Let's be honest about this: Wrinkles and saggy skin only look good on French Bulldogs and Shar Peis.
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We spend so much money on skincare and facials just to extend our youth, but those nasty jowls and wrinkles are giving our age away. Are there effective ways to keep our signs of aging at bay?
With some tweaks to our lifestyle and choices, we can do our little part to act against gravity and prevent our skin from sagging.
1. Eat a well-balanced diet
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We knew that junk food can make us fat and unhealthy, but little did we know that they can have an impact on our skin too. Cut back on processed food and eat lots of fresh fruits and vegetables and food high in Omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants, since they can slow down aging and the degenerative processes in our body. While this may be a sad news for those of us with a sweet tooth, we should also eat less food with a high sugar content since advanced glycation end products can weaken our collagen and elastic and cause our skin to sag.
2. Stop smoking
Here's one more reason for you to stop smoking - smoking can age your skin. According to a study report by "The British Journal of Dermatology", smoking 20 cigarettes a day can make you look 10 years older than you really are.
Nicotine narrows our blood vessels near our skin surface and with a reduced blood flow, our skin does not get enough of the nutrients we need for healthy skin. Besides, all the harmful chemicals will go on to damage the collagen and elastin that we need to firm skin, causing premature aging to occur.
3. Choose the correct skincare products
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Choose anti-aging skincare products that are suitable for your skin type. No matter how busy you are, be consistent and make sure that you apply it regularly. Hydration is the foundation to achieving firm and healthy skin so, therefore, it is important to make sure that your skin is always well-hydrated. Use a face mask 2 to 3 times a week to keep your skin hydrated and radiant.
4. Always use sunscreen
Premature aging is largely caused by photoaging. Since we are living in the tropics, we are exposed to UV rays almost all the time. UV rays can damage our skin and alter our skin structures, and saggy skin is only one of the damages that it causes. Use a broad-spectrum sunscreen daily and reapply it throughout the day to keep yourself protected against the harmful UV rays.
5. Facial massages
You will be surprised at what a daily facial massage can do for your skin. It strengthens your skin tissues, increases blood circulation, and maximises collagen production to keep our skin firm and tight. There are many facial massage devices that are sold in the market that claims to enhance the experience. You might want to give the devices a try, but we really think that your bare hands work just as well.
6. Aesthetic treatments
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There are a plethora of skin firming aesthetic treatments that can firm and tighten your saggy skin. One of the most sought-after treatments is High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) treatment, that lifts and contour our skin and is effective on our jowls, double chin, brow and neck area, and it stimulates collagen production post-treatment to help our skin stay firm and youthful. HIFU is non-invasive and it is a great solution for those who are looking for a skin tightening treatment without going under the knife.
Call Astique Clinic for a consultation to check your suitability for the treatment, and be on your way to a firmer and more youthful appearance.
Enjoy HIFU + 2 Syringes of Filler at $2,996 nett.
Astique. The Aesthetic Clinic
350 Orchard Road
#08-00 Shaw House
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Tues, Wed & Thru : 9 am to 8 pm
Sat: 11 am to 4 pm
Sun and PH: Closed
Tel: 6732 3801 Hp: 9857 7892 Fax: 6235 0966
For bookings & general enquiries: enquiry at astiqueclinic.com.sg