Is your facial skin pale and dull? Are you looking for a treatment that restores the glow of youth? It is mandatory to thicken and grow your collage net and increase the hyaluronic acid content in your skin in order to foil the signs of aging, and it is necessary to opt for long-term effectiveness over short-term facial treatment plans. So, why is a Hydrating Serum Treatment preferred over an Oxygen Facial Treatment? Read on for the answer!
The Difference: Oxygenating vs. Hydrating
Oxygenation of the skin is a ‘quick-fix’ method of delivering oxygen directly onto your skin. It is a professional treatment where a stream of highly pressurized oxygen is directly atomized into the skin’s surface. This infusion of oxygen prompts the dermal cells to reactivate their repair mechanisms in order to increase cellular turnover and boost circulation. With better circulation, the skin can more easily eliminate toxins and provide a better supply of nutrients.
Hydrating the skin, on the other hand, is a means to increase and retain water content. When the skin is well-hydrated, this not only results in a healthy, smooth, plump complexion, but is also responsible for delaying the signs of aging. The introduction of hydrating ingredients not only supports a well nourished and moisture rich collagen-elastic matrix in the skin, but also boosts the collagen net for a more resilient, plumper feel.
Is Your Skin Dry or Dehydrated?
An effective skin care plan is directly linked to first determining your Skin Dosha. (Ayuredic skin type). There is a subtle difference between dry skin and dehydrated skin:
We all have experienced dehydrated and itchy skin, especially during the winter season. This is often accompanied by flaky patches, tightness and redness which can be very uncomfortable. In the long run, neglected dry skin is also responsible for accelerating the formation of wrinkles, fine lines, crow’s feet and other signs of aging skin. This cascade happens when the topmost layer of the skin that is protected with natural lipids (fats) and waxes is disturbed or broken. When this layer of skin doesn’t function properly, moisture can easily evaporate from the skin, resulting in dehydration. While Dehydrated Skin is a consequence of the lack of water content in the skin, Dry Skin is a result of loss of essential oils as well.
Dehydrated skin can be experienced by all skin types, however, dry skin is a primary trait of Vata dosha and is usually biological (or genetic). Dry or Normal (with temporary dehydration) responds best to our oil-enriched Vata Skin Treatments. On the other hand, Oily or Sensitive Skin that is dehydrated, responds to Kapha and Pitta Skin Treatments, respectively.
The Value of Oxygenation Treatments in Skin Care
As trendy as it may sound, there is actually NO hard evidence that oxygenation or oxygen facial treatments are effective in treating dry or dehydrated skin. These treatments may temporarily diminish tiny imperfections, hydrate the skin, and make the face appear smoother and plumper, providing a temporary brighter face, and reduction of fine lines due to increased circulation. However, there are no proven long-term benefits. Oxygen facial treatments are costly and require monthly treatments in order to see results.
Skin Hydration with Hydrating Serums
Remember the fable of the race between the tortoise and the rabbit? The lesson in that fable is that it is always slow and steady that wins the race. Similarly, high quality hydrating serum treatments start working within 2 weeks, and provide long lasting, cumulative lasting results. When your skin feels dry, it lacks water (or hydration). To reintroduce water into your skin, you need to choose the right product, containing the right ingredients for the best results.
An ingredient called ‘Hyaluronic Acid’ is naturally present in the skin and is responsible for keeping the skin well-hydrated, resilient and plump. HLA is a humectant, working like a sponge to pull moisture from the environment into your skin. With age, this single most important acid in the skin begins to decline in production, becoming the prime cause of accelerating the formation of wrinkles and fine lines. Topical replacement of HLA with BioScience Peptide Complex works magically to restore the lost moisture and firm and tighten sagging thinning skin. Other ingredients that work well to restore the balance of dry, dehydrated skin are Vitamins (E and B-complex) and botanical oils like Jojoba, Olive, Hempseed, Coconut, Sesame.
Not only serum treatments, but Organic Hydrating Toners work as a first line of defense to add moisture, pH-balance and prep the skin for better absorption of subsequent skincare steps. While purchasing toners, make sure they are alcohol and silicone free and are effective enough to remove any post-cleansing residue. Our organic hydrators /toners also contain calming ingredients that help soothe the symptoms of dry skin and reduce redness and irritation.
Follow our ‘Minimal Skincare Regimen Guide’ to learn more about the best combinations of organic skincare for perfectly balanced skin.
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