Hope you enjoyed last week’s part 2 of my anti ageing series. Missed it? No problem. You can catch up here:
This week we’re looking at how you can self-care yourself young. I believe there’s lots we can do. As busy women with homes to run, kids to take care of, and work to attend to it’s all too easy not to set aside enough ‘me’ time.
So today we’re looking at your skincare regime, natural oils, vitamin c, hyaluronic and lifestyle habits such as smoking, alcohol, sleep, and stress.
- Sun Exposure
First up is sun exposure which is very timely considering the beautiful sunny weather we’ve been having. We all love the sun and having a healthy tan. It’s ok in moderation, but the truth is that excessive sun exposure is responsible for a lot of skin aging. Make sure you always use a sunscreen even on a cloudy day.
Lastly, remember to keep hydrated with plenty of water and LIQUID CHLOROPHYLL for an extra boost. Just add a teaspoon to a glass of water or your water bottle.
- Skin Care Regime
Your skin is your largest organ. Keep it bright and unobstructed with a daily skin care regime.
A very important factor to preserve your skin’s collagen is to keep your skin’s natural oils balanced and protected without stripping them out. Many chemicals and alcohol-based skin products do this so avoid them. Whereas natural and organic ingredients will respect your skin’s PH balance and will work in synergy.
Proper cleansing and exfoliating gets rid of dead skin cells to reveal a more radiant and healthy looking complexion. By cleansing your skin from all those impurities, you can boost your skin’s collagen, and improve the appearance of fine lines.
- Natural Oils
Another way to protect collagen is through the use of natural, organic oils. Natural oils are full of essential fatty acids, vitamins, and nutrients that are needed for your skin to be healthy, moisturized, elastic and protected.
Some of my personal favourites are coconut, rose, vitamin e, and argan oil. They all boost collagen, moisturize, and help reduce fine lines and scars. You can use these natural oils not just as a moisturiser but as a cleanser too.
Also, check out SUPER OMEGA 3 EPA a great oil supplement to boost your skin.
- Vitamin C
Research has shown that Vitamin C is a key nutrient needed to boost the production of collagen. It also improves the skin’s texture, makes it brighter, smoother and firmer.
I would encourage you to make sure nutritionally you’re getting your daily fix of Vitamin C from food as well as applying it topically. The combo is ideal.
A brillant supplement to support you is ZAMBROZA, which is rich in vitamin c and will revitalise the skin.
I am a huge fan of using a good quality concentrated hyaluronic for anti-aging.
Hyaluronic is a natural compound produced by your body that aids in keeping your skin moisturized. As you age, the body’s production of hyaluronic decreases. Your skin becomes drier and fine lines, and wrinkles start popping up. So it makes sense that replacing some of this hyaluronic will slow the aging process down.
Hyaluronic holds in moisture by forming a barrier on the surface of your skin that helps it hold in some of its natural moisture and protects it from the drying effects that environmental factors can cause.
Hyaluronic also stimulates collagen production which as we know is essential for skin elasticity. The other great thing about hyaluronic is that it binds with water and so will plump the skin leaving your complexion more youthful.
You may have heard the same old thing again and again, but it is true that smoking together with harming your whole body hugely damages your skin. And alas especially for women because we have finer and more delicate skin.
Alcohol dehydrates the skin, makes it look dull and leads I’m afraid to premature aging. So try to consume in moderation.
Sleep is one of the most effective, natural and free anti-ageing remedies around!
We can even see the benefits ourselves in terms of how our skin looks first thing in the morning after a great night’s sleep. When you sleep your body is producing collagen, rebuilding and repairing not just your skin but many aspects of our health.
If you want to prevent wrinkles and fine lines, get your beauty sleep in and take naps whenever you feel the need.
Effectively dealing with stress can make your skin more glowing and healthy looking.
Excessive stress can age your skin faster because of the hormone cortisol. When you get stressed, cortisol levels rise. It degrades collagen that is so vital for our skin’s elasticity to keep wrinkles at bay.
I know it’s easier said than done, but try to avoid getting stressed or succumb to a stressful attitude. Focus on the positive, the good things in life and be grateful for the blessings you have.
Now it’s over to you! Have you discovered any anti-ageing secrets? Please email me and share your thoughts. I’d love to know.
Lastly, I hope you’ve enjoyed this mini 3 part series on anti ageing. And remember, if you need some one-to-one help on your nutrition/fitness, you can always book in for a FREE B-Fit Session HERE.
Love Gaynor x