General aging is no fun for any of us. In fact, our skin begins getting older by 25. One of the reasons points to collagen loss. It drops in levels every year, and when that happens, our skin develops wrinkles, starts to sag and loses volume. In addition, our hyaluronic acid levels also reduce, so our skin gets drier and thinner over time. That is why it is essential to keep your skin supple with moisturizing. It cannot be stressed enough. Every complexion younger and older needs hydration, which is why it is important to moisturize your skin.
Part of Your Beauty Routine
Aesthetic experts would tell you that it’s never too early to care for your complexion. We hear so much about exfoliation for the skin, and that is key. Removing dead, old skin cells laying on the surface helps to unclog pores and get rid of bacteria and lead to a brighter complexion. After that, however, moisturization should follow to keep the skin healthy and hydrated.
There are a variety of excellent moisturizers out there to choose from, and all of them will help prevent dry skin. There are even creams for oily skin that are water-based and won’t make you break out or cause a greasy complexion.
Good moisturizers restore and maintain a protective skin barrier and are even suitable for sensitive skin, eczema, etc.
Hydrating Facial Treatments
Spas and dermatology offices also offer the client a wide range of options for maintaining a nourished complexion. A hydrating facial is one of these soothing treatments that deliver softer skin, rehydrate the complexion, improve elasticity, reduce age spots and sun damage and tame inflammation.
These advanced facials can contain a variety of active ingredients that help refresh your complexion and protect the skin from aging.
Protecting the Skin Barrier
Beauty science shows us that moisturization really makes a difference for your complexion. For instance, a 2010 study in the British Journal of Dermatology found that pampering your skin with moisture keeps it looking youthful. The research compared the number of wrinkles and levels of skin hydration in 122 women over a period of eight years.
The study showed that a dry complexion leads to wrinkles. On average, a 28-year-old woman had a 52 percent increase in visible wrinkles by the time she was 36 if she had dry skin. The research showed a 22 percent increase in women with well-hydrated skin.
Moisturizing your face and neck are essential for maintaining an ageless appearance. Here at Lux: A Medical Spa, our team of aesthetic experts can introduce you to hydrating treatments and beauty routines that deliver soft, smooth, supple skin. Visit us at our practice in Bluffton, SC to learn more, or contact us today to schedule your consultation!