Just because you can’t stop time from passing, doesn’t mean you have to look like years have flown by. Everyone loves hearing, “Wait, you’re how old?!”, but for many people, graciously aging doesn’t always come naturally.
Our beauty specialists and aesthetic experts at Vanish Skin Clinic & Beauty Bar dedicate time to finding the best ways to appear more youthful, no matter how old you are! Based on years of experience and research, we’ve discovered some of the best secrets to looking younger you’ve got to try ✨
What makes someone look younger?
Before we dive into our anti-aging secrets, it’s important you understand the factors that make someone appear younger than their actual age. Stanford University School of Medicine developed a categorization system that breaks down human aging into different classes called “ageotypes.”
The study sought to understand how people age beyond population averages and focus deeper on specific individuals. The result? Researchers learned people generally age along four biological pathways.
- Hepatic (liver)
- Nephrotic (kidney)
We know this sounds a little scientific, but we’ll break this down in the most general sense. These four pathways are based on internal aging, meaning things that happen inside the body. For example, the onset of diabetes is an example of metabolic aging.
Why does this matter for my outward appearance?
Well, your inner health has a huge impact on your outer health. So if you can slow down those four types of aging by eating healthy, maintaining an active lifestyle, limiting stress, and getting enough sleep, you’d be surprised how that could impact your outward youthful glow.
Now that we have that covered, let’s move on to features that shed years off of someone’s appearance. Some of these factors are subjective, but in general, people gauge youthfulness by:
❖ The amount and prominence of fine lines and wrinkles
❖ Facial fullness, including lip shape and fullness
❖ Skin laxity (loose skin) on the face and neck
❖ Facial contrast (i.e. colour of eyebrows and lips)
Therefore, defying aging is all about reducing wrinkles, maintaining facial volume, tightening loose skin, and creating more contrast between your facial features. Sounds like a lot, right? Well, believe it or not, there are tried and true ways to check all those factors off your list so you can look as young as you feel!
Secret #1: Implement the perfect anti-aging skincare routine.
Here’s a rule of thumb: you should always care about your skin care. Building a strong anti-aging skincare regimen isn’t just about sporadically throwing products on your face and hoping it all works out. Rather, you should research the best ingredients for your skin type and remain consistent with your routine.
First, make sure you are keeping your skin hydrated, since dry skin can accenuate fine lines. Outside of hydration, there are three main factors you want to consider when searching for products:
✔️ Sun protection
✔️ Stimulating collagen production
✔️ Cellular turnover
☀️ Ingredients for sun protection:
- Titanium oxide
- Zinc oxide
- Vitamin C
🧴Ingredients for stimulating collagen:
- Hyaluronic acid
🧬Ingredients for cellular turnover:
- Lactic acid
- Glycolic acid
Sample anti-aging skincare routine
Step One – Cleanse: Start with a gentle facial cleanser that won’t dry out the skin. Based on your specific needs, you can implement a face wash filled with antioxidants, vitamins (such as Vitamin C, Vitamin K and Vitamin E), enzymes, and more.
Step Two – Tone: Toner helps restore your skin’s pH levels after cleansing and can even help remove excess dirt and oil you couldn’t remove in step one. Search for an alcohol-free toner to avoid overdrying. Some people may also be more sensitive to astringent toners (such as Witch Hazel), so definitely keep that in mind!
Step Three – Apply Serums: Incorporating serums into your routine can add extra vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and other ingredients into your skin. Different serums pinpoint different conditions; therefore if needed, you can always use more than one.
For hydration: Hyaluronic acid serums
For brightening: Vitamin C or other antioxidant-based serums
For cellular turnover: AHA serums or retinol serums
Step Four – Hydrate: Now it’s time to apply your favourite moisturizer. This allows you to seal in your serums while helping your skin cells maintain their water content. We recommend moisturizers with glycerin, hyaluronic acid, ceramides, and occlusives (that aren’t silicones).
