Her face looks softer and lifted, with improved definition. As she continues with her routine, the benefits will be even more apparent.
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Bad Lifestyle Habits Impact on Your Facial Ageing
These photos speak for themselves. Drinking, smoking and junk food affect our appearance in the long-term. The 42-year-old freelance journalist Anna Magee worked with a forensic artist to create images of what she’d look like 10 years from now adopting different lifestyles. She admits to having cheek fillers and Botox injections in the past.
The three projected images show her face 10 years from now:
A survey of over 1,000 Yahoo! users found that only 28% of smokers admit to being addicted and dependent on cigarettes with 72% claiming “I choose when I smoke and can go without at any time.” 41% of the people ages 18-34 said they only smoke in a social setting, but if you want to avoid these nasty signs of aging, every cigarette may count. Fifty-six percent of people ages 18-34 said they smoke when drinking.
At my talk to the Society of Cosmetic Scientists last week, the discussion revolved around the real performance of skincare. The industry agreed with me that skincare will never match the instant results (and risks) of surgery but small step-by-step visible improvements (like when we exercise) benefit our appearance. The SCS president emailed later to say “I used your gym analogy to a reporter from The Sunday Telegraph on Friday who was writing a piece on whether skincare works…” Analogies help to illustrate what to really expect in the ever-so-hyped world of skincare. But let’s look at the facts now.
- Unilever research shows that a well-formulated moisturiser will improve wrinkles by at least one grade (1/5 on a 5 grade wrinkle scale) in 6 months. This will be a visible result – people will notice and compliment you on a softer, plumper look!
- A benchmark dermatologist prescription treatment, retinoic acid, will improve wrinkles by two grades (2/5 on a 5 grade wrinkle scale) in 6 months but often with side effects including redness, scaling and inflammation.
- Using a skincare routine with ingredients matched to your skin type and concerns will improve the results.
- As always I hasten to add that skincare only accounts for 1/3 of the success! Youthful looks require well-shaped muscles and good jawline definition achieved by regular anti-ageing facial massage and exercise!
Have you seen the change in the mirror yet? See the results for yourself.
Garnier, a L’Oreal company, launched an interesting campaign. Davina has a dry skin type and, as any presenter, using strong facial expressions and being in and out of make-up all the time, she is prone to premature lines and wrinkles.
I don’t recommend Garnier for dry/mature skin types very often as there are no anti-ageing peptides in the formulation. But this is a fun exercise to see how well your anti-ageing moisturiser works!
Please note that the Garnier wrinkle scale has 10 grades (not 5 as the research scale above). That means you should see a difference earlier!
Link to YouTube Garnier Ultralift Challenge
Link to the Wrinkle Reader
FaceWorkshops Club were testing the Ultralift anti-wrinkle cream. These are their comments – I will summarise once all comments are published.
Best Anti-Ageing Skincare? FaceWorkshops Expert Opinion on the recommendations given on the ITV This Morning Show
The ITV This Morning Show broadcast a programme about anti-ageing skincare! Looking at the overwhelming skincare market with too many products to choose from, they asked Dr Patrick Bowler for his expertise and tested his best anti-ageing ingredients in skincare: Retinol (vitamin A) in RoC Retin-Ox, Vitamin C, Co-enzyme Q10 in Nivea Q10, Idebenone in Prevage and Vitamin E in Liz Earle product range.
Ladies over age of 70, the “Bus Pass Beauties”, were encouraged to use one of these ranges each and rate them in terms of the effect on their face. It was the organic Liz Earle product range that got the “10 out of 10″ mark.
Although the producers caution us to consider that “everyone’s skin reacts differently to different products and it is important to find a product that suits you and your budget best”, my expertise enables me to raise a few comments:
- Subjectivity: Organic products have lovely textures that drive our liking of a skincare product more than its true efficacy and this may have contributed to the highest score of the Liz Earle product range.
- Period of Testing: A month of testing might be enough in terms of a subjective change but for any significant and visible difference to be achieved, we need a much longer time period as shown e.g. in the Boots serum trial.
- Holistic Approach: Not only the age group (70 +) but also your skin type and concerns, sun exposure, genetics, medical history and lifestyle need to be taken into consideration when recommending a personalised skincare routine.
Interesting to watch but not a shopping guide to skincare! http://www.itv.com/lifestyle/thismorning/styleandbeauty/beauty/buspassbeautylookingyounger/
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