Your face can be considered as your personal billboard. People look at your face as a reflection of the many facets of your life. It’s no wonder why most, if not all of us, are paying extra attention to our faces. Not only because the face is the immediately visible part of our body at eye level, a major part of our communication with other people is through our faces, where our mouth and eyes are located. We speak and express ourselves mostly through these channels, so it is imperative that we enhance the way our face looks. Thanks to the advent of modern technology, cosmetic and dermatological innovations now have different means of making your face clear and smooth.

Hydrate Your Face with Moisturizers

Keeping your face hydrated is important, whether you have dry skin or oily skin. You need to balance the sebum production in your face to prevent flaking and dry patches and also replenish lost moisture. The good thing is there are many moisturizing products for your face. All you need is to find the right kind of moisturizers by taking into account your skin type. Lotions and creams are oil-based products that plump up your skin cells and provide a smooth texture to your skin by adding an oily layer to the surface. This works best when active ingredients such as vitamin C, vitamin E retinoid, growth factor or alpha/beta hydroxy acids are added to the cream or lotion. Also, you need to have natural ingredients if you have sensitive skin. Aloe vera gel, shea butter, cucumber extracts and honey are just a few natural ingredients you can consider. If you currently have skin conditions, like black or brown spots, acne and dermatitis, these natural ingredients can be coupled with mild but effective hydrating chemicals such as ceramides, glycerin and hyaluronic acid. For best results and to lock in moisture in the skin effectively, apply your lotion or moisturizer on damp skin just after taking a shower, then follow up with a face or body oil.

Optimize Your Water Intake

It’s not just enough to hydrate your skin externally. You also need to hydrate your skin from the inside. The key is drinking enough water every day. Stick to the 8-10 glasses rule where you need to drink a total of 3 liters of water within a day. Taking in this amount of water daily not only flushes out toxins from your body, it also improves blood circulation and maintains the hydration of your cells, making them look plumper. Proper hydration improves the metabolic processes in the cells, which reflect on the outside as smooth and fuller looking skin. Aside from the optimum amount of water, you also need to take in at least five servings of fruits and vegetables daily. This ensures that aside from keeping your bodily processes working optimally, you also get antioxidants, micronutrients, minerals and vitamins that keep your body and your skin healthy.

Sleep is our body’s natural process that allows it to recover from stress and repair cell damage. The modern lifestyle of being on the go, partying and gaming until the wee hours of the night is disrupting your body’s important natural processes like sleep. More and more people are depriving themselves of enough sleep and good quality rest. When this happens, our body’s internal functions are out of sync, which leaves our skin aging prematurely. Exhaustion not only is taxing to your internal body processes, it also converts into dry, sunken or sickly looking skin. On the other hand, having enough rest can have you achieved plump, fresh-looking skin. It’s no wonder why our nighttime shuteye is often called beauty sleep. Make it a point to sleep seven to eight hours of quality sleep to gain overall rejuvenation for your body, including your skin.

Get Expert Skin Care Treatments

There are many ways to pamper your skin and treat the conditions that ail it. Acne, blackheads, fine lines and hyperpigmentation are the most common skin problems that affect our faces. Cleansing and exfoliating products can help you achieve a smooth, clean and glowing appearance. These two steps should come in tandem for best results. Choose chemicals that are great for renewing the outer layers of the skin and also gentle to the skin at the same time. Exfoliating acids such as lactic, glycolic and salicylic acid are some of the ingredients you need from your exfoliating scrub. If you are unsure of which product to choose, you can go to dermatologist-tested or recommended products or get advice directly from a dermatologist.
For a deeper cleansing and exfoliation, it is recommended that you consult your dermatologist or licensed skin care professionals. Some of the trending and highly recommended treatments for the face and skin are as follows:

  • Chemical Peel Treatment – a type of exfoliation that helps tighten, tone and brighten the skin. Vi Peel is a virtually painless peel that can be applied as a stand-alone treatment or in combination with dermabrasion, laser or injectable treatment. Additional benefits of this treatment include a reduction of fine lines, acne scars, skin pigmentation to achieve a smooth and younger looking skin.
  • Dermabrasion – a powerful skin resurfacing technique that gives a deeper exfoliation than over-the-counter products. This isn’t always recommended for all skin types as some may have sensitive epidermis and would get irritated. A mild option would be Microdermabrasion, which uses a fine-tipped instrument or a fine mist of abrasive particles. Essentially, this technique works in the same way as skin Exfoliants and adds the benefit of boosting cell regeneration.
  • Laser Skin Resurfacing – a dermatological procedure that uses concentrated beams of light to even out skin texture, tone and to significantly improve fine lines and wrinkles on the face. This procedure also restores the youthful look of the face by encouraging collagen production, having the pigmentation even out, and remove unwanted body hair and scars. This procedure is best performed in several sessions.
There are actually many ways of achieving that clear and smooth facial attribute. As much as possible, stick to natural and home-made remedies for the skin, especially on the face. If you go for medical or dermatological treatments, it is recommended that you consult a dermatologist or a professional and licensed skin care provider before deciding to go for skin treatment procedures. Most importantly, you are the one who knows your skin best and what it needs most, so choose the options that work best for your face. Having an effective facial care can open up many possibilities in your life, like improved confidence, a positive disposition and a better assessment of your self-worth.