Clear, radiant skin suits us all. It helps us look healthier, younger, and even more beautiful. Though there are some instances where acne, and other skin conditions will require a battle with the help of a dedicated dermatologist or doctor, for most there are many easy, effective steps that you can take to improve the appearance of your skin, right at home.
Ongoing, daily treatments and habits are invaluable. It is through repetition – sometimes multiple times per day – that you can give your skin what it needs and can also work to protect it.
Your skin has a hard job already protecting you from outside pollutants, but that means it takes quite a beating – and this is particularly true if you live in a city. By using this guide, you can help your skin better protect you, and look better all at once:
Improve Your Skin’s Natural Ionic Flow
Microcurrents are commonly used to improve the body’s natural ionic flow. Microcurrent as a treatment has been around for decades, and was initially used to reduce pain, promote wound healing, and to treat Bell’s Palsy. What NuFACE microcurrent therapy does is it works to stimulate the skin and facial muscles. It works to increase ATP, which is the body’s cellular energy concentration, as well as protein synthesis and amino acid transport. This protein synthesis is crucial to reducing the look of fine lines and wrinkles. As we age our skin loses its ability to produce protein fibers, so stimulating protein production and working to stimulate muscles and skin can help provide a variety of benefits.
Improve Collagen Production
Collagen production can be improved in a variety of ways, including red light therapy, or even through micro-needling. Both options are great, though red light therapy is now fairly effective as a home treatment, whereas micro-needle treatments are often best done at a clinic, where the treatment can be more intense with less risk.
Improve Hydration Levels
There are two ways you will want to improve the hydration levels of your skin. The first is, quite simply, by making sure you drink enough water. The second is by always using skin moisturizer and sunscreen, which can keep the skin from drying out and, as a result, makes it better at protecting your skin from sun damage and from pollutants.
Microcurrent, micro-needling, and red light therapy all work to increase circulation temporarily. You should also get used to massaging your skin by following the natural direction of your facial muscles, which can work to increase circulation and can even tighten facial muscles by giving them a bit of a workout.
Improve Your Health
Of course, it can be hard to see results when it is your own health that is holding you back. On top of drinking enough water you will also want to figure out which foods are potentially causing acne. This can be done by focussing on the culprit foods, like those high in sugar or refined carbohydrates, and then removing one at a time until you know which ones are the primary cause. Other areas of your health that will impact your skin are your sleep and stress levels, so aim to work on stress relief, and on getting a better night’s rest.