What does it actually take to achieve good skin? Some wonder whether it’s all about getting as much skincare knowledge as possible, while others swear by a fixed routine – and others still are keen on doing what their friend with perfect skin tells them to do.
The truth is a lot more personal.
Each person is different, so why would your skincare needs be the same as someone else’s? If you want to achieve a glowing complexion, first you must figure out what skincare routine and aesthetic treatments are best suited for you.
Aesthetic Procedures to Give You Flawless Skin
Having flawless skin may seem unattainable at first, but this couldn’t be further from the truth. Not only are there several aesthetic treatments that will cleanse and purify your skin, giving it the glow and youthful appearance you look for, but there are also several things you can do every day to secure a glowing complexion no matter what.
First, let’s take a look at some of the non-invasive procedures that can give you perfect skin.
A 3-in-1 treatment that extracts and infuses the skin with specialised serums. The Envy Facial offers optimal depth delivery and long-lasting results for all skin types, which includes the improvement of hydration, volume and plumpness, as well as a boost of tone and texture.
Intracel Radiofrequency Microneedling
The Intracel Radiofrequency Microneedling is ideal for anyone looking for tighter skin and facial rejuvenation. The procedure consists of energy delivered deep to the dermis via specially-designed insulated microneedles that don’t damage the tissue. Due to the fact that Intracel tightens and shortens collagen fibres – and stimulates collagen production at the same time – it can be used as an anti-ageing treatment too.
We’ve talked about our HydraFacial treatment before for good reason: this procedure is unique in its ability to leave your skin brighter and refreshed, as well as more youthful-looking. By unclogging pores, removing dead skin, exfoliating, extracting, hydrating, cleansing and offering antioxidant protection, HydraFacial will surely give you the flawless look you seek.
iS Clinical Fire & Ice Resurfacing
This anti-acneic and anti-ageing treatment is designed to resurface the skin, reduce fine lines and encourage cellular renewal. The iS Clinical Fire & Ice Resurfacing has, unsurprisingly, a huge celebrity following, including Halle Berry, Jessica Alba and Michelle Keegan.
IPL Photo Rejuvenation
Another great way to achieve that fresh glow is with IPL Photo Rejuvenation. This procedure treats skin damage like sun (and age) spots and areas of hyperpigmentation and redness caused by broken vessels. It also stimulates the production of collagen and elastin, so your complexion will have a more even tone, will be firmer and will be smoother in texture as well.
We also offer Microdermabrasion at The Aesthetic Skin Clinic. This anti-ageing treatment is ideal for all skin types and removes the superficial layers of your skin to reveal more youthful skin underneath, which creates a radiant glow. You will see a smoother complexion, a reduction in fine lines and wrinkles and a more even pigmentation.
Obagi Blue Peel
A fantastic skin rejuvenation treatment, the Obagi Blue Peel improves the appearance of your complexion by removing thin layers of damaged or aged skin from the face. From correcting wrinkles and unwanted pigmentation to fixing scars and large pores, this peel will give you healthier, tighter and clearer skin.
Thermage CPT Face
This is a radiofrequency tightening treatment, created to improve collagen production and to rejuvenate your complexion. With Thermage CPT Face, you’ll get amazing results like tighter and firmer skin, which will help you to maintain your youthful glow.
With Ultracel, you get all the benefits of a facelift without having to go under the knife. The procedure uses ultrasound technology and stimulates the production of collagen over time, which gradually strengthens and tones your skin. The result is a firmer, tighter, more elastic and, of course, brighter complexion.
Everyday Tips on Prolonging the Glow
After undergoing an aesthetic procedure, then what?
Maintenance, of course! The following tips are designed to help you maintain a flawless complexion, so you should consider incorporating them into your daily routine for the best results (even if you’ve had no treatments done).
Get a Good Night’s Sleep
It’s no secret that getting, at least, 7 to 8 hours or sleep can do wonders for your complexion. When you’re sleep-deprived, you can bet those are dark circles under your eyes, periorbital hyperpigmentation as it’s also called, can give you a tired look and make your skin appear dull.
It’s difficult to feel good about yourself when you’ve not slept enough either, so practice self-care by giving yourself the rest your body (and skin) needs.
An obvious tip but you’d be surprised at how many people skip this crucial step. It’s important to get rid of dead skin cells and reveal the youthful layer of skin underneath. You’ll notice your skin will also be immediately smoother, which will help you to apply your makeup better as well.
Whenever you go outside, you should protect yourself against harmful UV rays. Getting some sun can be great for your mental wellbeing and skin, but it’s easy to go ‘overboard’ and damage your skin. Besides, by wearing sunscreen, you are getting all the benefits of sunlight (like Vitamin D) while protecting yourself against early signs of ageing and even skin cancer, in more extreme cases.
Take a Moment to Relax
Taking a break from your busy life – and trying to avoid stress – can help you to maintain a healthier, more youthful-looking complexion. Research has shown time and time again that stress can lead to spikes of cortisol in the body; this hormone breaks down collagen and elastin, leading to lines and wrinkles, as well as make skin conditions, like eczema, worse.
Water is a key component of our bodies and it shows in the skin. Moisturising can prevent your skin from drying and lock moisture in, which will then lead to a healthier complexion. Colder months can make your skin drier, so keep that in mind. You can learn more about how the time of year influences your skincare needs in our article “Skincare Throughout the Seasons”.
Wash Your Face
Your skin is a barrier against external substances so you should wash it every night before bed. From pollutants to makeup and crema build-up, it’s important to remove any debris that can be clogging up your pores or weakening your skin.
When applying creams, washing your face, exfoliating or drying your skin, you shouldn’t rub it or scrub hard. You can easily damage your skin, increase its redness and even increase its blemishes by overworking it. Treat your skin gently.
There are many more treatments and tips designed to give you a healthy, radiant glow to your complexion, and we will work with you to give you the look you’re after. Get in touch to learn more about how we can help you get the flawless skin you’ve always dreamed of!