MORNING

1.Remove make-up and cleanse your face every day

A cleanser: a simple and effective way to prepare the skin in the morning to receive a serum and day cream. However in the evening, remove your make-up and cleanse as advised (with a milk if your skin is dry or a foaming gel if it is more oily), followed by a tonic lotion to eliminate the final residues of make-up. As such, your skin will be perfectly cleansed and your wrinkle-correcting cream will be even more effective.

Anti- Aging Beauty Tips

2.Hydrate your skin abundantly

The first gesture to delay the appearance of the first wrinkles as much as possible: give the skin highly-dosed hydration, twice a day, morning and evening.

Anti- Aging Beauty Tips

3.Protect yourself effectively from the sun

Wrinkles’ sworn enemy: the Sun and for good reason, when its UVA and UVB rays penetrate the skin they cause lesions inside the cells themselves, deteriorating the collagen and elastin fibres and leading to a photo-ageing phenomena. Grab your SPF!

Anti- Aging Beauty Tips

 

 4.Try a peel

Cell renewal slows down, the cutaneous surface is less smooth due to dehydration, choose a chemical (Peeling Marin) or mechanical peel such as Micro-dermabrasion with ThalgoSkin Expert.

EVENING

5.Sleep well

It’s It has been proven that, in women, sleeping badly accelerates skin ageing. Good quality sleep gives the skin a better faculty for self-repair and recuperation faced with the different stresses that it has to endure, whereas a bad night’s sleep leads to more fine lines appearing, more differences in pigmentation, and increased loss of elasticity. Take advantage of long and good nights of sleep to apply the Wrinkle Correcting Rich Cream.

 

EVERY DAY

6.Watch what you eat

On your menu: five fruits and vegetables per day obviously, but also choose products rich in antioxidants (raspberries, green tea, apricots, cherries, artichokes, beetroot, cabbage, avocados, tomatoes, etc.) and omega 3 (salmon, olive and walnut oils, tuna, spinach etc.). Result: younger skin and a diet that’s much more balanced!

7.Drink enough water

 A litre of water per day, no less! An easy, practical and economical way to avoid a dull complexion and skin with premature wrinkles, and show a fresh and plumped up epidermis all year.

 8.Protect yourself

Wrinkles love pollution, alcohol, tobacco. They all alter the skin’s microcirculation and lead to premature ageing of the skin which becomes dry, dull and wrinkled. We can’t say it enough, having a healthy lifestyle is key. Take care of the interior of your home by airing it 15 minutes per day, as interior pollution (waves, ventilation, etc.) is more harmful than exterior pollution.

9.Daily habits that encourage wrinkles to appear

  • in the bathroom: showers or hot baths, overdoing make-up, not taking off all of your make-up or not taking it off at all
  • During the day: forgetting to put sunscreen on, sitting next to the heating
  • In front of the computer: not wearing glasses if you have problems with your eyesight, staying in front of your computer for a long time
  • In your bedroom: not changing your sheets regularly, sleeping on your stomach
  • Through your lifestyle: constantly chewing gum, smoking, having a fat-free diet

What is microdermabrasion?

According to Debbie Thomas, celebrity facialist and founder of the D.Thomas Clinic: ‘Micro means small or light and dermabrasion means mechanical or physical exfoliation, so this is a light, physical exfoliation,’ Debbie explains. ‘A professional exfoliation will always be deeper than at home exfoliations but for us, microdermabrasion is considered light because we only remove the uppermost dead skin layers. A medium exfoliation removes more layers, so is closer to the junction between the dermis and epidermis’

By removing the top layer of skin, the body quickly replaces the lost skin cells with new, healthy ones. This non-invasive procedure stimulates blood flow, which can improve cell production, in turn improving skin’s elasticity and texture.

Microdermabrasion can be used on the face, neck, chest, back and hands. It can improve the appearance of sun damage, wrinkles, fine lines, age spots, acne scarring, melasma, and other skinrelated concerns and conditions:

  • fine lines and wrinkles
  • hyperpigmentation, age spots and brown spots
  • enlarged pores and blackheads
  • acne and acne scars
  • stretch marks
  • dull-looking skin complexion
  • uneven skin tone and texture
  • melasma
  • sun damage

Microdermabrasion benefits

‘If performed correctly and not overdone, not only will you get smoother skin, but you can fade pigmentation, reduce congestion and stimulate collagen production,’ Debbie tells us.

‘Most skin types can tolerate and benefit from microdermabrasion, but you do need to go to someone very experienced if you have sensitive or very problematic skin. For example, mild acne, mild acne scars and general congestion can really benefit, but if the acne is more severe, then microdermabrasion could be irritating.

‘It is good to go to someone who has a few treatment options and who can steer you towards the right one. Nearly all types of microdermabrasion device allow the practitioner to change the intensity, so they can do a more gentle treatment for delicate or sensitive skins, and stronger treatments for those who can tolerate more or who need a stronger approach to reach their goals.’

The procedure is not recommended if you have skin conditions such as rosacea, eczema, active sunburn, herpes, lupus, open sores, psoriasis, fragile capillaries or, as Debbie mentions, very serious acne.

Is microdermabrasion safe?

‘Yes, it is when in experienced hands,’ Debbie assures us. ‘With any advanced skin treatments there is a risk of some redness, dryness and irritation, all of which should be short-lived. The idea is to stimulate the skin so expect to see skin that’s more “active” immediately afterwards.’
The procedure doesn’t hurt, although you may find it a bit uncomfortable, and you may experience slight tenderness and/or redness straight after your treatment.

How much does it cost?

You can add microdermabrasion additional to any of our facials from as little as £15 per 20 minutes.

We recommend the Thalgo Skin Expert Facial , Thalgo’s microdermabrasion machine uses the latest technology to intensely smooth the micro-contours of your skin for an even-toned, clear and radiant complexion, with instantly visible results. The SKINLIGHT satellites combine blue and red light for “magenta” light therapy, which is anti bacterial, anti-septic, soothing and calming, while Meso-Lift satellites give extra anti-ageing action. Wrinkles, fine lines and imperfections are visibly smoothed away and the skin’s natural regeneration processes are stimulated. Always apply Thalgo Sunscreen SPF50 after a Microdermabrasion treatment as your skin will be more sensitive to sun exposure. This Facial is 40-65 minutes and is £45-£67.

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Sources:
LUCY ABBERSTEEN, MAY 13, 2020 9:15 AM, Marie-Claire