SISJ BEAUTY: MY VIEW ON ANTI-AGEING SKINCARE & PRODUCT ADVICE >
It’s getting a little heated on the SISJ BLOG today! I am talking all-things anti-ageing, including: anti-wrinkle injections, skin procedures/treatments and general skincare. For the record, I support whatever procedure or pathway one decides to go down. Who are we to judge one another on our own perceived beauty or ageing? As long as you are safe and well-informed before you do or buy anything, go for your life. While there is definitely a negative stigma attached to cosmetic procedures such as anti-wrinkle injections and dermal filler, it’s all about education. I am sick of rolling my eyes at comments like “Oh, Botox is terrible, you’ll end up looking like the Beast of Wildenstein”. Seriously, ladies? Women like this give cosmetic procedures a bad name. The truth of the matter is, a good cosmetic physician’s work is unnoticeable! That is the irony. If you don’t understand a treatment or product, keep those comments to yourself. It makes you look like the fool (like with anything in life!).
While I am definitely sounding ‘team cosmetic procedures’, I am. BUT, I am also team ‘look after your bloody skin’! There are many great anti-ageing skincare regimes and formulas around, however, the market is also flooded with scams. It is up to us to stay as informed as we possibly can, in order to make the right decision for ourselves. If something sounds too good to be true, guess what… It is! Again, it all comes back to your needs and desires. Of course there is also the issue of cost involved as well. However, dont we already spend enough on dying our hair, blowaves, fashion, shoes, bags, spray tans and coffee… Ahhh! It’s about making your skin your priority and investing into your future – when the time is right. Whether you decide to start anti-wrinkle injections in your mid-late 20s or stick to smart skincare, good for you. Today I’ve shared some of my favourite treatments that won’t break the bank and can be performed at home. These are for those of you who simply want to take matters into your own hands – pardon the pun!
FAKE IT BABY! NON-INVASIVE TREATMENTS >
REMEMBER: You cannot ignore the basics for great skincare > stay OUT of the sun, wear SPF on your face and body every single day, drink plenty of water and… BE HAPPY!
TRANSFORMULAS are all about beauty without surgery. I just love their EyeLifting Gel and the LipVolume. The advanced eye treatment has been designed to temporarily soften lines, reduce the appearance of expression lines and diminish the Monday-morning puffiness under your eyes! This also works wonders on dull, tired eyes – giving them the lift and brightness we all love. Bright eyes are beautiful eyes. The LipVolume will give you a slight improvement in plumpness, but it’s also great for hydration and overall condition.
OBAGI-C RX SYSTEM address’ early signs of skin aging and skin damage with a unique formula that combines both prescription-strength hydroquinone and Vitamin C. These are a little stronger than your basic or natural skincare, but you will see more results. Ensure these products will work with your skin and also that you can maintain a steady skincare regime – this is often where we all go wrong (we don’t stick to it and get bored).
DR ROEBUCK’S SKINCARE is a unique skincare range that is super-skin friendly – BPA & paraben free, hypoallergenic solutions and great for sensitive skin. I particularly love the POLISH scrub, as I am a BIG exfoliator! I exfoliate almost every single day (*my skin can handle it) and I find this works a treat for anti-ageing – removing dead skin. This scrub gets right in there and leaves your skin feeling fresh, smooth and radiant.
This range is also fantastic for those with especially dry, sensitive and eczema prone skin. There are no harsh chemicals and these products are very gentle on the skin.
I hope you enjoyed today’s post, if you have any questions or feedback, please let me know.