We are only a couple of weeks away from the festive season and can barely contain the excitement! Even though the 2020 festive season is going to be low key, it hasn’t stopped us from doing all of the prep work — just because it gives us a sense of normalcy again. And the best kind of prep work that festive season entails is heading to the salon, or the dermatologist’s office, to restore the glow in our skin. So, we have picked some skin treatments you can indulge in to get that gorgeous, festive glow!
- 01. Boost collagen production with microneedling
- 02. Target dull skin with a superficial chemical peel
- 03. Slough off dead skin cells with microdermabrasion
- 04. Brighten skin with a laser facial
01. Boost collagen production with microneedling
A microneedling procedure uses a derma roller to prick small needles into your skin. This helps boost collagen production, treat scars, and generate new skin tissue for smoother, firmer and even-toned skin. It is safe for most skin types, minimally non-invasive and requires no downtime for healing. You may notice some irritation and redness; however, this will go away since your skin is fairly quick at restoring itself.
However, your skin will be more sensitive to the sun in the first few days, so make sure you’re wearing sunscreen even when indoors. A lightweight formula like the Lakmé Sun Expert Ultra Matte Gel Sunscreen SPF 50 will get the job done!
02. Target dull skin with a superficial chemical peel
Superficial chemical peels are mostly opted by those looking for tan removal and maintaining an overall healthy look of the skin. Also called party peels, they don’t cause visible exfoliation and result in a subtle, instant glow. Some of the compounds used are glycolic acid, lactic acid, ferulic acid, pyruvic acid and vitamin C — either alone or in combination.
03. Slough off dead skin cells with microdermabrasion
Crystal dermabrasion is a procedure that uses aluminium oxide crystals to scrape away dead skin cells from the surface. A hand-held device is used to shoot these crystals at a high speed, while a gentle vacuum sucks the leftover dirt and grime off your face. This exfoliating procedure also helps reduce fine lines and wrinkles.
You need to keep your skin thoroughly moisturised post the procedure care and a hypoallergenic formula like the Simple Kind To Skin Hydrating Light Moisturiser is perfect pick.
04. Brighten skin with a laser facial
Laser facials is a fancier update to regular facials and work by emitting concentrated light beams on your skin to target a variety of issues. When it comes to brightening benefits, options like carbon lasers facials can help improve skin texture, fades superficial scars and reduces blemishes. It is also known to regulate oil production and keep dullness and greasiness at bay.