Skin exfoliation is one of the easiest do-it-yourself anti-aging skin care techniques you can do to keep your skin looking young and combat signs of aging. Consistency is key with any skin care regime, regular skin exfoliation clears dead skin cells, dirt and grime from the surface layers that would otherwise clog pours and leave skin looking congested or flaky.
Every once in a while, we recommend our Essex Microdermabrasion facials (a skin beauty treatment), carried out by our cosmetic dermatologist, that will help to improve skin imperfections and even skin tone and texture.
Our skin is constantly exposed to environmental factors; sun exposure, harsh weather conditions, pollution, dirt and bacteria can all take a toll on the appearance of our skin. Although skin does have its own way of protecting itself from harmful micro-organisms and keratin build up – by shedding thousands of dead cells every day – these skin cells end up filling our pores, blocking essential oils and hairs from rising to the skin’s surface. Ways to avoid it involve using skin exfoliation techniques to ‘sand down’ the top layers of skin and reveal fresh, new skin beneath.
Exfoliating the top layers of skin reduces the visibility of pores, lines and wrinkles that form over time. It is an essential part of any anti-ageing skin care regime.
The best skin exfoliation techniques do not require harsh chemicals, you can achieve a clearer complexion simply by using natural household products, such as sugar and warm water. However professional skin exfoliation treatments, such as Microdermabrasion facials are recommended at least once a month to maximise the anti-ageing effect.
Microdermabrasion is a non-chemical beauty treatment that removes the top layers of skin using crystal particles and a vacuum. It is a more intense facial exfoliation technique that provide better anti-wrinkle, anti-ageing results than what you can achieve at home, however is less invasive than Dermabrasion (recommended for acne scarring).
What skin problems can be treated with Microdermabrasion?
Epidermal abrasion treatments can be performed on the face and neck to improve the overall appearance of the skin surface. The ideal candidates for Microdermabrasion facials are people with superficial skin problems:
– shallow winkles and fine lines
– congested skin (blackheads and blemishes)
– mild acne scarring
– sun damaged skin / sun spots
– skin pigmentation
– uneven skin tone / texture
This professional exfoliation treatment can be used on all skin types, including sensitive skin as it is minimally invasive. We recommend a series of session at our Upminster clinic to achieve visible, longer-lasting results. Individuals receiving this treatment may also benefit from our chemical skin peels, please book a consultation with us for advice and more information. Our Essex treatment consultations are free.