Food for Anti-Ageing, as seen in Sunday People
The Sunday People article ‘Food to Glow’ suggested that food could play a role in anti-ageing – both in terms of what you eat and how it can be used for skin treatments.
The feature included healthy recipes, packed with nutrients that could boost the skin. Nutritionist Kerry Torrens told the Sunday People:
“Eternal youth might be beyond us but there’s lots we can do to maintain a youthful glow. Smoking, drinking, alcohol and consuming to much sugar, along with excess sun exposure, are the big skin agers – but a few savvy tricks in the kitchen just may hold back the years.”
The feature also included some ideas of home treatments that can be done at home using ingredients that you can find in the kitchen or get at the supermarket.
Home made face mask
Skin expert Dr Ross Perry recommended a homemade face mask. He told Sunday People:
“If you’re suffering from winter skin that is dry, acne-prone and lacklustre, then make a face mask.
“Use cupboard ingredients such as honey, avocado, coconut oil and oatmeal, which will add hydration, exfoliate and really help to detox the skin.
“Avocado hydrates the skin and helps to reduce inflammation, honey contains antioxidants which helps protect us against the elements whilst reducing pores and blackheads. Coconut oil is known for its anti-bacterial benefits and also aids hydration, and the rolled oats are great for exfoliating the skin.”
Avocado face mask recipe
- 1 tbsp ground oatmeal
- 1/2 ripe avocado
- 1 tbsp honey
- 1 tsp coconut oil
Mix together and use as a face mask for 20 minutes, then rinse away with warm water.
Apply moisturiser immediately afterwards for further moisturising benefit.
Skin Treatments In Clinic
For clients who find that eating well and home made masks aren’t giving the results they want, there are some more intensive treatments available in skin clinics, which offer high level results in terms of reducing the appearance of lines and wrinkles, lacklustre skin and even pigmentation.
Injectable treatments include
- Anti-Wrinkle Injections – best known as BOTOX®, these work to relax the fine dynamic facial muscle movements so that skin can drape more smoothly, effectively reducing the visible lines and creases
- Dermal Fillers – suitable for replenishing lost volume, whether that is hollows or deep lines
- 8-Point Face Lift – strategic use of dermal fillers that gives the skin a ‘lift’ for a more holistic and comprehensive anti-ageing treatment
- Profhilo – a new breed of injectable product that delivers hydration, improving the quality of the skin as well as boosting volume
High tech treatments use laser or energy to boost the skin’s own renewal mechanisms
- ClearLift Laser – addresses complexion as well as boosting skin cell renewal
- Laser IPL Treatment
- Laser Pigmentation Therapy – targets sun exposure issues
- iPixel YAG Laser
- Tixel – an innovative treatment which applies intense heat to the skin to trigger collagen production
Dr Ross Perry
Dr Ross Perry is Founder and Medical Director of Cosmedics Skin Clinics.
He qualified at Guy’s & St Thomas’ Hospital Medical School in 1994. His career includes NHS skin cancer reconstruction, work as a GP, as well as private cosmetic skin treatments.
He established Cosmedics Skin Clinics in 2003 and remains in charge as Medical Director. He has carried out thousands of non-surgical skin improvement procedures during his career, but is best known for dealing with unwanted skin lesions and blemishes (e.g. moles, cysts, warts skin tags).
Cosmedics Skin Clinics
Cosmedics Skin Clinics was established in 2003 and has built up an excellent reputation for cosmetic and medical skin treatments, carried out by GMC Registered Doctors. The company offer a full range of cosmetic treatments, including popular lip enhancement and wrinkle relaxing injections, dermal fillers and laser treatments; plus medical treatments including mole removal, thread vein treatment and excessive sweating injections.
Cosmedics Skin Clinics has a team of skin treatment doctors and surgeons in their 5 skin clinics across London and Bristol led by Dr Ross Perry.
Call 020 7386 0464 or email email@example.com to book an appointment.
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