collagen and ageing
Collagen is a protein our bodies make that gives our skin it’s structure and elasticity, but as we get older production tends to slow down, and that’s when wrinkles appear.
We can undergo a range of cosmetic procedures in our quest to retain youthful-looking skin. But some of them are not without risk.
the frozen botox look and filler ‘fish-lips’ are being abandoned
Botox is a neurotoxin (think botulism) that reduces wrinkles’ appearance by paralysing the muscles under your skin. It’s a ‘preventative’ procedure that stops signs of ageing from getting worse.
However, Botox is temporary. Your face has no movement. And it doesn’t stop your skin from ageing.
Cosmetic fillers stretch your skin smooth and plump it. Fillers are also a temporary fix and should be used in moderation.
Excessive use of fillers can result in damage, including wrinkling, disturbance of your facial fat pads, skin ageing, and internal scarring.
Our love affair with these short-lived cosmetic procedures is over because they are not anti- ageing.
Instead, a new generation of collagen-stimulating procedures is emerging that is anti-ageing and delivers a natural-looking result.
Cosmetic (facial) acupuncture is a collagen-stimulating procedure that is gaining fans worldwide.
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) cosmetic acupuncture works by increasing blood flow and circulation to your face, as well as stimulating your skin’s natural collagen production to create firmer and more resilient skin.
Cosmetic acupuncture is used to treat:
- fine lines and wrinkles,
- sagging skin,
- a dull complexion,
- bags under the eyes,
- hydrating your skin from the inside,
- as well as treating skin conditions such as acne, cellulite and rosacea.
Cosmetic acupuncture is a treatment that’s been used for thousands of years in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) for facial rejuvenation. It’s a natural, effective, and safer alternative to Botox and fillers.
Stimulating collagen production, staying well-hydrated, limiting sun exposure, sleeping well, and reducing stress are all beneficial for healthy, younger-looking skin.
But there’s a growing body of research that reveals the best anti-ageing strategy of them all is nutrition.
In our blog – skin loves nutrition – how to stop ageing your skin – we share the foods your skin loves and the nutrients that promote collagen.
It’s amazing how much your skin, hair, and nails improve with the right nutrition.