Do you feel your face has lost its luster? Do you find yourself scrolling the internet, looking for ways to get that shine back without painful procedures?
If your answer is ‘yes’, then you have come to the right place.
In this article, we will discuss 9 non-invasive treatments that you can use to rejuvenate your face.
Be gentle with you skin
The first step when it comes to rejuvenating your face is to stop irritating your skin. This involves avoiding rough scrubs and hot water.
A rough scrub will damage the upper layer of your skin and cause small tears in it. It will also cause redness and make the skin flake away. You should use a soft scrub and make sure you use it gently to clean your face.
Hot water is also damaging to your skin. It removes natural oils from it that act as a barrier to maintain hydration of the tissue. As these natural oils are washed away, your skin dries up. Hot water also causes the blood vessels in the skin to dilate, causing redness.
Try skin care products
Moisturizers, sunscreens, retinoids, face masks, and face serums are all useful products that will help you achieve a glowing skin. Let’s discuss them one by one.
Moisturizers are an effective way to hydrate your skin. They do this by forming a layer that prevents water from leaving the skin. They also pull water from the deeper skin to bring it to the epidermis (the upper layer of the skin), making it plump.
It is recommended that you moisturize your skin at least twice daily. If you don’t want to use a product, you can try these 4 natural remedies for dry skin.
Protection from UV rays is important as they damage the skin and cause it to age. UV rays also cause abnormal skin pigmentation, brown spots, and a rough skin texture.
In the long run, excessive sunlight exposure can cause skin cancer, which is why using sunscreen is important. One common misconception about sunscreens is that you don’t need one when traveling in a car. UV rays can easily penetrate car windows to damage your skin, which is why this isn’t true.
Retinoids are derived from vitamin A, which promotes growth of collagen (an essential skin protein) and maintains normal skin turnover.
Retinoids remove old skin cells and replace them with newer ones, making the skin smooth. This allows the skin to reflect light better, appearing more shiny and fresh.
Face mask and face serums
Face masks and serums contain a variety of ingredients that are helpful for your skin. These include:
- Antioxidants. By neutralizing oxidants (harmful molecules), they prevent damage to collagen, which is an important component of the skin.
- Vitamin C. This also promotes collagen growth and helps tackle dark spots, giving the skin an even complexion.
- Hyaluronic acid. It is a natural component of the skin. It binds to water in the skin, maintaining its moisture and keeping it hydrated.
- Hydrating agents
Get nose fillers
A well-shaped nose can drastically improve the appearance of your face (and make it look fresh). Nose fillers are a simple, non-invasive treatment that can be used to add volume to your nose, lift it up, and smooth out any bumps that it might have.
The procedure involves injecting a hyaluronic-acid containing gel under the skin of the nose to change its appearance. Depending on your goals, fillers can take anywhere between 15 and 45 minutes to inject and you can resume normal activities within the same day.
Try skin peels
Skin peels are a cosmetic treatment that contain chemicals that burn part of the upper skin (epidermis) to remove irregularities. New skin then grows to replace the burned area and it’s brighter, smoother, and free of any abnormalities.
Skin peels can be used to treat a variety of skin problems, including wrinkles, aging spots, and discoloration.
Discuss micro-dermabrasion with a doctor
This form of treatment uses a mildly abrasive device to wear away at your skin. It smoothes out uneven skin by removing the outer, dead skin.
This method is effective for removing mild scarring, stretch marks, acne scars, and discoloration.
Harness the power of laser
Laser resurfacing uses light beams of varying intensities to penetrate the skin. These light beams damage the upper layer of the skin and remove unwanted skin cells. In an attempt to replace the damage, new skin grows in the area targeted by the laser.
Laser resurfacing can treat a wide range of skin problems. Examples include:
- Acne scarring
- Flushing and redness
- Spider veins
Try LED therapy at your home
In light emitting diodes (LED) therapy, light of varying wavelengths is directed towards the skin. Red light is used for anti-aging effects, whereas blue light is used to treat acne.
LED therapy is a simple way to rejuvenate your skin and can be done at your home. But this might not yield major improvements in your skin. If your skin abnormality is severe, you might have to visit a doctor multiple times a month to ensure LED therapy is effective.
Use sound to grow skin collagen
Ultherapy is a type of skin treatment that uses focused ultrasound to promote collagen production in the skin. Ultherapy does this by providing the skin with an optimum temperature for collagen growth.
Because collagen is a major component of the skin, increased amounts cause the skin to become firmer, which removes wrinkles and fixes saggy skin.
The treatment takes around 60-90 minutes and has no downtime following the procedure. So it’s a good idea to discuss this with your doctor. You can read more about Ultherapy here.
Consider dermal needling
The term ‘needling’ might make you quiver. However, dermal-needling is a minimally invasive procedure that uses micro-needles, which are very small needles that cause no pain.
The microneedles are used to carefully cause minimal damage to the skin. This injury causes the skin to repair itself by increasing collagen in the dermis (the lower layer of the skin), which makes it healthier.
Dermal needling is effective for acne scars and making the skin smooth.