Approaching or in your 40s and rethinking your beauty regime? This decade is about serious anti-aging treatments delaying the appearance of worsening of wrinkles and doing all you can to keep that jawline tight and sculpted. Without further ado, here are the real treatments that every woman (and man) in their 40s should check out. COMMON SKIN WOES OF THE 40s Increasingly sagging jawlines, double chins, jowls, prominent nasolabial and marionette folds. The 40s is the curse of the lower face. Try looking at yourself in the mirror and using your fingers to reposition your skin to where it was in your late 20s or 30s. You might not have minded the slightly less V-shaped visage in your mid-thirties but come 40s and you wish you did something about it earlier. Read more: Exposed: How 30 Minutes Was All I Needed For An Eyelift MAKE NON-INVASIVE SKIN TIGHTENING TREATMENTS A 40s RITUAL Ultherapy And Thermage : Mild to moderate cases of jawline sagging can take back that chiseled Continue Reading
BY LISA WILLIAMS That is the question puzzling scientists from all across the globe. Researchers have found that humans age at vastly different rates, with some showing signs of premature ageing at a relatively young age, while others still looking youthful well into their fifties! What are the factors that result in such vastly differing ageing processes? Is it the genetic makeup, the lifestyle or just pure dumb luck? Below are some women in their forties. It is a well known saying that all of us can thank our genes for how we look before the age of 20, but we can only blame ourselves for how we look after. Even women blessed with great genes can throw it all away with neglect and poor after-care. It’s no secret that women who choose to embrace aesthetic advances will look far younger and better than their peers. Coco Chanel poignantly summed it up “ There are no ugly women in the world, just lazy ones”. At 41, Lure Hsu Continue Reading
Ageing brings many wonderful things: Wisdom, experience, a bigger bank account. All good. But truth be told, it adds less desirable things like perpetual dullness, deepening wrinkles and the dreaded sag, too. Fortunately, advances in medical science now allows us to replenish part of what time has eroded away to pare years off the face and restore a naturally refreshed look that just looks like a life well-lived – naturally. Read More: Best Nose Defining Treatments COLLAGEN – THE BACKBONE OF YOUTH Collagen fibres, the major backbone of the skin becomes damaged as we age. The cells that produce collagen and elastin are especially prone to UV radiation damage. At the same time, hyaluronic acid levels in our skin drop – resulting in a decrease in water content of the skin. The skin then becomes dull, dry and loses some of its youthful suppleness. Finally, certain pockets of fat such as those under the eye and in the midface get slowly deflated over the years, whole others such as Continue Reading
The beauty industry is eternally dreaming up new ways to replicate the effects of cosmetic surgery procedures, without actually necessitating a scalpel or an anaesthetic. We took a deep look at a few of the newer beauty innovations, which don’t require invasive surgery, to see what’s been developed in the last 12 months or so.
BY LISA WILLIAMS OIL changes. Eating a salad. Having a fling in a hotel. And now, joining the list of things you can do in 30 minutes over your lunch break: a non-surgical face-lift. Gone are the days of pretending to be on vacation while hiding out in a doctor’s office in Mexico. A host of procedures are being advertised as “insta-lifts,” makeovers that take minutes to do and don’t leave major scars. Modern facelifts have been around since the 1950s, but a growing number of cosmetic doctors and surgeons who specialize in skin rejuvenation injections are developing advanced “Liquid Facelift” techniques in the recent years to provide a quick-fix for those looking to take a few years off their faces sans surgery. While these do not substitute plastic surgery in terms of the degree of lift that can be achieved (especially for those with more severe sagging and loose excess skin), they offer a faster, more simple and less expensive way to freshen up and achieve a more subtle “lived Continue Reading