Rosy cheeks might be the traditional standard measure of youth and beauty, but in today’s world women value other dermatological features just as much: dewy, plump, smooth, and hairless. Fine lines and wrinkles are a natural part of the aging process, however there are few people willing to accept it. With the ever-increasing advances in dermatology, clear youthful skin is within reach of everyone.
What Are the Best Methods to Achieve a Glowing Complexion?
Great skin can be achieved through one of two ways: either by working on things from the inside through a good diet and exercise program, or from the outside in by using cosmetic procedures. The skin is made up of layers, the outmost of which is the epidermis. The Cleveland Clinic has found that the epidermis is only about one-tenth of a millimeter thick, comprised of between 40 to 50 stacked rows of squamous cells. Here’s how you can take care of them.
Is There Acne Alongside Those Rosy Cheeks?
Acne is surprisingly common. It is associated with the onset of puberty, but many adults experience acne in their 20s, all the way through to their 50s for some. For years there has been debate about the role a person’s diet might play in their development of blemishes. Some patients do find an improvement in their skin when their diet is cleaned up.
For severe acne, a prescription could help. This will require a trip to the dermatologist’s office, who can also recommend other intensive forms of treatment. About 85% of people will experience some sort of acne at some point in their life, and about 40% of teens develop acne scars that can only be treated by a dermatologist.
Procedures That Smooth the Skin’s Surface.
Smoothing the skin’s surface requires removing old, dead skin cells. This process can be fairly mild or intensive. A gentle exfoliation method can be as simple as washing one’s face with a washcloth and cleanser. Regular exfoliation of dead skin will lead to clearer skin, but a gentle method will not help with acne scars.
Microdermabrasion is a popular method of skin resurfacing. The procedure involves skimming a tool with a special crystal edge over the face while vacuuming the dead cells away. You will have very rosy cheeks and sensitive skin immediately after, but this is considered normal. Your skin will need to be treated gentle for a few days.
Youthful Skin Is Rejuvenated Skin.
The big difference between the skin of an adolescent and an older adult is collagen and elastin. As people age, their dermis produces less collagen and elastin. Collagen is a fibrous protein that provides a supportive structure for the inner layer of the skin. Elastin helps the skin stay tight and flexible.
Microdermabrasion does do slight damage to the skin. However, this is good. Your skin is encouraged to produce more collagen when it has been damaged. Regular, slight damage to the epidermis encourages the dermis to repair itself, which over time results in a healthy, youthful glow.
The skin is the largest organ, one which we show to the world. There are many ways to take care of the skin on our faces, from gentle home care to more advanced methods from a dermatologist. Take the time to learn the advantages, as well as the limits, of each. Regular cleansing treatments at home lay the foundation for good skin, while the procedures at a dermatologist’s office can treat more advanced concerns. It takes both to achieve youthful, glowing skin with rosy cheeks.