How to get your skin looking great

Cosmetic treatments to smooth out those wrinkles, improve the texture with skin needling, or plump up with dermal fillers can provide a fast, safe and effective method of gaining healthy, revitalised looking skin.

However, to get your skin looking great, it is important to ensure that whatever else you are putting on your face is maintaining the quality too.  You’re just wasting your hard earned money on all these procedures if you haven’t got the basics right in the first place.

So step away from the beauty counters and read the following – trust us – and it won’t break the (piggy) bank!

Our first beauty experience

Remember that age when the curiosity began with make up and after experimenting with eye shadow (was it blue?!) the eyeliner, probably making you look like a panda and of course that lovely bright lipstick, all raided from your mums make up drawer. You proudly look in the mirror and gazing back at you were the fruits of your labour, then you realise you’ve got to get it all off again, after frantic rubbing with tissues that just seemed to make it smear and leave your skin red raw, you search your mum’s drawer further to find “eye make up remover, cleanser, face mask, toner, eye cream, moisturiser, serum, day cream, night cream, emollients”  hmmm, what on earth is all that for?

Fast forward to now. How many of us are still using the products that our Mum, sister or friends use, or are following these out dated theories in pursuit for “perfect” skin all pushed on us by massive marketing campaigns produced by the multi million pound companies that tell you, you need all this stuff – really! If it’s all so good why do they need to keep re-releasing a newer version of the same products, how many do we really need?

Our pursuit for perfect skin

Skin needs to be clean but that does not translate in to “scrub the hell out of it”, you need to ensure that you are removing the dead skin and doing so with the most gentle of cleansers.  You do not want to be stripping your skin of all it’s natural oils.  If you don’t exfoliate it’s just going to make your skin look dull, dull, dull, and whether you do it daily with a rub of the flannel as you shower.  Or twice weekly with some exfoliating mitts this is an important step to achieve a clean canvas. Otherwise how are you ever going to get your foundation looking amazing if you’re trying to cake it over flaking skin, never a good look. If you are looking to fully exfoliate and rejuvenate your skin, why not treat yourself to a chemical peel in Bournemouth?

Next you need to give your skin a drink….hydrated skin is beautiful skin

Hydration is important for your body and your skin, over 50% of our entire body weight is made up from water, and in babies it’s up to 75%! that’s why they’re all squidgy and not wrinkly.

Hydrating the skin is also another area where we are sucked into believing lots of mis-information kindly provided by those big companies I mentioned earlier, believe it or not, those magic serums that claim to hydrate in to deep levels of your skin simply don’t, in order to transport the moisturisers that deeply, they would need to contain harsh vitamins, acids or chemicals to burn through your layers of skin, and by doing so would ultimately dry your skin even further, so put that credit card away.

If these theories were true, every time we got in the bath we’d soak up all the bath water! think about it!  So a simple hydrant is what you need and Hyaluronic acid (which is naturally present in everyone’s body and dermal fillers) is the best way to go about it, as this will get to the levels it needs to.

Protecting you face from the sun is the best anti-aging advice

The next and final step  and this is only in the morning, is to put on an SPF 50, those uva rays are always present and don’t just come from the sun.  It’s as important to put your uva filter on, even on the greyest and rainiest days as well as the sunniest ones.  Just because you can’t see the sun, it can see you.  If it wasn’t there, we’d all be bumping in to each other as it’d be pitch black every day!

As a facial aesthetic practitioner, Austin has many clients that are regularly asking him what they should be doing with their skin, to enable them to get the best possible results from their cosmetic treatments.  We offer free no obligation consultations 7 days a week including evenings.  We believe in keeping things simple with treatments that truly work.

A derma roller, skin peel or Juvederm Volite injectable moisturising treatment can all set you on the right path to beautiful and flawless skin.

If you would like any further information on how you can improve your skin’s condition with chemical peels or dermaroller skin needling, give Austin Brewer a call on 07823 883888 or arrange a free skin consultation in Bournemouth today!