It’s something that we’ve been fighting for centuries; slowing or even reversing the aging process, especially when it comes to our skin. Why do we get wrinkles in the first place? Well, as we age our skin becomes less able to protect itself because it begins to thin. It also starts to dry out and becomes far less elastic than before. This is a natural process and everyone will eventually be sporting their fair share of wrinkles. The sun does more damage as our skin becomes more vulnerable, and this is when negative lifestyle choices tend to rear their ugly heads.
If you smoke you’re not doing your skin any favours; constantly pursing your lips eventually leads to wrinkles around your mouth, not to mention the fact that the chemicals in your cigarettes restrict blood flow, making it hard for your skin to get the oxygen and nutrients it needs. If you sleep on your stomach, pressing your face into your mattress or pillow will take its toll and show up as wrinkles (or even as acne). A high sugar diet can also cause wrinkles, as the sugar molecules attack collagen and elastin; both of which keep your skin smooth and supple. If you’re not wearing sunscreen then you’re leaving your skin open to damaging UV rays, and will wrinkle sooner and more aggressively than your sun block worshipping friends.
So what can a person do? How do we slow the process? There are a variety of ways you can help your skin to maintain a youthful appearance. If you’re a smoker, it’s never too late to kick the habit. There are numerous products on the market today to facilitate a less “cold turkey” method. Eat a healthy diet. Our fruits and veggies go a long way towards helping our skin and you’ll do your entire body a good turn by going heavy on the broccoli and not bringing temptations into your house. Use sun block or wear protective clothing when you know you’ll be spending a long day in the sun. Hats and UV-guard rash guards are a great way to stay cool and give your skin the protective layer it needs.
A wonderful and popular way to help lessen the signs of wrinkles and ageing is an array of spa treatments. From Microdermabrasion to Chemical peels, these processes offer a wide variety of benefits including leaving you with a fresh, more youthful appearance after sloughing off old, dry layers of skin. Try a Microneedling (also known as Collagen Induction Therapy) for a minimally invasive facial rejuvenation, or, if you’re looking for something completely non-invasive, try a Micro-current face lift (non surgical) or a Radio frequency face lift (also non surgical)! We can ensure a pleasant and productive treatment that will leave you feeling as if the years have dropped away. Join our many happy clients who have already experienced the joy of slowing the ageing process!