Many people relish and try to achieve clear and glowing skin, but only a small percentage of them truly understand the science that underpins effective skin treatments. This article is written by a qualified expert in the field of cosmetic dermatology with the purpose of bridging the gap between myth and reality in the field of skincare. This article will provide you useful and credible insights into effective treatments and practises that are based on scientific evidence and can help you or your clients achieve clear, glowing skin.
The Science Behind Clear Skin
- The Epidermis: It is the topmost layer of the skin and plays a significant role in maintaining the overall health of the skin. A healthy epidermis gives off a radiant appearance from the inside out leading to glowing skin.
- Skin Renewal of Turnover: The process by which skin cells renew themselves occurs on a cycle that takes around 28 days. However, this schedule can be disrupted by factors such as advancing age, eating habits, and psychological stress. These factors must be taken in consideration for glowing and radiant skin.
Factors Affecting Skin Health
- Diet and nutrition: An anti-oxidant, vitamin and mineral-rich diet is essential for skin health. Vitamin C and E rich foods, for instance, can promote collagen production and combat oxidative stress, resulting in clearer, younger-looking skin.
- Environmental Factors: Pollution, ultraviolet rays, and severe weather conditions can negatively impact the skin by accelerating ageing and causing inflammation. Some of these effects can be mitigated by using anti-pollution skincare products and applying sunscreen.
- Hydration of Skin: Appropriate hydration is essential for maintaining skin elasticity and preventing dryness. Dehydration can cause dull, fatigued skin and exacerbate the look of fine lines and wrinkles.
- Stress and Tension: Chronic stress causes the release of cortisol, a hormone that can cause excessive oil production and worsen skin conditions such as acne and eczema. Meditation and other stress management techniques can improve skin health.
- Chemical Peels: These involve the application of a chemical solution to exfoliate dead skin cells, paving the way for new cell growth.
- LASER Therapy: Highly targeted beams of Q Switch and Erbium glass can help in treating scars, pigmentation, and even fine lines.
- Medical Facials: Dermaclear, Carbon LASER peel, microdermabrasion are the recommended procedures for glowing skin.
Skincare Regimen for Glowing Skin
- Cleansing: Using a gentle cleanser to remove dirt and oil.
- Toning: Balances the skin’s pH levels.
- Moisturizing: Hydrates and locks in moisture.
Clear and radiant skin is not just a cosmetic goal, but rather a reflection of overall health. With advancements in Cosmetic Dermatology, it is now simpler to effectively treat a variety of skin conditions. However, it is essential to be well-informed and cautious, relying on scientific methods as opposed to hearsay or fad. This article aimed to provide a comprehensive guide grounded in dermatological science to help healthcare professionals and individuals interested in their own skin health make informed skincare decisions.
Dr. Arvinder Singh (MBBS, MD) is a double world record holder and Board-Certified Cosmetic Dermatologist and Aesthetic Physician. His extraordinary work made him win the title of Father of Cosmetic Dermatology. In cosmetic world he is well known for Medical LASER, Botulin injections (BOTOX) and dermal fillers.
He is CEO and MD of the Arth Group of Companies in Rajasthan. He is founder chairman of International Board of Cosmetic Dermatologist (IBCD), London, UK. He specializes in Cosmetic Dermatology, facial aesthetics, clinical cosmetology, and Pathology. He is also a renowned TEDx Speaker, medical entrepreneur and coach.