequency
5. IPL (Intensive Pulse Light)
6. Fillers injections
7. Skin booster injections
With proper skincare products at home, we are taking care of our Epidermis – maintaining healthy, even, and smooth skin. With advanced treatments at Medspa, we target our dermal layer and create thicker, firmer, and lifted appearance. Combining both is an ultimate way to slow down the aging process and keep our skin healthy and youthful.