What lifestyle habits contribute to the aging process?
While sagging neck and jowls can be caused by the natural aging process, other factors such as sun damage, skin laxity, and genetics can also contribute to the appearance of sagging skin. In addition, lifestyle habits such as UV damage, smoking, drinking alcohol, and not getting enough sleep can also accelerate the aging process.
Do genes have an effect on how our skin ages?
Our genes may dictate how our skin ages, but it is possible to slow or even reverse the effects of ageing through good skincare habits. Regular sun protection is key, as UV rays cause skin damage which can lead to premature ageing. In addition, utilizing smart devices such as LED masks and at-home laser treatments can help to improve skin tone and texture over time.
I have long relied on non-invasive Radio Frequency (RF) treatments in my professional practice for "time-release" rejuvenation. These treatments help to stimulate collagen production, improve skin tone and texture, and reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.
Below are my recommended products, at-home devices and in-clinic treatments:
Link products, devices and treatments when ready
CELLCOSMET CellCollagen Face and Neck mask
NÉCESSAIRE The Neck Serum
LA PRAIRIE Platinum Rare Haute-Rejuvenation Mask
ROYAL FERN Retinol Solution
FAQ 103 Diamond RF, EMS device
TRINNY London Plump Up Microneedle
THE LIGHT SALON LED Bib for Neck & Décolletage
CURRENTBODY Skin FR Radio Frequency Device
Double Tite by Dr Timm
Golueke, from £500 per session
Tempsure Envi RF by Dr Joney
De Souza. Lower face and neck, from £600
Sculptra injections by Dr
MediSpa, from £550 per vial
Each month in my ASK ADEELA column in Financial Times How to Spend It - I cover a skincare topic I am usually asked about the most. Drawing from my experience as a practicing Facialist I share my insights and tips to help de-mystify and simplify skincare issues.
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