FIRM YOUR SKIN

Firming the skin

By: Nateisha Scott


By Nateisha Scott

WHAT CAUSES A LACK OF FIRMNESS IN THE SKIN?

Unfortunately as you age your skin starts to lose its firmness and this is down to the loss of collagen being produced. Collagen is the most prominent protein in your body, it holds the skin in its correct structure and forms the bond between your muscles and bones. We naturally produce collagen but as we age, the production naturally slows down and the vital protein decreases.

A result of this means your skin will becomes less elastic and wrinkles will start to appear as well as your skin visibly becoming slack. Similarly, as your natural collagen levels decrease so does the natural amount of fat in the deeper layers of the skin, this unoccupied space means that the skin’s structure can droop where it once was firm. Also, lifestyle factors can come into place when considering a lack of firmness, from smoking, frequent UVA and UVB exposure as well as extreme weight loss and gain or a bad diet.

WHAT YOU NEED TO INTRODUCE?

As the skin can sag naturally due to a loss of fat and elastin, there are a varying amount of treatments and products you can endure to help with skin firmness.

Putting a spring in your skin and by that we literally mean increase the strength of the elastin in the skin. Using a cream, serum or oil that contains retinoids will help to restimulate the elastin production and encourage its firmness. The Celestial Black Diamond Lifting and Firming Mask and Celestial Black Diamond Retinol Oil is accurately designed for those suffering from lax and ageing skin. The triple-formula hydrogel tones and defines the complexion through an infusion of active ingredients. The Upper Mask contains glycopeptides which works to reduce the appearance of frown lines and wrinkles whereas the lower mask is infused with collagen to stimulate the actives in order to improve volume and youthful plumpness. Whilst skin can sag on the face, it is also visible on the neck and the Neck Mask utilises Progeline, a biomimetic peptide that firms the skin and remodels the neck and décolletage resulting in a more lifted, smoother and sculpted appearance.

Celestial Black Diamond Eye Mask

Celestial Black Diamond Lifting And Firming Mask

Celestial Black Diamond Lifting And Firming Neck Mask

Whilst the regular use of the Celestial Black Diamond Retinol Oil will help with skin’s firmness, introducing products that stimulate collagen production will also help reduce skin sagging. Collagen is the foundation for building the strength and structure of the skin and creams such as the Y Theorem Day Cream is a vitamin, antioxidant and hyaluronic acid-infused formula that plumps and revitalises the complexion whilst keeping the skin feeling hydrated and nourished. Not only protecting the skin from environmental damage it also stimulate collagen production – a key for firming the skin.

Other key ingredients for firming the skin include the presence of antioxidants, ceramides and niacinamide. Antioxidants is powerful when it comes to your skincare, protecting your skin against free radicals. Free radicals, the build up from the environment around us, attack the skin and block an enzyme called elastase that breaks down the elastin in the skin. In addition infusing ceramides, essential fatty acids and niacinamide into your routine will further protect the skin from free radicals. Where our Y Theorem Day Cream is rich in antioxidants, ceramides and niacinamide to form a protective barrier on the skin, our NAC Y2 Pollution Defence Booster fortifys the skin against harmful aggressors through its combination of peptides and antioxidants.

Celestial Black Diamond Retinol Oil

Y Theorem Day Cream

NAC Y2 Pollution Defence Booster

Although the sun feels great on the skin, it is extremely harmful and can accelerate the ageing process resulting in sagging skin. Outside of your routine, maintaining a healthy diet and staying hydrated all help to keep the skin firm. The ultimate key for maintaining the skin’s firmness is prevention, therefore ensuring you are regularly applying sunscreen, have a good lifestyle and healthy diet, you will hold onto firmer skin for the longrun.

WHAT CAUSES A LACK OF FIRMNESS IN THE SKIN?

Unfortunately as you age your skin starts to lose its firmness and this is down to the loss of collagen being produced. Collagen is the most prominent protein in your body, it holds the skin in its correct structure and forms the bond between your muscles and bones. We naturally produce collagen but as we age, the production naturally slows down and the vital protein decreases.

A result of this means your skin will becomes less elastic and wrinkles will start to appear as well as your skin visibly becoming slack. Similarly, as your natural collagen levels decrease so does the natural amount of fat in the deeper layers of the skin, this unoccupied space means that the skin’s structure can droop where it once was firm. Also, lifestyle factors can come into place when considering a lack of firmness, from smoking, frequent UVA and UVB exposure as well as extreme weight loss and gain or a bad diet.

WHAT YOU NEED TO INTRODUCE?

As the skin can sag naturally due to a loss of fat and elastin, there are a varying amount of treatments and products you can endure to help with skin firmness.

