Unfadingbeauty.co.uk is dedicated to helping mature women maintain their youth, trialling and testing different products and treatments to give honest answers and tips on what works best. Recently we welcomed Ann-Marie from unfadingbeauty.co.uk into our St Johns Wood clinic to try our 3D Skinlift by Ultraformer. We asked her a couple of questions about her treatment and skincare and here\u2019s what she had to say. 1. How did you enjoy your 3D Skinlift by ultraformer treatment? The 3D Skinlift by Ultraformer went really well and I have to firstly put that down to my therapist Christina, at the St. John\u2019s Wood branch of EF MEDISPA. I don\u2019t like discomfort of any kind, but Christina calmed me and talked me through every stage. Because she knew exactly what she was doing, it gave me confidence and even though at times it felt slightly uncomfortable (like tiny slaps from what sounded like a mini photocopier machine), we got through it.\u00a0Together we even learned that the left side of my face is more sensitive than the right, and Christina adjusted the settings accordingly. I could see immediate lifting results on my jaw line, neck and upper face, especially around my eyes; but it\u2019s really how others react that tell the real story. The first thing that Mark, my husband, said when I met him outside, was that my eyes looked young again. I know what he means; I don\u2019t have to fake a crease when I\u2019m doing my eye make up as my eyes are more open. Because of these results, I feel that 3 treatments would completely lift my jowls like a face-lift and maybe only 2 treatments on my neck to rid me of all crepiness \u2013 not even close to the price (never mind all the complications) of a face-lift. There\u2019s an overall firmness to my face and for someone with such sensitive skin, I didn\u2019t break out (even a week later), or experience reddening after the treatment. I also put this down to the aftercare from Christina; gentle massage, a customised face mask to cool and soothe, and even an application of mineral make up so I could face the world without a naked face. There really is no downtime to this procedure, you can get on with your day as normal afterwards. 2. What other treatments are you interested in & why? I feel confident enough to at least try a patch test for IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) treatment to tackle the appearance of my rosacea and shrink the dilated blood vessels.\u00a0From what I\u2019ve read, this can sometimes be a quite uncomfortable treatment and even though I know all EF MEDISPA staff are trained and constantly re-trained so they\u2019re up to date with the latest techniques and equipment, I\u2019d want Christina to carry it out. 3. What\u2019s your home skincare routine? My skincare regime varies because I trial a lot of skincare products for my blog www.unfadingbeauty.co.uk. The routine and order stay the same though: I wash my face with a soap free liquid cleanser, then apply serum, tap on eye cream, apply a non greasy SPF\/HELV cream (to face, neck and chest) and finish with moisturiser. Before my make up, I apply a thick layer of Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturiser (never the gel formula) over my lips and just over my lip line. Sure it looks odd, but when I wipe it off my lips are not only moisturised, they\u2019re plumped up and vertical lip lines are much softer. At night, I always take my eye make up off with Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish. The formula changed slightly due to European regulations - they were no longer able to use one of the preservative ingredients, but it\u2019s still one of the only cream cleansers that I can work into my eyes (I use waterproof mascara) without any irritation. Three times a week I\u2019ll use a gentle exfoliating toner or Pixi pads.\u00a0 Quick tip, after using the pad, turn it over and clean the creases of your ears, they\u2019re often neglected!\u00a0Then it\u2019s a serum locked in by mosituriser, not forgetting to apply to my neck chest and hands. 4. Lastly, what\u2019s your top beauty tip? I\u2019ve got 5 and they\u2019re all free! \tTry not to sleep on your side, not only will it give you deep chest creases which will come back to haunt you in later years, but the side of your face that hits the pillow will wrinkle faster than the other side. \tNever use a straw. It creates the same \u2018puckering pull\u2019 on your lips as smoking does and will encourage vertical lip lines. If you don\u2019t want lipstick all over the glass, find a way to wet the glass first (a discreet lick will do), this creates a barrier as you sip and will prevent lipstick transfer. \tBefore you take a selfie, use your fingertips to gently lift your eyebrows and hold for 30 seconds, this creates a temporary lifting effect and will open up the eyes. \tFor another eye opening illusion, try tightlining. Take a waterproof eye pencil and gently line the upper inside lids to make your lashes look fuller and eyes more defined and wider looking. \tFor mature eyes, don\u2019t use a shimmer eye shadow above the crease or on the inner corners, it\u2019ll just accentuate any crepiness. It\u2019s more flattering to apply a little shimmer in the middle of the eyelid or just above your eyeliner.