Latest Skincare Trends to Look Out For in 2017

Skincare is a field where things change every day. As more and more people are looking for safer, more effective solutions for their skin problems, skincare companies are competing with each other to come up with increasingly innovative products that offer better, faster results.

Let us now take a look at the latest trends that you need to look out for in 2017.

Sheet Masks

Now, sheet masks are not exactly a new trend, as they have been in vogue for quite some time now. Industry observers, however, are of the opinion that the trend of sheet masks will continue well into 2017. They also believe that the quality of these products will be much better than what we have seen so far. For instance, sheet masks made of pure cotton or bio-cellulose with completely natural ingredients are very popular right now than those made of paper or fabric.

The reason behind the sheet mask’s popularity is that it has made skin care much easier. You can just put it on your face, leave it for 20 minutes, and rip it off. It is all you need to do to hydrate and nourish your skin.

Hyaluronic Acid

This is yet another trend, which is already popular, that will continue to become even more popular this year. Hyaluronic acid is known for its ability to hydrate the skin and protect the skin against oxidation and free radical damage. It is now considered a must-have ingredient in moisturizers and anti-aging products.

Superfood Based Products

Superfoods are incredibly popular with health-conscious people and skincare companies have decided to take it to the next step by adding them in their products. So, skincare products that contain superfood ingredients like goji berry, acai berry, moringa, spirulina, flaxseed, quinoa, and kale are likely to become the rage in 2017.

Dry Body Brushing

Exfoliating the skin with a dry brush is an age-old skin care technique in Asia. It removes dead cells, boosts circulation, and reduces cellulite, as a result of which your skin feels younger and fresher. Beauticians and skincare experts believe that the practice will become popular in the US and Europe as well.

Transformative Texture Skincare Products

Products that change texture when applied on the skin are the rage now. These products literally transform while you apply – from gel to water, from balm to oil, from semi-solid to liquid, and so on. Like most beauty trends, this one too started in Asia and is becoming wildly popular in other parts of the world too.

Probiotics

Dermatologists firmly believe that 2017 will be the year the world fully realizes just how important a role probiotics play in skin care. Probiotics are bacteria that are highly beneficial to your health. They improve your digestive health, strengthen your immune system, and keep inflammation in check. As most skin problems are a result of unchecked inflammation, a regular intake of probiotics can improve your skin health considerably.

Foods that are rich in probiotics – like miso soup, yogurt, and sauerkraut – are already popular with health-conscious people, but what is likely to get mainstream attention in 2017 are skin care products with probiotic ingredients.

The Importance of a Good Dermatologist

One thing with new skincare trends is that you need to know if they are actually good for your skin or not before you start following them. This is where a dermatologist comes into the picture. Before using any new skincare product or DIY home remedy, it is a good idea to consult a qualified dermatologist to know if it is actually safe.

                                        If you are living in Chandigarh Tricity area or in any of the nearby cities, you can consult Dr. Harmandeep Sidhu, who runs Athena Skin & Laser Clinic in Chandigarh. Dr. Sidhu is one of the most successful and celebrated cosmetic surgeons in the country today and has years of experience treating people with a variety of skin and hair problems. Whether you are looking for a solution to a specific skin problem or need to know how to take better care of your skin in general, Dr. Sidhu has all the answers you need. So, visit Athena Skin Clinic today and take the first step towards better skin care.

Why Do Married Men Love Cosmetic Procedures and What Are the Choices Available for Them?

One of the most pervasive myths in the skincare industry is that cosmetic procedures and beautification treatments are only meant for women. It is thought that women care more about the way they look and opt for plastic surgery to look good even after marriage. It is no longer the case. Today, men are just as interested as women in looking good and youthful, particularly after marriage.

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Receding hairline and protruding belly used to be the hallmarks of a married man. It is not the case anymore, as more and more men are opting for treatments like fat reduction, acne scar reduction, and hair transplant to look just as good as their wives. In many cases, they are encouraged by their wives get it done. In some cases, both the husband and wife decide to opt for cosmetic surgery to improve their looks.

If you are a married man, you have plenty of options in terms of cosmetic procedures. From a simple skin whitening procedure to a meticulous hair transplant, there are a number of choices available for you to improve your appearance.

Let us now take a look at some of these procedures.

Skin Whitening – It is a procedure which allows you to even your skin tone and brighten your complexion with the help of topical applications that contain various substances like vitamin C, hydroquinone, arbutin, and kojic acid.

Dermabrasion – It is a procedure in which the outer layer of your skin is scraped away to make acne scars and other blemishes look less visible.

Dermal Fillers – These are substances that can be injected into your skin to get rid of lines and wrinkles and make you look younger.

Botox – Quite possibly the most popular cosmetic procedure all over the world, Botox can reduce lines and wrinkles and make you look younger. Botox shots relax your facial muscles and prevent them from contracting too much, which prevents the formation of fine lines and wrinkles

CO2 Laser Treatment – It is a highly effective treatment to remove stretch marks. It uses micro laser beams to break down the tissues along the stretch marks, as a result of which your body creates new, healthy tissues. Once the healing process is over, the stretch marks fade away and the skin looks noticeably younger and firmer.

Laser Acne Scar Removal – It is a process which uses targeted laser beams to reduce and remove acne scars. The laser beams destroy the sebaceous glands which cause acne, as a result of which the acne scars fade away over time.

Fat Reduction – There are two methods available for fat reduction – laser fat reduction and mesotherapy or lipodissolve. In laser fat reduction, laser beams are used to puncture holes in your fat cells. The disintegrated fat is then flushed out by the lymphatic system. In lipodissolve, a combination of medications, natural extracts, and vitamins is injected into various parts of your body like waist, buttocks, and thighs. The medicinal combination melts the fat tissues, which are eliminated from your body through feces. Both these procedures are non-invasive and serve as safer, less painful alternatives to liposuction.

Mustache and Beard Transplant – In this procedure, hair follicles are taken from the back of the scalp and grafted on your upper lip area, cheeks, and chin. Once the hair starts growing, the bald spots in your mustache and beard are covered and you can have a nice, full mustache and beard.

Hair Transplant – It is done using a method called FUE (follicular unit extraction), wherein hair follicles are removed from the donor site (back of the head, chest, arms, or legs) and grafted in the bald spot. It is a lot more effective and less painful than FUT (follicular unit transplantation), where a strip of skin with hair is scrapped off from the donor site, dissected into follicular units, and transplanted into the bald spot. Unlike FUT, FUE does not involve incision or stitches and the recovery time is also considerably lesser.

As you can see, there are a wide range of cosmetic procedures available for married men who are looking to improve their physical appearance. These procedures can correct imperfections in the skin and scalp and make you look younger and more attractive. It is, however, extremely important to get these procedures done under the guidance of an experienced dermatologist.

One of the highest qualified and most experienced dermatologists in the country today is Dr. Harmandeep Sidhu. The founder of Athena, a full-service skin and hair care clinic, Dr. Sidhu specializes in a variety of cosmetic, laser, and dermatological procedures. With many years of experience and expertise, Dr. Sidhu is your best choice for hair and  skin care treatments.