Nobody likes to talk about aging skin however it's something that will impact us all eventually.
Sometime during our thirties, you notice the first big changes.
The skin on your body doesn't rebound like it used to. Instead of stretching and contracting with luxurious ease, it now creases and folds as if begging you for moisture.
And your face. Oh dear. Your skin appears thinner, like crepe, almost translucent in places. Meanwhile new pigment marks seemingly do battle for space with tiny crazed scatterings of broken capillaries from too many days in the sun.
The lines in your forehead and neck no longer disappear when you stretch them. The fine lines you successfully ignored when life got too busy, have now turned to wrinkles and furrows.
BUT … Do not despair. All is not lost.
Here is Reef's list of favourite skin treatments for the over 40s, 50s and beyond. And yes, they work just as well on men as women, so let's start turning back time!
Facials to combat aging
Regardless of age, everything begins with microdermabrasion. It lightly abrades the surface, removing dead skin cells while suction cleans out your pores. Use diamond microdermabrasion, especially as you reach middle age as it is far kinder to the skin than crystal.
This treatment on its own, followed by moisturiser and eye cream is a great point of entry. You will leave looking fresher and younger and if you follow up with skin care at home, the effect will last several days or even weeks.
This dreamy treatment uses medical grade oxygen under hyperbaric pressure to infuse Intraceuticals CO2 serums into the skin. Rich in nutrients including hyaluronic acid and green tea extract, an oxygen facial hyper-moisturises your skin, shaving off years from a single treatment.
This awesome treatment also provides the building blocks for skin repair over coming months as your deeper skin layers come up to the surface, making it ideal for alternating with IPL Photo Rejuvenation or RF Skin Tightening.
Photo means light, and rejuvenation means to make young again. IPL helps combat aging by targeting uneven pigment, superficial capillaries, and by straightening the collagen bed.
You can feel the effects after an IPL Photo Rejuve session. You may even see visual effects immediately after but the real magic happens over the days and weeks that follow. Not designed as an instant fix but as another treatment to address the signs of neglect in your aging skin.
RF or radio frequency also targets the collagen bed, but uses soundwaves instead of light. This is especially beneficial for people with very dark skin, who might otherwise be unable to have IPL.
It is also ideal for pale skin, and a common series of treatments will alternate between IPL and RF Skin Tightening to achieve the desired outcome of smoother skin.
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