The most effective, simplest ways to take off years in an instant!
While concentrated skin creams and cosmetic products can help you look younger (as long as you wait several months to see the results), there are some beauty tips you can follow to look younger today. Follow these four steps to get glowing, youthful skin immediately!
Consider Boosting Your Skincare Routine with Mesotherapy
Mesotherapy is a treatment in which a cocktail of vitamins work to quickly rejuvenate the skin by replenishing it with hyaluronic acid and antioxidants, to give the skin much needed life. To boost the skin and see results after the very first treatment, beauty editors and celebrities alike are turning to mesotherapy to battle dull, fatigued skin, and to take off years while doing so.
One of Britain's most famed skincare experts, Frances Prenna-Jones, explains how mesotherapy differs from Botox. "Mesotherapy will improve the texture of the skin where Botox is used. It is not a filler so it cannot replace volume loss, however it will prolong the life of a filler and it will stimulate collagen and elastin where there is loss of volume and therefore improve plumpness on the face. Mesotherapy is brilliant for perpendicular lip lines, dry dehydrated lips and the barcode wrinkles patients get adjacent to the mouth and under the cheekbones."
Sound too good to be true? While each treatment costs around $300 and to maximize results it is suggested to undergo at least 5 treatments, it can become costly. Luckily, Laboratoires Surface-Paris developed two at-home treatments inspired by medical mesotherapy, to reveal glowing, younger-looking skin almost instantly. These 5-week skin treatments utilize a derma-roller sized at 0.1mm and five weeks of concentrated anti-aging serums to renew the skin with dewy results at the very first application. We particularly love MESO-GLOW for instant-gratification as it's packed with vitamin C and Myrothamnus flabellifolius, also known as The Resurrection Plant. This desert plant is renowned for its ability to come back to life in a couple of hours after making contact with water. Talk about miraculous results! While it's true that with MESO-GLOW, skin appears revived and glowing almost immediately, reviewers have remarked on how the effects are long-lasting.
Get your Beauty Sleep
You work hard, your stress levels are overflowing and your nights are becoming shorter and shorter. Be careful because you are likely accelerating the decline of your skin. Sleep provides many benefits and a good night’s sleep can help erase the signs of fatigue, lessen dark circles and eliminate toxins. As well, cellular regeneration occurs at night while we sleep, with peak activity between 11 pm to 3 am. The ideal sleep duration? Between 7 and 8 hours per night. This amount of rest will have a magical effect on your complexion. Do not hesitate to leave a soothing and smoothing mask on overnight to observe awesome results upon waking. Finally, to make up for any missing hours of sleep, nothing beats a good nap.
Curl those Lashes
Using an eyelash curler before applying your mascara can turn back the clock, and open up your eyes. If you want to boost your lash-curling power and have the appearance of even bigger eyes, thus looking younger, warm up your eyelash curler with your blow-dryer for 10 seconds, then curl as usual. Follow it with a black mascara, as black as you can find, to make the whites of your eyes really pop. We love the Life Changing Eyelash Curler by Charlotte Tilbury, that lifts and separates your lashes to have a ‘push-up effect’. You can also apply a bit of your mascara (or a tinted eyebrow gel) to your brows and brush upwards. "Thick, full, brows can take years off your face," says makeup artist Bobbi Brown.
Laugh More Often!
Science has proven that people who actively focus on gratitude and write down three things every day for which they are grateful, are happier! Over time your brain becomes accustomed to thinking more positively… and guess what?! Positive people glow! And if you take time to be grateful, happier and laugh more often, you will look healthier and younger. Dr. Christopher Peterson, author of A Primer in Positive Psychology (Oxford University Press), explains that "Optimists tend to look better as they age." Life is beautiful, and the more we count our blessings, the more beautiful and younger you will look.
The Round Up:
While cosmetics make big promises about turning back the clock, they often take months if not years to see results. We propose 4 ways to look younger today.
Consider trying mesotherapy treatments which boast quick to arrive results and a swift regeneration of the skin. For those looking for an inexpensive, yet seriously effective option, MESO-GLOW by Laboratoires Surface-Paris promises results from the first application.
Try to achieve 7-8 hours of sleep per night, cellular regeneration peaks in the evening, and when you sleep better the apperance of dark circles are reduced. Catch up on some sleep this weekend!
Eyelash curling can really open your eyes, and make you look younger. Warm up your curler with your hair-dryer to achieve the desired doe-eyed effect, Twiggy has nothing on you!
Smile, laugh and feel grateful for the gift that is life. Take some time everyday to write in a gratitude journal, because happier people age slower.