Microcurrent is a low-level, electrical current that mimics the body’s natural current and can provide both instant and cumulative results when used regularly.
Whether treating existing lines and wrinkles or simply being preventative, microcurrent facials are an amazing choice because they ramp up the skin and stimulate the body’s own natural currents to tighten the muscles of the face, reducing the appearance of existing lines and making it harder for new ones to form.
Let’s take a deeper look into why hydration is important for your skin and how this affects microcurrent.
WHY WATER IS IMPORTANT FOR YOUR SKIN
Skin’s Hydration Levels
There are two important aspects to the skin’s hydration level:
1.Surface hydration – Most electrical therapy treatments require the use of a conductivity medium for optimal results. This is usually in the form of a gel or serum. This provides surface hydration, which helps the microcurrent to penetrate beyond the skin’s surface layer.
2. Hydration beyond the surface – Once the microcurrent has passed the skin’s surface layer, the hydration of the tissues, cells and interstitial spaces will have an effect on the conductivity of the current. This hydration level is most affected by what we eat, drink and do in the hours before a treatment, versus what is applied topically.
Did you know that your skin is an organ and that it’s the largest organ of the human body! What you eat and drink can affect it. As the months get warmer we need to work a little harder to keep our skin and bodies as hydrated as possible.
While not drinking water would definitely worsen a dehydrated skin condition, to fix your skin’s current state, your best option is something more topical.
When we drink or eat something, that substance must undergo all of your body’s other processes before actually arriving at your skin’s surface. Thus, the impact of your drinking water over time Is helpful, but not significant enough to immediately repair pre-existing damage.
When using microcurrent it’s important to remain hydrated so the Gel and low-level, electrical current can penetrate into your skin’s facial muscle to firm and tone. When your skin is dehydrated it makes the current penetration less effective.
H20 + MICROCURRENT
Water is a great conductor of electricity, therefore, the skin’s hydration level can heavily affect the results of a microcurrent treatment, more specifically, how much and how deeply the current is penetrated.
Your face is actually the only place on your body where your skin is directly attached to muscle. Microcurrent, in combination with a conductive Gel Primer, travels through the skin and stimulates these muscles lying right beneath your facial skin – kind of like a little work out for your face.
It’s Fitness For Your Face ™.
The primer is actually the key to this process, without a conductor, the current actually bounces off of the skin, making the treatment ineffective. Our gels primers are the first step to your microcurrent treatment allowing the microcurrent to penetrate beyond the skin’s surface layer.
Products that contain hyaluronic acid are crucial for your skin and body. “Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring polysaccharide found in the human body,” Byrdie explains. “It acts as a cushioning and lubrication agent for our joints, nerves, hair, skin, and eyes.” Did you know that one gram of hyaluronic acid can hold up to six liters of water.
We offer 3 products that contain hyaluronic acid. Our Optimizing mist, Lifter serum and Prep-N-Glow Cleansing Cloths. These 3 products will help correct, protect and renew your skins moisture. Want to learn more about these 3 skincare must-haves , here’s how to get your most hydrated skin EVER!
Keeping your skin hydrated is great for your body, skin and most importantly to get your best microcurrent lift. Looking for more information about microcurrent technology and all of it’s benefits.
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