Putting a spring in your skin and by that we literally mean increase the strength of the elastin in the skin. Using a cream, serum or oil that contains retinoids will help to restimulate the elastin production and encourage its firmness. The Celestial Black Diamond Lifting and Firming Mask and Celestial Black Diamond Retinol Oil is accurately designed for those suffering from lax and ageing skin. The triple-formula hydrogel tones and defines the complexion through an infusion of active ingredients. The Upper Mask contains glycopeptides which works to reduce the appearance of frown lines and wrinkles whereas the lower mask is infused with collagen to stimulate the actives in order to improve volume and youthful plumpness. Whilst skin can sag on the face, it is also visible on the neck and the Neck Mask utilises Progeline, a biomimetic peptide that firms the skin and remodels the neck and décolletage resulting in a more lifted, smoother and sculpted appearance.

Celestial Black Diamond Eye Mask

Celestial Black Diamond Lifting And Firming Mask

Celestial Black Diamond Lifting And Firming Neck Mask

Whilst the regular use of the Celestial Black Diamond Retinol Oil will help with skin’s firmness, introducing products that stimulate collagen production will also help reduce skin sagging. Collagen is the foundation for building the strength and structure of the skin and creams such as the Y Theorem Day Cream is a vitamin, antioxidant and hyaluronic acid-infused formula that plumps and revitalises the complexion whilst keeping the skin feeling hydrated and nourished. Not only protecting the skin from environmental damage it also stimulate collagen production – a key for firming the skin.

Other key ingredients for firming the skin include the presence of antioxidants, ceramides and niacinamide. Antioxidants is powerful when it comes to your skincare, protecting your skin against free radicals. Free radicals, the build up from the environment around us, attack the skin and block an enzyme called elastase that breaks down the elastin in the skin. In addition infusing ceramides, essential fatty acids and niacinamide into your routine will further protect the skin from free radicals. Where our Y Theorem Day Cream is rich in antioxidants, ceramides and niacinamide to form a protective barrier on the skin, our NAC Y2 Pollution Defence Booster fortifys the skin against harmful aggressors through its combination of peptides and antioxidants.

Celestial Black Diamond Retinol Oil

Y Theorem Day Cream

NAC Y2 Pollution Defence Booster

Although the sun feels great on the skin, it is extremely harmful and can accelerate the ageing process resulting in sagging skin. Outside of your routine, maintaining a healthy diet and staying hydrated all help to keep the skin firm. The ultimate key for maintaining the skin’s firmness is prevention, therefore ensuring you are regularly applying sunscreen, have a good lifestyle and healthy diet, you will hold onto firmer skin for the long run.

If you were to advise a London guide, what would be on your list?

Well, As I grew up in Notting Hill, it will always have my heart and if I was recommending spots in London, a wander around Notting Hill would be high up on my list. From there it would be all the best shopping destinations, the iconic private members club, Annabels, Harrods and Liberty’s for any cute and unique gifts. I would always pop into 111CRYO at Harrods for the Cryo Facial and treatment for the ultimate recharge. Sometimes the city is great, but the beautiful secrets of the English countryside is something that should be experienced.

Your In-Flight Essentials?

I don’t have a routine per say and I am certainly not as thorough as Naomi Campbell but I would apply the Meso Infusion Lip Duo and I would always wipe my phone down with anti-bacterial wipes, in fact I do this every day, the bacteria build up is no good for the skin.

In terms of Industry, where do you see the hair industry going?

Well Instagram has changed so much and has impacted the way we consume and learn within the industry, especially with so many creatives, but I still find that a massive amount of people come to the professionals to share the knowledge on how to carry out or complete a desired look, more than ever there is power behind ‘how-to’ videos.

A very valid point and in terms of 2020?

In terms of what we are to see in 2020, things are going to be super creative and we will see a wider awareness for people doing their own thing and it will be expressive and artistic. People will move away from the overtly glamorous looks and will create looks they can tailor to their everyday. As it’s currently Award Season which is the busiest time of the year leading up to the Met Ball, hairstyles are certainly more elaborate, and everyone loves an up do. I would say the most timeless look has to be the blunt bob, it comes around year on year, but it is effortless and timeless.

Outside of hair, what other industries are you into?

I am hugely into Interiors and I would describe my style as 60s/70s glamour, think elaborate and dramatic but I often fantasise about 80s Dallas and Joan Collins and I have to reign myself in. I also love Baking; it is the ultimate way to relax and I find that it is my meditation and therapy. If I’m in the USA I would bake a lot of cookies as everyone is obsessed with then over here and in the UK, I would bake more traditional styles like a lemon tart or an apple tart – it allows for me to be creative outside of my job.

Finally, the best advice you have ever received?

It would have to be from my grandfather, he would often say to me “it’s not how well you’re doing but how well people think you’re doing”. I haven’t successfully implemented it however you can look to Instagram today and people see our work and are blown away by it, but we can be so hard on ourselves and not appreciate our own work ourselves.

 

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