Dull and tired skin is not uncommon this century with the pollution that is present in our city environment, the work and life pressures in a fast-paced society, the social life and late hours we keep, smoking and alcohol, the food we eat and the types of toiletries we use. For women, improper removal of makeup and again, the types of cosmetics applied can also lead to clogged pores and tired skin.
As we age, cell regeneration slows down as well and dead skin builds up. This can also lead to a duller appearance. Exfoliation becomes more important and serums with fruit acids or a vitamin A derivative like Retin-A or retinol helps to renew cell turnover and causes the dead skin cells to slough off better and reveal new skin underneath. Vitamin C is widely known as a highly effective antioxidant and therapeutic-grade Vitamin C serums repair and renew the cells, giving the skin a healthier look. Vitamin C also works to strengthen the skin’s defences against sun damage.
Chemical or enzyme peels can certainly help to exfoliate and brighten the skin, while laser and IPL therapy helps to improve circulation, tighten pores, and break down pigments in the skin for an overall even-toned and brighter appearance.
Another great treatment to have for brightening the skin would be the Skinboosters by Restylane. Otherwise known as Shui Guang Zhen in Mandarin. Popularised by the Koreans because of the dewy glow it gives, the treatment originally started in Europe where doctors would inject tiny drops of hyaluronic acid across the dermis to provide much-needed hydration. The Hyaluronic Acid droplets attract a lot of moisture and plumps up the surrounding skin, stimulates collagen production, and smooths out the fine lines in your skin, thereby giving you a much needed boost of hydration and that dewy, bouncy skin Koreans and Korean drama fans are so crazy about.
Of course, we should also take a holistic approach by drinking enough water, making sure that our diet is high in anti-oxidants and vitamins, which will help to combat free radical damage. Incorporating a good workout in our lifestyles will also boost blood and lymph circulation and give us a radiant glow, naturally.
Here at Acclaro, we offer:
- Laser toning and rejuvenation with Medlite C6
- Intense-pulsed light (IPL) therapy with the Sciton BBL
- Skinboosters by Restylane
- Chemical peels
- Signature Vitamin C peels
- Skinceuticals facials
- Vitamin C Iontophoresis
- Skincare high in antioxidants and brightening agents
- Oral supplements such as Crystal Tomato and Heliocare Oral Sunblock