Love the skin you are in.

Love the skin you are in.

We live in a time where everyone is striving for the impossible.  We know our role models, and beauty bloggers, cheat the camera by adding filters and photo edits which are readily available on even standard mobile phones.  Why do we still strive for the flawless, wrinkle-free complexion? Does it exist? Can we actually achieve it?

We have been cheating time for years now with muscle relaxants such at Botox and Dermal Fillers for the more youthful appearance.  These beauty treatments are readily available, and widely used, with many studies supporting their safety. The regular consumer base now consider this as nothing more than getting a facial or pedicure.  But do these treatments actually work?

 

There are muscles in the face that are present for facial expressions.  It is these movements when used every day that can lead to wrinkles at rest and a harsh facial appearance.  For example, if you frown a lot then you can end up with lines at rest in between the eyebrows. Even smiling can cause the wrinkles around the eyes.  By preventing movement of particular muscle groups using muscle relaxing injections the face appears smoother even when the person is dynamic. We are no longer aiming for the frozen look but a natural, age-defying appearance.  The only person who will know the secret of this youthfulness is you.

The other treatments that have been around for years, Micro-Needling and Chemical Skin Peels are used to rejuvenate the outer layer of the skin.  These treatments remove the dead outer layer of the skin forcing it to heal with a new, more youthful collagen. The treatments are custom delivered to suit your individual needs.  So consult with you your Facial Aesthetics provider whether you are looking to treat acne scarring, excessive pigmentation, under eye dark circles or just to remove those fine lines.

The most important part of your aantiageingprogramme is what you do every day at home.  Having an amazing, clinically proven skincare regime is key to younger looking skin. The Illuminance range of skincare provides the solution to a few key problem areas. The product range includes Illuminance Reveal which is a mixture of Glycolic, Citric and Salicyclic Acids specially formulated to remove dead layers of the skin and increase cell turnover.  Retinol seems to be the new mantra when anti-ageing is concerned. Illuminance R+ contains 1% retiniol and is used to decrease pore size, uneven skin tone and pigmentation.  Team this all up with Illuminance SPF 50 which is a lightweight, photo-stable physical sunscreen to shield our skin from the effects of sun damage.

Some may question, why not just age naturally and be happy?  Looking good improves your confidence. The face is such an exposed part of your body if you are not confident in how you look then your mannerisms will reflect this making you appear shy and awkward.  If you are constantly worrying about how you present yourself, this can adversely affect your mood causing anxiety. So should these treatments be considered taboo after all?

4-step night routine for younger looking skin.

4-step night routine for younger looking skin.

4 Steps

Night routine for a younger looking skin.

1. PREPARE

This is a soothing natural daily cleanser which removes dead skin and makeup easily.Apply the product to damp skin and massage and remove with a damp cloth or in the shower.

2. REVEAL

This is a Glycolic wash which removes dead skin and excess oils in the skin.  It also works by increasing cell turnover and thereby revealing new younger looking skin.

Massage onto damp skin and leave on the skin for a few minutes to allow the product to work before rinsing off  with warm water. Do not use this product too close to the eyes.

3. REFINE

This intensive eye serum contains a unique blend of ingredients including Vitamin E to hydrate and Almond oil to repair.

Apply daily to cleansed area around the eyes, massaging gently until fully absorbed.

4. RECOVER OR R+

Retinol products increase cell turnover and reduce pore size resulting in younger looking skin as well as reducing the visible signs of ageing including pigmentation and uneven skin tone.

Apply to skin at night.  It is important to use Protect 50 sunscreen the following day when using retinol, as retinol increase the skin’s sensitivity to sun exposure.

5-step day routine for younger looking skin.

5-step day routine for younger looking skin.

5 Steps

Night routine for a younger looking skin.

 

1. PREPARE

This is a soothing natural daily cleanser which removes dead skin and makeup easily.

Apply the product to damp skin and massage and remove with a damp cloth or in the shower. 

2. REVEAL

This is a Glycolic wash which removes dead skin and excess oils in the skin.  It also works by increasing cell turnover and thereby revealing new younger looking skin.

Massage onto damp skin and leave on the skin for a few minutes to allow the product to work before rinsing off with warm water. Do not use this product too close to the eyes.

3. REFINE

This intensive eye serum contains a unique blend of ingredients including Vitamin E to hydrate and Almond oil to repair.

Apply daily to the cleansed area around the eyes, massaging gently until fully absorbed.

4. C-10

This professional strength Vitamin C serum offers antioxidant protection.  It quickly penetrates your skin. Apply daily to clean skin before applying SPF or makeup, gently massage until fully absorbed. Apply daily to skin after cleansing as part of your morning routine.

5. PROTECT SPF 50

This is a Glycolic wash which removes dead skin and excess oils in the skin.  It also works by increasing cell turnover and thereby revealing new younger looking skin.

Massage onto damp skin and leave on the skin for a few minutes to allow the product to work before rinsing off with warm water. Do not use this product too close to the eyes.