How To Get Glowing Skin For The Holidays In A Few Easy Steps.
You’ve probably been hiding under your mask for most of this year, and perhaps aren’t
feeling that you’re ready to put your best face forward for the festive season. Whether
you’re needing some self-care, or a beautiful glow before you go on holiday, or just want to feel more confident in your skin before the end of this challenging year, we’ve got you
covered with some advice on how to look your best self.
Even if you’re not hitting the beach , and just want to get rid of “maskne” dull and dry skin, and see the end of 2020 feeling rejuvenated and refreshed, follow these tips from Dr Zama Tladi of Nubian Medical Aesthetics in Menlyn Pretoria. Dr Zama has dedicated her practice to helping clients with African skin to look and feel great. A medical doctor and aesthetic practitioner, she’s the founder of Nubian, which offers a wide range of advanced cosmetic non-surgical treatments.
Here are Dr Zama’s glow-getting tips:
AT HOME - TIPS.
Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate
You’ve heard this one before and it’s certainly the most affordable and simple way to get
better-looking skin, but how many of us are actually drinking a glass of water every two to
three hours? While drinking enough water has overall health benefits, it can also give you a glow, and make your skin look healthier and more hydrated.
Use sunscreen with an SPF30 and up
One of the best ways to look after your skin and prevent signs of ageing is to keep it
protected. While you might think that some sunshine will make you look radiant, the sun is actually causing extra melanin production, which results in uneven colouring (pigmentation) of the skin. Over time, the sun can also lead to wrinkles and reddishness, so it’s best to always use sun protection (nothing less than an SPF30), even on overcast days, and no matter your skin type or colour.
Use an antioxidant serum
An antioxidant is a naturally occurring vitamin or mineral such as C, A and E, that protects
your skin against free radicals, which are caused by chemicals, pollutants, sun and cigarette smoke. Free radicals damage your skin by breaking down elastin and collagen, the two components that keep your skin looking firm and youthful.
An antioxidant serum helps fight against free radicals, and is great for preventing the signs of ageing, and in some cases, treating them too.
Exfoliate your skin
Exfoliation removes a layer of dead skin cells, revealing fresh new cells, which are then
better able to absorb moisturisers and serums. Regular exfoliation helps to reduce the
appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, keep pores clean to prevent clogging, and leave your skin smooth and glowing.
You can use at-home products or have a professional chemical peel treatment.
Use eye cream
Often neglected, the skin around the eyes is very thin and tends to be dry and dehydrated. Not using eye cream in your late 20s predisposes you to get wrinkles a lot sooner rather than later. Everyone wants to have younger-looking eyes, right?
IN THE SALON - TIPS.
Get dermal fillers
Dermal fillers, commonly called fillers, are non-surgical injections that when injected into
the neck or face, alter the contours and fill the wrinkles of your face, creating a smoother,
younger-looking skin. Dermal fillers are often used for deep lines and wrinkles around the
eyes, brow and mouth, or for those who wish to alter the contours of the jaw or lips subtly.
Try Botulinum toxin
You can erase the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and look younger with Botulinum
toxin, which blocks signals from the nerves to the muscles. The injected muscles can no
longer contract, which causes the wrinkles to soften, and visibly disappear. It takes up to
two weeks to see the full results, and the effects can last between three to six months.
Micro-needling is a skin-rejuvenating treatment that can reduce the appearance of acne
scars, lines and wrinkles, and improve your overall look. The treatment involves inserting
tiny fine needles into the skin, and creating tiny micro punctures in the skin, which triggers the production of elastin and collagen.
Get an IV treatment
Intravenous (IV) treatments are all the rage at the moment, and for good reason – they
recharge and rejuvenate the body thanks to vitamins that are administered directly through the bloodstream. IV treatments can correct intracellular nutrient deficiencies or boost the immune system with vitamins that might not be effectively be absorbed through food at the time.
At Nubian, you can get a customised vitamin drip based on how you’re feeling and what
your needs are. These vitamin cocktails may include a variety of vitamins, minerals and
antioxidants, many of which support healthy skin function such as vitamin C, zinc,
magnesium and B-complex vitamins. The result? A more radiant-looking skin!
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