Secrets to a Luminous Complexion

Secrets to a Luminous Complexion

The Science of Skin: Foundations of a Radiant Glow

Welcome to another edition of our Vysana Life series. I’m Dr. Sunny Dhesi, and today, we’re diving deep into the secrets of maintaining a luminous complexion. Understanding the structure and functions of our skin is the first step towards effective skincare.

Watch the video newsletter below or scroll down to read about the secret to luminous skin!

Secrets to a Luminous Complexion

Understanding Skin’s Structure and Functions

Our skin, a dynamic organ, comprises several layers, each with specific roles in protecting and maintaining our overall health.

The Three Primary Layers of Skin

  • The Hypodermis: This deepest layer acts as a cushion for our bones and muscles while providing insulation.
  • The Dermis: Making up 90% of our skin’s thickness, it houses collagen, elastin, blood vessels, and glands—all crucial for skin flexibility and resilience.
  • The Epidermis: The outermost barrier, protecting against environmental factors and housing melanin, which shields us from UV damage.

Secrets to a Luminous Complexion

Key Steps to Achieve a Luminous Complexion

Sun Protection and Proper Nutrition

Protecting your skin from the sun is crucial. Regular use of sunscreen can prevent damage and aid in maintaining skin health. Nutrition also impacts skin health significantly, with vitamins A and C playing essential roles.

The Importance of Hydration and Moisturisation

Incorporating hydrating serums and robust moisturizers into your routine is vital. These products help lock in moisture, keeping your skin hydrated and preventing dryness.

Common Questions and Myths about Skin Health

We often encounter questions about how to manage combination skin and the effects of hormonal changes on skin appearance. Here’s how we address these:

Managing Combination Skin

Identifying whether your skin is dry, oily, or dehydrated is crucial. Each condition requires specific products and care strategies, often involving the use of ceramides to restore skin barrier functions.

Hormonal Impacts on Skin

Hormonal imbalances can cause various skin issues, including oiliness or dryness. Adjusting your skincare routine during hormonal shifts is key to maintaining a balanced complexion.

Not sure what’s best for your skin?

At Vysana, we’re not just about aesthetics; we’re about comprehensive health care. You can choose virtual and face-to-face consultations or why not try our free Skin Analysis?

We also offer full private GP services such as blood tests and much much more.

If you’re seeking more personalised advice or wish to book a private consultation, please reach out to us at You can also book through our website or call 01572 827085.

Remember, this is a conversation, not a consultation. For medical advice, please book an appointment.

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