An AM To PM skincare routine, sheet mask once a week, exfoliation twice a week -- sure, these are all good when it comes to caring for your skin but why not take things up a notch? There’s no denying that these past few months of quarantine have turned us into skin enthusiasts as we've learnt the right methods to care for our skin type. But pampering your skin doesn’t stop with just the use of over-the-counter skincare products! If you really want to treat your skin and give it the TLC it needs, it’s time you level up your skin game by investing in skin treatments.
It’s 2020, so there are plenty of skin treatments available in the market, catering to every skin issue. From simple facials to futuristic laser treatments and much more, we’ve narrowed it down to 5 skin treatments that have taken the beauty world by storm and are most effective when it comes to achieving happy, younger-looking skin instantly. Remember, your skin goes through a lot, so why not go the extra mile for it.
Note: Even though we’ve seen the birth of many DIYs during the lockdown, when it comes to skin treatments, however, we suggest picking up your phone and booking an appointment with the salon or any professional.
Your skin is the largest organ and does an important job in protecting the body and keeping the bacteria and infections at bay. While serums, moisturisers and lotions do provide long-term benefits, most skin treatments give immediate results and are not at all invasive. These skin treatments help improve the look and feel of your skin and we all know that when your skin feels good, it's accompanied by a boost in confidence.
So, without further ado, here are the top 5 most popular skincare treatments of 2020.
Facials are the most basic and easiest when it comes to skin treatments. For many, a facial done by an expert has become a standard practice in their skincare routine. This type of treatment is perfect for all skin types and it leaves the skin feeling clean, fresh and more radiant. If you’re skincare newbie, here is a list of the most popular facials to choose from:
The Basic Facial: This facial treatment combines cleansing, exfoliation, extractions, and hydration to improve the overall look and feel of your skin. It is perfect for those just starting out their skincare journey.
The Acupuncture Facial: Over the past few years, this facial has received plenty of attention. The Acupuncture Facial is a type of skin treatment which includes sticking needles into the muscles of the head, face, and neck to help improve facial elasticity and eliminate wrinkles. This method is not at all painful and is actually an extension of the traditional body acupuncture to improve your skin and overall health.
The IPL FACIAL: The intense pulsed light facial consists of using an intense beam of light or laser which penetrates down to the second layer of your skin (dermis) to increase collagen production, improve the skin’s texture and decrease the appearance of fine lines, scars, and sun damage.
The HYDRATING FACIAL: Perfect for those with dry and dull skin, the hydrating facial treatment uses massage and exfoliation to improve blood circulation, bring water content and nutrients back into your skin and lock in moisture.
For those who are new to the skincare world, a chemical peel might sound a bit scary, but it is one of the most popular skin treatments amongst skin enthusiasts, all over the world. Chemical peels involve using a chemical formula on your skin to remove its top layers. This helps treat wrinkles, skin discolouration, and scars, giving you younger, healthy-looking skin in the process. Depending on your skin issue, you can opt for light, medium, or deep chemical peels, all of which cater to different skin problems and use different chemical solutions to treat it.
The laser skin resurfacing treatment uses a laser beam to remove the epidermis -- which is the outer layer of the skin. While heating the second layer of skin called the dermis to stimulate the growth of new collagen. It may seem like something taken out of a sci-fi book but the Laser Skin Resurfacing Treatment is quite popular amongst skin enthusiasts in the beauty world as it is ideal for combating the signs of ageing, uneven skin tone, age spots, and scars.
This invasive procedure includes rejuvenating the skin by using a unique tool with an abrasive surface to gently slough away the thick outer layer of the skin. This skin treatment works best for those who are looking to brighten their dull complexion, even out their skin tone, reduce age spots, minimize enlarged pores and blackheads.
This form of skin treatment involves injecting fillers into the problem areas on the face to either plump up the skin or soften creases, deep folds, and wrinkles. Dermal fillers provide immediate results but aren’t long-lasting. These fillers dissolve in 6 to 18 months. Your dermatologist would be the best guide if you're looking to get this treatment done.
Whether you’re pro when it comes to skincare or you're just starting out your skincare journey, keep these treatments in mind if you want up the ante when it comes to your skincare routine.
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