How fair is it that men get to age like fine wine (well, not all of course), but we don’t?
The truth may hurt, but the fact of the matter is that the appeal factor of men who take care of themselves usually appreciates with time, while most of us women start to depreciate in market value with age.
What really works in the favour of our male counterparts, is their ability to grow facial hair. That is essentially a “life hack’’ of sorts – you’ll never know how many fine lines and saggy necks are obscured by the mass of hair on these silver foxes.
We only get make up, and then again cosmetics can only do that much. The loss of density and gradual sag on our face cannot be masked with make-up, and we definitely can’t rock a facial rug like men do.
What we CAN do however, is to pre-empt the imminent deterioration of our skin, and make the right moves to prevent it.
For the many who believe the sagging of the skin is inevitable once past a certain age, you have been grossly misinformed.
Sagging is caused by the loss of density in your skin due to your body’s declining rate of collagen and elastin production. A variety of factors like overexposure to the sun and dehydration can cause this, but all problems come with a set of solutions.
Minimizing the exposure of your skin to the sun with sunscreen is one way to stunt the process of sagging skin. Adopting and keeping to a regime of applying a day and night cream to start and end your day will do wonders to repel the pull of gravity on skin too.
To deal with the loss of collagen and elastin that keep your skin from heading south, a therapeutic spa-like treatment like 24k Uplift over the weekend could do wonders for you.
Combining clinical ultrasound skin-lifting technology with exfoliating aqua-dermabrasion and vitaminized skin infusion, this facial is just what you need to turn that saggy natural frown upside down.
Listen: SW1 Podcast Episode 23 – 10 Proven Ways to Slow Down Skin Aging
Dark Eye Circles/Eye Bags
We are often so overly concerned about the blemishes and acne that are more prominent on our face, we do not realize the beginnings of that dark cloud that is forming under your eyes, bearing bags of burden visible upon closer inspection.
Dark eye circles and eyebags are the result of sleep deprivation, where your body has inadequate time to repair itself and your skin eventually becomes dull and pale, causing dark tissues and blood vessels to become visible.
Eyebags are a result of normal fat that help to support the eye falling victim to the pull of gravity and settling under the eye. Fluid also tends to settle under the eye, adding to the swelling effect.
More people suffer from eye circles and eye bags than you know, and for that purpose, eye-specific treatments for dark eye circles and eye bags have been formulated to tackle these issues.
The Eye Fablulosity program by SW1 Spa is one of those eye circle and eye bag fighting treatments you can undergo, to rejuvenate the skin under your eyes, and get rid of the signs of distress that are so evident on your face.
A generous re-introduction of hyaluronic acid to your undereye area reboots the repair mode of the skin, and accelerates its healing process, effectively removing the discoloration and reducing puffiness.
Read more: How to Transform Your Face in Your 40s
Acne and Pigmentation
One of the by-products of a hectic schedule, sleep deprivation, and a lack of a skincare regime are the triggers of adult acne and pigmentation.
One of the main causes of acne is the increase in the production of sebum, the natural oils that will tend to clog your pores and cause breakouts. It has been scientifically proven that the cells that produce sebum have receptors for stress hormones, thus making it one of the factors that cause acne.
Pigmentation occurs when there is an increase in melanin in your system. Melanin is the pigment that gives our skin, hair and even eyes their colour. When you stay in the sun for too long, or pick on your spots so much the skin becomes reddened, pigmentation will plague you.
The Pico Smooth treatment is the one procedure that will solve both of these problems in one go. One of the more advanced laser-based treatments in the market, the Pico Smooth uses ultra-short bursts of energy to deliver a crushing blow to any form of skin inflammation (ie. acne), pigmentation, scars and even wrinkles… all while stimulating the production of collagen and elastin.
All these measures only require a fraction of your time, and it will bring you a generous amount of good. Take some time out of your busy schedule to take care of yourself.