With the warmer amongst us, it’s time to give your skin a fresh new look for Spring. The Winter weather can cause our skin to look older, so with Spring in the air, I think it is time to restore your skin’s beauty, and we at Barbie’s Beauty Bits are here to help.
While wrinkles and fine lines are unwelcome signs of the aging process, they are not the only things that make your skin look older. Several telltale signs of aging winter skin can undoubtedly impact our youthful glow. From dead skin cells, dry skin, to uneven skin tone, sun damage, even broken capillaries all contribute to the appearance of aging skin.
Hence it’s no wonder our skin needs a blossoming glow of a few rejuvenating skincare treatments to restore the skin’s beauty.
So without further ado, here are some of my top beauty treatments to restore your skin’s beauty.
Step 1: Vow To Exfoliate For Smoother Youthful Skin
All the things that can keep your skin from looking smooth, glowing, and radiant, dead skin cells are at the top of this list. Which is why this is the first step to restoring your skin’s beauty.
Before we get into some of the treatments, let’s discuss these pesky dead skin cells as they really are a pain in the you know what!
Did you know that somewhere between 30,000 and 40,000 skin cells die every minute! Yes, it can be a good thing because it allows fresh, new younger cells to surface. BUT, and of course, you knew there would be a but, the problem is that most people leave those nasty dead skin cells lying around, like dry, dead leaves. Turning your face into a mini skin cell graveyard. And the scary thing is these dead skin cells can clog pores and cause false wrinkles, making your complexion appear much older than it is. All by your own accord!
So the answer…Exfoliate, Exfoliate, Exfoliate
Exfoliation is the key to brighter, smoother skin and one of the most convenient and effective ways to teach the skin to act younger. There are a few different ways to exfoliate, and let’s have a look at them.
Physical exfoliators use a tiny physical object to scrub dead skin away, and this could include coffee grounds, sugar, charcoal, and even clay to slough away those dead skin cells. These exfoliators are usually on the milder side to gently exfoliate skin and help improve tone, texture, and clarity to reveal brighter, more radiant skin.
While the word “chemical” might be a bit misleading, no worries, as these types of exfoliators are perfectly safe to use. This term actually refers to Chemical exfoliants formulated with skincare ingredients like AHAs, BHAs, and PHAs.
Not only can exfoliating with a chemical peel such as from The Ordinary help to turn back the clock on aging skin, but they can also reverse some of the natural processes that contribute to facial aging.
Again these words sound scary. But this term refers to some tools like an exfoliating brush, where there are bristles that are used on the face to remove layers of dead skin cells for skin rejuvenation
No matter which form of exfoliation you choose, you want to ensure that you do not overdo it as there can be bad side effects. If you exfoliate the skin too often, the skin’s barrier function can become compromised creating skin problems, leading to your skin becoming dehydrated, and your capillaries can become damaged.
Generally, the skin should be exfoliated only one to two times per week to help expedite skin cell turnover and boost collagen production without causing damage.
Step 2: Treat Yourself To A Facial Mask
After clearing away all the dead skin on your face, you’re ready for a facial mask. If you’re in the mood to treat yourself, head to the spa! Or you can pamper yourself in the comfort of your home with some sheet masks.
Besides the feel-good effects sheet masks have, there is one for every skin type and skin concern! From brightening dull skin and clearing acne to rehydrating parched skin and delivering anti-aging goodness, one of my favorite brands is My Facetory! As Holy SHEET, do they have a lot of masks. Like this FaceTory Sheet Mask Collection with over 23 sheet masks!
Step 3: Repair Your Moisture Barrier
Did you know that the other main threat to the skin barrier comes from our skincare products, such as cleansers and over-exfoliating? WHAT???? Hence, the final step in removing dead skin is applying a high-quality anti-aging cream that supports the skin barrier.
Without writing a book here, our skin barrier is SO essential. It is like a little coat of armor surrounding the skin to protect it from the outside world.
The key is to look for products with ingredients like ceramides, hyaluronic acid, and probiotics! Even transformative Growth Factors for powerful barrier support and deep moisturization for healthy glowing skin!
Step 4: UV-free LED Light Therapy
With so much beauty blossoming around us, Spring is a time of healing and renewed growth. That’s why I recommend some LED facial therapy. Light therapy treatments use different colored light wavelengths to stimulate the skin tissue. I prefer something that offers many benefits like the NURI LED thermal system that combines the power of 4 technologies in ONE device.
This skincare tool uses UV-free LED light therapy, thermal technology, ionic technology, and sonic vibrations.
Each light modes offers various benefits…
💙Blue helps fight acne, acne scars, and other skin imperfections
💚Green boosts collagen
❤️Red offers anti-aging
💜Purple repairs damaged skin, age spots, and toxin eliminations
Step 5: Let Your Beauty Bloom With Botox Injections
Non-surgical cosmetic treatments for that skin-glowing Spring look are the way to go, and Botox is a great way to soften your look for Spring!
Many people tend to wear less makeup during the warmer months, and Botox injections can help to rejuvenate your natural appearance. Skin with deeper wrinkles due to sun damage or other factors may require a more intensive treatment plan, of which Botox is a part. Often they are combined with dermal fillers.
And no worries, as the treatment, only takes about 20 minutes with little downtime and minimal pain.
Step 6: Rock Your Skincare Routine With The 80/20 Rule
Did you know that 80% of your skincare results are actually from your home skincare regimen? What? Yeah, I know many of you are probably a bit surprised to hear this, so let me explain this using the 80/20 law of the vital few or the Pareto principle.
You’ve probably heard about this 80/20 concept when it comes to working out and your diet. Where 80% of your results come from the foods you eat, while 20% is from working out.
I love this concept, as you can apply it to anything in life, including the health of your skin and skincare goals.
This principle goes like this in skincare, where 80% of the results will depend on your at-home skincare routine and 20% on professional skincare treatments as BOTH play a vital role in healthy skin. Like anything in life, the key here for it to be successful is consistency.
So there you have it, beauties. Barbie’s Beauty Bits Beauty Treatments To Restore Your Skin’s Beauty. Until next time!