Wrinkles, fine lines, dark spots – all very annoying, and inevitable as we age. We can’t stop then. We can help limit them and slow down the march, but we all age – it’s inevitable.
What we can do is brighten our skin though – give it back a little of the youthful glow you see in all those old photos. To do that, there are loads of brightening products, featuring various skincare ingredients that help brighten, tighten and boost.
Emma Hardie’s Exfoliating Brightening Tonic (£28, emmahardie.com) is a brand new kid on the brightening block and is packed with all sorts of ingredients to help it fulfil your skin’s needs. Natural pomegranate enzymes are gentle yet effective exfoliators Sytenol A, also known as Bakuchiol, works as a natural alternative to retinol and helps stimulate collagen repair.
Amino acid derivative Tego Cosmo C250 is a natural active ingredient which brightens skin, helping improve clarity and tone. Aloe vera softens and hydrates, and nettle extract helps to tone and tighten pores.
After cleansing, you spritz this tonic on to a cotton pad and wipe it over the face, neck and decolletage. Gently press in any excess product on the skin’s surface. Then apply your usual moisturisers or serums. This is an extra product to add to your routine.
Of course, if you really want to get that skin glowing, then get to a salon and have a brightening facial – microdermabrasion is the king, and dermaplaning is also a great choice. 5pm Spa and Beauty has loads of deals on offer.
Esteem Beauty in Glasgow City Centre has Microdermabrasion for £19, Thursday to Saturday. Microdermabrasion is a massively popular skin treatment because it is relaxing and effective. It will minimise fine lines, and literally – in the true sense of the word – make your skin glow. Try it!
Valocha in East Kilbride offers Microdermabrasion for £25 for 45 minutes – brilliant deal for a great treatment. Available all week.
At Spa In The City in the Glasgow Marriot Hotel, you can book in for a Dermaplane Luxury Facial. It’s £60 and is available Monday, Tuesday and Friday. It begins with a dermaplane treatment to gently scrape dead skin cells and vellus hair from the face, then uses an enzyme peel to shed all the impurities from the skin. There is the option of either a Murad power mask or LED treatment to maximise results with high anti-ageing properties, and then a gentle massage and SPF application. Results are stunning, and you will fee truly pampered!
These are just three of the great deals at the 5pm Spa and Beauty website – check out the rest!