Of course there are many organic and “non-organic” ways of achieving a glowing skin. The below article is just couple of easy ways that I know and do to achieve a younger looking, glowing skin.
Healthy Eating – Eat your greens, kids!
Because you become what you eat, and if you want to glow from within this has to be through the food you eat. Here in the UK, people mostly just pay attention to what it says on the food label and could easily eat a microwaveable soup if it is 2 of your five a day. What they don’t realise is while they are heating that soup in that plastic, they are consuming all the chemicals as well, also I don’t even want to talk about the sugar and sodium inside those already made food options. Hence, don’t just check the label. Cook it at home, and buy as much as organic ingredients as possible.
Exercise – minimum 3 times a week
The powers of a steady fitness routine are impressive: regular exercise can help you build stronger muscles, stave off chronic illnesses, and make your clothes fit a whole lot better. But there’s another benefit of physical activity that deserves a shout-out: the way even moderate amounts seem to shave years off your age. Of course, you can’t change your chronological age, but exercise can improve your health to the point where you look and feel younger than you are. It has been found that exercise creates body substances that help slow aging in skin.
Drink water! Not soda, tea, coffee or flavoured water, just and solely water. Why? A human body has about 70-80% of water, but still you need to drink lots of water every day to keep your body fit. Water helps in removing the toxic material from your body through urine and stool. If water intake is sufficient, your kidneys work efficiently.
Just like the other organs of our body, skin is also made of several cells. Skin cells like any other organ cells require water to function properly. Water is a perfect replacement for your expensive anti-ageing treatments. It keeps the skin well hydrated and glistening, thereby, enhancing the complexion.For soft and supple skin, drinking an adequate amount of water is more important than applying topical creams.
While doing all the above, there’s also a law of nature that we cannot disregard: Gravity! Due to this, no matter how many litres of water you drink, or amount of times you exercise and eat that apple, the gravity works against you. I am closer to my 30s then to my mid 20s, and that is a scary thought. No matter, how much I want to ignore this fact, or claim that I look younger I can definitely see that time is not working on my behalf.
Couple of months ago I have received an email from The Blogger Programme, which is an influencer agency I love to work with! They have introduced me to LipoFirm, and asked me whether I would like to get a selected area treated for about 8 sessions.
I was of course very curious, and decided to attend to the launching party with other influencers at COCO Nail Bar, in Notting Hill. LipoFirm, is a skin firming, toning and cellulite improving method which is non-invasive, non-surgical and basically contouring for body and face. After careful consideration, I decided that I do not YET have a specific area on my body that does need toning or cellulite treatment. I am one of the few women, who does not have cellulite showing in their body, as all the food I eat goes to my tummy (let’s talk about Apple shape), and I can control that with the amount of food I eat/exercise for the time being. Then, one of the advisors at the salon, introduced me to CACI, which is a non surgical facial. And as I have heard a lot about it through being advertised by celebrities such as Kim K, or Jennifer Lopez, I was beyond intrigued.
What is CACI?
The clinically proven CACI facial treatment is a muscle lifting procedure that uses micro-current technology to send out tiny electrical impulses helping to tone and soften facial expressions.
Synergy is the latest version of this technology with pioneering S.P.E.D™(Simultaneous Photo Electrical Delivery) that delivers LED skin rejuvenation and microcurrent facial toning at the same time. The results are quite dramatic leaving the face with the most natural lift whilst rejuvenating the skin and boosting collagen production.
I have had 8 sessions with CACI Synergy at COCO Nail Bar. And absolutely enjoyed every single session. Okay at first, it felt very intense as there were a lot of laser lights and beeping. The whole process involves cleansing, gentle peeling, skin toning, and working on the wrinkles to smooth them out, first with the micro-current probes and then with the ‘wrinkle comb’, a kind of high-tech wand that is used to help plump out deeper wrinkles. It is at first feels very uncomfortable, however I started falling asleep from 4th – 5th session onwards. Is it painful? you may ask. It definitely is not painful, however you do feel the currents on your face, and with more sessions you attend the frequency increases, for better results.
CACI is a non surgical face lift, that’s why you should not expect a magical drastic change like you would get through surgery. This is for people who will go a long way to avoid surgery or the sort of non-surgical treatments that involve lasers and needles. And I definitely consider myself as one of them. I am definitely not against it however, I would like to avoid surgical procedures as much as I can.
And yes! I am VERY happy with the results, actually so happy that I decided to continue for another couple of months. I always had dark circles under my eyes, and could not leave the house without a concealer. After my treatments, my skin was glowing, let alone dark circles. CACI is basically the gym for the face, exercising muscles on the face and toning the whole look. I can definitely see my face being firmer. I luckily did not have wrinkles, however, this is a fantastic way to prolong this period an getting that lift you need.
This picture is taken right after my 8th treatment.
Unlike any other beauty salons, COCO Nail Bar actually has a bespoke facial, which is CACI Synergy (micro current) and LipoFirm Pro (Radio Frequency) to tighten the skin. You can check their website for more detailed information on what they do. And the price is now £150 instead of £240!! Don’t miss it!