What causes skin dryness?
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The last thing anyone wants to do after spending most of their week indoors is to stay in the weekend just because their skin is looking dry and lacklustre. By understanding what causes skin dryness and what treatment solutions there are to combat this – we can revive that glow from within![vc_single_image image=”16246″ img_size=”500×500″]What is dry and dehydrated skin?
Dry skin can appear flakey, feels rough, tight, textured and sometimes be red or itchy. Dehydrated skin is a lack of water in the top layer.
What causes skin dryness?
Skin dryness is caused by a variety of factors:
- Prolonged exposure to the Sun
Love the warmth but not the damage? It’s known that the Sun dries out and reduces the skin’s natural oil levels. This leaves your complexion looking dry, flaky and prematurely aged. It is important to wear apply sunscreen with a high SPF such as our Results Active Protect SPF 50+. It’s lightweight and non greasy formula is great for everyday wear.
During the cooler months, humidity levels drop and time spent indoors rises meaning an increase in exposure to indoor air-conditioning systems, resulting in dryness. To restore lost moisture, our best seller Medik8 Hydr8 B5 is packed with Vitamin B5 to prolong hydration and promoting skin regeneration.
As we age, your pores produce less oil which naturally results in dryness. Living hard and fast in your 20s exposes us to excessive lifestyles, less sleep, prolonged sun exposure and environmental pollutants. This affects your skin’s structural integrity. As we age, the protective barrier of lipids in the skin lessens – resulting in the reduced ability to retain moisture.
- Taking long hot showers
One of the joys of Winter is being able to take long hot showers. BUT did you know that your daily hot shower isn’t so friendly after all? Hot water strips the body’s skin of it’s natural oils, resulting in dryness.
Certain cleansers, soaps or detergents can trigger allergic reactions, leaving your skin dry and irritated. By avoiding harsh chemicals and ingredients, you can reduce your chances of experiencing irritation.[vc_single_image image=”16249″ img_size=”500×500″]Common misconceptions: dry skin’s friend or foe?
It doesn’t just stop at moisturising
It seems obvious that in order to hydrate your skin, we commonly add a moisturiser on top? However, hydration starts from within and misusing moisturisers is more common than you think, so don’t worry! Drinking plenty of water can assist with restoring lost moisture in the top layer of the skin.
Over-exfoliating can cause more harm than good
Dry skin often results in flakiness and whilst over-exfoliation seems like the solution in returning your skin to its former glory, it can actually do more harm than good. Over-exfoliating can result in your skin’s natural oils to be stripped, leading to further dryness and possibility of irritation – which is not what anyone wants !
We begin with a double cleanse to remove makeup and impurities.
Using the MediPro diamond-tipped wand, we effectively decongest pores and the build of dead skin cells in your pores
Now that you are left with a fresh and flawless base – a serum rich in antioxidants is infused into the face to restore lost hydration and plumpness.
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THE ULTIMATE ‘SKIN’ LOVE TRIANGLE – Pamper Package
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Hey Lovers – is your skin begging for a little lovin’? Cupid’s arrow is about to head your way!
This month, Results Laser Clinic have tailored a Pamper Package with a saving of more than 50% OFF to leave your skin feeling smooth, soft and full of life! The Pamper Package is the ultimate love triangle consisting or Microdermabrasion, Photorejuvenation Chemical Peel, LED Light Therapy & 2 Results Active Products.
A guide to romantic geometry
Step 1 | Exfoliate
Using the MediPro diamond tipped wand – we begin the romance with a Micro. This deep exfoliation lifts dirt, decongests pores, removes impurities and evens out skin texture – leaving the surface sinfully smooth!
