How to look like a supermodel Part I: Tested ways to reduce your pore size, decrease wrinkles, and stimulate collagen production
One thing about those super models, their face. Now, while it is true that beauty is in the eyes of beholder, some might argue that super models are really all about their figure and posture, but one thing we could all agree on is that super models all look like they have radiant skin. And that, regardless of how you think of their facial structure, is always a good thing and always considered attractive.
Just like a super model, when we walk out the door, the first thing most people notice about you and me is our face. To tackle the most common facial skin problems, first we must understand collagen – the key to pore size reduction, decrease in wrinkles 1.
What is collagen?
Collagen is a natural protein our body produces that keeps things together like a glue, often found in the skin, bones and connective tissues. It is a principle component of the skin that helps in firmness, renewal of skin cells and vital for skin elasticity. Apart from its key role in skin, it is also the main component of our hair and nails. Given that collagen gives the skin its structure and strength, as well as replacement of dead cells, as the production of collagen slows down or decreases, all kind of related skin problems appear, such as saggy skin and wrinkles, ample collagen production will also make your pores appear smaller. Think of it as a filling that straightens out the wrinkles and tightens your pore size2. This means that, collagen along can solve both the enlarged pores problem and wrinkles!
Unfortunately, the slow down or decrease of collagen product comes naturally as we age with time (Just as you’re reading this!).
What can you do to slow down the decrease of collagen?
If you are just as terrified as I am after learning about collagen and its inevitable decrease, you must be hoping there’s a solution to this, the good news is, there are things you can do to slow down the process or even boost the collagen production in your body. Some natural, some surgical. Let’s take a look at the natural solutions you can incorporate into your daily life first:
Eat for collagen
There are a good number of foods that can help your body boost collagen production, or, at the very least, good for it. Eat food that contain amino acids lysine and proline, two of the major component of natural collagen. Lysine is commonly found in lean meats, fish, and low-fat dairy, and proline can be found in egg whites and wheat germ. Other nutrition needed for collagen production include vitamin C and protein.
Best defense is a good offense
There are a number of external factors that damage the collagen in your skin, by avoiding those, you would be doing yourself a huge favor. Those factors include smoking, sun exposure, and high sugar intake.
Massage stimulates collagen production, and the cherry on top: it also promotes muscle memory, what this means is that it can strengthen the facial skin. Massage your face daily with upward movements when you apply skincare products.
The other solutions
Like all things natural, it often takes time and persistence to see results, and thanks to technology, if those are the two things that you lack, there are also surgical solutions.
Collagen injections have been practiced for decades, it literally injects collagen into your skin to do collagen things. There are many different fillings you can choose from, each and every one of them has different advantage and disadvantage. Like all invasive surgery, there is risk associated, make sure you consult your doctor to find out what’s best for you.
A relatively new concept. The therapy stimulates the collagen production by puncturing your skin to create some very tiny injury, which is controlled, and through this, your body will react by producing new collagen to fill these tiny little wounds.
And of course, last but not least, there’s also the non-surgical treatment. Here at Only Aesthetics, we call it “Face Freeze”.
Face freeze is a Cryogenic treatment. A controlled beam is used to freeze the skin of your face, scalp, and neck area, during this process, the cold nitrogen that beam uses will tighten your skin, filling the fine lines and wrinkles, furthermore, this also stimulates the collagen production. Through repeated treatment, the skin becomes more elastic and the pore size is reduced, which is a hard thing to achieve on your own through any natural solution. Because of the collagen production stimulation, you’ll also notice brightened dark spots and healthier looking hair.
To learn more about our Face Freeze treatment, head to https://onlyaesthetics.sg/treatments/face-freeze/ to read more about it, alternatively, you can always pay us a visit whenever you’re ready to get to know us and the treatment more!