What is the Best Way to Care for My Skin Following a Microdermabrasion Treatment?

Microdermabrasion is a highly effective way to remove diseased, damaged and/or dead skin from your face. It is primarily used to treat sun-damaged skin, age spots, wrinkles, enlarged pores, acne, acne scars, fine lines, hyperpigmentation, stretch marks, black heads, discoloration and mild scarring. This type of cosmetic treatment not only gives your skin a glow, it also provides you with a youthful, polished appearance. A handheld device or a diamond-tipped wand is used to perform the treatment. Microdermabrasion can be performed in a dermatologist’s office, a luxurious spa or in the comfort of your own home with an at-home kit.

It is important to note that after treatment, your skin may be tender, red, swollen and/or extra sensitive. The good news is that these effects should subside within a few days. Caring for your skin following a microdermabrasion treatment will consist of keeping your skin cool, clean and moisturized. If you are wondering how to care for your skin after a cosmetic treatment – you have come to the right place. This article will teach your how to best care for your skin following a microdermabrasion treatment.

The best ways to care for your skin following a microdermabrasion treatment:

Cool It Down

Immediately following microdermabrasion treatment, your skin may be rosy, inflamed and/or raw. In fact, it may feel like your face is sunburned. If you experience facial discomfort following treatment, you may want to place a cold compress, ice pack or washcloth on your face until the pain, swelling and tenderness subsides. You may also want to rinse your face with cool water several times a day until you start to feel better.

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How to Choose the Right Moisturizer for You – And the Season

How to Choose the Right Moisturizer

Did you know moisturizers don’t actually add moisture to your skin? The thin layer of moisturizer actually works to bring the water already in your skin closer to the surface and prevent it from evaporating as fast as it would without moisturizer. Water retention is the key to beautiful, healthy skin. But the wrong moisturizer can also have nasty side effects, like clogging pores. Here’s how to find the right moisturizer for you.

Your skin’s needs change with the weather, and in winter you’ll need greater protection for the skin on your face. Unless you have very oily skin, use a richer lotion, and pay attention to areas around your lips and eyes – they are particularly prone to winter skin damage.

If you have sensitive skin, look for fragrance-free and oil-free moisturizers. For oily faces, look for noncomedogenic formulas that won’t clog your pores. Recent studies suggest that glycerin-based moisturizers help you shed skin more consistently, leading to smoother-looking skin.

At Red Bamboo MediSpa, we recommend RevaleSkin, a natural skin care line that has more antioxidants than any other – it even has more antioxidants than green tea and pomegranate extract combined. While the hydrating principles are the same as other moisturizers, this line has the added benefit of vitamin E and grapefruit extracts to soften skin texture, oxidoreductases to reduce free radical damage, and naturally potent antioxidants from real fruit. What do all those antioxidants do? They help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, evening skin tone and texture – and most importantly, they keep your skin healthy by neutralizing free radicals. RevaleSkin is what we use ourselves.

No matter what moisturizer you choose, you can maximize its effectiveness by applying it to damp skin fresh from the shower. Remember, the object of the game is to retain water in your skin cells, and after a shower, they’ve absorbed moisture you don’t want to lose.

Of course, diet is important to keeping your skin looking youthful, so remember to drink more water, and less dehydrating drinks like coffee, soda, and alcohol.

Winter Skin Care from the Inside Out

Winter Skin Care
The holidays make crazy women out of all of us. We run around from our jobs to the mall, stay up late wrapping gifts after the kids have gone to bed, haul trees in cars not meant to hold them – and to do it, we gulp down enough caffeine to power a small city.

Put down that coffee cup.

Pick up your water bottle.

Now picture everyone at your next holiday party wondering how you could possibly look so dewy, vibrant, and refreshed. Keeping your skin looking fresh and moisturized for winter is a process that starts from the inside out. Here are some tips for how to look – and feel – beautiful this season.

1. Drink plenty of water and avoid lots of alcoholic drinks – and yes, avoid caffeine. You want your skin cells to have the fluid they need to stay plump and full, and drinking plenty of water is the best way to support your entire body.

2.  Use super foods to stop dry skin before it starts:

  • Almonds, filled with Vitamin E, act as a natural sun blockers and antioxidant.
  • Carrots clear up breakouts because of their high Vitamin A content.
  • Dark chocolate’s flavonols reduce roughness.
  • And flaxseeds and salmon, packed with Omega-3 fatty acids, help with decreasing fine lines and spots.
  • Sweet potatoes are rich in vitamin C which is essential for collagen production.

3. Choose the right moisturizer for the season: winter calls for a richer lotion than the warm humid days of summer. Applying your moisturizer while you are still damp from the shower will help to lock in moisture, and remember to pay attention to areas around your lips and eyes that are especially prone to dryness.

Are you ready to be the envy of your New Year’s Eve party?

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