Whether you’re worried about excess fat, sagging skin or crooked teeth, our beauty expert Jennie Louise from Maxie Beauty has got the lowdown on some of the best, non-invasive treatments out there.
We’re talking quick fixes and mini procedures, many of which are affordable and can be done remotely or in the comfort of your own home. So, should another lockdown loom, there’s no excuse not to look your best.
Top Beauty Tweakments – Smile like you mean it
If you’re looking for a straighter smile, then teeth alignment therapy could be the answer. SmileDirectClub aligners can safely straighten teeth in just 4 to 6 months and you have two options to begin your journey: book a free appointment at one of their UK SmileShops to have a 3D image taken of your teeth or by ordering a dentist-prescribed, easy-to use, at-home impression kit delivered to your home. A UK registered dentist or orthodontist will determine eligibility for SmileDirectClub aligners – and then you get to approve your smile plan.
Top Beauty Tweakments – Strive for subtlety
Move over the trout pout, the trend for 2021 is to look healthy and revitalised, not ‘done’. Using micro-injectibles, which are tiny doses of carefully placed botox and fillers, it is possible to subtly lift and tighten the skin, replacing volume where it’s been lost, and lifting the muscles that pull the face down as part of the ageing process. It’s not about creating strange shapes or odd facial structures, it’s all about looking like a rejuvenated version of you.
Top Beauty Tweakments – Perfect your look with a peel
Get the lit-from-within look without leaving home with a DIY chemical peel. Whether you’re worried about acne, sun damage, fine lines, pigmentation or uneven skin tone then an at-home chemical peel could be just what you need. DIY versions are much gentler than those done in salons, but still produce great results at a fraction of the cost. For a good all-rounder try The Ordinary’s AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution, which is available online for as little as £4.
Top Beauty Tweakments – ZIIP it
Breathe new life into your skin with ZIIP. Favoured by celebrities across the word, ZIIP uses nanocurrents and microcurrents to lift, plump and sculpt your skin. Whether you’re looking to brighten or tighten your complexion, this clever hand-held device, adapts to your skin and leaves it looking healthy, glowing and lifted in just minutes. The next best thing to a salon facial, the device connects through an app and offers a wide range of personalised skincare treatments.
Top Beauty Tweakments – Laser Love
If you’re looking for a natural enhancement and want to steer clear of Botox and fillers, then try a laser treatment. Lasers help to keep the skin in lovely condition, refine pores, boost brightness and collagen and work wonders on noticeable imperfections such as red veins, pigmentation rosacea and irritated skin. For advice from leading laser facialist, Debbie Thomas, visit dthomas.com.
Top Beauty Tweakments – Banish the bloat
You don’t have to go under the knife to change the way you look and feel. Beat the bloat, flush out your toxins, boost your immunity and improve your health in one easy step with a lymphatic drainage massage. A gentle treatment, which uses specific techniques to move fluid around the body, a good lymphatic drainage massage can significantly reduce water retention and certainly make you look slimmer. Try it at home or head to a salon and if you’re strapped for cash then try dry body brushing.
Top Beauty Tweakments – Top to Toe Treatments
If you’ve got more than one problem area and you’re looking for a device that can do it all, then enter RESHAPE, the latest combination technology from Pureskin. RESHAPE uses LED, soft laser, vacuum and radiofrequency, all of which are administered via a single applicator. The range also includes EpiLase, for hair removal, Vegas QS, a powerful Q-switched laser device and Quantum, which has seven different LED modes for face and body treatments.
Top Beauty Tweakments – Look good on the small screen
If video calls are bringing your skin imperfections into sharp focus then try these simple hacks. If you’re making a call during the day, then always face a window. If it’s dark, position a lamp above your camera so that it’s pointing directly into your face (making sure it’s not burning your face). Or take lighting to the next level with a continuous ring light.
Raise your computer with a laptop stand or a stack of books so that the camera isn’t pointing up and making your chin and nose seem larger.