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Amanda Holden’s Secrets To Looking Youthful

Gracing the cover of Easy Living magazine this month, Britain’s Got Talent judge, Amanda Holden talks babies, television and her new job on ITVs talent show, Superstar. As well as regularly appearing on our TV screens, she is also mother to two young daughters, Lexi, six and Hollie, six months.

But perhaps more interesting than her behind the scenes gossip about Simon Cowell, is the 41 year olds youthful appearance. She could be forgiven for occasionally appearing less than perfect, given her hectic job and family, but Amanda is always pictured looking glamorous and youthful.

Amanda has spoke on numerous occasions about her ‘love’ of Botox, but it would seem that in order to keep up with her younger TV counterparts she is delving deeper into non-surgical treatments.

We look at the non-surgical treatments that are giving Amanda Holden her youthful glow.

Skin

Amanda’s smooth and clear complexion is free of face veins and age spots, something that is a common problem as we age. Lasers, such as the KTP Laser can clear skin of imperfections in 2-3 sessions.

In addition to this, it would appear Amanda has had further laser treatments to tighten and remove wrinkles from her skin. Unlike other CO2 lasers, the SmartXide removes a customised pattern of thousands of microscopic ‘dots’ rather than the entire skin surface. The high-energy laser causes the outer layers of the epidermis to peel away as the skin heals. The laser also heats the dermis, which stimulates the production of new collagen as the new skin cells develop, the face becomes smoother, firmer and more youthful. Another celebrity fan of laser skin resurfacing is Jennifer Anniston, who also looks far younger than her forty-something years.

Eyes

In pictures from her younger days, Amanda had quite heavy eye bags, which appear to have been recently disguised with a tear-trough filler. Injecting a hyaluronic acid filler under the eye area, smoothes the indentation and lessens shadows and dark circles. It works by gently and naturally hydrating the skin from within, ‘trapping’ water under the skin and plumping it from beneath

Mouth

It would seem that Amanda has also had a hyaluronic-acid filler injected in her nose-to-mouth lines. Hyaluronic acid fillers create a glowing complexion by gently and naturally hydrating the skin from within, ‘trapping’ water under the skin and plumping it from beneath. By replenishing hyaluronic acid under the skin, you can restore balance and improve the structure and elasticity of the skin to make the skin soft and smooth with luster and glow.

Forehead

As mentioned, Amanda has spoke of Botox injections in the past, her lack of lines suggest she has Botox around her eyes and forehead. Some women also have Botox under their eyebrows to lift the eyes. Provided this is carried out by an experienced doctor, Botox here can open the face and give a younger, more youthful look.

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Every (rain) Cloud Has A Silver Lining

The recent heat wave a few weeks back saw parts of the UK experience sunshine hotter than Morocco. Unfortunately, in typical British fashion the summer weather has taken a turn for the worse. Forecasters have revealed that the gales and wet weather is set to stay for the coming weeks.

So as we move the charcoal into the garage and cover up the patio furniture it looks like we will have to rethink our summer plans for the next few weeks.

However every (rain) cloud has a silver lining.

Why not look great when the sunshine finally does re-emerge? We have some great treatments that can have you looking visibly refreshed in less than 2 weeks.

Here is our pick of the best treatments for the washout weeks ahead.

Rehydration Fillers

There is another way to rehydrate.

Rehydration fillers

Treatment areas include the face, neck, décolletage and hands; designed to replenish the hyaluronic acid lost through ageing, hence hydrating the skin and improving its elasticity and tone.

The procedure involves injecting multiple, small amounts of the hyaluronic acid into the skin

We recommend 3 treatments for the full effect to take, however many patients notice after 2 treatments.

Prices start at £280.00 a session.

Laser Dermabrasion

Smooth and clear your skin.

Laser Dermabrasion works without the need of chemicals and is extremely simple, virtually painless and for all ages.

