Anti-Age-title

‘An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.’

– Benjamin Franklin –

‘How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are?’

– Satchel Paige –

It’s anyone’s guess how old you really are. When was the last time you were asked for proof-of-age? Is it still a regular request or has it become rarer than a blue moon? The facial skin and muscles determines an individual’s level of attractiveness but also shows general well-being and health of the largest organ of the human body. The skin generally ages more rapidly & visibly than the rest of the body. Particularly facial skin as it is constantly under direct exposure and unlike any other regions of your body, facial muscles primarily expresses and communicates. While we all know smiling recruits more muscle activity than frowning, exercise alone won’t tone the facial muscles. Anti-age and age-reverse has become so ubiquitous that its meaning has lost its value. In essence, anti-aging devices, age-reversing creams, and other skincare devices are trying to delay aging. More accurately, Age-delaying. We can’t physically un-age nor can we play with the numbers, so why does age-reverse promise to turn back the clock or anti-age to stop aging in its tracks?

– We can stop the clock, but time goes on. –

Tools

‘Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.

– Albert Einstein –

As time goes on, we get better at doing the same thing by continually improving technologies and discovering revolutionary innovations. A clean canvas is essential for an artist and the blemishes underneath can’t be hidden by the finest brushes nor the most delicate of strokes. Be smart about your skincare and prepare your skin for your masterpiece! Certified professionals have been using commercial technologies for years, producing immediate improvements with great effectiveness. Even so, professional equipment assisted treatments results in longer recovery, higher chances of complications, and jaw-dropping treatment costs. These remarkable technologies, adapted to gentler capacity for at-home devices without sacrificing benefits, are great alternatives in preparing the skin for increased effectiveness and prolonging the longevity of professional treatment results. In this milder form, it is suitable for frequent use in daily upkeep and regular enhancing routines! Here are a few of the technologies available today and among countless studies, they have proved to be most effective and most widely applied in developing safe, personal age-delaying devices for everyone. Now you can reap the benefits from the comfort and privacy of your home!

ultrasonic

Ultrasonic

Exceptionally fine and high frequency movements produce inaudible ultrasonic vibrations resulting in versatile application to a broad range of devices. Vibrations from 20,000 Hz is used to exfoliate naturally and complement various aspects of skincare regimens.

Sonophoresis

Sonophoresis

Utilize the ultrasonic tapping effect of 20,000 vibrations, replacing traditional rubbing and finger tapping to increases absorption and eliminate unnecessary friction from rubbing by hand.

Iontophoresis

Iontophoresis

By utilizing the nature of charged ions and their natural direction of flow, deliver active ingredients to the underlying dermal layers of your skin where it can be most effective.

Microcurrent

Microcurrent

A natural low-level current constantly flows throughout our body carrying signals and activating specific bodily processes. External microcurrent stimulation relaxes tense muscles and contracts lax muscles to help lift and tone aging facial skin.

Thermal

Thermal

Soothing temperatures from 37ºC -43ºC (98.6ºF-109.4ºF) are clinically proven to open pores, soothe tense muscles, and flush out toxins. Apart from the warm, pleasant, tingling sensation, thermal massage improves circulation, enhances collagen production, and increases supply of oxygen.

Micro-vibration

Micro-vibration

Aestheticians, beauticians, and skin experts across the globe recommend applying skincare products on delicate skin through gentle micro-vibration tapping instead of the traditional dab & spread.

whats-your-move

‘The time to begin most things is ten years ago.’

– Mignon McLaughlin –

20s-title

1

Mother Nature’s Move:

  • Signs of aging is not visibly apparent.
  • High cell turnover and abundant sebum production.
  • Naturally supple and plump skin.
  • Sun damage and other exposure damages minimal.
‘Nature gives you the face you have at twenty;
it is up to you to merit the face you have at fifty.’
– Coco Chanel –

Your Move:

  • Occasional aesthetics care.
  • Research about preventative skincare.
  • Prevent early to delay visibility of signs of aging.
  • Don’t over exfoliate. Mild mechanical exfoliations
    for a helping hand.
  • Start incorporating “protective” skincare
    (anti-oxidative; anti-inflammatory).
  • Establish a healthy, skin friendly diet and lifestyle.
  • Limit consumption of vices (alcohol, caffeine).

