Affordable Skincare Treatment Options

By on January 21, 2020
Skincare

Skincare treatments are practices that are meant to improve skin appearance, relieve skin conditions as well as maintain its overall integrity. Skin treatments are more than facials since they even incorporate the maintenance skin practices. Skincare treatments should not be a one-time practice.

The costs involved are relative, but we are going to try and look for some treatments which can be categorized as affordable to the majority of the population. However, the severity of the condition to be treated also determines the total cost for the treatment. As such even a relatively affordable skincare treatment can be expensive if several sessions are required.

 

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Sunscreens

Sunlight exposure is helpful to the body especially in as far as vitamin D is concerned. However, the sun also contains harmful ultraviolet rays which can be damaging to the skin. Sunscreens are lotions, gels, sprays, or any other compound that reflects or absorbs the ultraviolet rays of the sun. This makes it safe to stay on the sun irrespective of its harmful rays.

Sunscreens are suited for almost every skin type. However, to get it right, it’s advisable to discuss or even consult with a professional before getting a sunscreen. Visiting your dermatologist for advice is the best way to ensure you are using the right brand for your skin. For example, people with oily skin should use non-comedogenic sunscreens and those with dry skin to use ones with moisturizers.

Chemical peels

These are chemical solutions which are used to remove the most top layer of the skin in order to reveal the much softer section of the skin. Chemical peels are effective in correcting fine lines and spots caused by the sun.

The depth of penetration of the chemical peels is dependent on the chemical used. For example, chemical peels that use alpha-hydroxyl acids are superficial, those that use glycolic acid are medium, and the ones that use phenol or Trichloroacetic acid are deep penetrating.

Exfoliation practices

This is the removal of dead skin cells on the outer most part of the skin. Exfoliation can either be through mechanical or chemical means. Mechanical means of exfoliating the skin can be through the use of microdermabrasion or other frictional devices.

Use of fillers

Dermal fillers are chemical solutions that are injected into the body to reinitiate the production of collagen cells. They can also fill the lines and wrinkles from the fact that it’s a liquid solution and can easily get through the tissues.

Some of the common types of fillers are those based on hyaluronic acids and also those based on bovine. Bovine collagen injections are basically the least expensive, but they have the probability of giving the patient an allergic reaction.

Acupuncture and micro-needling

Acupuncture involves the insertion of needles in certain parts of the body in specific points. Research shows that this procedure can help to reduce pain as well as increase the rate at which collagen cells are produced in the body.

Microneedling, on the other hand, involves puncturing the skin and causing it to have minor injuries that make the body’s natural healing process to start. This leads to the formation of a smoother and softer looking skin. This procedure can be combined with laser treatment depending on the availability of funds.

Skincare treatments are processes and procedures that are used to enhance the appearance and conditions of the skin. Various practices can be used to rejuvenate the body, but some of the most affordable and common methods are sunscreens, dermal fillers, chemical peels, and skin exfoliation practices.

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Affordable Skincare Treatment Options