The Facial To End All Facials

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As I have mentioned in my previous articles, ageing-gracefully is something which causes me major concern. Youth is a precious commodity, you have got to preserve it. Lifestyle and sun protection is the most effective in anti-ageing, but sometimes we require a miracle facial or an over-the-counter potion to combat “free radicals”.

The no-knife facelift known as CACI facials proves you don’t need surgery and needles to slow down the ageing process. Microcurrents have been dubbed as one of the best tips for healthy skin. CACI facials are more of an holistic approach to looking younger, with Jenifer Lopez and Jenifer Anniston amongst the a-list fans.

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With age your face loses muscle mass, ageing is as much about tissue loss as it is about fine lines. CACI facials help build “convexities” in the face. According to Dr. Perricone’s 7 Secrets to Beauty, “convexities are the shapes or curves that bulge outward in your face”. From the age of 40 these convexities, which make you look youthful, go flat. Dr. Perricone says, “ A young face is characterised by the bulging outward of facial structures, such as the forehead, cheeks, jaw, and chin”.

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CACI facials are a safe and effective treatment, it gently stimulates the facial muscles; using electric currents to encourage collagen and elastin production. Whether you want to banish under-eye circles, fine lines, sculpt your cheeks and jaw, or give your eyes and brows a lift, this facial may just be for you. “Electric facials” have been in practice for a lot longer than you may think, with studies dating back to the 1980’s citing the role of electricity in cellular regeneration. The microcurrent is like a personal trainer for the face, it tones muscles and will significantly increase the skin’s structural proteins, to reveal healthier, younger looking skin.

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A CACI facial with Chelseé Lewis

A CACI facial is the best non-surgical facelift around, and one of the most popular innovations in the anti-ageing industry. Microcurrents are a low-level current that mimics the body’s natural current to provide an instant response. The microcurrents are sub-sensory so a slight tingling has been known to occur. Some would be fooled to thinking a CACI facial is in the hands of a high tech gizmo; Chelseé Lewis having been in the beauty industry for 19 years uses expert massage techniques to tackle specific concerns.

Want to get lifted but don't want to do anything harsh to your skin? Try a CACI facial by Chelseé Lewis. You can find her in the heart of Mayfair at The Nicky Clarke Salon. I wanted an eyebrow lift because my concern was that my eyebrows are too close to my deep-set eyes making me look perpetually moody, so Chelseé gave that area of concern particular attention. I found the 60-minute facial to be incredibly relaxing and dozed off at one point. The tingling sensation was minimal; despite having a nose stud, and a bottom brace on my teeth, I felt no metallic taste. By the end, my skin was noticeably more plump and firm. You don’t have to have ageing skin to experience the effects of microcurrents, one of the best tips for radiant skin is a CACI facial to achieve an instant glow from the circulation. I was worried drinking a pint of wine that Saturday night would reverse the effects of the facial but having been a few days since my skin remains dewy and plump, and all my pals keep asking me if I’m pregnant or in love. If you are sick of sag a CACI facial with Chelseé Lewis will not make any unrealistic promises, but it sure will deliver.

A CACI facial with Chelsee Lewis at The Nicky Clarke Salon is from £95.

For the woman who doesn’t have the luxury of time the Tua Viso is your alternative, with Kate Moss as a fan I am already sold. The model gifted all her friends with a Tua Viso on her birthday, after claiming the contraption to be how the 41-year old stays wrinkle-free. The Tua Viso has a pair of electrodes which when applied to certain parts of the face uses microcurrents to sculpt the face, and encourage collagen production. The device is cordless, and described as, “Yoga for the face” by Tina Richards. It’s also very easy to squeeze into your daily routine, and will not sabotage your Netflix marathon; you can even have a mug of tea in one hand.

Tua Viso Rechargeable: £189.00 + £6.99 (P&P)

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