As we grow old, skin ages too and so it starts losing its elasticity as a result, we can see wrinkles, less firmness starts occupying the skin.
So, scientists at MIT, Massachusetts General Hospital, Living Proof and Olivo Labs have designed a new material that can temporarily safeguard and tighten the saggy skin and even can smooth wrinkles. The development of protective coating would help in restoring healthy skin properties for both cosmetic and medical reasons. The second skin has shown its various advantages in case of frown lines, wrinkles, and crow's feet. It is one of the biggest things known in the field of skin care.
The research and developments even focus on using the skin as a drug to treat numerous skin conditions.
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The second skin is still under the study for its usage. It is found to be certainly less risky and invasive compared to the facelift. Even the outcome tends to be subtle, reversible and so natural looking.
The invisible skin layer can act as a barrier, offer cosmetic enhancement, and potentially provide a drug locally to the region being treated. These 3 things could really make it perfect for use in humans.
With the advancement, the skin would be used to create drugs as a remedy for eczema and dermatitis. Well, the process of using second skin includes two steps.
The desired area should carry the invisible liquid to make second skin appear. This liquid must contain polymer in it.
After applying the cream, you will feel the reaction tempering the polymer's chain that sparks the moisturize-retaining elastic film. And this is a post morning cleanse ritual.
Practically, Second Skin implications of the skin are endless. It could be very helpful in psoriasis too. And, the best use of it is for face and under eye bags. It could keep the skin from inflating.
Researchers even tested the material's potential in avoiding water loss from the dry skin. Moreover, the skin is taken to have a huge potential in cosmetic and noncosmetic applications.