Anti-ageing skin treatments are nothing new, and the most popular treatments on a spa menu have long tended to be the anti-ageing facials. It’s hardly surprising with the massive focus on staying (and looking) young that some of us turn to Botox, fillers and chemical peels in a quest to keep our faces looking young, while others prefer the gentler approach of a reviving facial and some take-away serum to keep up the good work.
The latest beauty reports show that it’s not just on our faces that we want to combat the signs of our age. Not content with a youthful glow, we want younger looking bodies too, and with the exercise routines and diets starting to pay off, we’re paying attention to the condition of our skin. The body skincare market is on the rise, especially treatments for specific areas of the body.
If you’re stressing about bingo wings or a crêpey décolletage, you’re not alone. According to experts, there’s been a demand for treatments that target the backs of arms, tops of knees and décolletage; all areas that are subjected to scrutiny by the tabloids with celebs like Madonna, Demi Moore and Julia Roberts being singled out for the ‘saggy knee photo’ treatment on many an occasion. The problem is that some parts of the body are just prone to showing age; all you can do is work with it!
If you want to try it for yourself, you won’t have to wait long. Spa brands like Decleor are getting in on the anti-ageing body-care trend with a new product range called Excellence De L’age “A complete regime to help achieve visibly younger and firmer skin.”
Phytomer, another spa favourite, is launching an anti-ageing product too, a night repair treatment called Glycolight which claims to target your skin’s fat reserves and repair tissues. Clarins will be introducing more body focused anti-ageing products with an extra anti-cellulite touch, and Thalgo will be launching toning skincare products perfect for combating ageing too.
Salon and spa treatments with an anti-ageing focus could well be perfect for you if you’ve been on a slimming and toning regime and want to treat yourself by knocking a few years off of your skin’s appearance – if it’s saggy arms that you’re worried about, combining a few body treatments with a few sculpting exercise moves could see them banished for good! What do you think about anti-ageing body products and treatments, though? Are we getting just a little bit obsessed? Or are you going to be first in the queue for your décolletage treatment?