We yearn to look young and beautiful all our lives, but it only seems to be a wishful dream, because age takes it all away from us. And, who can hide away from the deterioration of the skin caused due to the rising pollution and stressful life?
So, what to do when it is your best friend’s wedding, your graduation day, or the first time you meet your partner’s parents? To make the first ever, last impression of your glowing, youthful skin, read on.
What Is Skin Polishing?
It is a dream to get flawless smooth skin, isn’t it? And, all our lives, we put or skin through all kinds of homemade pastes, scrubs, and masks to achieve that perfect skin tone and yet barely succeed. But, with the new age technologies, dull and patchy skin are a thing of the past, as with microdermabrasion you can reverse the damage done to your skin through years of sun exposure, stress, and hectic lifestyle.
This process includes using the crystal on your skin to gently exfoliate the uppermost dead layer of the skin, promote cell and collagen production, and also increase the blood circulation making your skin look younger, smoother, and fresher. Stimulation of skin cells and collagen minimizes the appearances of skin pores too. The process is a quick one and takes just as much as time as you would to finish your lunch.
It helps in repairing –
- Sun tan removal
- Age spots
- Fine lines from aging
- Acne scarring
- Blackheads and whiteheads removal
- Minor scars
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Medical Process For Skin Polishing & Brightening
The following are the types of skin polishing treatments –
1. Crystal Microdermabrasion
This is performed using equipment that infuses microscopic crystals onto your skin to exfoliate the uppermost layer (epidermal layer), such that a healthier skin resurfaces, which is smoother and fresher. A vacuum tube is used to separate the crystals from dead skin cells and to increase circulation in the treated area.
2. Diamond-Tip Microdermabrasion
This procedure uses a diamond-tipped equipment that works gently across the skin like a wand, making the skin look like new. In the process, it sucks the dead skin away such that a fresher and younger looking skin comes to the surface.
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Can Natural Remedies Help?
Skin polishing focuses on removing the dead skin, and this can be done by using homemade facial scrubs and exfoliators as well. These natural remedies are helpful, but they do not drastically improve the tone and texture of the skin. Moreover, based on the skin condition, the results vary. Although, you sure can try the following polishing scrub recipes for some positive results –
1. Sugar And Honey Skin Polishing Scrub
This scrub has sugar and thus, is enriched with glycolic acid, which is known to effectively peel away marks and blemishes from the skin. On the other hand, honey adds nourishment to your skin and also moisturizes it.
2. Rice Flour Skin Polishing Scrub
Rice flour polishing scrub removes the dead, flaky skin and reveals a smoother looking skin with a healthy glow. Moreover, adding a dash of lemon juice will help in lightening and brightening the skin. This scrub is worth giving a shot over the weekend for the revival of your skin.
3. Orange Peel Polishing Scrub
Orange is rich in vitamin C and is great for oily acne-prone skin. Orange peel powder with milk help you in exfoliating your skin, increasing the circulation, and also brightening it up.
What Is Skin Polishing Treatment?
As a part of the skin polishing procedure, an equipment focuses a stream of microscopic crystals on the skin to exfoliate and remove the dead layer of the skin, thus promoting a healthier dermis. This skin treatment also encourages regeneration of skin cells, which rejuvenates the lost elasticity and brightness. Further, this process boosts the collagen production of the skin resulting in minimized large pores and enhanced firmness of the skin.
Be it fine lines, age blemishes, and patchy skin, this treatment is known to completely repair and revive your skin revealing a dream-like, younger-looking skin.
How Often Does This Procedure Need To Be Performed?
With the first session itself, you will see a drastic change in the way your skin feels and looks. However, considering the pollution in India and the hectic lifestyle we are habituated of living, a minimum of six sessions are recommended for long-lasting results.
After the first six sessions, a treatment once in a month or so will help you in maintaining that youthful glow of your skin.
Benefits Of The Procedure
The skin polishing treatment gently exfoliates the skin and resurfaces a fresher looking skin, therefore it –
- Diminishes dark patches and other irregularities in the texture of the skin
- Polishes and diminishes wrinkles, fine lines, and other signs of aging
- Minimizes large pores
- Exfoliates and extracts clogged pores
- Polishes and smoothens the scarring caused by acne and burns
Who Is The Right Candidate?
Anyone can get this treatment done, but it is best for those busy bees who cannot take time off for regular chemical peels or laser procedures and neither want to put off their outdoor activities on the side. It does suit sensitive skin type as well.
What Results Can One Expect?
After one session of this treatment, you will witness a smoother, brighter, and younger looking skin with a considerable reduction in epidermal damage that was caused due to sun exposure, stress, age, and hectic lifestyle.
What Are The Potential Side Effects?
There are no major side effects of this treatment. You may observe slight redness, itchiness, and a little swelling in rare cases, which lasts only for 2-7 days. Also, post the procedure, you may see a light peeling of the skin that lasts for about five days.
Is This Skin Polishing Treatment Safe?
It is a non-invasive procedure and is 100% safe. It only aims to remove the outermost layer of the skin to reveal the younger looking skin beneath. This treatment guarantees an instant glow regardless of your skin condition (unless you have active scars or pus-filled pimples).
What Is The Cost?
The cost of this treatment is typically ranges between Rs.1,500 to Rs. 3,000 per session.
Skin Polishing Results – Before And After
After this procedure, you will be a happy owner of beautiful skin! A little stinging, redness, and skin flaking will accompany the glow, but these will last only for 2-7 days. As directed by the dermatologist, you would have to avoid makeup for a day and also limit exposure to extreme heat and the sun.
Is There Any Downtime Post The Treatment?
The best part about this treatment is that there is no downtime, and therefore can be scheduled before any big, upcoming event of yours.
We live in a busy world and it is difficult to pay attention to the cries of the skin every now and then. And, even if we do attempt to try our hands on some known home remedies, the results are never satisfying. Therefore, for that bright, dewy, and fresh looking skin just before a big occasion, you can try skin polishing treatment.