For a while now the anti anti-aging way has been growing. Women are turning their backs on the ‘anti-aging’ phrase in favour of more empowering words like pro aging. Women have been embracing their natural grey hair and life lines. This does not mean we have given up or let ourselves go, it’s more of a ‘being comfortable in your own skin’ phase. Personally I love it and am all for it. There’s nothing more empowering than a woman who is confident and comfortable in her own skin.
Don’t get me wrong if those ’11’ lines in the middle of your forehead really bother you then Botox away, this isn’t a judgemental place. What I’m taking about is women really embracing who they are unapologetically and not trying to be someone they’re not. For example my favourite Instagram page on this topic is “Goodbye Crop Top‘, it’s about moving through the older phases of life 40+ comfortably and not trying to hold onto the past of your 20s and 30s. Women really shine when they own who they are now what ever phase in life they are in. This is what the anti anti-aging way is about.
Releasing ourselves from the shackles of expectation (hello patriarchy) and living our lives to the fullest is the best way to get that glow. So what’s this got to do with the skin clinic? Everything! At the clinic there is not one ‘anti-aging’ treatment listed on purpose. We’re all about healthy, glowing skin. Our treatments reflect this philosophy, this is why we don’t offer highly inflammatory treatments that bully the skin into submission but rather work with your living external organ.
The best thing you can do for glowing skin is love yourself, really love yourself healthy. By this I mean, nourishing your body with beautiful healthy food, moving your body, allowing yourself to rest and being really happy in your own skin. That’s where the glow happens. Combine that with a little assistance to get your skin functioning correctly in the clinic and through beautiful home care and it looks effortless.
In the clinic
So, what are my recommendations for anti anti-aging in the clinic? Treatments that build up your skin and help to lift and firm, like Micro Current, Gua Sha and LED. As we age our cells need a little waking up and assistance to function on their natural 28 day cycle. Retinal is also essential to this and our non inflammatory version is amazing for helping skin regulate, with damage or side effects. Our Vitamin A infusion is our professional treatment, containing a potent 2.5% Retinaldehyde, 1,3 Beta Glucan, Niacinimide and Willow Herb. These calming, antibacterial and dermal remodeling ingredients offer the most effective peel on the market. Putting more ingredients into the skin rather than simply removing skin. Read more about that here.
Pro aging treatments are available at South Yarra daily, for the anti anti-aging woman.