Step 2 | Love Potion – Photorejuvenation Peel
The Photorejuvenation Peel, a safe chemical solution is applied to the face. A smoother surface allows for the peel to deeply penetrate, purify and cleanse your skin from within. This promotes the healthy production of natural collagen and elastin to give your skin a healthy glow. The properties of the Photorejuvenation Peel aids you to break up with skin sins caused by
- Prolonged sun exposure – pigmentation and uneven skin tone
- Ageing – prevention of wrinkles or reducing the appearance of fine lines
- Dehydration – smooths uneven texture
Check out our ‘Guide to Chemical Skin Peels’ to find out the power of this love potion.
Step 3 | LED Light Therapy
To complete the love triangle, the healing properties of the LED Light increases your skin’s ability to recover post peel whilst calming and reducing redness. LED Light Therapy helps to rejuvenate as well as encourages collagen production and cellular repair. To continue this sinful skin romance, Nurture your skin investment at home with two of our most popular Results Active products!
Everyone deserves a little pampering!
Book a free consultation – no commitment
Results Laser Clinics are Australia’s most trusted provider of Laser Hair Removal, Skin treatments & Cosmetic Injectables.Results Laser Clinic has 40 clinics nationwide & are committed to delivering results that make you look & feel your best.For more information, contact our experts on 1300 722 432 or via Facebook chat, to ask any questions, or to arrange a complimentary consultation.
Can a facial cure a hangover?
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A new take on facials
The “Micro O2” is a mini-combination of two treatments; Microdermabrasion & Oxygen Facial Therapy. Its a results laser Clinic signature facial & the Oxygen facial therapy is equivalent of infusing cups of water into your face. Sound interesting?
So, we’ve all experienced a hangover of some sort – waking up looking ten years older from lack of sleep, with dehydrated, dull lifeless skin & last night’s excesses & sticky bar floor, clinging to our pores.
While you reflect on your decisions, planning your next sleep & drinking plenty of water to fix how you feel, there maybe a solution that can help how you look.
So how does it work?
After a thorough but relaxing cleanse – which may put you to sleep – it starts with exfoliation: Passing over the face, with a diamond tipped wand, removes the top layer of dead skin, opens & decongests the pores, removing all traces of the ‘night before’ not to mention the day before that!
Then comes soothing regeneration. Oxygen serum & active ingredients are infused directly into your skin to instantly re-hydrate & kick-start the repair process.
What does it do?
In only 20 minutes it achieves a smoother texture & brighter more even skin tone. Your face will look & feel lifted, reducing the appearance of fine lines around the eyes & mouth, creating better definition around your cheeks & jaw.
The best bit
Down-time is zero, you can put make-up on straight after & show up looking a million dollars.
Look & feel great today
You don’t need to feel hungover, the “Micro O2” is the go to facial for models & A-listers who love that dewy fresh-faced look. Book-in & look fabulous for the big events as well as the day after!
Results Laser Clinic has 40 clinics nationwide & are committed to delivering results that make you look & feel your best.
Prevention, pre or post? How can facials help?
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A new take on the role of facials
So we have been privy to articles on the inner secrets of pre-show facial pampering for supermodels. But what of the rest of us? Without a private beauty therapist to fly in from LA or the incentive of red carpet events to show off our dewy fresh-faced look, why & how should we embrace the facial? Long term, before or even after an event? It seems there is an option for everyone.
The longer term benefits of facial treatments are based around harnessing the body’s natural healing ability to regenerate collagen, keeping our skin plumped & smooth. Treatments such as Clinical Skin Needling & LED Light Therapy top the polls but for of us those allergic to commitment or looking in the mirror & seriously wondering if its to late…
Just before the big event?
Recovery time is key. With a few days up your sleeve, skin needling may be an option, especially if combined with a good mineral make-up for coverage of any redness.
For those of us running out of work, via the dry cleaner – who is removing the cake-stains off the dress, rolled up in the bottom of the cupboard since its last outing – there is still hope of arriving fresh-faced!
The “Micro O2” is a mini-combination of two treatments; Microdermabrasion & Oxygen Facial Therapy, which takes only 20 minutes and 4 easy steps: cleanse, exfoliation, hydration & infusion. Makeup can be applied immediately after, so you are on your way, feeling a million dollars.
