In case you didn’t know, your skin is your body’s largest organ, at least by body cell count. Unfortunately, however, it is constantly exposed to a variety of environmental elements such as pollution, dust, sun rays, etc., every day. And such exposure can take a toll on anyone’s skin regardless of their genetic or ethnic background. Therefore, in a bid to reduce the occurrence of acne, fine lines, wrinkles, ‘crow’s feet’, acne scars, age spots and other skin disorders, dermatologists have come come up with special skin treatments geared towards protecting the skin from such undesired pigmentation. Here is a quick primer on that.
As you may already know, waxing in a beauty salon is a hair removal technique aimed at a making sure that the skin is left silky smooth and bumpless after shaving. Unlike using razors and other temporary hair removal techniques, waxing permanently removes unwanted hair without leaving an unsightly mess behind. In fact, after waxing you will no longer have to worry about razor burns or nursing a sore stubble. Besides, waxing works pretty well with almost all types of hair textures, types, and colors.
On that note, scientists and skincare experts have also proven that if hair is waxed oftenly, the roots and follicles weaken with time leading to permanent hair loss or little regrowth with time. This, of course, can be a relief to many of us who abhor shaving on a weekly or daily basis. Furthermore, waxing doesn’t just remove hair at the roots; it also exfoliates the skin leaving it smoother and healthier-looking than before.
Microdermabrasion, which is one the latest skin treatment techniques in the skin care niche, is a non-invasive, non-chemical procedure that utilizes a spray of microcrystals to get rid of the outermost skin layer. A layer that is typically composed of dry, dead skin. Consequently, after the procedure, the skin is left looking younger, glowing and healthier looking. In addition, microdermabrasion also promotes the growth of a new underlying skin layer with higher levels of elastin and collagen. Now, remember that collagen and elastin are two of the most important elements involved in maintaining a healthy and younger-looking skin. And for most people, elastin is usually at its peak in their early twenties before it starts to diminish steadily giving way to wrinkles and fine lines.
Skin tanning, on the other hand, has been around for decades now. And although having a rich, well-developed skin tan looks good any day, natural tanning by basking outdoors in the summer, for instance, is not as easy as it appears on paper. For starters, over exposing yourself like that to the sun mostly results to serious sunburns and sometimes even skin cancer.
Nonetheless, in a tanning salon your skin is only exposed to a controlled amount of UV rays making it easier to achieve the glorious tan without necessarily predisposing yourself to harmful sun rays. Also, spray tanning in the winter ( when the sun rays are weak or insufficient) is a proven source of the vital Vitamin D, that is needed to prevent premature aging and age spots.