Those who have been fortunate enough to evade a skin condition during their lifetime, such as acne or rosacea, may not have been required to prioritise high-quality skincare over everyday, store-bought items. However, they are often the group most surprised by what can be achieved with even the simplest of changes to daily skincare routines or very occasional treatment.
Using elegant, medical grade skincare that properly cleanses, exfoliates, hydrates and protects your skin will have tremendous benefits to you in the long term. Once a good baseline skincare regime has been established, further products can be added into the mix to maximise results, such as a good-quality retinol to speed up skin cell turnover, remove old, dulled skin cells and boost collagen levels in the dermis, plump the skin and smooth fine lines and wrinkles.
While none of us are entirely immune to the effects of ageing, investing in your skin early on can have a dramatic impact on exactly how your skin ages over the coming years. For example, simply adding a physical SPF to your skin every day, regardless of season, will significantly reduce the harmful and ageing effects of UVA.
While UVB rays are powerful and must be protected against to reduce the risk of burns during warmer months, UVA rays are more threatening because a much larger percentage of them reach the earth’s surface. They’re present all day long and all year round, regardless of sunshine or cloud. If it is a daylight hour, UVA rays are present and have the ability to penetrate deep into the dermis of our skin and alter the structure of our collagen and elastin, depleting their levels over time. Wearing the right kind of SPF will not only protect your skin, but have the added bonus of providing you with an extra layer of protection to lock in hydration and keep your skin glowing even throughout the winter months.
Many people choose to support healthy skin habits at home, with the occasional treatment in clinic. And fortunately, there are many exciting treatments to preserve healthy skin or boost skin radiance, from chemical peels to skin resurfacing with Tixel®. With so many options available to you, choosing a treatment can often feel overwhelming. However, at Countryside Cosmetics, Nurse Prescriber Emma Smyth aims to provide you with complete clarity over the available options, allowing you to be truly autonomous in your decision to opt for the right treatment for you.
So, if you think you might be experiencing dull, lifeless skin, it might be time to breathe a bit of life back into it by making a few simple changes to your home skincare routine or by simply popping into clinic for one of the many treatments that are provided here at Countryside Cosmetics.
If you are interested in learning more about our treatments to improve dull skin, then please refer to the recommended treatments section of this page.Book Now
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