FACIAL REJUVENATION: IS IT WORTH IT?

Ever wake up and see last night on your face? I do, all the time. Spending half the night settling a small baby back to sleep, I tend to wander around in dizzying circles. Of course, you might be lucky enough to have actually gone out last night. Self-inflicted sleep deprivation, how I miss it. Unfortunately they both give the same results: tired face. It’s when you can literally “see” a sleepless night on your skin.

There’s my 2am wake-up, right under the eyes, and sadly enough, the 4am wake-up is smack bang on my cheeks. The skin is tired, sallow, inconsolable. No matter how much moisturiser I pump in, the glow seems to have slunk off.

Is there a way to erase the tired from my face? Nothing but sleep will help with under-eye baggage, but surely something can be done about the lacklustre skin. I know there are salons offering big changes for a lot of money, but is the expense worth it? How much better is a treatment package at an anti-ageing clinic, than a really advanced serum? And what treatment should I have?

I TRIED:

A rejuvenation package. Rejuvenation is a buzzword in anti-ageing clinics, but what does it actually mean? “Your skin will be clearer, brighter and generally more glowy,” says as a doctor, “The treatments will build collagen for long-term anti-ageing, as well as attack the problems you see in the short term.”

WHO IS IT GOOD FOR?

Anyone wanting to brighten up dull skin, lose their pigmentation, and get their glow back.

DID IT WORK?

I’ve tried a lot of beauty products, but nothing has come close to this treatment. My skin is more even, the pigmentation from my pregnancies has lessened considerably and the only bits that are left are the delicate areas right around my mouth. I’ve already had three compliments about how I look, even when I’ve only had four hours sleep the night before, and I feel much more confident without make-up. It’s not a miracle treatment – it hasn’t shrunk my pores or gotten rid of fine lines – but overall I have a lovely glow. One that I couldn’t get out of a bottle.

IS IT WORTH IT?

Yes.

LESSON LEARNT:

You really need to walk into an anti-ageing clinic (calling is not enough) for a consultation if you’re serious about getting something done. It’s better to find out exactly what your skin needs!