Step Five – Protect: No anti-aging skincare routine is complete without sunscreen. While there are moisturizers that come with SPF, it’s often more beneficial to implement a separate product. Ingredients such as zinc oxide and titanium dioxide are typically safe and effective options.
Secret #2: Take advantage of professional aesthetic procedures.
Professional aesthetic treatments are the perfect complement to any great skincare routine. Through powerful technologies and medical-grade ingredients, non to minimally invasive procedures take your anti-aging efforts to the next level. We totally understand it may be hard to discover which treatment options work best to help you look younger, but we’ve got you covered with our top two choices available in Brandon.
Option 1: Forever Young BBL
Forever Young BBL is an innovative light therapy treatment that uses broadband light to reverse signs of aging. Some people use BBL and laser technology synonymously, but they aren’t quite the same thing. Both lasers and BBL use light energy to heat the skin to resurface and promote collagen production. However, lasers can come with two types of wavelengths:
- Ablative: Targets the top layer of skin (epidermis) to shed damaged cells and promote cellular turnover.
- Non-ablative: Targets the bottom layer of skin to jumpstart collagen production while keeping the outer layer unharmed.
BBL is always a non-ablative technique, making it a great option to fight aging at the source with minimal discomfort or downtime. When collagen production goes into overdrive, you will notice your skin looking and feeling softer, tighter, and smoother than before.
One of the reasons we rave so much about Forever Young BBL is because it can treat a wide variety of conditions that all age your skin. That’s exactly why this advanced photofacial works great for almost all skin types and skin tones.
Treatable conditions include:
- Sun damage
- Acne scars
- Spider veins
- Broken capillaries
- Rosacea & redness
- Fine lines & wrinkles
- Enlarged pores
While most people notice improvements after their initial session, you will probably need a series of 3 to 5 initial treatments to maximize your results.
Option 2: SkinTyte
Skin laxity is a common sign of visible aging. The worst part? Loose skin can be really difficult to treat on your own. However, you don’t have to automatically turn to an invasive procedure like a facelift to tighten your skin. With SkinTyte, you can retract laxity without incisions, anesthesia, or downtime.
SkinTyte utilizes advanced infrared light to stimulate collagen production, which ultimately creates a stronger, tighter framework for your skin. This one-of-a-kind skin tightening procedure works to:
- Treat skin laxity and sagginess
- Improve skin texture and smoothness
- Reduce fine lines and wrinkles
- Add plumpness to the skin
- Tighten neck jowls
Plus, with its different handpieces, SkinTyte can be performed on your face, neck, abdomen, and other areas you have unwanted skin laxity! Even after your treatment, your results will continue improving throughout the following months—all without going through surgery 🙌
Secret #3: Don’t forget about regular beauty treatments.
At the end of the day, secrets to looking younger require some much needed “me time,” and who doesn’t want that? Physical features definitely play a part in how young you appear, but have you thought about beauty?
Here’s what we mean: When you stay up-to-date with modern hairstyles, take care of your nails, and maintain luscious brows and lashes, you create more contrast in your features and stay in fashion while you’re at it! Just think about it. If you walk around with the same hairstyle from the 80s, you could look a lot older than you want. When you work with a trained professional, he or she can help create the perfect makeover for you that matches your style and lifestyle.
Some of our favourite spa and salon services in Brandon include:
- Hair colour treatments
- Brow & lash tint
- Lash extensions
- Pedicures (including medical pedicures)
Learn more secrets to looking younger with Vanish Skin Clinic & Beauty Bar
We are passionate about empowering men and women in Western Manitoba to look and, more importantly, feel their very best. Our highly trained staff develops long-term relationships with clients, building trust and mutual respect through exceptional services and client care.
With science-backed aesthetic treatments and luxurious spa services, we strive to help our clients achieve their goals while aging as gracefully as possible. Our mission is to enhance the health, wellness, and natural beauty of every client by delivering result-driven procedures through state-of-the-art equipment and a highly trained staff.
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