What I am doing in my 20's to look good in my 40's.
By Vicky Riley
I am a professional aesthetician, and I would like to share what I do for my skin with you.
I am fast approaching my 30s, so I feel the need to take extra care of my skin. Youth preservation is important to me, to prevent those dreaded frown lines and other signs of ageing from appearing.
I have never had a problematic skin, even through my teens, but I have always suffered with a dehydrated/dry skin.
Dry and dehydrated skin usually ages quicker than an oily skin, therefore it is imperative to take action against ageing whilst young!
My favourite skincare.
First of all, where it comes to what I put on my skin, it has to be medical grade! Having worked for many cosmetic and spa brands, I do know what is in the products. And I will always choose medical grade products for my skin.
A good RETINOL is key for preventative anti-ageing.
I use the Night Time Repair by Circadia which is a 0.5% encapsulated retinol, its rich and hydrating, which I love, with no irritation, unlike some retinol based products. I use retinol for purposes of youth preservation and to improve the quality of my skin. I have seen a visible improvement in the texture of my skin, especially reduction in the pore size.
This is a medical grade product. It is not available online. Available at Fab Clinics.
Another one of my favourite skincare products is the Everactive C and E by AlumierMD. It is the water soluble L'ascorbic acid, that is essential for aiding the production of collagen. Also, a powerful anti-oxidant, to strengthen the skin and brighten the complexion. I have never had as many compliments about my skin as I have when I have used this product.
This is an award winning medical grade product. It is not available online. Available at Fab Clinics.
Treatments I love for my skin.
My favourite professional treatment to have is the 45% Lactic Peel by Circadia.
It is a non shedding peel, that leaves my skin glowy and rejuvenated.
Makeup glides on after this peel, and the results last for weeks. This peel will encourage a healthy skin cell turnover, keeping the skin plump and working efficiently.
In the winter months, I like to have the Glow Peel by AlumierMD to shed off the layers of pigmentation, created in the summer months.
Both of these treatments will prevent and start to correct the first signs of ageing heading into my thirties.
It is vital to include both good skincare and treatments into a preventitive anti-ageing routine. Treatments are like having a PT session and skincare is the healthy diet and exercise.
Treatments without skincare will not get you the results you want to acheive.
The next thing I am looking to add into my routine is the Radiofrequency non surgical facelift. This is a form of collagen induction therapy which will stimulate collagen production from within with results lasting upto 2 years.
If you are confused by all of the different skincare products and treatments and not sure what is right for your skin, please come and talk to me at Fab Clinics.
Book a free consultation with me or my colleagues!
We will perform a free skin scan to assess what is your skin's age is like against your physical age.
We can also analyse the products you are currently using against the need of your skin.
Call us on 01509 400 444 or click on the link below to book online
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