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Rhianna Prentice from the Beauty Rooms advises on anti-ageing techniques

The ageing process is unfortunately one we can’t hide from. It is a common concern for both men and women. Therefore, you’ll be pleased to know that it’s never too late to start taking care of yourself and introducing new things into your everyday regime. Adding and removing parts of your daily routine can help you to look and feel younger.

Our skin cells are like batteries; they produce energy, known as ATP, which causes our skin to regenerate and stay looking healthy and supple. As we get older the power in our cells decreases, causing our skin to lose its youthfulness resulting in the muscles in our face, neck and jaw starting to sag.

There are so many beauty treatments on the market to help boost our collagen and elasticity as well as lift, tighten and tone the skin without having to undergo cosmetic procedures.

Incorporating one facial a month into your skincare routine will help to boost your collagen and elasticity as well as your blood circulation. I highly recommend the Angelic Ritual A-Lift Facial. Using the latest nano-current technology to re-energise the cells in the face and neck, the probes are moved around the face helping to lift and train the muscle to where we would like them. The A-Lift Facial is pain-free with immediate,
long-lasting visible effects.

If for medical reasons you can’t have an electrical facial there are many manual anti-ageing facials salons offer which are very effective. I recommend the Dermalogica Anti-Ageing treatment. It’s the most powerful Dermalogica treatment for prematurely ageing, dry, sun damaged skin, providing nourishment and regeneration. Using steam, the powerful products will be pushed deeper into the skin leaving you noticeably firmer, smoother and revived.

Eat right. Ditching processed food and drink can really help not only with your insides but your outsides too. Processed foods and alcohol are full of toxins leaving us with the dark circles under eyes and the tired yellowy skin tone. Cutting back on alcohol can take years off you as well giving you more energy.

Try adding foods to your meals like berries, nuts, kale, broccoli and spices such as turmeric and ginger which are all rich in antioxidants, vitamin C and vitamin E. These fight the production of free radicals which are known to cause ageing.

Drinking plenty of green tea, which is high in antioxidants, will also help to combat ageing. It helps to regulate a protein in the body that is responsible for the life cycle of skin cells.

Finally, don’t forget about water. It does nothing but good things for our body. I cannot stress drinking water enough and a fully hydrated body will always look younger and healthier than a dehydrated one. Ever see a raisin? I rest my case! Water will help you to feel healthy inside and look younger on the outside so drink, drink, drink.