For most women, our main anti-ageing secret is to just deny it. Unfortunately, celebrating our 29th birthdays every year doesn’t actually make a difference in the way we look – or feel. That’s why I decided to take the bull by the horns, put in some research, and find a real solution to help me get rid of my wrinkles. And here’s how I did it.
Breaking news: being a 38-year-old single mum with a full-time job is, in one word, “overwhelming”. Who knew, right? Money is tight, free time is even tighter, and a good night’s sleep is a fantasy. If I actually had a spare moment to list my priorities, you can guess that I’d come in last.
So, like most people, I’ve just kept my head down and worked on autopilot. A strategy that paid off right up to the point my daughter announced that she was pregnant. Obviously a million thoughts, questions, and concerns flooded my brain, but amongst them was the shocking thought that I was going to be a grandma.
Up to that point I’d always thought of myself as a fresh-faced young woman. Definitely not someone who matched up to my idea of what a grandma looked like. But the moment I heard my daughter’s words – “Mum, you’re going to be a grandma!” – all my self-delusion crumbled into dust. I politely excused myself, went to my room, and found myself staring into my mirror, unable to digest it all.
Reflections & realisations
I took a breath and held it for a moment as I dared myself to look at my reflection with complete honesty for the first time in years. My face looked worn out and hollow, my youthful glow was gone. I was getting pronounced forehead wrinkles, plus crow’s feet at the corners of my eyes. It had suddenly become clear that my daughter wasn’t a little girl anymore, and time wasn’t slowing down for me either. These were both hard truths, but while my daughter was thrilled, I felt completely lost. Getting older is scary mostly because there’s nothing you can do about it. At least… that’s what I thought.
From “low battery Sarah” to “sacred Sarah time”
My daughter needed me and there was a new baby on the way. Something had to change, and apparently curling up on my bedroom floor wasn’t going to cut it. It definitely wasn’t going to help with my wrinkles, fatigue, weight, or perpetually tired-looking skin. I realised then and there that in order to be there for my loved ones, I also had to be there for myself. I started noting “Sarah Time” into my calendar.
What’s “Sarah Time”? Well, my friends might joke that it’s a time zone running about an hour behind GMT, but for me it was a fixed point in my schedule that I designated as 100% “Me Time”. Healing time. It was a vital period in my hectic life, where the only thing on my mind was relaxing and helping to rejuvenate my skin. Like most people, my first port of call for skin rejuvenation was the pharmacy. I tried all those fancy creams, but it quickly became apparent – to me, my face, and my bank account – that something more efficient was required.
Let the rejuvenation begin…
So I went down the rabbit hole, exploring the world of anti-wrinkle treatments online, reading all the expert opinions and customer reviews. I knew I needed something to firm my skin, tighten my jawline, minimise expression lines, and – while I was at it – tone my décolletage (to be honest, seeing that area get a bit wrinkly and saggy was even more troubling than my face). But I was also wary of putting my faith in something that was too good to be true.
One review led to another, until I stumbled into the fascinating world of home-use RF technology. This was completely new to me, but the more I read, the more interested I became. RF, short for Radio Frequency, is technology specifically designed to reduce wrinkles. It works by warming the skin’s collagen fibres, which help new collagen form, so fine lines can smooth out and skin elasticity can improve. The device’s gentle sensors even massage the face after application, so far from hurting, the treatment is an absolute delight.
Another huge benefit was the fact this machine was a one-time purchase I could use at home for years to come. Finally, I could forget about making appointments, travelling to salons, and shelling out more money every visit. Plus RF technology promotes a completely natural look, unlike Botox-type treatments that can leave you looking weirdly stiff or frozen, which often makes people seem older than if they had no treatments at all.
The miraculous DRF patent
Okay, so RF technology was clearly the way to go. But being the thorough person I am, I continued to watch dozens of videos and read loads of reviews before taking the plunge. Sensilift by Sensica made an instant, remarkable impression on me. In my research, I found out that Sensica had patented DRF (or Dynamic Radio Frequency) – the new generation of RF technology, which is ISO and FDA approved. And the proof was in the pudding. Women who seemed just as sceptical as me had uploaded “before” and after” home videos showing the effects on their skin. Even I could see a real difference in their skin texture after only 5 minutes of use! After seven or eight applications, the difference was simply miraculous. Without any makeup or camera tricks, their skin was looking radiant, tightened, and toned. After that, the choice was obvious. It was my little gift to myself.
Conclusion: God is in the details
Today, almost seven weeks later, I’m very happy to announce that Sensilift has lived up to my highest hopes and expectations. In fact, the results are more far-reaching than I could ever have imagined. At the beginning, I thought that maybe I was just seeing what I wanted to see, but after a few weeks people started asking me what had changed. I haven’t received so many compliments in ages. My expression lines have been significantly reduced, while many fine lines have completely disappeared. My skin has become firmer and more radiant than it has in years – my neck, my eye contours, the area around my mouth, my forehead, everything looks more toned. The texture of my skin is just fabulous, and even makeup looks better now.
As time passes, I realise that all those thoughts that had been troubling my mind just a few weeks ago are now old news. For now, though, I’m keeping this secret all to myself – even my daughter doesn’t know. My sacred “Sarah Time” is still the most important time of the week. Every Saturday, no matter what else is going on, I take those five minutes for myself. The future seems brighter than ever.
Next challenge: a new wardrobe to match my new face!
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