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Effective treatments for hydrating the skin

hydrated skin

Here at The Skin And Wellbeing Clinic, we are Preston’s leading aesthetic practitioners. And we offer a range of professional, high quality procedures including chemical peels, laser hair removal and dermal fillers. As a result, we have produced this guide to everything you should know about the effective treatments for hydrating the skin.

The importance of skin hydration

Keeping your skin fully hydrated is essential for healthy, glowing and vibrant skin. This is because hydrated skin has the nutrients and volume that are necessary for healthy functionality. For example, hydrated skin maintains strong connections and elastin between the layers of the skin, and skin cells. This means that your skin will be able to stretch and move freely when you form facial expressions, and even return back to its original shape, reducing the opportunity for lines and wrinkles to develop. Hydrated skin often has more volume too, helping to maintain a more youthful appearance.

What are the most effective treatments for hydrating the skin?

If your skin is dehydrated, or is not getting enough nutrition, there are several effective treatments and simple remedies you could consider. These include:

  • Drinking more water – water isn’t just great for the brain, it’s also essential at a cellular level, including for the skin cells. Drinking more water can help hydrate your body, and maintain a good level of hydration for longer.
  • Over the counter products – there are a wide range of over the counter products available that can help to hydrate your skin. These are usually water-based creams that can penetrate through your skin and deliver water to your dehydrated cells. The best over the counter products will include a key ingredient. Look out for hyaluronic acid, urea, and glycerin for the most effective water uptake. You should also consider a moisturiser to lock this water within your skin barrier.
  • Use sun cream – a strong factor UVA and UVB sun cream can not only prevent you from sun burn, but this can also prevent the water leaving your cells, keeping skin fully hydrated for longer.
  • Aesthetic treatment options – there are also a number of effective, tried and tested aesthetic treatment options available. These include dermal fillers, mesotherapy and some chemical peels.

Dermal fillers can hydrate the skin

Dermal fillers involve injecting hyaluronic acid into the skin, which naturally binds with and stores water. This is then released slowly to the surrounding cells and tissue within the skin, keeping this well nourished and fully hydrated. As a natural part of the ageing process, the amount of hyaluronic acid in the skin is reduced, but dermal fillers can be used to replace this, and restore lost volume and hydration to your skin.

Mesotherapy to hydrate the skin

Mesotheraphy involves injections of nutrients and important vitamins and minerals with superfine needles. These reach directly into the deeper layers of skin to provide nourishment and hydration right where it is needed the most.

Chemical peels and skin hydration

Chemical peels can also be used for skin hydration, depending on the type of peel. While these are most commonly used to remove dry and dead skin, and to lift the appearance of dehydrated skin, some chemical peels can also hydrate and nourish the skin too. Especially those containing lactic acid.

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?

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The Skin and Wellbeing Clinic is proud to provide professional aesthetics treatments for clients in Preston, Blackpool, Leyland, Chorley, Kirkham, Blackburn and the North West of England.