Sponsored Post: Common Facelift Procedures for a Fresher, Younger Appearance

Unfortunately, one of the signs of aging is wrinkled and loose skin. As you age, your skin begins to lose collagen and elasticity, which causes the muscles and skin to sag. Everyone wants to age gracefully and anti-aging creams and cosmetics simply do not work. Many people who want to look as young as they feel start to think about getting a face lift. A face lift is a surgical procedure designed to tighten skin, remove wrinkles and give your face a fresher, younger look. There are several different face lift procedures to choose from. They vary with the area of the face that you are concerned about, the recovery time and the cost. Here is a basic list of the different face lift options to choose from.

Facelift Options
The best face lift for you depends on the area of the face where you have concerns. Before choosing which type of face lift in the UK you want, you will need to schedule a consultation with your cosmetic surgeon. During the consultation, the surgeon will examine your skin, discuss your health history, and take photos of your face. During the consultation, you have the opportunity to discuss your options and ask any questions you may have about the procedure. It is important to keep in mind that prices vary depending on your location, your surgical fees and the type of procedure you are having.

  • Superficial Muscular Aponeurotic System (SMAS) face lifts – this is one of the most common types of surgical face lifts available. The SMAS is basically the network of muscles and tissue in your face. This type of face lift procedure lifts the muscles in an up and out manner. The procedure is designed to tighten the top layers of skin and the deeper tissues of your neck and face. The SMAS is ideal for those who have slight jowl sagging, mild laxity and sagging in the mid-face area.
  • Mid face lift – by the time you reach your mid-30’s, the soft tissue around your cheekbones begins to become lax and sag slightly, which creates the deep wrinkles in the area of your nose and causes your cheeks to appear as though they are sagging. A mid face lift is designed to lift and reposition a layer of fat over your cheekbones, which improves the sagging and removes deeper wrinkles from your nose to your mouth. The result is a firmer roundness in the cheek area and a more youthful appearance.
  • Mini face lift – a mini face lift in the UK is also known as an “S” lift, because of the of shape of the incision, which is a short-scar. A mini face lift is used to reposition the soft tissues and the skin with the use of an endoscope. This type of face lift is one of the least invasive types of face lift procedures and the recovery period is much shorter than a full face lift. This is the ideal procedure for those who are experiencing premature aging, such as slight wrinkles around the mouth and/or nose and the cheek area is just beginning to sag.
  • Swelling and bruising are completely normal after a face lift procedure, but the pain is typically minimal and easily controlled. The majority of patients are able to return to their usual activities within two weeks after they have the procedure. In some situations, a cosmetic surgeon employed at a prestigious clinic like Cosmetic Surgery Partners may suggest additional or alternative procedures that will complement your desired outcome. If you have additional procedures, such as eyelid surgery, lip augmentation and/or skin resurfacing, your recovery time may lengthen by a day or two.

    Sponsored Post: Will Marine Fluid Shine Free help control my Oily skin?

    skin treatment

    Skin is typically categorised as being normal, sensitive, dry, oily, or having a combination skin type. Caused by overactive sebaceous glands, oily skin is considered one of the more difficult types of skin to manage, and many sufferers will endure a lifetime of careful skincare regimens, free from harsh skin products that can cause reactive seborrhoea and other skin complaints. Hot water and soap should be the base of any oily skin management regime, but there are products that claim to help and that claim to offer a degree of control over oily skin. It is important that oily skin sufferers take extra care when choosing a treatment, because poorly labelled or poorly manufactured creams and moisturisers could exacerbate the problem rather than help repair it.

    There are many potential causes of oily skin, ranging from stress to hormonal changes, and simple genetics could prove a determinate factor. Essentially, there may be very little that an individual can do to avoid having oily skin, but there are certainly steps that can be taken to help reduce the problem and its effects.

    Will Marine Fluid Shine Free Help Control My Oily Skin After One Use?
    Marine Fluid Shine Free is made up of a series of marine and botanical ingredients that are proven to help balance pH level and oil control, without leaving the skin looking oily and shiny. It offers instant results, but customers that use it regularly are those that claim the greatest benefits, boasting even better looking skin, the longer they use it.
    Users should clean oily skin using warm water and soap before applying the Marine Fluid Shine Free serum with fingertips. A sympathetic exfoliate can also be used, and the serum should be applied both day and night for the best results possible.

