Although the pandemic taught us how to embrace our natural beauty, the zoom meetings and excessive screen time have left our skin feeling dull, dehydrated and lackluster. While it’s impossible to stop the signs of skin ageing completely, Mary Rose Lapira, the skincare expert from HydraFacial has the ultimate skincare guide to enhance your beauty regimen this new year including powerhouse treatments to try out and tips to leave you with an extra glow.
Watch your sun exposure indoors
Yes, you heard it right! UV rays (in particular UVA rays) can penetrate the windows in your home and office and can cause wrinkles and brown spots to appear.
Drink green tea
Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) in green tea helps to prevent collagen destruction and sun-induced DNA damage in the skin (all of these contribute to wrinkles).
Keep stress levels in check
Stress increases the body’s production of hormones such as cortisol which can make the skin oilier and decrease its ability to fight off acne-causing bacteria.
Choose a good cleanser suitable for your skin
If you have dry skin, your choice of face wash may be even more important than your moisturizer. A non-soap cleanser is ideal because it helps replace the moisture barrier in the skin. Your cleanser can avoid dryness, eczema, and psoriasis rather than treating the issues only when they flare up.
Choose water-based hair products
Some conditioners, pomades, volumizers and styling creams contain oils or waxes that can clog pores and create acne, especially on the forehead, the back, and the hairline.
Get a facial once a month
Just like taking care of your teeth, it’s important to supplement your at-home regimen with regular professional treatments. A deep cleansing, exfoliating and hydrating treatment will not only enhance your skin but also leave you with an instantly gratifying glow. HydraFacial, the #1 recommended professional treatment among skin health professions, is an ideal facial as it suits all skin types and can be easily customized for your skin goals or issues.
Using a three-step process, it includes cleansing, extracting, and hydrating the skin with serums that are infused into pores to hydrate your skin. It is advisable to get a HydraFacial every 4-8 weeks, depending on your individual needs.
Starting AED 600 onwards, experience the HydraFacial across the UAE at licensed medical professional facilities.