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Tips For A Flawless Festive Face

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The festive season will shortly be upon us, and many people will be keen to make up for last year’s cancelled Christmas. If your calendar is packed with visits and events this year, it is only natural that you will be wanting to look your best, with smooth skin and bright eyes. Here are some tips to help you perfect your look.

Step up your skin care routine

Autumn and winter are tough seasons for our complexions. The cold weather and drier air can make the skin more prone to rough dry patches, age spots, and wrinkles. If you suffer from conditions such as eczema and rosacea, you will probably notice that the central heating makes them worse at this time of year.

There is no magic potion to reproduce the fresh, dewy skin of your youth, whatever cosmetics companies would like us to believe! However, following a regular routine of cleansing with a gentle lotion twice a day, and using a mild exfoliant once or twice a week, can help your skin to look smoother and brighter.

For an extra boost, you could consider a skin rejuvenation treatment at a professional beauty salon. This could involve a chemical peel, which is designed to peel off the top layers of the skin, thus ‘resurfacing’ it. Because all the dead skin cells will be removed, your skin will look fresher and glowing, and wrinkles and discoloured patches will be minimised.

Another deep exfoliation technique widely available at cosmetic clinics is microdermabrasion. This is a non-surgical facial treatment, which removes the dead surface cells, and promotes the growth of new cells. It can reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles, and is often used to help minimise acne scarring.

After a course of treatment, the skin will have a more even tone, and a softer and smoother appearance. New collagen production is stimulated by the treatment, and you will notice your skin looks plumper and firmer for several weeks afterwards. Microdermabrasion is more suitable for those with sensitive skin than a chemical peel.

Of course, you can also help maintain a radiant complexion with moisturisers, especially ones which contain retinoids, which are scientifically proven to speed up collagen production and boost skin cell turnover. If you suffer from acne, you will want to avoid inflaming the condition, so choose light products containing hyaluronic acid.

Another important point to remember is that although the days are shorter and colder, it is still possible to damage your skin through UV radiation. Therefore, don’t ditch the SPF factor sunscreens or face lotions even at this time of year.

A dull complexion can be improved from within, too, as scientists have been telling us for many years! The well known advice about staying hydrated, eating plenty of fruit and vegetables, and getting a good variety in your daily diet will lead to healthier looking hair, skin, and nails, as those vitamins and nutrients get to work on your cells.

Finally, exercise helps us to sweat out those blocked pores, gets the blood pumping to the face, and combats stress, which can lead to break-outs.

If you need a skin laser clinic in Birmingham, talk to us today.