As we get older, little, niggly wrinkles like crow’s feet and frown lines become prominent. While we don’t mind the odd one here and there (they do share our life story after all), wrinkles are great at making us feel old when we still think we can do the limbo like we’re 21. So naturally, we want to get rid of them. Luckily, there are plenty of non-invasive ways to help smooth them out.
Collagen is that lovely, fibrous protein that keeps our skin limber and elastic in youth. Unlucky for us, collagen production slows down as we get older. There are 2 types of collagen treatments you can try. A collagen facial that uses creams and masks to restore naturally occurring proteins, it claims to help give your collagen a boost too. The other involves collagen implants, injected directly into your face; usually to fill in wrinkles or make lips look plump. Maybe stick with the face mask if you’re wary of needles.
This miracle worker can sort out all sorts of skin ageing from fine lines and wrinkles and eye bags to loss of facial tone. For this reason, it’s gained a bit of a celebrity following. We hear that J. Lo is a fan. The CACI classic treatment consists of a combination of microcurrents that harmonise with the body’s own electric currents. This stimulates tiny electrical signals that encourage muscles to tone up your face and enhance your skin tissue. It’s so effective, it’s labelled a ‘non-surgical facelift’.
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Laser treatments are great, not only for wrinkles but for blemishes, liver spots and skin texture irregularities too. How does it work? Radio frequency waves are directed specifically at problem areas. Healthy skin cells surrounding the treated area help to create new skin where the problem lay before. It promotes collagen production and healthier, younger skin cells. It hurts a little, but nothing you can’t manage.
Retinoids, like Tretinoin, do incredible things for skin. Because they stimulate the production of collagen, they can leave skin more elastic and wrinkle free. They increase the blood vessels in the skin helping you to look rosy and glowing. If that isn’t enough, they also help age spots miraculously disappear. Retinoids are applied as creams, meaning no awkward or time-consuming procedures whatsoever. It’s worth bearing in mind that the best ones are available by prescription only. You’ll also have to stay out of the sun and may experience extreme peeling. It’s worth a trip to the dermatologist if you feel that this is something you’d like to try.
There you have it. Gone are the days of invasive procedures to help smooth out lines and wrinkles. We like these treatments because they’re (almost) pain-free. Of course, fish oil works marvellously for keeping skin supple and young too. Kate Shapland, beauty journalist at the Daily Telegraph calls our Lion Heart fish oil an “anti-ageing essential” and Malena Harbers of InStyle Magazine says it’s “the ultimate skin plumper.”
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