It's one of life's injustices. Men seem to ease into every birthday, looking better with age, while women wage a never-ending war against the aging process. Is this merely societal perception or scientific fact? According to Dr Low Chai Ling, founder of SW1 Clinic, it's a little of both, mostly due to hormones and genetics. "Sadly, this is not a figment of your imagination. Most women do not age as well as men," she says.
Testosterone, the predominant hormone found in men, only starts to decline at the age of 55 or 60 for our male counterparts. Females, on the other hand, experience a decline of estrogen, the predominant hormone found in women, at the young age of 40 or 50. Estrogen, when abundant in a woman’s body, can aid in collagen production, and help maintain an overall even skin tone and texture, whilst testosterone when abundant in young, virile men, has the dual benefit of reducing the degradation of collagen and elastin, and increase sebum production.
In short, the hormone that could help both men and women look their best in their younger years, unfortunately work longer and harder for men.
But all is not lost. There is something you can do to give yourself the advantage when it comes to the aging stakes.
1. PDRN Cellular Facial
Our DNA grows older as we age. One way to turn back time is to recharge our DNA with PDRN (Polydeoxyribonucleotide), which exists in small amounts in newly formed tissues. SW1’s PDRN cellular facial harnesses the beneficial properties of this protein to boost skin to a healthier and optimal state. Using proprietary techniques, this facial ensures that the client’s skin is deeply infused with this skin-healing molecule so that complexion is instantly repaired and restored to a more youthful state.
2. Defy Age with Age Defy
This rejuvenating and anti-ageing lotion works hard to firm skin and fight wrinkles, improving skin’s overall radiance. Packed full of hyaluronic acid and vital collagen, starring retinol as its key anti-aging ingredient, it plumps up skin to provide immediate toning, lifting and firming benefits, while delivering long lasting hydration.
3. Liquid Gold
Gold Mulbery Renewal Moisturiser works its magic on dull, tired, ageing skin to give it a new lease of life. Gold nanoparticles soothe and brighten lacklustre skin instantly, and with continual use, this all-natural skin moisturiser leaves skin soft and renewed with increased suppleness and an overall smoother texture.