With only 20 days left in 2020 I’ve been thinking about my health and beauty routine and what I’d like to achieve in 2021, along with some of the topics I want to share with you.
I know that I want to use more essences in my skincare routine.
Because essences are so light, you can layer a few at a time. And they are chock-full of anti-aging benefits. You can even put them in an atomiser and mist your face throughout the day.
Plus I want to use them with my microneedling pen. I have a pen with a chamber that holds product.
You see, as you use the pen it deposits the product into the microchambers on your skin which were created from the needles (in the microneedling pen).
You can also do the same treatment with a regular microneedling pen. You would just need to apply the product manually.
It’s a perfect way to get product into your skin at a deeper level.
The process is actually called mesotherapy.
Mesotherapy is not something new. But some of the applications are.
Mesotherapy was developed and named by a French doctor, Michel Pistor, in the 1950s. It was originally used to treat vascular and lymphatic disorders. Soon he discovered additional treatments for chronic pain, alopecia, eczema, TMJ, tinnitus and bone and joint disorders.
Dr. Pistor would inject medication directly into the skin with tiny surface needles. Using this technique also helped to eliminate unwanted side effects from oral medication.
Today mesotherapy is still used for pain relief, alopecia and many alternative-medicine applications. Aesthetically it’s used to remove fat, reduce cellulite, lighten hyperpigmentation, tighten loose skin, rejuvenate the face and neck, and contour the body.
Besides mesotherapy I’m also going to be reevaluating my supplements. I want to add more immune support and something for pre- and post-workouts.
I’ve also been researching and studying alternative treatments to Botox, fillers and facelifts that I can’t wait to share with you. Some exciting stuff!
Have you been thinking about next year? What are your plans? Goals? I’d love to hear about them.
Have a great weekend!
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