Fact: there is nothing more liberating than waking up in the morning to glowing skin. But with winter wreaking havoc on our complexions, staying radiant all year round can prove a little tricky. Fortunately, there are a range of affordable, non-invasive treatments out there that will leave you looking and feeling your absolute best. The only tough part is figuring out which treatment is best for your skin.
Enter the legends at Clear Skincare Clinics who have made it their mission to ensure our skin’s health is at its physical and emotional best. We caught up with them to chat about our most common skin concerns and how to best treat them.
Best for… brightening and hydrating dull skin
Unless you’re Beyonce, for most of us winter = tired skin, which is why skin peels are going to become your go-to. Put simply, a peel gets rid of old skin while stimulating the regeneration of new skin. Hello, baby soft feels. This new layer is clearer, smoother and more even giving you that sought-after glow. So how does it work? A combination of naturally derived acids and chemicals—like lactic acid, vitamin C and salicylic acid—penetrate the skin, working from the inside out, breaking down the oil and congestion that cause acne and blackheads making way for tighter, brighter, rejuvenated skin.
Best for… improving skin tone and texture
If you’re looking for airbrushed skin, then microdermabrasion is for you. Using a diamond tip wand and suction to remove the dead skin cells that lead to skin congestion, this treatment is deeply exfoliating and super relaxing. The process stimulates blood flow to the skin, making way for refined pores, an improved, smoother texture and an overall clearer complexion. While you’ll notice changes after just one treatment, it is recommended that you get this treatment once a month to keep your skin looking and feeling nice and healthy. Short on time? Clear Skincare also offers express microdermabrasion with 10-minute appointments—we reckon that’s the ultimate self-care lunchtime treat.
LED Light Treatment
Best for… treating breakouts and reducing fine lines
Pain-free, non-invasive and soothing, LED Light Treatment is one of the best ways to treat acne-prone skin and help reduce future breakouts. It’s also ideal for people that suffer from rosacea. Using varying wavelengths of light, LED works at a cellular level to stimulate the healing mechanisms in the skin. The blue light helps remove the bacteria that causes acne and generates cellular activity that deals with age spots and sun damage. While the red light gently stimulates collagen production leading to smoother, fuller skin, and fewer fine lines (win!). Overall it reduces inflammation so expect to leave with glowing, gorgeous skin. Best of all it requires no down time so you can go on with your day looking freaking fabulous.
Dermapen Skin Needling
Best for...reducing acne scarring, stretch marks and pigmentation
If there was an MVP for skin treatments, we reckon we’d give Dermapen Skin Needling our vote. Its list of achievements is endless—from reducing acne scarring, pigmentation, fine lines, wrinkles and loss of elasticity, there isn’t much this treatment doesn’t do. And before you worry about the fact that needles are involved, trust us when we say it’s far less painful than it sounds. So how does it work? The Dermapen is a small, pen-like device containing many tiny needles which gently penetrates the skin at high speed, creating 1296 tiny micro channels in the skin every second. By creating these micro-injuries, the skin’s natural healing process is activated, stimulating new collagen and elastin production.
Best for… acne-prone skin, wrinkles and skin texture
Amazing skin in just 30 minutes? Sign us up! The Hydrafacial is the all-rounder treatment that is perfect for almost all skin types and is the ultimate self-care moment for those on a tight time schedule. Starting off with a gentle cleanse and exfoliation, a Vortex Fusion technology is then used to gently remove debris from pores with painless suction—in fact, we actually love how it feels. Next up they’ll quench your skin’s thirst with a range of antioxidants and peptides to maximise your glow. The HydraFacial is loved for improving a number of common skin concerns including acne-prone skin, uneven pigmentation, enlarged pores and skin texture.
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