After a busy December filming, celebrating Christmas, New Years and travelling to New York, Anthea Turner admits the need for a long overdue facial and self-care day to restore her skin and wellbeing, especially with the cry for help of a stubborn spot and reveals her skincare secrets! Travelling always seems to take a toll on our skin, especially long-haul flights, that recycled air does not do us any favours!
So, you are probably wondering what treatment Anthea had with us at Bodyvie this month to feel like herself again, we are going to tell you all about Anthea’s treatment:
The radiofrequency facial in a non-invasive treatment which tightens the skin, targeting sagging skin and skin laxity, and stimulates collagen and elastin production. Radiofrequency heats skin tissue to 42 degrees Celsius and massages the face with this warmth to lift the skin for a more firm and youthful appearance The treatment is completed with a healing hydrating mask to calm the skin. It’s a great lunch time treatment with no downtime.
For ultimate exfoliation, the Radiofrequency Facial includes medical microdermabrasion with the diamond tipped Dermagenesis. Microdermabrasion is a minimally invasive treatment which uses an exfoliating medical aluminium oxide crystal tip with vacuum properties to remove the superficial layers of dead skin cells to expose health new skin. When you remove the outer layer of skin, the stratum corneum, your body interprets this as an injury and quickly replaces the removed skin cells with fresh and healthy skin cells. Microdermabrasion is clinically proven to gently remedy dry or oily skin, acne-prone skin, sun damage and diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. You will notice your skin feeling incredibly smooth after treatment!
Dermalux LED Light Therapy
Anthea mentioned her spot was her skin’s cry for help leading her to book an appointment with us at Bodyvie. After a hectic schedule of work, events and travel, it is not uncommon to bear witness to an unwelcome blaring red spot on your face. Dermalux LED light therapy is a relaxing and passive light treatment used for skin healing, collagen and elastin production and is even a helpful treatment for those who experience the symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). Dermalux is programmed especially for your skin condition and the LED lights gently penetrate various depths of the skin to stimulate the dermis. Blue light therapy targets acne-causing bacteria and red light is known for its anti-inflammatory properties reduces the appearance of redness from acne inflammation.
As for Anthea’s other self-care tips:
TCP for Acne:
TCP is an incredible, tried and tested antiseptic which is perfect for cuts and scrapes and some acne. Antiseptic targets bacteria and microorganisms that cause acne to help treat your unwanted spot. If you have run out of your normal acne treatment, follow Anthea’s advice and dip a Q-tip in TCP and dab it on your spot. We also recommend Dr Weber’s BHA Toner with 2% Salicylic Acid to dry out spots and exfoliate the dead skin cells trapping the dirt underneath.
Establishing time for yourself is an incredibly important investment for your wellbeing. Like Anthea, simply doing something for yourself like getting your nails painted by someone else is therapeutic. By intentionally setting aside time, there is something comforting knowing you are taking care of yourself. You can do things like take a pottery class, try yoga, go for a walk, visit a gallery and take yourself to lunch. Whether it’s once a week or once a month, it is totally worth it to treat yourself, your mind and body will thank you.
There you have it! We love that Anthea shares her secrets for skincare and wellbeing with us because sometimes it is easy to deny ourselves the self-care we want and need. Anthea’s treatments are catered to her skin’s needs and at Bodyvie we offer the same bespoke service for all of our patients. You can have a free consultation to learn about what’s going on with your skin and we will create a whole treatment plan for you, even for those skin emergencies!