As we age our skin becomes drier, thinner, less elastic and not as smooth as it once was.
As fat is lost below the skin, wrinkles appear and this is part of the ageing process. However, there are a number of factors that can help in maintaining a healthier looking skin and factors such as genetics, lifestyle and UV exposure all play a part
Is Your Diet Good For Your Skin?
One of the best things you can do for your skin is to eat a healthy diet. Don`t overcook vegetables, eat plenty of nuts and pulses, drink water. Poor nutritional choices, will adversely affect your skin and contribute to premature ageing of the skin.
I know from my years of working in skincare, that one of the most ageing things you can subject your face to is sunbathing. Most of us feel better with a tan but regular exposure accelerates skin ageing causing premature wrinkles and age spots. Use products with a high SPF factor and, if you want a tan, get yourself one of the fake tan products on the market and no-one will ever know the difference.
Using Chemicals On Your Face
Harsh chemicals, colours and fragrances, will strip skin of necessary natural oils, and nutrients that work to keep the skin hydrated, balanced and healthy.
The earlier you start with a good skin care regime, the longer your skin will maintain good health. Take your time to research your chosen skin care and remember, you don`t need to pay the earth for a quality product.
If you decide to opt for a natural range, choose the right ingredients as these will optimise the nutrition, health and look of your skin.
Emollient – these enhance the flexibility and smoothness of skin and give a wonderfully soft feel that should last for hours.
Occlusive – form a barrier on skin to protect skin from trans-epidermal water loss.
Antioxidant – help protect again free radical damage
Anti-Aging Ingredients – some level of reversing skin ageing and damage are possible with the help of certain high performance ingredients.
Retinols (vitamin A), found in rosehip seed oil, minimizes the appearance of wrinkles, boosts elasticity, fades sun damage and slows collagen breakdown.
Sea buckthorn is a very rich source of a variety of antioxidants like carotenoids and tocopherols