Instant gratification: 8 quick fixes for a happier and younger looking you
Because you deserve only the best, here are some tips, tricks and treatments for you to look and feel good in a jiffy
Wake up, work, sleep, rinse, repeat… the monotony of life may get to us sometimes. But there are surprisingly easy ways to make yourself feel (and look) better. Don’t underestimate the things you do for yourself as a little effort can go a long way in making your life that much more vibrant. Without further ado, here we go:
Brighten up your eyes
As they say, your eyes are the windows to your soul – add a shimmery white highlighter to the inner corners of your peepers to look more refreshed and ready to take on the day! We know, no one is immune to Monday blues, so this tip should come in handy on days when you need to fake a shine in your eyes.
Start working out regularly for a whole array of physical and mental benefits. A gym session or a quick brisk walk is more than enough to stimulate brain chemicals that can leave you feeling happier and more relaxed. And of course, physical activity zaps calories, aids in detoxification and helps you attain a fit body, which can increase your self-confidence.
Restore your youth
Skin ageing is inevitable, but here’s the good news: It’s entirely possible to restore some of that by-gone youthfulness to your skin. Case in point: Privé Aesthetics offers a unique high-concentration protein mix from stem cell extract to give you baby-like supple skin. These potent ingredients are the stars of the Calecim Professional Serum and Calecim Multi-Action Cream, key products of the Calecim Youth-Restore Facetherapy treatment (from $380 for 90 minutes).
Enhance the efficacy with a Wolfberry Mask from Privé’s award-winning Wolfberry Antioxidant Facetherapy, as well as a dose of LED light therapy that’s tailored to meet each individual’s skin concerns. End the treatment with a soothing head and shoulder massage and feel the years melt away.
Buy yourself a gift
“Treat yo self” is the way to go, ladies. Too often, we’re consumed with work that we neglect to pamper the person that matters most: Yourself. It’s always good to occasionally give in to your favourite indulgence for that extra dose of motivation. It can be anything from a scoop of gelato to that designer It-bag … as long as you’re happy!
Bring back the glow
Fun fact: A Nobel Prize discovery may actually work magic on our skin. Privé Aesthetics’ Laser White Facetherapy ($300 for 75 minutes) uses the intriguing ingredient alpha-litamin, an antioxidant 100 times stronger than vitamin C, plus other lightening actives to give you clearer and brighter skin.
Think of this as a workout for your skin – it’s deeply cleansed and nourished to renew your vital radiance. The last step of the treatment involves an enzyme or mousse mask to bring back the glow to an otherwise dull and lifeless complexion.
Maintain a positive attitude
If we don’t make a conscious effort to keep up a positive outlook, we can end up being consumed by negativity, creating a vicious cycle of pessimism – yikes! Every morning, take a few deep breaths and tell yourself that “You can do it”. With good vibes, you’ll smile more – and hey, a happy woman is a beautiful woman.
Do your nails
There’s just something so therapeutic about a DIY manicure, and having dolled up nails will instantly make you look more polished, even if you’re not dressed to the nines. Cheers to perpetually being in a good mood, because who doesn’t like admiring pretty nails?
Bust the fats
Oh annoying cellulite, if only we could shake you off easily. Enter Privé Aesthetics’ Zcombi ($1,200 for 75 minutes), a body contouring treatment that aims to reduce fat and cellulite at once. This one’s perfect for fast results: The clinic says that you may expect up to a 30 percent additional reduction in fat in a single session, compared to other existing treatments using cyolipolysis (cold) technology.
Zlipo targets subcutaneous fat – the layer that lies just under the skin – and cools it down to -10°C in a controlled manner. As the machine is switched on, a strong vacuum effect pulls excess flab into the suction, destroying fat deposita over a period of 60 minutes without damaging the surrounding nerves, tissues and skin surface. Dead fat cells will be naturally removed through your body’s lymphatic system over the next 10 to 12 weeks. The results are said to be long-lasting and will be noticeable three to five weeks after treatment.
Meanwhile, Zwave helps you to effectively combat cellulite for firmer, smoother and younger looking skin. This treatment, which utilises radial shockwave therapy, generates a mechanical pressure wave that triggers the rebuilding of connective tissues, skin collagen structure, blood circulation and metabolism. Again, studies have shown significant improvements by virtue of the stimulation of collagen fibres.
Alright ladies, we hope this inspires you to do something good for yourself every day, so you sparkle inside and out. Go be beautiful!