Skin rejuvenation usually refers to an expensive, medical style treatment that costs excessive amounts of money and involves a certain level of pain and suffering. These treatments include laser therapy, photo rejuvenation and chemical peels – all of which focus on damaging and removing the skin in order to rejuvenate it. While these extreme beauty treatments can work, skin can be rejuvenated much more naturally and without the pain or the price tag.
Firstly, skin does not need to be chemically peeled to remove dead skin cells and bring out the younger more beautiful skin underneath, a simple exfoliation will have the same effect. To exfoliate, either use an over the counter exfoliator or create your own by mixing finely crushed apricot stones with your face wash or cleanser. Another option is to use a course towel after showering to gently polish your face. Exfoliating removes old cells to give your skin an even tone and healthy shine. After exfoliating, splashing your face with cold water will reduce redness and close your pores.
Secondly, tone your skin. Many over the counter toners work just fine, but if you want to go all natural look for something like rose hip oil, which is high in vitamin A and has the effect of redistributing pigmentation, giving you an even skin tone all over.
Thirdly moisturize, ensuring that your skin does not dry out is very important to maintaining healthy skin.
4. Reduce Free Radicals
Fourthly, reduce free radicals. Free radicals have a harmful effect on the collagen and elastin that is crucial to firm and elastic skin. There are many ways to tackle free radicals, such as consuming anti-oxidants like blueberries and green tea, as well as free radical busting creams containing active ingredients like MitoQ, a ‘super’ formulation of coenzyme q10.
5. Keep hydrated and live healthy
Finally, drink lots of water and live a healthy lifestyle. Dehydration, poor diet and damage from smoking and stress are leading causes of prematurely aging skin.
Following these five tips will give you fresh and healthy looking skin without having to get a harsh rejuvenation treatment. These simple steps will lead you to healthier and more youthful skin.