Have you ever been lucky enough or had enough guts to stroke a cheetah? I did, but with great trepidation and a few nervous sniggers to hide my fear. Well, it must have had a bad hair day. Its fur was unexpectedly rough and coarse and it was not at all like those (not cool) furs in the expensive stores that you no longer see much of. For the fur to achieve that soft and shiny look and feel, a lot of treatment and care is necessary.
So I’m comparing your skin to that of a cheetah? Well, yes, but the analogy is there – taking care of one’s skin is something that must be done regularly in order for it to appear youthful, smooth and radiant. One of the problems that occurs as one ages, are enlarged pores which.
Sun damage and decreased skin elasticity can cause pores to dilate. The skin thickens, causing tiny cells to collect around the edge of the pores and make them look larger. Blackheads are also a big contributor to large pores and when they become clogged by dirt and bacteria and mixes with the skin’s oils, it accumulates and causes the pore’s diameter to expand.
But there is no need to avoid looking in the mirror and have dinner by candle light! Need some emergency treatment? There is hope and treatment available.
Although men are fortunate because their skins are naturally thicker and more oily which does keep the fine lines and wrinkles away, the downside is that there is more opportunity for dirt to collect and clog pores. The solution to this is to manage the oiliness of one’s skin with regular treatment and cleansing.
Regular exfoliation is key to minimising the appearance of large pores and this can be done by using facial scrubs at home or going to Skin Renewal for Microdermabrasion and Alpha Hydroxy and Beta Hydroxy peels. The advantages of these peels are that they are mild and normally suitable for all skin types and all age groups. So whether your skin problems are the result of the sun, pollution, the environment or the chronological ageing process, a few of these treatments will help solve the problem.
Beta Hydroxy Peels
Our skin cells renew regularly, but as we age the cell turnover decreases and slow down which results in the skin appearing dull because of the topmost dead layer of cells become too thick. This is the cause of whiteheads, blackheads, rough texture and uneven appearance. Exfoliation exposes new and healthy skin which is exposed to nutrients from the environment as well as daily skin products. These nutrients are then transported to the deeper skin cells where they are needed and eventually results in a more youthful looking skin. So there are two definite benefits – fresher, brighter skin and better penetration of skin care products.
Before the peel you will be started on a home care regime to brighten and prepare your skin with a product such as Dermaheal Luminesce. This is a brightening cream that has a combination of peptides and these offer anti-ageing benefits to the skin as it stimulates collagen producing cells. This cream is used for 14 days before the peel and will prevent the possibility of pigmentation that can occur after any exfoliation procedure
Collagen Inducing Treatment
In addition, any treatment or a product that increases the collagen content of the skin will also improve the overall appearance of the skin. At the clinic they offer laser combinations of collagen inducing treatments such as Titan®, Laser Genesis™, or Pearl ® laser and when combined with the peels, reduce the size of the pores.
Treatment at home
After a Beta Hydroxy peel, the skin is usually normal and looks and feels noticeably smoother. At home care will be recommended and a mild non-abrasive cleanser or other mild products should be used. Do not forget to use a sunscreen of SPF30 or more and to avoid prolonged sun-exposure.
These treatments are a great idea to rejuvenate your skin, whether it is for anti-ageing, enlarged pores, pigmentation, acne or fine lines and wrinkles. It has all the benefits you would be looking for and it’s great to relax while being pampered.