Reality sits in
My skin was oily and pimply in my teens. In my twenties, it was good all plump up and good with occasional breakouts as I go facial regularly. I was confident that my skin would look great so on some days, I would go without sunscreen. Everything seems fine.
Now that I am in my early thirties, I really start to notice how vulnerable my skin becomes. It is more sensitive and more prone to breakouts. I started noticing brown spots appearing on my cheeks, chin and nose. My skin looks uneven in colour.
Worse still, my pores started to enlarge over time as my skin started to lose collage. I can see some ageing lines appearing under my cheeks. At this point, I wish I had done more prep work to my skin and avoid the sun at all costs. Or perhaps I should be exercising more and eating healthy again? Ageing is definitely one word that really scares the hell out of me. Pigmentation is even scarier.
What is pigmentation?
Pigmentation refers to the colouring of the skin. Without pigments, your skin will look as white as ghost. But when there is an overstimulation of pigments, it will result in skin discolouration. This phenomenal is called hyperpigmentation. I am experiencing some sort of hyperpigmentation. But thankfully, there are remedies to help lighten those brown spots which are also called liver or sunspots.
Some natural remedies include using natural acids found in everyday food to gently exfoliate the skin and promote the renewal of the skin. Things like apple cider vinegar, lemon and yoghurt contains some form of natural acids that help lighten dark spots. I will be covering more of these natural remedies in my upcoming beauty blog post.
Other solutions would include applying topical creams that also contains acids and ingredients that renewal the skin cells. For a quicker and more intensive treatments, you can even go for photo-rejuvenation treatments like IPL (Intense Pulse Light) or even chemical rejuvenation treatments like chemical peels.
The approaches I’ve taken
Besides trying out some home remedies, I’m also going for facials to tackle my skin problems. I’ve recently gone for an LHE Radiancy facial treatment at Indulgence Beauty. The highlight of this treatment is the use of LHE (Light and Heat Energy) to target the deeper layers of the skin.
After the usual cleansing and extraction step, they would proceed to do the LHE treatment on my skin before ending it off with a facial massage and mask.
LHE Radiancy Facial Treatment
Prior to the treatment, they did a skin analysis for me again to find out if my skin is in its healthy state.
Results shows that I am lacking in collagen, sebum and elasticity. At the same time, my skin also requires continual skincare to prevent formation of wrinkles, enlargement of pores and hyperpigmentation. Looks like a lot of work is needed on my part to maintain a healthy-looking skin!
But first and foremost, I needed to boost collagen in my skin, hydrate my skin and lighten pigmentation. This is why my skin therapist suggested the LHE radiancy treatment for me.
How does light and heat energy blast away the pigments?
The machine emits short pulses of light and heat that targets at dermis layer to stimulate collagen production and promote renewal of skin cells. It works by causing an injury or lesion in the skin in order to stimulate the body’s natural healing process to remove the lesion.
There is no downtime to this treatment and it is overall pain-free. The only discomfort is probably the sudden flashes of light and heat. Other than that, the procedure is pretty quick, simple and painless.
Typically, you will need to undergo about 6 to 8 treatments in order to see visible results. I probably will be heading back to Indulgence Beauty for such similar intensive treatments to alleviate my skin conditions.
I’ll keep you guys updated. Hopefully, those pigmentations on my skin will be gone before I know it. In Jesus’ name, amen.