From dermabrasion, chemical peels to photofacial, microdermabrasion skin care has become one of the best and popular cosmetic skin rejuvenation procedure. Sometimes known as microderm in short, this procedure gently peel off our top layer of dead skin cells by blasting microcrystals on our skin. Next, the crystals and dead skin debris are then removed off from the skin with the microdermabrasion machine vacuuming effect. Once the top layer of dull and dry skin are removed, our new skin underneath has beautiful skin tone and smooth texture. In fact, microdermabrasion skin care has been proven effective in reducing fine lines, wrinkles and in promoting collagen production and new skin cells regeneration.
So do I still need to take care of my skin after the treatment?
The answer is "YES"! Our skin is the largest living and breathing organ of our body. Besides, it protects the "inside" of our body from external environment and eliminates toxins from our body in the form of perspiration. Another function of the skin is that it regulates our body temperature. Of course, there are many other functions performed by our skin on a daily and continuous basis. Hence, even microdermabrasion skin care can help eliminate some of your skin problems, it does not meant to be a form of elixir for your skin.
Usually the first few days after the microdermabrasion skin care treatments, your skin becomes very sensitive to the external environment and you may even experience dryness and itchiness at the same time. Therefore, it is very important to have a sound and basic skin care regime to protect your new skin. Besides, if on-going skin care is done along with microdermabrasion, the results will be even more fantastic!
To many women, microdermabrasion skin care means time consuming and complicated. However, this is not true! The daily 4-step skin care regime tips provides a step by step guide to proper skin care. It is also very important to know your skin type as this will dictate how you should care for your skin.
Make sure you removes your makeup with a proper makeup remover. You have to determine your skin type and get a good cleanser that your skin reacts well. Besides, you have to find the correct oil mix so as not to clog or dry your skin. Only cleanse your skin at night and splash your skin in the morning with lukewarm water to remove excess oils. Avoid washing your face with hot or cold water as this can cause broken capillaries.
To loosen the dirt or clogged pores, the best way is to wash your face with warm water. Just apply a amount of the cleanser before rinsing with lukewarm water.
An important step in skin care but yet most women will skip this step in their skin care routine. Get a microdermabrasion cream or kit and exfoliate your skin at least once a week. Scrubbing helps to remove the top layer of dead skin cells and keeps your skin smooth and glowing. Always use a gentle scrub for application so as to avoid tearing of the skin.
Moisturizing is a basic principle of beauty. No matter which skin types you belong to, you must moisturize your skin. However, try not to overdo it as this can clog pores.
Applying Sunscreen Tips
Sunscreen is the last and most important step in your skin care routine. When you are going outdoor, you want to make sure that you use sunscreen to block the harmful rays of the sun from destroying your skin. Apply anti-aging sunscreen to your skin every morning. Ensure that the sunscreen that you used contains one of the following active ingredients - zinc oxide, titanium dioxide, or Parsol 1789 (avobenzene). Avoid using moisturizers with sunscreen at night and you should use sunscreen even on cloudy days.
Additional Tips For Healthy Skin
You should take Vitamin C on a regular basis as it enhances the rate of collagen production. Besides, Vitamin C regenerates Vitamin E in the skin that provides sustained antioxidant protection in the skin's elastic fibers. Lastly, try to avoid smoke-filled rooms as much as possible because smoke can damaged your healthy skin too.