Postnatal dull skin? These treatments can restore your glow
Some of us might have enjoyed a pregnancy glow and in case you thought you were imagining it, it really is a thing. According to research, increased blood volume and increased production of certain hormones during pregnancy work together to create that ethereal pregnancy glow, or skin that looks flushed, plump and even smoother!
Post pregnancy though is altogether different story. Dark eye circles from sleepless nights, lingering melasma and skin discoloration from your hormones going on overdrive and even a neglected skincare routine with so much going on in your life right now can cause skin to look a little lacklustre and dare we say it, dull.
The good news is you don’t have to live with dull skin forever. Glowing, radiant skin can be yours again if you follow these tips from our aesthetic doctor from SW1 Clinic.
Clean your skin
Going back to the basics is always a great place to start. Start investing a little time and effort to find the right cleanser for your skin, and treat this as a little self-care especially in those early days of motherhood. Amp up your cleansing routine by finding a cleanser that doesn’t dry your skin and contains antioxidants and essential oils to keep your skin feeling cleaned, hydrated and refreshed.
The appearance of dull skin can be due to a build-up of dead skin cells resting on your skin. Exfoliating your skin once to twice a week is an excellent way to get those dead skin cells off your face. This allows for skincare products to better penetrate your skin and also gives your natural skin a chance to glow.
A must-have for everyone from age 1 to 100, sunscreen is a sure-fire way to protect your skin from age accelerating factors such as UV rays and pollution. Keep fine lines, skin discoloration and age spots at bay with a good application of SPF50 daily, whether you’re indoors or outdoors.
Aesthetic treatments aren’t just about fillers and anti aging injectables. Today there’s a wide range of options available to treat a myriad of skin conditions as well as boost skin health to help your complexion achieve the best state it can be.
We love SylfirmX, the latest treatment proven to effectively treat melasma to restore flawless, healthy skin. The new generation of Sylfirm allows the doctor to customise the treatment to treat your skin concerns.
Another hot favourite is Water Drop Lift to enhance moisture levels in your skin whilst boosting skin health and providing a lift to your skin. Achieve dewy, supple skin with this painless treatment in as little as 30 minutes.