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Everything You Need To Know About Anti-Ageing Facials

How to look and feel young with an anti-ageing facial

You’ve definitely heard it quite a few times from your friends; ‘anti-ageing facials don’t really work’. But we’re here to prove you how much of a misconception this is and how anti-ageing treatments give you a brighter and younger looking skin.

What is an anti-ageing facial?

An anti-ageing facial is a facial treatment designed to rejuvenate mature skin and significantly improve its dull and wrinkly appearance. It usually consists of multiple steps, depending on the process each specialist follows. There are various types of treatments targeting the symptoms of ageing skin in different ways.

Why should you get one?

As you grow older, your skin loses its elasticity, develops lines and wrinkles and it tends to become dull and dry. An anti-ageing facial is packed with ingredients that will rejuvenate your skin and help produce collagen. After your facial, your skin will thicken, have an even and bright skin tone, and have its elasticity restored.

What are the different types of anti-ageing facials?

Organic anti-ageing facial

What is it:

It’s an anti-ageing facial based solely on organic, natural ingredients such as botanic peptides. These ingredients enhance the formulation of collagen and help with the skin’s elasticity. Applying natural, or vegan sourced ingredients on your skin can help with its protection to; Olives, hibiscus, and citrus fruits are just a few of the plant-based substances used in these facials protecting your skin and improving its mature appearance.

Who is it for:

Everyone! Depending on your skin type, your therapist will adjust the natural ingredients used during the treatment accordingly.

Hydrating facials

What is it:

Our skin sometimes becomes dry and flaky with age. Hydrating facials, target ageing skin by providing and locking in the moisture your skin has lost over the years. It is a non-invasive treatment, packed with oily substances and ingredients that retain moisture as well as alpha-hydroxy acids, hyaluronic acid and glycerin.

A hydrating facial will make your skin look plump and vibrant without having any dry patches or cracks.

Who is it for:

If you have mature skin that is dry, flaky and tight, a hydrating facial is the kind of anti-ageing treatment you need.

Exfoliating facials

What is it:

As you might already know, our skin has several layers and the truth is that the outer layer is the one that has the highest number of dead cells, making our complexion look dull and unhealthy.

An exfoliating facial works by removing the outer layer of the skin, where the dead cells are, making it look vibrant and healthy. It’s usually packed with a mixture of chemical exfoliants and, depending on the therapist, other tools such as brushes and cloths might be used. It’s one of the best options to target any ageing skin issues, as the healthier cells that can be found underneath your top skin layer are revealed and make you look younger.

Who is it for:

Everyone. An exfoliating facial can be adjusted to suit your skin type, whether it’s sensitive or normal.

Collagen Facial

What is it:

Collagen facials are literally the holy grail of anti-ageing treatments. When we’re born, our skin is packed with collagen which we start losing as time goes by. We all want that baby skin, don’t we? When opting for a collagen facial, you should expect a number of serums and creams to be applied to your skin, which aim to stimulate the skin’s elasticity and thickness.

The most commonly used ingredient in such treatments is retinol, which works on improving elasticity and production of collagen, as well as vitamins C and E.

Who is it for:

Everyone with mature skin.

Microdermabrasion Facial

What is it:

Similarly to exfoliating facials, the microdermabrasion technique uses abrasive crystals against the skin to remove the dead cells of the outer layer. This way, your skin looks younger and healthier.

Who is it for:

Consult with a specialist before booking your appointment as this facial is not suitable for everyone.

Apart from these non-invasive facials, there are other treatments one can try to combat mature skin such as laser, PRP therapy, fillers, and injectables.

What to expect during an anti-ageing facial?

1) Cleansing the skin

A specialist will use a cleanser to clean your skin from any make up and excess oils.

2) Exfoliation

Depending on your skin type and its needs, the specialist will exfoliate your skin either with a tool like microdermabration crystals or with chemical exfoliating substances.

3) Applying the right products

Depending on your skin type and the consultation you had with the specialist, they will use the right products and ingredients to make your skin look youthful and vibrant.

How often should you get an anti-ageing facial?

Depending on your skin type and the type of treatment you have opted in for, you should get a non-invasive, anti-ageing facial once every month.

Is there a way to stop the signs of ageing skin naturally?

Unfortunately, as we grow older, so does our skin and there’s not too much we can do to stop it. A highly recommended step in your skincare routine is to apply SPF on a daily basis, all year round. This combined with one of the anti-ageing facials discussed above will give you a better, longer lasting result.

Anti-ageing facials are a great way to rejuvenate mature skin, restore its elasticity and make it look vibrant, healthy and youthful. Of course, as with every treatment, there are things you can do at home to maintain and prolong the results.



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