One of the most frequently asked questions in the skincare niche is how to make the skin look better. This is especially true for face skin. Age, the environment and lifestyle could detract from skin rejuvenation. Different skin conditions are also likely to contribute to this. So if you are asking how to rejuvenate your skin, this article will list a few simple and inexpensive tips to do this.
But first, let us understand what it means to rejuvenate skin.
What Does ‘Rejuvenate Skin’ Mean?
To rejuvenate skin is the reversing or slowing down of clear signs of ageing. There are different processes of rejuvenation, both surgical and non-surgical, but they all work at boosting collagen production and creating younger-looking skin.
Sagging or loose skin, fine lines, wrinkles and even age spots are done away with through the process. The end is that years drop from the patient’s or client’s looks. But rejuvenating the skin is not a one-off procedure. This is why going the non-surgical way is usually the best in the long run. Now, let us take a look at some tips to rejuvenate your skin…
Start and Maintain a Good Skin Care Routine
There are some basic steps in every skin care routine: cleanse, tone, exfoliate and moisturize. They encourage the production of newer skin cells. But before you start these, you must first find out your type of skin.
If you have dry skin, you may want to stay away from any product that contains fragrance or alcohol. This is because these ingredients will further dry out your skin. Try one that is oil-based but not excessively so. With sensitive skin, try hypoallergenic products with very few or no additives. Ingredients like phthalates and dyes are examples of what can irritate your skin further.
Oily skin doesn’t need a product that isn’t non-comedogenic and oil-free. The excess oil of the skin will not let the skin dry out but any more oil will clog the pores. What you need is one with the power to unclog pores.
Shower or bathe two times a day, at least. Wash your face in the same way. And endeavor to use warm water instead of hot or very cold. Hot water strips the skin bare of essential natural oil and protection.
That said, using a toner is optional, especially if you have dry skin. It removes dirt and soaks up excess oil and this may not be so good for dry skin. It may work best for skin that is oily or normal. However, the choice is up to you.
Choosing the Surgical Way
If you already have a good and regular skincare routine but need more in the way of rejuvenating skin, there are surgical procedures you could consider. Some are quite invasive while others could be in-office procedures. A few examples of these are…
Dermabrasion or Microdermabrasion
This is surgically scraping the surface of the skin to reveal softer and newer skin. It doesn’t take so much time but it needs some time to heal.
Much like dermabrasion, the outer skin is removed to reveal the younger skin beneath. However, different acids are mixed using different concentrations to achieve this.
Laser and IPL Treatments
IPL stands for Intense Pulse Light. These treatments are used to tighten loose skin and remove every discoloration.
Popularly known as Botox, this treatment is just an injection that can be given in your doctor’s office. By paralyzing the muscles of the face temporarily, it gets rid of wrinkles and fine lines.
These are compounds which can be injected into the skin to improve its contouring. You could also ask about other treatments that include vitamin A, such as Tretinoin. It treats skin conditions like eczema and acne and improves the look of mature skin. Additionally, vitamin C is great as a source of antioxidants. It also helps in expunging dead skin cells.
Natural Rejuvenation of Skin
Going the natural way works for a lot of people. If you would rather try natural means, here are a few ideas you could try…
All fruit salads are equal, right? Wrong. The type of fruit salad we are talking about here contains lots of antioxidants which encourage the circulation of blood in order to deliver the needed nutrients to your skin. Furthermore, they act as protection for your skin from damage that comes from sun rays.
To prepare it, you need:
Juice from organic orange – half a cup; fresh strawberries – half a cup; pomegranate seeds – half a cup; chopped walnuts – half a cup; blueberries – 1/2 cup; peeled and chopped kiwi – 1. These measurements are not fixed. You could measure according to your desire. Mix the blueberries, strawberries, kiwi and pomegranates in a bowl, pour in the juice and sprinkle the chopped walnuts over the entire mixture. Voila! You’re done.
Lemon Juice-Agave Nectar Scrub
Do you know how the hands are usually tattlers of your real age, no matter what else you hide? This scrub can take years off of them. Just mix a tablespoon of agave nectar, half a cup of cooked rice and a tablespoon of lemon juice. Then blend them all properly.
Rub it on your dry hands without being forceful. After about a minute or two, you can wash it off. Lemon juice helps make your skin light, agave nectar adds hydration to your skin and rice generally removes dead skin.
Moisturizer Made from Avocado and Honey
Mix a quarter of an avocado, 3 tablespoons fresh cream and one tablespoon of honey, and blend them. Rub on your skin and leave it on for a minimum of one hour. It acts as a moisturizer and the moisturizing properties of the ingredients are superb.
Toner Made from Basil
All you need for this are 3 tablespoons of basil leaves (dry) and a cup of boiling water. Pour the leaves into the boiling water. And when it cools, remove the leaves from the water. Pour the water into a bottle with a spray cover and use on your skin. Spread it over your skin with some cotton wads.
Facial Scrub from Almond and Sugar
Get half a cup of almonds (ground), a cup of sugar (white), two tablespoons of olive oil, three tablespoons of fresh cream, and half a cup of sugar (brown). Mix them all thoroughly, rub on your face and massage gently to remove dead skin. Rinse it all off with lukewarm water. Then use cold water to do the final rinsing. Store the scrub in your fridge to keep it potent.
The beautiful part of these mixtures is that most of their ingredients can be found right in your home. And even if you don’t have them, they are right around the corner in the market or grocery store.
Video: More Natural Treatments for Skin Rejuvenation
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Other Steps to Take for Skin Rejuvenation
Additionally, there are other things to do if you want to help your skin rejuvenate.
Develop a healthy eating regimen and let your diet contain whole grains, fish, fibres, vegetables and fruits. If you find your usual meals don’t contain enough Omega-3 acids, try the supplement tablets. But it is usually better to get them naturally. They are important in getting a healthy and glowing skin.
Drink at least eight cups of water daily and sleep an average of eight hours every night. Water and sleep do wonders for your skin, as experience has shown. Apart from keeping you healthy and stress-free, they add years to your life span and plump skin. Wrinkles, fine lines and other signs of ageing become almost invisible when you do these regularly.
Take little or no alcohol and smoking should not be a habit you have. Exercise regularly and always find time to unwind. Use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with a value of not less than 30. And learn to apply moisturizer all over your body. You will be most thankful for it.