Five ways to transform your skin in time for the festive season

Beauty acupuncture

According to clinical evidence, beauty acupuncture accelerates the skin cell growth, improves the circulation of blood and most importantly re-structures the weak areas of the skin where the face needs it most. This is due to the inflammatory- immunological reactions within the skin.

Beauty acupuncture achieves results because it literally creates ‘positive damage’ on the weak and aged areas of the skin. It is these areas where I place most emphasise during my treatments in order to facilitate the body to repair the damaged fibres and increase collagen and elastin, through the penda peptide repair cells response. Beauty acupuncture restructures the architecture of the skin from within, where no lotions and potions can reach. The treatment has an accumulative effect and is a natural skin booster which allows the skin and body to do what it knows best-protect and repair itself.

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Relax your face – acupressure

Our faces need to relax! Our muscles and skin are consistently tensed during the day and for the most of us during the night as well. Start by pressing firm and deeply all around the face trying to find sore and tense points on the face. Press these points and relax them. Immediately you will feel an invigorating blood flow on the face and you will feel your face is so much lighter. Better circulation on the face means better oxygen and nutrient supply to the skin cells resulting in a brighter complexion.

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Steam and exfoliate

Use the steam rooms in your gym! Normal cleansers and facial washes do not clean deep enough so the skin is still covered by a layer of grease and dirt, which blocks the pores and restricts the detoxification and breathing ability of the skin. Take a soft tooth brush while the skin is warm and moist from the steam and brush thoroughly all over. Get rid of the dead cells and sebum which is a breathing ground for bacteria as it can clog the skin and lead to breakouts. Tone with an antioxidant toner and moisturiser. Always choose natural cosmetic products for your skin that are enriched with antioxidant vitamins!

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Exercise your face

There is no better way to tone up your face, volumise your facial muscles and minimise those lines that you don’t need. There are several good books on facial exercises and even DIY gadgets that exercise your face for you. I always prefer to create an individual facial exercise regime and be aware of which muscles I am working on every time. The facial muscles lose their bulk and flexibility with aging, so plumping them up through exercise is a great way to say thank you to our faces for keeping us beautiful.

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Feed your skin

Beauty comes from within as they say and indeed providing your skin with the necessary nutrients will help your skin to regenerate quicker and keep it looking younger for longer. Antioxidant supplements with Alpha Lipoic Acid, Vitamin C, Selenium, co-enzyme Q10 are excellent agents to protect your skin from oxidative stress which damages our skin cells and bodies. Eat super foods such as prunes, raisins, blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, sprouts, avocado, Gou Ji berries and all the powerful antioxidant foods, to keep your immune system and body healthy and young.

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