What does it do?
Exfoliation gives skin a smoother texture & brighter more even skin tone. Oxygen infusion reduces the appearance of fine lines around the eyes & mouth, creating better definition around your cheeks & jaw.
And after the event…?
…I hear you groan, head in hands.
For those of us waking up looking ten years older from lack of sleep, with dehydrated, dull, lifeless skin & last night’s excesses & sticky bar floor, clinging to our pores, the Micro O2 can also help how you look, if not how you feel.
Partying removes water from the skin causing fine lines to deepen. The pores constrict leading to spots. Skin slows its renewal process, leaving the complexion dull.
Exfoliation leaves fresh, new skin & decongested pores, into which are diffused oxygen & active ingredients to rehydrate, reduce the appearance of fine lines & kick-start the renewal process. Chances are you’ll look better than you did the night before!
Which facial for you?
Results Laser Clinic has 40 clinics nationwide & are committed to delivering results that make you look & feel your best, whatever your approach to life or skincare.
Medical Microdermabrasion – Brisbane CBD
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Be ready to bare your beach body with the ultimate summer skin makeover in Brisbane. You can turn your dry winter skin into summer smooth skin with Medical Microdermabrasion. Often winter can leave our skin feeling dry or flaky and before summer hits, we want to restore and revive our skin before we hit the beach and now it’s possible in under 30 minutes!
Whether you regularly visit Burleigh Beach or The Sunshine Coast, you can gently exfoliate with our diamond tip Microdermabrasion treatments to not only safely keep your pores clear of sweat, but to remove dull skin, congested skin and uneven skin tone resulting in a smoother texture and restoring your youthful appearance.
As you may know with any time in the sun skin protection and hydration are keys to helping prevent ageing skin. As Australia’s most trusted Skin and Laser clinic, we highly recommend that you regularly apply SPF50 like our Active Protect and moisturise to hydrate the skin.
Hydration can also come from our Oxygen Facial Therapy, which is the perfect partner in crime for our Microdermabrasion. The Oxygen Facial is one of the most sought after celebrity skin treatments to get anyone picture perfect. Think of oxygen like icing on a cake… Oxygen will plump up your cheeks and help reduce fine lines around your eyes and lips, in your lunch break!
In just 6 – 10 weekly treatments you will see a dramatic difference in how your skin looks and feels. Your skin will be refreshed and silky smooth allowing your makeup to go on smoothly with ease. Call our Brisbane Clinic now or visit www.resultslaserclinic.com.au.
Wrinkles and Ageing
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Prior to outlining the causes of wrinkles, it is important to delineate the layers of skin which are affected by the aging process. The skin is made up of three layers; namely the epidermis, dermis and subcutaneous tissue. The epidermis is the top layer of skin which acts as the ultimate protection against external concerns such as UV, pollution and wind. The dermis is the second layer of skin, which contains the connective tissue. This connective tissue includes collagen which provides the skin with strength and elastin fibers to give the skin its spring or elasticity. Fat cells are contained in the subcutaneous tissue and enable the skin to look plump by providing insulation.
Wrinkles and Age
Epidermal cells deteoriate and become thinner with age. Skin appears noticeably thinner due to thinning cells and this allows moisture to be released instead of being retained in the skin. What does this mean? Dryness of course. What’s worse is that there approximately a twelve percent decrease in epidermal cells each decade, impairing the skin’s ability to heal itself. There is a high significance in the effects of aging on the dermal layer. As the elastin fibres exhaust, collagen is slowly reproduced, sagging in the skin is caused as well as modifications in the structure of the skin. Sebum is decreasingly produced by the sebaceous glands and as a result, there are less sweat glands. Once again, dryness in the skin becomes apparent. Fat cells get smaller in the subcutaneous layer. Wrinkles and sagging become more noticeable as the fat cells are unable to make up for the destruction in the outer layers.