Treatment areas include the neck, hands and décolletage, as well as the face. It is designed for skin that feels lifeless, is patchy or sun-damaged, or has clogged pores, blackheads, whiteheads, unsightly spots or fine lines and minor scarring.

The procedure involves guiding the Erbium Laser hand-piece across the skin to deeply exfoliate the surface. This process improves the tone and texture of the skin and also reveals new, living skin cells giving you a soft and smooth complexion.

Price start at £250 a session.

So why not take advantage of these great treatments. Call Natura on 01925 398 304 and book your treatment today. We offer discounts on all our treatment courses.

(And remember…. If you are a Natura Rewards Card holder you can earn double points on all treatments during May and June.)

 

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Catherine Zeta Jones Has “No Reservations” About Botox

When Catherine Zeta Jones stepped out last week with her husband, Michael Douglas, it wasn’t Mr. Douglas’s good health that was causing whispers amongst guests and journalists. Catherine appeared to be sporting a rather youthful appearance for her 42 years. An appearance many have attributed to a visit to a cosmetic doctor.

As a known smoker, Catherine Zeta Jones is one of many women who have suffer the side affects of smoking. Smoking causes skin to dramatically age, so it was particularly surprising to see Catherine with a flawless complexion. The Welsh film star looked healthy and line free when she appeared alongside her husband at the 2012 Windward School benefit at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City.

Celebrity plastic surgeon Dr. Anthony Youn, spoke to Radar.com about Catherine’s new look. He said, “Catherine Zeta-Jones looks like she’s beginning to follow in her husband Michael Douglas’ plastic surgery footsteps,”

“Her cheeks look somewhat plump, and may be due to injections of a filler like Sculptra. Her forehead and crows feet are also very smooth for a woman her age, likely a result of Botox injections,” he explained.

The smoothness of her cheeks makes Catherine look young and healthy, and while she is both, the healthy skin tone of her cheeks may have been supplemented with a small amount of filler. This helps explain the lack of lines around her mouth as well as the firmness of her lower face.

Dr. Youn explained, “Botox is typically not injected under the eyes, though, hence the wrinkles in her lower eyelids,”

It’s not safe to use Botox below the eyes, so there are still fine lines and wrinkles there, but the tops and outer edges of the eye are smooth and healthy looking. Catherine is a perfect example of how a combination of Botox and fillers can help keep the face young with minimal intervention.

Catherine and her family have been under significant stress since husband Michael was diagnosed with throat cancer in August 2012. It is therefore understandable that given the recent stress and persistent press scrutiny, Catherine may have needed some help from non-surgical treatments. She has however, managed to strike a balance between preserving her natural beauty and stalling the sands of time.

 

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Courteney Cox Opens Up About Ageing

Getting older in LA, in front of the scrutiny of the media can be a rough time. Especially when you’re the star of a global TV show for a decade, commanding a million dollars per episode in its final two series.

So its no wonder that 43 year old Courtney Cox admitted recently that she too treats her fine lines and wrinkles with a little help from one of her friends, Botox.

Gracing the cover of InStyle Magazine the actress talked openly about how she manages to keep herself looking young.

“Aging gracefully is one thing, but trying to slow it down is another. Sometimes I use Botox. Compared to most, I use it very sparingly”

Courteney is more recently know for her role in another hit TV show “Cougar Town” and with its success has brought many more public appearances where she faces the glare of the camera. Non-surgical treatments such as Botox, when administered professionally, can achieve quick and painless results. Courteney strikes the perfect balance between visible yet natural looking results.

Like many women Courteney recognises the importance of having the right people carry out the treatments.

“I don’t have a problem with any of that stuff; if it makes you feel better about yourself and it’s done properly, then fine.”

The actress went on to tell the magazine that she researches ways of keeping a youthful appearance. For many women getting older can be a hard time and more often than not it isn’t because they feel old, its because the tell tale signs of ageing are beginning to show.

“Getting older isn’t easy for anybody. Especially here in Los Angeles. So let’s be clear: looking youthful is something I do a lot of research on. Man, I could use some Botox right now.” 

