Specific anti-ageing technologies should be targeting different facial zones and ageing features. Technologies on my wish list are new, clinically relevant and evidence-based yet accessible (distribution channel and price) for my clients.
The appearance of facial skin depends on the quality of many different tissues – bone structure, muscles, sub-dermal deposits of fat, dermal and epidermal layers as well as perfusion and lymphatic drainage – that differ in distinct facial zones.
In Caucasians, research into which ageing signs matter most has confirmed that nine features correlate the most with perceived age (Oriflame research in Russian women aged 40 +):
- wrinkles in the upper part of the face (crow’s feet, glabellar (frown), under-eye and forehead wrinkles)
- wrinkles in the lower half of the face (upper lip, nasolabial fold)
- sagging of the jawline (in the aged 41 to 65 years)
- severity of hyper pigmented spots – red and brown (although to a lesser extent)
Anti-ageing solutions specifically targeting these features have to entail:
- lifestyle changes (bad mimic habits – impacting on frown and lip lines, smoking – lip lines & skin quality e.g. acne, inadequate sleep and nutrition – sleep lines & skin quality e.g. tired, dull complexion )
- daily facial yoga, self-massage and regular professional face massage with or without rollers (for increased perfusion and lymphatic drainage, alignment, stretch and elongation, exfoliation as well as skin-brain relaxation – impacting on all structural aspects of skin ageing)
- targeted daily & weekly skincare with sun protection including zone specific patches (with evidence-based ingredients – impacting on epidermal and dermal layers).
I combine all these solutions to achieve good clinical results. A Review of the 3 aspects of targeted skincare is due each season.
A client’s testimonial following a Spring Review:
Reference: Influence of facial skin ageing characteristics on the perceived age in a Russian female population [accessed Mar 7, 2016].