Self-care has been a bit of a buzzword in recent years, and rightly so: we’re starting to realise the importance of doing little things, just for ourselves, just because they make us feel happy, for a minute, an hour, a day (even longer if our self-care of choice happens to be a beach holiday)...
The beauty of self-care is that it can be anything and everything: it’s the joy of applying a new skincare product that leaves our skin feeling smooth, it’s stepping away from our phones to go for a run or meditate during a lunch break.
It’s making ourselves a delicious lunch with fresh ingredients and sitting outside to eat it rather than rushing through a store-bought meal, while sitting at our desk and typing manically.
Self-care is inextricably linked to skincare. A daily skincare regimen can not only do wonders for improving your skin’s overall appearance and health, but it can also make you feel good, too.
Even standing in front of the mirror for 10 minutes in the morning and evening and going through the ritual of applying products: cleansing, moisturising, finishing with a serum to tackle whatever your skin needs (hydration, radiance, wrinkle-targeting) can prove meditative and relaxing.
For many busy women, those 10 minutes might be the only time in the day when they find themselves with a few minutes alone.
Looking good helps you to feel good too - we know we feel more confident when we’ve taken care of ourselves. It’s one of the reasons skincare professionals often recommend preventative, anti-ageing skincare practices, like using a daily SPF and applying effective products to help reduce the appearance of first lines, starting from the time people are in their 20s and 30s.
Once women are in their 40s and 50s, wrinkle-fighting products become a staple in the bathroom drawers or cupboard. Find one that actually reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles - according to women who’ve used it - and your self-care regimen gets even more beneficial.
No7 Laboratories Line Correcting Booster Serum is a clinically proven, non-invasive solution to wrinkles, which helps to reduce the appearance of pesky fine lines and wrinkles up to five years.
Line Correcting Booster Serum is their most targeted serum yet, and is loved by women, with 90% saying that their skin looked smoother*, declaring it was “the best age-defying product they had ever used.” (*Tested on 98 women in a consumer study over 8 weeks).
The skin clinic, who needs it?
No wonder No7 Laboratories Line Correcting Booster Serum had a waiting list of 17,000 on its launch in spring 2018.
So, how does it work?
The serum contains No7’s most powerful anti-wrinkle peptide technology, Matrixyl 3000 Plus™, 7x stronger than other No7 clinically proven serums.
Matrixyl 3000 Plus™ supports the skin’s natural springs, providing elasticity and bounce which depletes as we age, leading to lines and wrinkles. You apply the booster serum after cleansing, directly into fine lines and wrinkles - anywhere on the face, from that frown line between your brows to crow’s feet, under-eye lines and any wrinkles around the lips. It takes a few weeks for the serum to take effect, but by 12 weeks, most women start to see results.
It can be used alone, in conjunction with your usual No7 clinically proven serum or can be used as a booster serum - just mix a couple of drops in with your favourite foundation, primer or moisturiser.
So that’s how to deal with the wrinkles you have… what about helping to prevent new wrinkles developing?
Using a daily moisturiser with an SPF can help complement the use of the serum and reduce the appearance of wrinkles (unprotected sun exposure with harmful UV rays can speed up the ageing process and cause wrinkles to appear).
All No7 day creams have multiple age-defying benefits as well as SPF 15 and 5 STAR UVA protection, meaning you are getting 2-in-1anti-ageing benefits.
Just remember to enjoy the process of applying the product and taking those moments for yourself each morning and evening. It could be just as beneficial to the mind as the affects of the serum are on the skin.