Help your skin shine its brightest
Social distancing measures and the countrywide lockdown have thrown a spanner in the works for us all, forcing more time under our own roof than ever before.
Consequently, we have also seen a huge number of the population sinking into lazier habits, even if only in the sense of letting those hygiene standards slip a touch – after all, who can blame any of us for not looking our best just for those ‘long trips’ from bedroom to bathroom to kitchen?
Perhaps your standards are as high as ever. Maybe you’re still dressing up for daily video calls while working from home, or maybe you just realised that you’re not as prepared to slip into slovenly behaviour as you had thought.
Whatever your motivation, we’re here today to provide you with some instantly applicable advice on at-home skin rejuvenation techniques to help you look and feel your best in times like these, where a convenient laser treatment simply isn’t available.
As important now as it ever was, staying well hydrated is one of the most important factors for maintaining healthy skin – not to mention feeling fresh and energised.
Regularly intaking water is a habit you should strive to develop as quickly as possible.
Whether you aim to drink 8 glasses of water by 8 pm every day or make a rule that for every cup of coffee you’ll down a pint of water, find a way to prioritise staying hydrated.
This is especially important as we creep closer to summer and warmer temperatures, all without any colleagues around to offer you a drink now and then.
Of course, we are all doing our utmost to avoid any unnecessary time outdoors, despite the glorious sun and clear blue skies beckoning to us.
Still, maintaining social distancing doesn’t mean we are entirely stuck inside. For those of you lucky enough to enjoy time in the garden, a sun-drenched balcony or a refreshing distance-friendly stroll or run, don’t forget to use a suitable sun cream.
Most experts suggest sun cream with an SPF factor over 20 to prevent changes in skin pigmentation or the onset of wrinkles (or worse still, damaging the skin integrity or risking skin cancer).
It’s easy to overlook this one, especially if you underestimate how long you’re likely to be exposed to the sun, so be vigilant!
Exfoliate and Moisturise
Don’t think for a second that just because you’re at home all day your skin isn’t still busy collecting grime.
Treat your skin to daily washes with warm water and a flannel to help clear away any dirt build-up, and remember that regular exfoliating using washes, creams or exfoliating gloves is as important as it ever was.
Once you have washed and exfoliated, clearing those pores thoroughly, don’t forget to apply a topical moisturiser to help maintain this clean and healthy environment for as long as possible.
In truth, this one goes far beyond skin rejuvenation – keeping as active as you possibly can during lockdown is essential to all-round bodily health, not least of which being skin-related.
Regular and intense exercise gets the blood pumping and provides your skin with an undeniably healthy glow.
Using social distancing and lockdown measures as an excuse not to stay active is just that – nothing more than an excuse. Find a way to engage your entire body and get your heart pumping as often as possible, whether it’s running, gardening, running around after your kids or following an at-home fitness program, make it happen.
Modify your skincare products
There is a chance you may not even have a go-to skincare routine or regularly used tried and tested brand you turn to for these kinds of products.
You will find a number of suppliers still able to ship top-quality skincare products to your door and a wide range of choice when it comes to those products.
Why not use some of this extra free time to learn more about the properties of your chosen topical remedies? For example, ingredients like propolis or retinol can prove to be highly effective at increasing collagen production or treating acne (among other benefits).
Watch what you eat
I’m sure you’ve noticed how easy it is to let nourishment standards slide. Working at home presents new challenges to navigate, it’s not always easy to hold our sanity together – who wants to bother cooking tonight?
Healthy skin and healthy bodies is all about the 80/20 rule – 80% nourishment, 20% work.
If you want your skin to be the healthiest it can be, be careful not to cram endless snacks every day.
Persistent skin conditions
Of course, these are but a handful of ways you can help to rejuvenate your skin while we’re all stuck at home. For many of us, committing to a simple change in our daily habits can be enough to yield truly remarkable results – but what about the outlier cases?
It happens more often then you might think that even the best skincare advice fails to help breathe renewed life into ourselves.
We have seen it a lot with those seeking acne treatment in Cambridge, where following industry-leading advice leads sufferers no-where fast. Persistent skin conditions like chronic acne, fine lines and wrinkles, stretch marks or scarring can be crippling to the psyche of sufferers.
While lockdown has put a hold on this possibility, laser skin resurfacing is the gold standard in skin rejuvenation and a strong recommendation for those with persistent skin conditions.
Laser skin resurfacing
Skin resurfacing treatments performed by a specialist laser clinic like Cambridge Laser Clinic are one of the most advanced rejuvenations available, effective in treating both superficial and deep, persisting skin conditions.
Our blog post on skin resurfacing covers the intricacies of the procedure, however, essentially this treatment involves using the thermal energy from our lasers to target the offending skin conditions, vaporise any damaged skin and stimulate the body’s natural healing.
Laser skin resurfacing results are both immediate and progressive, though often take place over a number of treatments.
The majority of our customers opting for these skin resurfacing procedures tend to be for acne or scar treatment in Cambridge, however, the full possibilities of laser therapy are far-reaching.
We receive many enquiries on the suitability of skin resurfacing for stretch marks, though this is perhaps one of the less successful or advised treatments for stretch marks. Common conditions laser skin resurfacing can remedy include:
- Acne scarring
- Damage from sun exposure
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Pigmentation irregularities
- Mottled or rough skin texture
- Post-traumatic scars
- Loose and lax skin
Contact us to discuss any persistent skin conditions and book a free consultation for when our doors re-open.