Lines and wrinkles are some of the most common and visible signs of ageing. And as such, there are a wide variety of aesthetic procedures and treatments that can hep to reduce the appearance of these, including anti-wrinkle treatments and dermal fillers. But you can slow the development of wrinkles effectively, with some specific skin care and lifestyle changes. Keeping your skin hydrated is one of these options, and there are actually a range of advantages of skin hydration. But what are these benefits? Well, here at The Skin And Wellbeing Clinic, we are Preston’s leading aesthetic practitioners. And we offer a range of professional, high quality procedures. As a result, we have produced this guide to everything you should know about skin hydration.
What are the advantages of skin hydration?
There are many advantages to keeping your skin hydrated. These include:
- Improved skin elasticity
- Reduced wrinkle appearance
- Balanced oiliness
Skin hydration and improved elasticity
Keeping your skin hydrated can help to keep the cells healthy, and prevent the breakdown of skin connections and elastin between the layers of the skin. This is vital for the skin’s ability to stretch and snap back to its original shape, as well as for transporting essential nutrients to different areas of the skin. A loss of skin elasticity causes skin to look saggy, crinkled, or leathery, and this can also lead to the development of wrinkles, as lines form where the skin does not return to its original position.
Skin hydration and reduced wrinkle appearance
Hydrated skin tends to be more plump and supple than skin that is dehydrated. This is because, without water and nutrients, skin cells become more sunken and deflated, and this means that any wrinkles or lines will be more visible and obvious. However, when the skin is hydrated, these lines and wrinkles will appear smoother, and be much less visible.
Skin hydration balances the skins oiliness
Skin that is oily, or skin that is dry, can be uncomfortable, itchy and can even make you appear tired or run down. Keeping your skin well hydrated will balance the hydration levels, and in turn your skin will appear younger, and more even in tone and texture.
What are the most effective aesthetic treatments for hydrating the skin?
To help bring some moisture back to your skin cells, and restore some much needed nutrients, you should consider:
- Mesotherapy – using superfine needles to inject nutrients and important vitamins and minerals directly into the skin, mesotherapy can be a great way to hydrate and nourish your skin cells. This can even promote the increased development of collagen and elastin, which are both essential skin components for facial fluidity, movement and structure.
- Dermal fillers – dermal fillers are used primarily for increasing the volume of the skin in areas where ageing has altered the facial structure, or for targeting lines and wrinkles directly. But a secondary effect of dermal filler injections is the hydration of the skin. Dermal fillers are injections of hyaluronic acid into the skin, replacing what has been lost as part of the natural ageing process. This hyaluronic acid stores water, and releases this slowly to the surrounding skin cells, keeping your skin hydrated and well nourished.
For more information or advice, or for any of our professional, high quality services, why not get in touch with the team today, here at The Skin and Wellbeing Clinic?