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Get glowing skin: Call on the professionals

When we don’t have fabulous glowing skin, we can always attain it… with the help of our skin-care professional friends.

As we mentioned in our previous story, there are many reasons why our skin could be looking less than radiant. And while make-up can do wonders to hide and fake a gorgeous glow, most of us really want our skin to have that lit-from-within look naturally, especially in summer.

Truth is, there is no miracle cure, no magic wand or genie in a bottle when it comes to fabulous skin. But professional skin treatments can help restore skin health and create a radiant glow where there was none before.

A smooth canvas

Collagen, collagen, collagen…this important element cannot be emphasised enough. In short, collagen is a protein that occurs throughout the body, but especially so in the skin, bones and connective tissue.

It is known to give the skin strength and support, and help with skin plumpness and smoothness. The smoother your skin, the more light will reflect from its surface.

Hydration goes hand in hand with this. Dehydration causes dullness and stops skin cells working efficiently, which makes the problem worse.

As with all things, unfortunately, with age, collagen production and skin’s natural moisturisation slows down.

At a younger age, you want to protect what you have with good skin care habits and antioxidant skin care. And, as you get older, you want to stimulate natural production of these vital skin elements, or replace what has been lost.

Call on the professionals

Our best advice is that you have a one-on-one consultation with a skincare doctor who will prescribe the correct treatments at the correct intervals.

Many of the most effective in-salon treatments available work on the principle of stimulating the skin’s natural ability to heal itself.

Treatments such as chemical peels, microneedling and laser treatments cause controlled damage in the skin’s deeper layers. This then kicks off a wound-healing response, which in turn stimulates the production of collagen.

When these treatments are done in combination, and on a regular basis, collagen is stimulated and produced on a regular basis. They have a cumulative effect, building on the results of previous treatments.

The skin’s own moisturiser, hyaluronic acid, can be stimulated and supplemented with anti-ageing hydrating facials and supplementary home care.

Specialised products

The treatments you have with a skin-care professional should be backed up with the right complementary home care products that enhance the effects of the treatments.

These include hyaluronic acid serums, collagen supplements and collagen-boosting skin care, as well as anti-ageing sunscreen. This is very important if you have had an active treatment such as a peel or laser treatment.

A little intervention will go a long way to giving you that glow you deserve.

To find out more about getting a radiant, glowing skin, visit Skin Renewal on www.skinrenewal.co.za or contact 0861 SKIN SA (754 672).

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