An anti aging facial can refer to a number of different types of facials but often the term is used to describe an intense light facial that can be done in a facial center or spa and also at home, provided you have the right materials and supplies. An anti-aging facial, whether you opt to perform it yourself or allow the professionals to work their cutting-edge magic, is one of the easiest things that you can do in order to keep your skin healthy and young looking.
Skin aging cannot truly be prevented. As we grow older, our skin cells deteriorate and the rate at which cells rebuild and replace themselves slows dramatically. On top of that. Aging skin naturally thins and contains fewer, larger skin cells. As a result, older people have drier skin, more prone to wrinkling – two common visual signs of aging. Additionally, external factors such as the weather and work environment can contribute to aging skin. In cold weather, everyone’s skin gets a little drier and more susceptible when the bitter cold robs the air of all moisture.
Even if aging skin cannot be totally prevented, you can slow down the process in a number of ways – or rather, prevent the process from being accelerated by environmental factors like those listed above.
In addition you can use innovative treatments like anti aging facials to help turn back the clock.
Sun exposure damages and dries the skin, limiting its ability to heal and sometimes outright killing skin cells. A good sunscreen of SPF 30 or higher can significantly reduce the damage done to your skin by solar radiation. Diet, exercise, and certain light treatments are credited by many as having a positive impact on the signs of aging in the skin, but ultimately, reports vary. One solid way to slow and seemingly reverse the process of skin aging in the face is with an anti-aging facial using light therapy.
Light therapy was originally developed for hair removal and varicose veins (which targets people who are used to prolonged standing), but is turning out to be extremely effective when used as an anti aging facial. The light, which is an intense pulsed light (or IPL for short), penetrates beneath the skin’s surface and stimulates the production of collagen. Collagen is the protein that contributes a lot of the elasticity and firmness to the skin, so the new collagen fights wrinkles on your face and will keep the skin taut and smooth. Aside from keeping away the lines collagen produced through light therapy sessions can also remove the dry skin, spots and scars caused by harsh makeup and sun exposure.
There are a lot of skin clinics and spas offering light therapy or IPL nowadays and the cost is not that expensive when you compare it to cosmetic surgery or even botox injections. Not only is plastic surgery expensive but healing time and potential side effects can impact your daily activities and overall health. When you do an anti-aging facial using light therapy, you may experience a bit of skin discoloration for about a week or less, after which your skin will naturally compensate return to normal. Not everyone has this discoloration, and those who do usually only show mild discoloration.
You can do light therapy at home, too. All you have to do is to purchase an anti aging photo rejuvenation light and use it according to the manufacturer’s guidance. There are several products available on the internet. One product that has excellent reviews is the red Baby Quasar. You can learn more about how this device works to give you a face lift in my article here; Baby Quasar Red You can read the reviews and pick one up here; Baby Quasar Photo Rejuvenation Light Therapy