So, if like Courteney you are thinking about having Botox, what should you look for?

1. How much should you have?

Botox shouldn’t give you a frozen face. Remember sometimes less is more.

2. Who should administer it?

If you want visible yet natural looking results ensure your Botox is administered by an experienced doctor.

3. Do your research

Speak to your doctor and get a professional opinion on whether Botox is the right treatment for you.

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Skin care for Rosacea

If you suffer from rosacea, your skin is likely to be sensitive. So, how can you care for your skin if you have this condition?

Avene Skin Care

Rosacea is a chronic skin problem, characterised by flushing, persistent redness and lumps and bumps on the face and surrounding skin. It worsens with age if left untreated, and can also lead to skin thickening.

Skin Care

Consistent skin care can help with the day to day treating of rosacea.

Look out for rosacea irritants, which can make your skin flare up. Surveys have shown that alcohol, witch hazel, fragrance, menthol and peppermint have all been common irritation triggers. Your skin will be sensitive, so try to avoid harsh cleansing products such as astringents and exfoliating agents.

For sensitive skin, fragrance free skin care and make up products are essential, and even more so if you’re prone to rosacea. Fragrances added to skin care products are often irritating for skin, so make sure to invest in some gentle, allergy tested products.

Using minimal products will reduce the chances of irritating your skin and causing a flare up. You can also look for products that have multiple functions which will reduce the number of individual products you’re using.

Make sure to test all your skin care products first before applying them to your face. Try it on a small patch on your neck, for example – if you find the product irritates your skin, make a note of the ingredients and obviously avoid the product itself.

Rosacea irritants vary from person to person, so make sure you’re using your own skin as a guide.

Rosacea Treatments

If you want to tackle rosacea head on, Natura offer some targeted treatments that can give marked improvements. Using medical grade lasers, we can trigger the healing processes within the skin and blood vessels and address the problem at the source.

If you suffer from rosacea, sensitive skin care is extra important – but our gold standard of treatment can help you to reduce the appearance of the condition, restoring your self confidence and revealing a glowing complexion.

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5 Reasons Why SOME Sunlight Can Be Good For You

boat on a beach in thailand

Just like they say a glass of red wine a day is good for you, sunlight in moderation can be good too… Here’s five ways you can benefit from staying safe in the sun.

Happier Mood

In the cold dark days of winter, we can start to feel lethargic.  Once the sun starts shining, we feel more energetic, and our mood improves due to the sun’s ability to help our bodies produce endorphins and the feel-good neurotransmitter, serotonin

Boosts Your Immune System

Getting your daily dose of sunshine will enhance your immune system. It increases the number of white blood cells in your blood. It also helps them be better fighters as they destroy infection.

Drop A Dress Size

Higher levels of serotonin in our bodies mean that not only do you feel happier but it also suppresses the appetite, so you’ll eat less in warmer weather.

Improves Skin Conditions

Sun exposure can help to heal skin conditions such as psoriasis, acne and eczema. Regular controlled sun exposure is often prescribed for sufferers. But remember wear SPF, the higher the better.

Gives you more energy

O.K… Maybe not this much energy but melatonin also regulates sleep, so having lower levels of this hormone in your body gives you more get up and go. This is why you need less sleep in summer but still feel livelier.

 

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Picture Perfect Jennifer’s Laser Obsession

Jennifer Aniston CO2 Laser

With a new film out and a recent induction to the Hollywood Walk Of Fame, Jennifer Aniston has had a great start to 2012. The actress looks far younger than her 43 years, but how is she maintaining that picture perfect complexion?

Last night the Marley and Me star opened up and revealed exactly how she manages to stay looking so youthful. Speaking to Conan O’Brien on his late-night chatshow, Jennifer revealed that she has become obsessed with laser therapy.