30s-to-40s

30s

Mother Nature’s Move:

  • Signs of aging surfacing.
  • Comparably slowed rate of cell turnover.
  • Visible fine lines and motion wrinkles.
  • Varying degree of roughness and dull looking skin.
  • Hyperpigmentation from sun exposure.
‘And the beauty of a woman, with passing years
only grows!’
– Audrey Hepburn –

Your Move:

  • Intermittent aesthetics care
  • Research preventative skincare.
  • Determine skin type as changes occur.
    (Consider trying new products due to changing
    skin needs.)
  • Regular exfoliation with both mechanical and
    chemical exfoliations.
  • Start incorporating “protective” skincare
    (anti-oxidative; anti-inflammatory).
  • Incorporate restorative; anti-aging skincare with
    specific active ingredients.
    (Specifically eye creams and facial oils)
  • Limit consumption of vices (alcohol, caffeine).

50s-to-60s

50s

Mother Nature’s Move:

  • Evident signs of aging.
  • Drastically reduced rate of cell turnover, sebum
    production.
  • Physiological changes manifesting from
    hormonal fluctuations such as declining synthesis of
    skin matrix components like collagen and elastin.
  • Slackening facial muscles, thinning dermis, deepening
    fine lines, motion wrinkles, and creases.
‘Beautiful young people are accidents, but beautiful
old people are works of art.’
– Eleanor Roosevelt –

Your Move:

  • Regular specialized aesthetic treatments.
  • Application of restorative skincare knowledge.
  • Consider consulting physician regarding changes
    in hormone levels (i.e. estrogen).
  • Incorporate specialized treatments or products
    (intensive repair; Collagen & Elastin (-and other skin
    matrix components) boost; epidermal growth factors).
  • Facial Oils; Serums; Repairing active ingredients like
    cytokines (stem cell repair).

*General distinguishing traits for a given age bracket*

llovia-tip

‘Aging is not lost youth but a new stage of opportunity and strength.’

– Betty Friedan –

cleansing

  • Avoid cleansers containing surfactants like sodium laureth sulfate that strip natural facial oil. A healthy acid mantle is vital in warding off potential damages.
  • Avoid prolonged exposure of hot water. Chlorine’s oxidative damage increases with temperature of water.

toning

  • A hydrating toner returns moisture and restores pH balance. Best applied when skin is moist and warm.

moisturising

  • Locks in moisture, provides protection from irritants and infections, as well as preventing formation of premature fine lines and wrinkles. Preferably right after shower or bath when skin is moist & warm.
  • No rubbing/stretching skin while applying product. Gently tap ~30sec instead.

treatments

  • Age appropriate treatments and based on actual needs.
  • Address one or two areas of concerns at a time. Trying to accomplish too much may reduce improvements overall.

‘Lines don’t make women less beautiful.’

– Isabel Wolff –

pricier

  • Can you differentiate between two seemingly identical products with essentially identical ingredients if it was presented to you without its packaging? If it’s what’s inside matters, why pay more for a prettier box? Look for facts that matter: concentration ratios of active ingredients and proven effectiveness of featured ingredients.
  • Going all natural or organic is a concern for many individuals. However, synthetic ingredients identical in structure to those found in nature have identical working mechanism as well as efficacy. It is worth being wary of the origins of the ingredient but proven effectiveness based on independent comprehensive research and studies is more important.

inactive

  • Inactive ingredients serve as a medium to protect and deliver the active ingredients responsible for bio logical action. Not having enough of either is a problem but so is having too much of either. As everyone face different issues or challenges, what works for one individual, may not be the best for another. Look for active ingredients that target your specific needs.
  • Don’t be misguided by scientifically sounding ingredients. You may never have heard of it but it doesn’t necessarily mean it’s a new innovation or any more effective. It is the marketers’ attempt to convince you of the image of an enhanced version of essentially the same product.

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conclusion

‘I want to grow old without facelifts… I want to have the courage to be loyal to the face I’ve made. Sometimes I think it would be easier to avoid old age, to die young, but then you’d never complete your life, would you? You’d never wholly know you.’

– Marilyn Monroe –

Regardless of status or profession, men or women, we all wish to conquer time and the effects brought on. We are a generation of increasing societal expectation and personal desire to look attractive by maintaining youthful complexion of both body and soul. How you maintained your youth will become apparent in the years yet to come. Continue to defy against the effects of time with everything available to you.