Do you look in the mirror and wish you had younger looking skin? While one of the greatest things about ageing is letting go of other people’s opinions and living more for ourselves. Becoming more tolerant, patient and having a true and deep understanding and acceptance for who we are. For some of us though, one of the worst things about ageing is that it shows on our skin. Gravity takes hold and things start to head south. Our life experiences begin to move from our insides and start to appear on our outsides. While this all adds character to our face and makes us unique, it would be nice if there was simply not too much character. Perhaps just a little more ‘filtered’.
So for those of us who would like to wind back the clock, there are certainly plenty of options these days. Anti-wrinkle injections, dermal fillers, lasers and light therapy, and of course surgical face lifts. But what if these options are not for us, or we aren’t quite ready to go down the injectable path?
How can we achieve the youthful look and will skin care do the trick?
Before we start adding all the anti-ageing products we can find to our shopping cart, we first need to understand our skin and the ageing process. How our skin ages can vary greatly depending on our lifestyle, our diet and of course hereditary factors. Many other reasons, such as exposure to the sun (photo-ageing – the biggest culprit in ageing), weight, smoking, sleeping positions, pollution and even facial movements (think squinting!).
Overtime and through all the reasons mentioned but especially UV damage, our skins fibers begin to break down, decreasing the elasticity (elastin) and creating stretching and sagging. Our skin becomes thinner from the walls in our vessels thinning so we bruise easier and the healing process takes longer. We also start to lose fat in our face, making wrinkles appear deeper.
How to have younger looking skin naturally
Given that fine line and wrinkles and lack of volume are the most common ailments that make us appear older and the ones we are most unhappy about, we need to find products that can work in a way to smooth and plump our skin.
The use of peptides in skin care has been revolutionary in combating fine lines and wrinkles. Peptides trick our body into thinking that it is a breakdown of collagen, and so our body quickly generates more collagen, bringing firmness and elasticity back, giving us a smoother appearance.
Société Intense Firming Complex offers one of the highest doses of peptides in a serum, giving immediate and long-lasting firming and tightening of the skin. We also have Medik8’s Liquid Peptides which is awesome as well as Eyelift Peptides and Clarity Peptides. CosMedix Elite Pepoxide mixes a high dose of peptides together with antioxidants to protect against free radical damage while dramatically improving the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Your skin really loves Peptides!
Adding volume to your face is achieved by intense hydration to plump your skin. Peptides also prove very effective in boosting your skin’s moisture. Using moisture and peptide rich creams such as Société Skin Hydration Complex will relax the appearance of lines and wrinkles by plumping and hydrating the skin without adding oil. Using a mask such as Société Rejuvenating Peptide Gel Mask will add instant hydration and can be used weekly as an at home treatment.
Of course, there are many other products for anti-ageing facial treatments on the market, but when it comes to proven results to achieve younger looking skin, we have done the research for you and know that with consistent use, you should see some fantastic results, and all without needles!!
Still not sure?
If you need more help or would like personalised advice on what skincare products are best for you, book now for your consultation with a skin care advisor. Check out our range of in-clinic services today.
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