Skin health can be a complicated thing. For those who take regular care of their skin, there is always new research and updates to the best practices for skin care routines. But it is not always easy to separate science from the fads or establish the best new trends when they pop up.
As with most trends, some gather momentum because a lot of people are doing them, and others are going to stick around. In this article, we explore some of the new trends in skin care, skincare and analytical approaches, which ones are worth considering, and which ones should be ignored.
We also provide some thoughts on skin treatment that might work for you and explain just why you should invest in your skin health.
Plan your cosmetic and skin health journey
It can be time-consuming to settle on the proper skincare routine. And let’s face it, most of us aren’t skin care experts. For this
reason, it can be a good idea to talk to one of our dermatologists. We will be able to provide you with excellent assessments and advice and help establish a strong skin care plan.
We have laser treatments for your skin.
You can’t go past a laser to increase your skin health and collagen while at the same time cleaning the skin. For the uninitiated, our no-downtime treatments are the best way to start. They are a gentle way to begin the introduction to laser skin care. These treatments are for both men and women, and depending on your skin requirements, these may be the treatments you decide to incorporate into your regular routine without going any further.
Of course, we have some hardcore options, such as the CO2 Laser and other resurfacing options, that can solve some of your tougher skin issues. We also offer a facial rejuvenation treatment that can refresh your face in an incredibly effective way.
Universal skin care techniques
There are also a number of things you can do that will immediately improve the look of your skin.
Have a simple skincare routine
Your skincare routine doesn’t have to be complicated to be effective. In fact, sometimes simpler is better. Of course, there will be times when you need to exfoliate or use a mask, but for the most part, a simple skincare routine of cleansing, moisturising and protecting will do the trick. Just make sure you use products with simple formulations and are fragrance-free.
Use products designed for your skin
Just because a skin care product is trending doesn’t mean it’s the right one for you. It’s important to use products that are designed for your skin type. If you have oily skin, look for products that are oil-free or non-comedogenic. If you have dry skin, look for products that are hydrating or contain ingredients like hyaluronic acid. And if you have sensitive skin, look for fragrance-free and hypoallergenic products.
Protect your skin from the sun
We all know how ultraviolet (UV) rays can damage your skin, causing premature ageing and increasing your risk of skin cancer, so ensuring your skin is protected from the sun’s harmful rays is a must. Our curated effective 50+ sunscreens can do just that.
Be kind to your skin
When things appear on our face, it is very tempting to pick or even pop them. But this only does bad for our skin. For example, by popping a pimple, you expose the pore to more bacteria, which includes the bacteria on your hands. Additionally, picking at other marks and bumps can be tempting, but the more you do this, the more you risk scarring. It simply isn’t worth it.
Practice healthy habits
Eating too much sugar can have detrimental effects on our skin, which is yet another great reason to cut down on it. And smoking cigarettes, in addition to all the other awful ways they affect our bodies, also can give you bad acne.
Anyone who’s ever had a skin flare-up knows that stress and skin go hand-in-hand. When we’re stressed, we experience dryness, inflammation or breakouts. This is because stress can disrupt the top layer of our skin, designed to keep moisture in and harmful microbes out.
Don’t get sucked into silly trends
We think it’s important to acknowledge there are some trends out there that you might be aware of, and identify some that you should absolutely avoid:
They might be extraordinarily satisfying, but pore strips aren’t actually good for your skin. Yes, you can remove a lot of blackheads in a very short space of time, but they often open our pores up much wider than we would advise, which leaves them open to bacteria.
Toothpaste on pimples
This is another terrible idea. Whatever antibacterial agents might be in your toothpaste will be more than counterbalanced by all the other ingredients in toothpaste. You could end up with chemical burns, which seems like a terrible trade.
Coffee & sea salt scrubs
Quite simply, not a good idea. Ground coffee and salt can be coarse, and as such, can do damage to your skin.
“Natural “ oils
Using natural oils that perhaps come from your pantry, as a moisturiser, is not a good idea. Often they can cause clogging or breakouts as they are not designed or made for skin care rather they are specifically for cooking.
Taking advice from influencers
Thousands of “ influencers” now profess to be skincare specialists or advisors. Dermatologists are skin, hair and nail care specialists with extensive medical & specialist training. Their advice is based on experience, expertise and medical training – possibly a better source of info and skin health advice.
There are a seemingly endless array of bad treatments people put their skin through. The thing to remember about all of them is the need to actually be improving your skin health. If it isn’t dermatologist-approved, it likely isn’t good for your skin. To get clarity on the types of products you should use on your skin, you can give us a call on 03 9500 9500. We also have a range of skincare topicals in our shop.
Healthy skin can translate as beauty
When it comes to skin health, we naturally look for it as a sign of beauty, whether this is a conscious thing or not. We are naturally attracted to distinctly healthy glowing faces, even if we cannot define what makes them beautiful. Regardless, having lovely skin can make you feel good, mentally and physically.
Even if our faces have perfectly natural skin conditions, we can still find we are very self-conscious. Youth is often associated with beauty, and skin that appears to be ageing can define a person’s age and even make them look older. Beauty is definitely in the eye of the beholder however skin health is something everyone can have with a little help to find the best strategies to improve and maintain your skin.
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