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The Forgotten Beauty Essentials

Tutorials on how to cut a crease or contour a cheekbone are ten a penny now, but there are a few beauty secrets that still seem to be going largely ignored. If you're neglecting to clean your brushes properly, relying on outdated tricks for matching your foundation colours or applying your concealer before your foundation, you're missing out on looking your best and storing up problems for yourself in the future--and that's why I've started this blog. My hope is to help you pick up on all the titbits you've missed, and fill in the blanks on your amateur makeup artist education!

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2 Anti-Aging Treatments for Your Face That Don't Involve Surgery

Surgical facelifts, eye bag removal and endoscopic brow lifts are just a few of the surgical anti-aging treatments that are available. However, not everyone is happy to accept the risks involved in having surgery, such as infection or an allergic reaction to the anaesthesia, in their pursuit of a youthful appearance. If you're exploring anti-aging treatments for your face and want to avoid surgery at this time, here's an overview of two non-invasive treatments for you to consider:

Anti-Aging Facial

An anti-aging facial is a good treatment option of you're seeking brighter skin with a clearer complexion, and some people also find the appearance of wrinkles is reduced after this type of facial. Anti-aging facials involve a number of steps including exfoliation to remove dead skin cells, massage to improve circulation and intensive moisturising to improve skin texture and elasticity. There are a few types of anti-aging facials for you to choose from, such as microdermabrasion, collagen and exfoliating.

A microdermabrasion facial involves the use of microcrystals, and these are blown over your skin using a small handset. The microcrystals loosen dead skin cells and a small suction tool is used to remove the debris. This can improve your complexion and leave your skin looking fresh and vibrant.

A collagen facial is used to boost your natural collagen levels, which decline as you age. Declining collagen can cause your skin to sag and wrinkle, but a collagen facial can improve the suppleness of your skin and decrease lines with the use of a collagen-infused moisturiser and collagen booster cream, which contains peptides that can stimulate your skin to produce more collagen.

An exfoliating facial is ideal if you want to even out your skin tone and decrease fine lines, as it removes dead skin cells and oil from your pores and can stimulate cellular renewal. Popular exfoliating ingredients used in anti-aging facials include cane sugar, ground apricot kernels and coffee grinds.

Laser Skin Resurfacing

Laser skin resurfacing can reduce wrinkles and tighten the skin on your face. A small laser is used to gently and gradually remove several layers of your skin, and as new skin cells are generated, the surface of your skin can appear smoother and more even. This treatment can be carried out on your whole face or specific areas you want to target, such as around your eyes or mouth.

Laser skin resurfacing takes no more than a couple of hours, and it doesn't generally cause any pain, but the treatment area may be a little swollen for a couple of days. You'll also have to stay out of the sun as much as possible for a few months after treatment and wear a high SPF sun cream, as your skin will initially be more sensitive to sun exposure, but the results of laser skin resurfacing are long-lasting.

These are just two examples of anti-aging treatments that don't involve surgery. If you'd like to find out more about the options available for the specific skin issues you'd like to address, speak to an experienced aesthetic practitioner.