Aging gracefully: what can we do to help our skin to stay long(er) young?
In nowadays society it’s not easy to stay confident and happy with yourself. Social media try to convince us ‘young & beautiful’ is the only way to go and if you’re not, you’d better Facetune as if your life depends on it. When I post pictures of myself I don’t really photoshop or filter them, but I have to be honest here, I try to make sure the picture is taken in soft and great light, even a bit over lightning as that way wrinkles and aging spots are less visible. Removing an occasional spot or blemish might happen, but I try to stay away from heavy photoshopping. I do have skin.
Most of you know that once, sometimes twice a year I visit the esthetic doctor, for a little filler. I never go overboard as I really don’t like botoxed or plastic faces, but I have a deep line on my cheek which bothers me and filling that one up just makes me feel prettier.
I’m always intrigued when a new anti-aging device gets launched, always willing to try the latest. When the PR lady of NEWA approached me, I took some time to read about this device which is supposed to rejuvenate the skin, and decided to test it.
The NEWA Skin Rejuvenation System reduces wrinkles, lifts and tightens the skin using 3DEEP professional medical technology. NEWA triggers the skin’s natural collagen production, resulting in firmer, tighter, younger- looking skin. NEWA is the most clinically validated home use device available today, with published studies showing proven visible results.
How does it work? With the NEWA device comes an activator gel. Apply two ‘lines’ of gel on the top of the device and apply the gel onto the face from the middle to the outside in circular movements. After that, switch the device on and start working the area. Obviously your skin needs to be cleansed (not moisturizer applied) beforehand. You will get the best result after 3 to 5 times a week, during a period of one month. When that month ends you can go to ‘maintenance mode’ which means using the device 2 times a week.
Each session -which means each zone- takes 4 minutes. If you would like to work on 4 zones of your face you need to block 25 minutes in your ‘me time’ agenda. Apply two ‘lines’ of gel on the top of the device and apply the gel onto the face from the middle to the outside in circular movements.
It doesn’t hurt, however for some people might experience a slight uncomfortable feel -as for the temperature- when they use the device on level 2 but that’s easily solved by switching it to level 1. NEWA is not developed for the forhead, it’s best to stick to the cheeks, chin, neck and jawline.
As for myself, I do see a plumped and glowy skin, and it’s definitely in a better condition when using the NEWA. My skin looked smoother after 3 weeks, although I didn’t get to use NEWA 5 times a week. Unfortunately, I work long days, which means I don’t always have the energy to start working my skin, and as for me, that’s the downside of the device, it’s time consuming. Than again, if you want to be pretty, you have to sufffer, in this case, you have to make time.
NEWA Collagen face Kit – 349 Euros
More about NEWA: NEWA Nederland with before & after pictures and videos.