    It is important to remember that while it is possible to control oily skin, sufferers should avoid the temptation to believe that there problem has been cured after applying the serum a few times. By stopping using the moisturiser, the glands will be allowed to create the oil, and the oil will be allowed to build up once again. Continued application of Marine Fluid Shine Free will help ensure that this does not become a problem.

    Will Marine Fluid Shine Free Help Control My Oily Skin And Prevent Blemishes?
    Oily skin has been shown to cause blackheads and a range of other blemishes on the skin. It can also give a dull and thick complexion, and usually means that a person has larger than normal pores. It is these open pores that can lead to further blemishes, because oil and other substances are allowed to gather in the pores and lead to blackheads forming.
    Marine Fluid Shine Free utilises a range of ingredients to help control oily skin, and to provide a more taut and glowing looking skin. As such, it can help to prevent the blemishes that are caused by a build-up of oil and continuing to use the serum means that results will continue to improve over time, as existing blemishes are removed and oil levels are reduced.

    Control Oily Skin
    The Laser Treatment Clinic on Harley Street in London recommends using Marine Fluid Shine Free twice a day, and combining this with the use of Ultra Smooth Sea Polish three times a week to exfoliate the healthy skin. By following this relatively simple skincare regimen, it is possible to help combat the blemishes and the dull and lacklustre complexion associated with oily skin.

    Sponsored Post: Christmas Party with #Lidlsurprises

    Christmas Party with Lidl

    If you’re like me, now we’re approaching Christmas, there will be a lot of festive occasions to attend on your social calendar. Over this past weekend I’ve had both a 21st Birthday Party and Christmas get together and as I was nominated to cook for both occasions I decided to have a little fun with my guests and serve them (unknowingly) a top notch Christmas style buffet from none other than Lidl! Below are some of the photos from the two events with a festive flavour plus my guest’s reactions once they found out it was a #Lidlsurprises buffet. For more inspiration and Christmas Recipes head on over to the Lidl website.

    Currently there is a wide range of Christmas foods available in store under the ‘Deluxe’ brand so it was much easier to hoax my guests as they cooed over the table of nibbles. My guest’s ages ranged from eight to seventy and anywhere in between so I needed to cater to all tastes and dietary requirements.

    For savoury foods some hits from the Deluxe Chilled range included the British Cheese Board, Scottish Oatcakes, Scottish Biscuits for Cheese and Italian Prosciutto. Plus favourites from the Deluxe Treats range included Strawberry & Cream Mini Shortbreads, Luxury Fruit and Nut Mixes plus Baklava (seriously, buy two packs of these (or more!) – they were gone in seconds!)

    For dessert we also enjoyed a Deluxe Frozen Tarte Aux Framboises which easily served more than our 11 eleven guests and was fab with a splash of cream.

    Lidl Christmas Buffet

    Lidl Vegetable Crisps

    Lidl Buffet

    One guest reaching for another Baklava!

    Lidl Deluxe Chilled Desserts

    Our delicious desserts – these went down a treat with all ages!

    Tarte Aux Framboises

    There were a lot of guesses of where the food was from and when I announced it was all from Lidl, people were so surprised (even dumbfounded in some cases!) with one person saying they’d “never guess it was from Lidl, it’s superb” and another saying “the quality is fantastic, I”ll be getting some more bits in before Christmas!”

    You might recognise this Christmas ad below from TV. Just like my guests, these guests had a hard time guessing where their Christmas drinks were from!

    n.b. Products are available until stocks last, all prices are correct at time of publication and prices may vary by store.

    All in all, I myself was blown away by the quality of the Lidl products and especially loved the cured meats and chocolate nut selections and I think just maybe I’ll be leaving out a Deluxe Baklava instead of a mince pie on Christmas eve so that Father Christmas can have a #lidlSurprise of his own this Christmas!

    What Christmas food from Lidl will you be trying this year?

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