Acupuncture is fast becoming the ‘it’ beauty craze along the A-list, loved by the likes of Kim Kardashian and supermodel, Bar Refaeli.
The treatment itself is derived from ancient Chinese medicine and backed up by science, which proves that by inserting super-fine needles into the skin you can stimulate nerves, meaning the body produces pain-relieving substances such as endorphins.
But that’s not why the celebs are loving it, the a-list are having acupuncture for the skin-perfecting benefits instead. Yep, cosmetic acupuncture can be used to give skin a glow boost and treat any fine lines or wrinkles. By inserting the fine needles into specific points across the face and body you can create a ‘micro-trauma’, which causes the skin to produce more collagen (collagen is the wonder ingredient in skin that keeps it plumped and smooth), hence wrinkles and fine lines are diminished.
Now cosmetic acupuncture is being hailed a natural alternative to more extreme wrinkle-busting beauty treatments such as botox.
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Just this week, supermodel, Bar Refaeli, shared a snap on instagram of herself having the treatment. Known for her gorgeous glowing skin and natural approach to beauty, it’s no surprise she’s jumped on the acupuncture bandwagon.
With Millie Mackintosh and Kim Kardashian – who both know a thing or two about flawless skin – also giving it a go, it’s fair to say this craze isn’t going anywhere fast…
If you fancy trying it out for yourself treatments start from £95 at The Wilson Bleason Clinic.