The Latest Beauty Treatments - Unique Alternatives
Sarah, Stacey and Jo Fairley, authors of The Anti-Ageing Beauty Bible, have found there are remedies that don't involve your usual department-store-beauty-floor visit.
See an optometrist
If you're squinting to read this article, that's a sure-fire way to supercharge wrinkle-growth! “Make sure you can read clearly. Having the right specs will help prevent that tortoisepoke-forward-look as you peer at a book, the screen or the road ahead (as well as stopping you frowning, which should save a few pounds on face creams),” Sarah says.
“Sarah recently looked at a photo of herself trying to decipher a Christmas cracker joke and nearly choked as she saw the two deep lines scored down her forehead. Make your motto must take specs – in chic case, possibly hanging round neck – with you at all times. If you are caught out and about without them, get someone to read to you – the menu, the program, whatever,” laughs Jo.
Try the needle
Thought acupuncture was just for persistent aches and pains? How about a non-surgical facelift. “We swear by facial acupuncture,” says Jo. “We believe that its all about treating things internally as well as externally. The common problem of vertical lines between your eyebrows can relate to liver energy not fl owing properly, so as well as needling the lines themselves, facial acupuncturists treat the liver.”
Have a tongue massage
Has your jaw just dropped? Perfect. Now say “Ahhhh!” Getting your tongue muscles relaxed could be just the anti-ageing remedy youve been looking for. “The most painful treatment Sarah has endured is having the muscles inside the mouth at the base of the tongue released by an osteopath.
As she wrote at the time, The results are extraordinary: any downward drift perks up and the contours of your face seem redefined,” Jo explains. The pain is definitely worth the gain according to Carine Roitfeld, former editor of French Vogue, who recently revealed that this internal facial massage is her secret for looking younger. As quoted from Ms Roitfeld – “They put on gloves and massage inside because all your stress is in your jaws. It hurts very much, but it is my beauty secret.”
We've all been fans of this gentle pressure therapy for a long time and now John Tsagaris, a doctor of Chinese medicine, has developed an uplifting facial, which he calls Skinpoetry. This produces visible results in 30 minutes. “He works on the 56 (yes, thats right) muscles of the face to release tension, drain puffiness, and plump, brighten and nvigorate the skin. Its incredibly effective,” says Jo. So it just may be time to ditch the creams and opt for some magic fingers to knead you to the fountain of youth.
Feeling like youre in need of a facelift? Perhaps you should see your chiropractor. “If your neck and spine are out of kilter it can block circulation and affect your face. When [a good chiropractor] manipulated Sarahs neck, she left his surgery looking as if she had had a face-lift, and with no pain in her neck,” Jo reveals.
Treat your gut
“According to Chinese medicine, there are two pairs of meridians running down your face – one down the sides, and one from under the pupils to the jaw line – that are linked to your digestion. If your digestion is poor, your face looks longer, as if dragged downwards,” says Sarah. “Look after your gut and not only will your skin improve but in our experience your face looks more lifted.”
So how do you improve your digestion? “The simplest way we know to balance your gut is by eating loads of green vegetables. This can be hard work so you could opt for Sun Chlorella A, a green algae that has been shown to have a range of health benefits.”
With these unique tips you can look younger for longer without needing to dip your fingers into a single pot of moisturiser.