Increasingly, people are favouring a natural look rather than face-freezing botox and heavy make-up in a bid to look younger. However, that doesn’t mean we cannot indulge in more holistic beauty treatments which naturally can help to slow and conceal the ageing process. For women who are looking to age gracefully – with a bit of assistance along the way – browse this guide to the best beauty treatments to promote a youthful appearance.
Grey hairs are often one of the earliest indicators of age, with most women typically starting to go grey during their 30s or 40s. As we age, our skin also loses its elasticity and can start to sag, making our jawline less pronounced. Getting a stylish new haircut that frames the face can help to disguise loose skin and wrinkles, while semi-permanent hair colour can blend greys into your natural hair shade for a subtle youthful lift.
Mature skin produces less oil which means that the skin’s elasticity and collagen fibres break down with age, resulting in your skin becoming drier and thinner as the years pass. Older women, especially those who have had cosmetic surgery when they were younger, should therefore prioritise deep hydrating skin treatments such as intensive moisturising facials and gentle cleansing procedures that clean the skin without being too abrasive. Even older women struggle with the occassional breakout, so be sure to use an acne-fighting serum when needed.
You should also take care to protect your skin from sun damage at any age to avoid prematurely ageing your skin or increasing your risk of skin cancer. Even invisible UV rays can be harmful to our skin, so speak to your beautician about appropriate barrier products for everyday use.
Our hands tend to show signs of ageing much quicker than our faces, so moisturising hands and fingers regularly and treating yourself to a manicure every now and again can help to take years off you.
Massages aren’t just relaxing, they also have numerous proven health benefits. Studies have shown they can help with back pain, headaches and migraines, and even osteoarthritis. A good massage can also promote better sleep, increase blood circulation, and improve your mood and energy levels.
There are several different styles of massage treatment available, such as Hot Stone Massage, Deep Tissue Massage and Swedish Massage. Which type you choose will depend on your preferences and whether you have any specific issues you want to address, such as chronic back pain, for example.
Regular massages can help reduce stress and tension as well as improve your posture and overall well-being, which will not only help you feel better but look better too.
Anti-ageing facial treatments don’t have to include drastic methods like surgery or botox! There are lots of non-surgical options which are nonetheless effective including classic facials to cleanse, exfoliate, and moisturise the skin to reduce dryness, aromatherapy facials to calm redness, and specific anti-ageing facials using collagen-boosting products which plump and smooth the face.
You could also try a chemical peel, a more intense procedure which removes the outer layer of old skin to expose the fresher, smoother surface underneath. Chemical peels can be used on the face, neck and hands and can minimise the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, mild scarring, age spots, and sun damage.