The former Friends star admitted that as a true ‘California Girl’ she spent years basking in the sun which despite making her feel good, left her skin with sun spots and the early signs of aging.

Aniston explained: ‘I did this thing called like, a peel. It’s extremely intense – you don’t realise you look like a battered burn victim for a week!’ she said,

She went on: ‘Then [the dead skin on your face] just kind of falls off – for eight days.’

Jennifer Aniston Fractional C02Jennifer Aniston Laser Peel

The CO2 laser Aniston is a fan of works by causing the outer layers of the epidermis to peel away as the skin heals. The laser heats the dermis, which stimulates the production of new collagen. As the new skin cells develop, the face becomes smoother, firmer and more youthful.

But you needn’t travel to Hollywood to achieve the same A-Lister results as Jennifer. At Natura Skin Clinic we offer the same cutting edge laser technology used to achieve Aniston’s fantastic results, the SmartXide Laser.

Perhaps Jennifer just let slip one of Hollywood’s biggest kept skin secrets.

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Banish Cellulite forever.

It was announced in the news yesterday, that a process of treating cellulite permanently has been passed by the FDA.

Cellulaze is the first laser based treatment which helps women and men get rid of cellulite on a permanent basis. There are thousands of treatments which offer a temporary solution and are non invasive, but this is an actual surgical treatment.

Cellulaze is produced by Cyosure, one of the worlds leading laser manufacturers. They came up with the original Smart Lipo laser.

Back in September 2011, Cellulaze launched the treatment for the long term removal of cellulite, in the UK.

“Cellulaze is the world’s first surgical treatment for cellulite designed to treat women who have struggled to eliminate cellulite through diet and exercise,” said Cynosure President and Chief Executive Officer Michael Davin.

Cellulaze is the only treatment that actually focuses in on the actual structure of the cellulite and has had great success in the UK. Where clients have shown that even after 2 years post operation, the cellulite has not returned.

Neil Wolfenden, Cynosure UK Managing Director, said:

“We have been extremely fortunate that in Europe the Cellulaze laser treatment has CE mark approval prior to the awaiting FDA approval. To-date we have witnessed high patient satisfaction across the board, and impressive national press coverage.

“The recent FDA approval now provides extra peace of mind and assurance to the UK surgeons and patients that Celllulaze is now a global phenomenon in aesthetic surgery.”

After 4 years of clinical research, Cellulaze stands apart from any other cellulite removal treatment and is the only kind. Research has shown that the treatment can also thicken skin by 25%  and increase elasticity by 29% after one year. No other treatment has been shown to produce these incredible results.

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Too much testosterone

The team at Natura Skin Clinic are always looking at issues people have with their skin and bodies, in a race to help those people, eliminate their problems and promote great skin and confidence.

We’ve been recently talking about oily skin. Those who suffer excess oil in the T-zone on their faces and around their chest and back may do so because of the hormone, Testosterone.

Testosterone boosts the production of sebum from the glands in the skin, which results in oily skin. It isn’t something to be sniffed at, as oily skin tends to have less wrinkles than dry, but some find it quite debilitating.

If you are a female and have too much testosterone in your system, it can also boost the growth of hair on the face, neck and chest, this is really the last thing many females want.

What can we do about excess oil and hair growth?

Naturally you can make sure your diet is rich is foods that reduce testosterone, such as rice, Soya and peppermint tea.

If, however you have extreme cases of oil and hair growth, it is worth speaking to specialists who offer laser treatments to stop the growth of unwanted hair and skin treatments to clear the skin and pores, reducing the amount of oil on your skin.

Oily skin can be increased by hormones, so you may notice around the time of your period, your skin is particularly oily.

It can be quite frustrating, no one likes to have a very shiny face and if you are the height of hair fashion with a fringe, your hair can get quite greasy as well.

Our advice?

Look at your diet, look at the products you are using on your face (washes with white clay are good to reduce oilyness) and if that doesn’t work, head for Natura Skin Clinic, as we can offer a whole range of solutions.

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