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Your Guide to Skincare in your Fabulous Forties

Dermapen , Skin needling, Collagen-induction

If it’s true that 40 is the new 20, then surely our skin needs to reflect that?
Not that many of us would actually go back to being 20 again, (remember Barbie Girl by Aqua?) but lets face it, looking after ourselves definitely seemed a whole lot easier back then. But, here’s a little secret, skincare in our 40s doesn’t have to be daunting. Here are a few tips from the experts at The Beauty Emporium to help you make the most of your skin right now.

We all know that our bodies need vitamins to thrive right? Well, did you know that Vitamin A is one of the most powerful tools in any 40 year old’s bathroom cabinet? Vitamin A, (also known as ‘Retinol’ or ‘Your New Best Friend’) works on a molecular level to boost skin cell turnover, sloughing away dead skin and stimulating the production of new skin cells. This leaves your skin looking firmer with a more refined complexion. O Cosmetic’s Retinol Concentrate uses the highest allowable concentration of Retinol before a prescription, making it a first class anti-ageing tool.

As tempting as it may be to slap on the Vitamin A cream in large doses and as often as you can, it is a treatment that may need to be introduced gradually, sometimes starting off with use only one day a week. So what to wear on your skin for the rest of the time? We need something that’s super-hydrating and will also help to diminish fine lines and improve poor skin tone.

Our recommended solution? O Cosmetics Pure Age Defiance Serum. The super-concentrated doses of pure L-Sodium Hyaluronate and a 100% natural skin tightener make it a potent youth accelerator. Fortified with multi vitamins and V8 Peptide Complex®, this serum helps to relax the muscle and decrease the appearance of lines and wrinkles, leaving it looking youthful and radiant. A true ‘hero’ product!

But there’s no denying that our skin will need a little extra TLC in our 40s and that’s when we need to call in the professionals. At The Beauty Emporium we tailor-make indulgent facials to achieve the very best outcome for your skin. Many of our clients swear by our rejuvenating collagen–induction treatment (also known as ‘Dermapen’, ‘Skin Needling’ or ‘Your Bestest Ever Friend’)! A course of Dermapen treatments will treat fine lines and wrinkles, reduce the appearance of pigmentation or age spots, reduce scarring and even stretch marks.

By now, most of us will be used to wearing a SPF moisturizer every day and this is certainly still a valuable practice. Sun damage is still the biggest culprit in speeding up skin ageing. Another concern is dehydration. Drinking plenty of water is essential to maintain healthy skin, as well as eating a well-balanced diet.

If you have any skin concerns or just can’t to try out a Dermapen treatment, then pop in and see us for a consultation. We can’t wait to help you achieve flawless, glowing skin. It’s what we do best!