Q. I have recently turned 38 and am starting to notice the first signs of ageing around my eyes and mouth and across my forehead. I’m not sure that I want to go down the botox route just yet, is there anything I can try first?
A. Let me first congratulate you on getting to 38 before those ugly manifestations of time that we call line appeared. I have been locked in an on-going battle with them since the age of 25! Although botox is nothing to be scared of and the results are amazing, I understand that you may not want to go to it as your first port of call in the ageing journey, and there are many other options available to you.
Natural skin ageing can generally begin around the age of 24 when the skin starts to take more time to regenerate and collagen and elastin fibres begin to breakdown. External factors such as sun exposure and pollution and lifestyle choices such as smoking and alcohol intake all take their toll on the skin and its ability to renew and fight the signs of advancing years. So what’s the answer and how do we fight back?
We can reduce the signs of ageing and give the skin a younger appearance. Just as plants respond to nutrients and water, the skin can recharge its resources of energy and revitalising substances that stimulate the cellular functions that make it look younger.
As these are the first signs of ageing, what we should firstly look at is your current homecare routine, do you have one or should you start one? If you are using a daily moisturiser at the moment it may be time to consider changing to a cream that is specifically designed to combat skin aging. If you do not use a daily moisturiser at present, then this is the place to start the fight back.
Clarins Multi Active range is a targeted cream for early wrinkle correction. This super luxurious cream is available for all skin types and as a comfort cream for dryer skins. This expert age-control skincare fights the first signs of ageing and loss of tone whilst also protecting against daytime aggressions to preserve youthful skin and ensure a satin smooth complexion.
If you are more of a Guinot skincare fan then their firming activators range will accelerate cellular renewal and repair the supporting fibres whilst preventing their degeneration. This range of creams and serums visibly smooth and tone the skin whilst reconnecting the elastic tissue and smoothing lines using a combination of Vitamin C and Pro-Collagen. Try using the Base 777 day cream and the Crème Energie Lift night cream as an introduction to the range.
A great homecare routine will always be boosted by regular salon treatments and the care and advice of your personal trained professional therapist. An excellent salon treatment for you to try to maximise the results of your homecare, would be the Guinot Hydradermie Lift.
Guinot Hydradermie Lift treatments will rejuvenate the features without any invasive procedures. This lifting treatment also tones the skin and firms the face deep down by exercising the muscles. In depth the muscles regain tone and firmness, cellular activity is reactivated and the features are lifted to spectacular effect. At the end of the hour long treatment, your face looks smoother and firmer. Results can be seen after a single treatment but a course of ten treatments, taken two a week for five weeks will make the face visibly younger with no injections.
It is worth remembering that age 30 is the time to prepare for the skin’s appearance at 40; age 40 is when we prepare for 50, and so on, and so with this in mind I’m am off to exercise, start a major detox, exfoliate, put on a face mask and get all 8hr of beauty sleep. We hope to see you in salon soon.