Who doesn’t dream of having a supple, radiant skin and a glowing complexion all year round?
Here are our best secrets to help you reach your goal… three ways!
Dull tint, enlarged pores and pigment spots: who is to blame?
It is no longer a secret that sun exposure accounts for 70% of the causes of skin aging. By changing the cellular structure of the skin, it is the source of many skin problems, both in terms of complexion and texture of the skin. This is how hyperpigmentation gives birth to spots, low collagen production creates wrinkles and sagging, and the breakdown of skin cells tarnishes the complexion.
The beauty routine also has its share of responsibility in the health aspect of our skin. Indeed, the use of topical products not adapted to our needs and negative health habits directly influence the quality of our skin. By revealing dilated pores, blurred complexion and brown spots, the skin dictates its most important needs: it lacks exfoliation, it suffers from the application of a cream too rich, or it has thirst for active moisturizing or anti-aging ingredients.
1. How can I restore my glow?
To visibly improve the appearance of the skin, a single watchword: adapted beauty routine!
To oxygenate skin cells, free skin from dead cells and tighten pores, here are the essential steps of the at home beauty routine:
→ Clean the skin morning and evening with proper cleanser and toner to remove any traces of make-up and other impurities;
→ Apply a serum with powerful active ingredients that meets the specific needs of the skin;
→ Apply a moisturizer that is appropriate for the skin condition;
→ Use mineral sunscreen, regardless of the weather;
→ Drink at least 1 litre of water and add lemon juice to eliminate toxins.
Once or twice a week :
→ Exfoliate the face to remove dead cells, allow the skin to oxygenate and allow cosmetic products better penetration and action;
→ Apply a mask to tighten pores and refine skin texture.
Finally, physical activity cannot be neglected: it energizes our cells by increasing their oxygenation through the bloodstream and recharging them with minerals and nutrients while eliminating toxins. The result? Strengthened skin elasticity and a radiant complexion.
2. What treatments are suitable for me?
If home exfoliation removes 3% of dead cells, this figure rises to 30% with clinical intervention. It will therefore be said that the power of the technologies used by professionals certainly offer an extra boost of brilliance that you should not be without. Here are our favorites… to consider at least 4 times a year:
Diamond-tipped microdermabrasion mechanically removes the dead part of the corneal layer of the epidermis to allow the skin to renew itself in a healthier way. This rejuvenating treatment also helps to refine the skin’s texture and unclog pores. A session with seasonal changes is recommended to improve the quality of the complexion.
Glycolic peeling is an exfoliating treatment that helps tighten pores and prevent acne flare-ups. Glycolic acid, which is a derivative of fruit acid, works on the surface to dissolve dead cells, but also more deeply to stimulate natural collagen production. The skin is thus smoothed and more permeable to the products used.
Oxygen serum infusion is the perfect treatment to deeply moisturize and revitalize the skin. Slightly pressured oxygen promotes the spread of the active ingredients contained in the high-end Functionalab serums used, acting instantly against the effects of aging and natural dehydration of the deep layers of skin. In addition to peeling or microdermabrasion, this moisturizing treatment is recommended for seasonal changes to maintain a luminous complexion.
Clear-BrilliantTM, Venus VivaTM or FraxelTM non-ablative re-slanting lasers cause the skin to regenerate naturally by creating subcutaneous micro-perforations. New collagen and skin structure are formed to significantly improve the texture and overall appearance of the skin, as well as significantly reduce scarring, wrinkles and pigment spots.
Our pulsed light platforms can correct complexion imperfections such as pigment spots and small blood vessels. Photorejuvenation is an effective treatment to restore the skin to a unified, youthful-looking complexion. For maximum lightening of the complexion, a few sessions may be required, and annual maintenance recommended.
3. What products should I use?
Did you know that Functionalab products are used in our clinical care and are exclusively available at Dermapure?
Developed by a team of skin care specialists in Montreal, Functionalab cosmetics and nutricosmetics optimize the results of our treatments and fit perfectly into the beauty routine at home. For healthy, glowing skin, we recommend adopting the following products: