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I had fillers when I was 30, but thought it looked unnatural and puffy and it put me off 'those types' of treatments. I am now 37 and after a consultation with a (thoroughly researched) dermatologist, and assurances that I would not look frozen or permanently surprised, I recently tried Botox and I am amazed with the results! I look like me but with less wrinkles. I can still frown and lift my eyebrows but I look happier (according to my mum) and I never look tired, not even first thing in the morning!
The reason for this post is I want to know what other treatments are out there which are more effective than creams and serums but not as invasive as surgery? There's lots of information online, but I trust other's experiences, rather than beauty sites. Does anyone have any anti-ageing treatment recommendations? I would like to treat my neck, under eye area and jowls (before they go full Hooch).
Steer well clear of all the botox and fillers. You are far too young for all this. I would suggest you look at the various facial oils (M and S, Darphin, generic almond oil), and massage it into your skin. The long term effects of toxins injected into the skin are not known, do you really want to experiment with your beautiful face? If you like the experience, then go to a beautician for a 'non surgical face lift'.
Nothing beats a boring lifestyle, lots of water and sunscreen as many days as you can remember to do it year round.
Personally my no.1 tip is exfoliation. I've been exfoliating my face (nothing fancy, a pair of those scrubby mits with a bit of shower gel or normal body scrub on bare hands) since i was 15 at least 4 or 5 times a week and my skin is wrinkle free and plump at 49. No decent cream or oil will work as well if it has to fight it's way though a layer (or 3?) of dead skin cells. Get them off!
Skinwise i look about 32. (can't say the same for the rest of me mind you ).
Not what you want to hear really is it? Flo's list is excellent, although I'd say do more than a bit of exercise, you should be doing 30 mins moderate cardio exercise 5x a week plus at least 2 sessions a week of strengthening exercise (like yoga or pilates). Basically you should exercise every day. This will keep you looking young because if your core muscles are strong your posture will be good. Doesn't matter what you do to your face if you're bent double in your 70s you will look old.
Thanks for sharing your tips and treatments. I am not sure why anyone would comment on anything else, but such is the nature of Judgenet mumsnet.
I have been interested in diet and health for years and already do the ‘basics’, I run, weight train, drink lots of water, follow a nutrient-rich diet, use SPF all year etc. I started this thread specifically to find out about treatments people have tried as anti-ageing technology has developed significantly in the last 10-20 years and as I approach my forties it’s something I am interested in. Thanks again to those who positively contributed, I will look into those treatments to see if they are suitable for me.